COSMOS GLOBAL: North America (North America, Wonderland of Nature, Part 3)

COSMOS GLOBAL: North America (North America, Wonderland of Nature, Part 3)


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Cosmos Global: North America, Wonderland of Nature part 3
Ullman, Frank - Television Director

Catalogue Number: CDG-DVD-129
UPC: 883629300955

Just outside the town of Page, in the state of Arizona, a narrow and unimpressive entrance leads into the mysterious world of Antelope Canyon. The Antelope Creek River has, over the course of thousands of years, cut a fascinating canyon into the red sandstone and created a natural work of art, a true celebration of form and color, unearthly and of amazing beauty.

The Grand Staircase has five different vegetation zones and thus boasts a remarkable variety of indigenous trees and plants. It is divided into three vast areas, the Grand Staircase, the Kaiparowits Plateau and the Escalante Canyons.

Geographically, Death Valley is a truly remarkable national park, and Badwater is the deepest point in the entire western hemisphere. The bizarre landscape of the mysterious Devil's Cornfield really does seem to have been scorched by the heat of another planet, but it is actually the relatively high salt content of the terrain that is responsible for its strange and desolate landscape.

The Capitol Reef National Park is a mighty section of the earth's crust that extends for around 160 kilometres. Today, the numerous sediments that are contained within the stone strata are visible as long, colorful ribbons and strips within the rocks of this region.

At Yosemite Falls, steep rocks tower up more than seven hundred meters, and it is the park's highest and most impressive waterfall. The surrounding forests are also attractive, but the most famous sights of the region are the nine waterfalls of Yosemite Valley.

The Canyon De Chelly is a land full of myth and legend and also a national monument of Native Indian culture in the midst of today's Navajo Indian reservation.

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