I came across this book today as I was cleaning off the bookshelf in my office/studio. I remember the day my grandmother gave it to me. I was so excited to receive a book like that, with so much interesting information and so many beautiful photos and illustrations. I spent many hours looking at and reading every page. It was one of my most cherished books, and still is. I found out about places I dreamed of going and things I wanted to see like the giant redwood trees. (It is still on my list.) Just looking through it brings back those magical feelings. I love books.