A captivating illustrated introduction to Grand Canyon National Park.

Like no other place on Earth, the Grand Canyon is a place of wonder. Its bands of red rock tells us about millions of years of our planet’s history and the amazing variety of plants and animals from the past to the present. Today, condors soar high on warm air from deep in the canyon. Bighorn sheep leap up and down the cliffs. Mountain lions prowl the forests. This stunning illustrated guide is packed with incredible facts about Grand Canyon’s wildlife, people, geography and history. The Grand Canyon has captured humankind’s imagination since the Ice Age. Now it is your turn to explore!


Susan Lamb has authored thirty books and numerous articles and essays exploring the relationships between the natural world and the human spirit, especially in the traditional cultures of the American Southwest and Europe. Born in California, she moved often with her restless family, residing briefly in Kodiak, Alaska, and Wiesbaden, Germany, as well in several towns and cities in California. Lamb received her MA in Aegean and Anatolian Prehistory (Classics) from the University of Bristol, UK. She served with the National Park Service for seven years, the last four as Desert View District Ranger at Grand Canyon National Park, and led study tours to natural areas in the American West for the Smithsonian National Associates Program and other clients. She lives outside Flagstaff, Arizona, with her husband, photographer Tom Bean.

Sean Lewis was born in Toronto (Tkaronto), the ancestral and traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Haudenosaune, the Anishnabe and the Huron-Wendat. He received a Bachelor of Design from OCADU and his thesis earned a gold medal in 2011. He has worked in film as a concept artist/matte painter, a sessional instructor at OCADU and a freelance illustrator commissioned by clients such as The BBC, Aquila Magazine and The Walrus. In 2021 he illustrated an Annie Award nominated music video for Fleet Foxes.

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