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The World Arch Database

The World Arch Database online is a pay service available from Stone Canyon Adventures, created by NABS member and former SPAN Editor Tom Van Bebber. The World Arch Database is the largest single source of information about natural arches, with information on over 15,000 arches. Anyone may sign up to receive weekly emails listing updates to the World Arch Database. Back issues are available on the home page of their website. New NABS members are eligible for a 20% discount on their first year subscription to the World Arch Database (not owned or controlled by NABS).


Gorgeous 2003 coffee table book on natural arches by renowned photographer David Meunch (who has been a member of NABS). Highly recommended.

Price search here. Note that the title is poetic because wind is not a factor in natural arch formation.

Unfortunately the arch on the cover, known as Windstone Arch in Nevada's Valley of Fire, was vandalized in 2021. It is now a single arch instead of a double, after the center column was destroyed, as shown in the photo below by Rich Beckman.

Windstone after 2021 vandalism

Online book

Geologic Wonders and Curiosities of Missouri (1990), beginning on page 200, provides information on 85 natural arches in Missouri.

NABS on Flickr and Google Maps

Other sites devoted primarily to arches

Topographic maps


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