Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for February 2019 | Heard Museum

Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for February 2019

February 14, 2019

A natural wonder and an Arizona point of pride, the Grand Canyon region was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919. For a landform that can be measured in geologic time, celebrating 100 years as part of the United States National Park System may seem like a mere flicker. This month’s spotlight honors the Grand Canyon by highlighting books from the collection that make use of historical timeframes somewhere in between. Grand Canyon was the 15th national treasure to receive federal protection and be held in the public trust as a national park. The importance of protecting this specific natural history was underscored in 1979 when the park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The following four selections detail the natural resources of the park as well as describe the resourcefulness of the people who have called this land home over millennia. These examples reflecting on this awe-inspiring landscape are currently on display in the public reading area of the Library. Please feel free to visit the Library to review these or any other items of interest in the Library and Archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, click on the link labeled Library Catalog Search located in the pull-down menu of the Library tab on the Heard website.
 
Christensen, Don D.
Rock art of the Grand Canyon Region
San Diego, CA : Sunbelt Publications, Inc., 2013
Heard call number E78.A7 C52 2013
 
Quartaroil, Richard (compiler, editor)
Rendezous of Grand Canyon historians : ideas, arguments, and first-person accounts
Flagstaff, AZ : Grand Canyon Historical Society, 2013
Heard call number F788.G752 2012
 
Redfern, Ron (author, photographer)
Corridors of time : 1,700,000,000 years of Earth at Grand Canyon
New York : Times Books, ©1980
Heard call number OVZ:F788.R42 1980
 
Trimble, Stephen
Lasting light : 125 years of Grand Canyon photography
Flagstaff, Arizona : Northland Publishing in cooperation with Grand Canyon Association, c2006
Heard call number OVW: F788 .T783 2006