|The first of Graphic Arts Books's fully redesigned state book series, Arizona offers breathtaking views of the state's most beloved trademarks such as red rock, desert sands, and wildflowers. World renowned landscape photographer David Muench captures the beauty of the Grand Canyon, Mexican Highlands, and the Sonoran Desert in this timeless collection of photographs. Explore this naturally rich landscape from impossible cliff dwellings to ethereal rock formations, from the giant saguaro cactus to petroglyphs carved into stone. Read about Native American heritage, Arizona's wildlife, and natural history through extended, detailed captions for each photo. With an average annual rainfall of a mere 8.3 inches, this state's unique climate and culture radiate from the pages of Arizona.|
Wow! Arizona has breathtaking scenery5/11/2012
This book does a very good job of showing you Arizona from one end of the state to the other. It is nicely divided into sections of the state to help you find many good sites in each section of the state you may be traveling in. It has some of the most amazing color pictures in it. It also has some pretty good descriptions of these places too. The maps in the book are a little crude, but not that important anyway. You can find about all of these places on a highway map. I noticed a few places in this book that you have a hard time finding much information on from other sources. Like the most remote village in the lower 48, Supai (& Havasupai Falls) and many old and off the beaten path little towns with lots of history still standing (i.e. Cochise). The book also does a good job of showing you picture and giving you stories from the past. I would highly recommend this book for anyone traveling to Arizona, or even for those who want a nice coffee table book due to the wonderful pictures.