Thursday, August 9, 2012

Your Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Book Review!

Incredibly illustrated, well-organized and written, Your Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks will have you packing your backpack, hiking books and Bible for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

Your Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (True North Series)"Many come here for inspiration and refreshment but fall short of what this area teaches.  David, the Psalmist, got it right when he viewed the mountains and found a question, Psalm 121:1 "I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where shall my help come?"  He answers his question with a correct answer, an answer to lead all of us to ponder our God as we view His creation and His work:  "My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth" (Psalm 121:2)."


This guide is a wealth of geological, ecological and historical facts right at your finger tips.  Its' lens is a  Biblical worldview shedding light on:

"Yellowstone - a high altitude volcanic plateau created by one or  more of the largest super-eruptions in the world.  It's landscape was then altered dramatically by the ice Age, creating valleys and vast plains where bison still roam."

"Grand Teton National Park - dramatically different, consisting of mostly majestic mountains rising abruptly from the flat floor of Jackson Hole (the valley on the east side of the range, not the town).  The park's topography has been shaped by phenomenal tectonic and glacial activity."

 True North Guides were written with three purposes in mind:

  • To provide an understanding of what the visitor actually sees from the major overlooks of the parks
  • To provide an overview of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks from a creationist's perspective and compare it to an evolutionary interpretation.
  • To show that what is observed in these parks is best understood by the creation/flood interpretation.

There are so many fabulous parts to this book - I wish I could share them all right here! In addition to tips for visiting the parks, and general information, key places within the parks that demonstrate the flood / uniformatarian debate are included.  Be it glaciation, boundaries, erratics, extent of sedimentary rocks, sliding, steep-walled canyons, fossilization, petrified forests, bark beetle ecology, mutualism and cooperation, wetlands, fires... it's here within these pages.

Each National Park is broken down into points of interest including Old Faithful, Specimen Ridge, Jenny Lake and Signal Mountain just to name a few.  Each of these 26 points of interest are then broken down further into a gorgeous three page spread that describes a variety of topics specific to that area.  On the outside of each of these pages is a thought provoking question that can be answered within the spread, such as:

"What is the significance of 11,000 ft of rounded quartzite rocks?"

"Why is there bark missing from so many trees?"

"How do we know faulting happened in the Teton's after the ice age?"

This is a must have book if you plan on touring the park, are a Geology / Creationist fan - or - you are one yourself and want to share this evidence with someone who believes in Evolution.


Disclaimer:
I received a copy of this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds incredible. Thanks for your thoughts and the great review. Hope you have a lovely weekend! :O)

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