Go deeper into the history of each park with scholarly articles and essays from Oxford University Press, freely available for the centennial year.

American National Biography

Carl Trumbull Hayden

US representative and senator

In the House Hayden was a key sponsor of the 1919 Grand Canyon National Park Act.

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American National Biography

Florence Augusta Merriam Bailey

ornithologist

Bailey's last major work was Among the Birds in the Grand CanyonNational Park (1939)

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American National Biography

David Brower

editor/environmentalist

Occasional tour guide in Yosemite. Brower was in the vanguard of the dramatic battles waged by the Sierra Club and other groups for the integrity of national parks and the preservation of wilderness during the 1950s and 1960s. Without his efforts, national treasures such as the Grand Canyon, the Redwoods, and Dinosaur National Monument would have been irrevocably altered if not completely destroyed.

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OUP Books

Grand Canyon Geology 2

Stanley S. Beus and Michael Morales

This second edition of the leading book on Grand Canyon geology contains the most recent discoveries and interpretations of the origin and history of the canyon. It includes two entirely new chapters: one on debris flow in the Canyon and one on the impact of water flow releases from the Glen Canyon Dam. All chapters have been updated where necessary and all photographs have been replaced or re-screened for better resolution. Written by acknowledged experts in stratigraphy, paleontology, structural geology, geomorphology, volcanism and seismology, this book offers a wealth of information for geologists and general readers interested in acquiring an understanding of the geological history of this great natural wonder.

Grand Canyon Geology 2
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