Great Sand Dunes National Monument: The Shape of the Wind

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Western National Parks Association, 2000 - History - 32 pages
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Imagine 750-foot sand dunes thousands of miles from an ocean but near the alpine peaks of Colorado's Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Great Sand Dunes' ecological environment still harbors areas where few humans have visited. Learn how the massive dunes were formed and what continues to influence their transformation into a variety of shapes.

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Writer, photographer, and naturalist Stephen Trimble has won awards for his nonfiction, his fiction, and his photography, including the Ansel Adams Award from The Sierra Club. His books include "The Sagebrush Ocean: A Natural History of the Great Basin, The People: Indians of the American Southwest, The Geography of Childhood: Why Children Need Wild Places" (with Gary Nabhan), and "Testimony: Writers of the West Speak on Behalf of Utah Wilderness" (co-compiled with Terry Tempest Williams).

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