Utah: Wild and Beautiful is a vivid portrayal of Utah's mesas, deserts, sandstone canyons, and mountain ranges by photographer Scott T. Smith of Utah. When Henry David Thoreau wrote that ?in wildness is the preservation of the world, ? he might have been writing about Utah, with its five national parks, seven national monuments, thirteen wilderness areas. In Utah Wild and Beautiful, Scott T. Smith offers us brilliantly colored, clear images of the landscapes and landforms in the state where Brigham Young and his lieutenants declared at the mouth of Emigrant Canyon on July 24, 1847, ?This is the Place.? In 158 photographs carefully selected from 26 years of work, Scott shows you the home of some of the world's most beautiful natural features: the grand sweep of Capitol Reef National Park, the rugged Mesa Arch, a rippled slot canyon in Grand Staircase?Escalante National Monument, and blood-red paintbrush in Zion National Park.