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National Parks of America

National Parks of America Author Lonely Planet
ISBN-10 9781760341787
Release 2016-06-01
Pages 328
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To celebrate America's amazing national parks, Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel publisher, takes you on an informative and gorgeous tour of all 59 parks with our lavishly finished hardcover gift guide packed with detailed itineraries and practical tips on what to do and see in each park to get you started planning your next adventure. America's national parks are full of timeless marvels that still rejuvenate the soul: the world's largest trees in Sequoia; its most spectacular geothermal site in Yellowstone; the grandest canyon. Perhaps the movement's most eloquent description that is still resonates came from national parks advocate John Muir: 'Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity...' Fortunately for the nerve-shaken, over-civilized people of then and now, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Parks Service (NPS) on August 25, 1916, though the drive to protect some of America's most remarkable wild spaces, to be 'used and preserved for the benefit of mankind', began in the 1860s. From Acadia to Zion, this beautiful introduction to America's preserved natural treasures is packed with landscape photography, original wildlife illustrations, and practical information. You will surely be inspired to rediscover these incredible spaces and find out why they're worth celebrating and you'll have all the tools to plan the first of many exciting trips. This book is intended to be a practical introduction to each of America's 59 national parks, distilled by Lonely Planet's expert authors. We highlight the best activities and trails, explain how to get there and where to stay, show you the wildlife to watch out for, and suggest ideal itineraries. Whether you're lucky enough to have a park on your doorstep or need to travel further, we hope that the following pages inspire you both the iconic and lesser-known gems that make up the USA's diversely breathtaking expanses. Covers all 59 US National Parks: Acadia American Samoa Arches Badlands Big Bend Biscayne Black Canyon of the Gunnison Bryce Canyon Canyonlands Capitol Reef Carlsbad Caverns Channel Islands Congaree Crater Lake Cuyahoga Valley Death Valley Denali Dry Tortugas Everglades Gates of the Arctic Glacier Glacier Bay Grand Canyon Grand Teton Great Basin Great Sand Dunes Great Smoky Mountains Guadalupe Mountains Haleakal? Hawaii Volcanoes Hot Springs Isle Royale Joshua Tree Katmai Kenai Fjords Kings Canyon Kobuk Valley Lake Clark Lassen Volcanic Mammoth Cave Mesa Verde Mt Rainier North Cascades Olympic Petrified Forest Pinnacles Redwood Rocky Mountain Saguaro Sequoia Shenandoah Theodore Roosevelt Virgin Islands Voyageurs Wind Cave Wrangell-St Elias Yellowstone Yosemite Zion About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.



The National Parks of America

The National Parks of America Author Michael Brett
ISBN-10 0764154214
Release 2001
Pages 240
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Designed for tourists, family campers, and other outdoor enthusiasts, this boldly illustrated guide to the nation's national parks takes readers from the depths of the Grand Canyon to the icy slopes of Glacier Bay in Alaska.



National Parks of America

National Parks of America Author David Muench
ISBN-10 1558681248
Release 1993
Pages 224
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Photographs showcase the natural beauty of such parks as Hawaii Volcanoes, the Great Smokies, Big Bend, the Redwoods, and Bryce Canyon



The National Parks

The National Parks Author
ISBN-10 1683830059
Release 2017-05-16
Pages 240
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The National Parks: An American Legacy tells the story of the parks through the photography of Ian Shive and poignant essays by today’s leading naturalists, scientists, explorers, and artists. From the cascading waterfalls of Yosemite to the unique geothermal features of Yellowstone, the U.S. national parks are among the most breathtaking destinations in the world. Founded to preserve such natural beauty for posterity, the national parks represent one of America’s crowning achievements and international treasures. The National Parks: An American Legacy tells the story of the parks through the photography of Ian Shive, today’s leading national park photographer, as well as through poignant essays by conservancy groups from across the country. Timed to coincide with the celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service, this lavish volume reveals the grandeur and history of the parks and looks toward what the next 100 years will bring. With more than 200 never-before-seen images of the national parks — including Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon — as well as images from many of the 400-plus national park units, this striking collection is comprehensive and inspiring. The National Parks: An American Legacy reveals the way humankind interacts with the parks, and how the story of the national parks is also a tribute to the people who visit, explore, and tirelessly work to preserve these cherished American landscapes.



See America

See America Author
ISBN-10 9781452149295
Release 2016-03-22
Pages 192
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To coincide with the 2016 centennial anniversary of the National Parks Service, the Creative Action Network has partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association to revive and reimagine the legacy of WPA travel posters. Artists from all over the world have participated in the creation of this new, crowdsourced collection of See America posters for a modern era. Featuring artwork for 75 national parks and monuments across all 50 states, this engaging ebook celebrates the full range of our nation's landmarks and treasured wilderness.



America s National Parks

America s National Parks Author Don Compton
ISBN-10 0975896032
Release 2013-01-30
Pages 18
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In America's National Parks: A Pop-Up Book, “America's Best Idea,” our national parks, spring to life as spectacular three-dimensional scenes by paper engineer Bruce Foster (creator of the best-selling Harry Potter Pop-Up Book). Travel 18 of our most popular parks, with six as stunning pop-ups in this one-of-a-kind keepsake with magnificent art by Dave Ember in the style of 1930s WPA posters. Experience alligators in the Everglades, mountain goats in Glacier, bears in Great Smoky Mountains, the raging river of the Grand Canyon, geysers in Yellowstone, and the soaring mountains of Yosemite as never before. Old Faithful spouts a full 13 inches above the page! Detailed descriptions of 12 other national parks (Acadia, Channel Islands, Crater Lake, Cuyahoga Valley, Death Valley, Grand Teton, Mammoth Cave, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, Saguaro, Shenandoah, and Zion) accompany colorful reproductions of original WPA posters. More than a book, this piece of art is sure to become a treasured family heirloom.



National Parks

National Parks Author Erin McHugh
ISBN-10 0762494700
Release 2019-04-02
Pages 128
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Calling all Junior Rangers! This fun-filled guide explores the wonders and weirdness of more than 75 U.S. parks, monuments, and landmarks, from Acadia to Zion. From Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty, from Gettysburg National Battlefield to Mount Rushmore, National Parks is the only kid-friendly, family-oriented book that covers all of the 60 U.S. national parks, plus other famous monuments and landmarks. With a lively text and hundreds of color illustrations and photographs throughout, this updated edition offers fascinating, memorable information on every aspect of the parks, such as the history, geography, natural wonders, native wildlife and birds, and unique features that make each park special. Organized alphabetically by state, National Parks takes readers on a whirlwind trip to 75 locations, including Denali National Park, Hot Springs National Park, Everglades National Park, Fort McHenry, White Mountain National Forest, Ellis Island, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Zion National Park, Block Island National Wildlife Refuge, Mt. Hood National Forest, and many more.



America s National Parks

America s National Parks Author David Lewis
ISBN-10 1412798094
Release 2009-07-01
Pages 320
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The United States is a country whose vastness and natural wonders never fail to amaze us. America's National Parks is a case in point. This lavishly illustrated book describes each of America's 58 national parks in careful detail, such as how the tract came to be and its distinctive geographical and wildlife features. Here's just some of what you'll learn about in America's National Parks: • Badlands National Park, thought to be home to the largest bison herd in the U.S. • Congaree National Park, with the country's largest remaining old-growth bottomland hardwood forest • The stunning caves and underground formations of Carlsbad Caverns National Park • The otherworldly sand formations of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve



National Parks

National Parks Author Alfred Runte
ISBN-10 9781589794740
Release 2010-04-16
Pages 336
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In this lavishly illustrated book well-known environmental historian Alfred Runte, a prominent figure on the Ken Burns documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, tells the highly engaging story of the development of our national parks, from the first national park, Yellowstone, to the more recent decision to set aside vast tracts of Alaska for preservation.



The National Parks

The National Parks Author Dayton Duncan
ISBN-10 9780307268969
Release 2009
Pages 403
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Presents a narrative history of the American National Park System, examining the events and political battles that led to the establishment of each park while profiling each for its unique attributes, in a volume that also pays tribute to key advocates.



Your Guide to the National Parks

Your Guide to the National Parks Author Michael Joseph Oswald
ISBN-10 9781621280682
Release 2017-01-01
Pages 720
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This award-winning guide, completely updated for the 2017 edition, includes more than 450 new photographs, 160 revised maps, and 50 hiking tables, making it the only guidebook you'll need to explore the United States National Parks. An all new design with the same intuitive layout keeps the step-by-step itineraries,kid-friendly activities, and most popular ranger programs at your fingertips to help plan your next family vacation. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, and attractions beyond the parks and 11 suggested road trips make it the ultimate dashboard companion. Exhaustive activity information--including hiking tables, easy-to-find trailhead markers, outfitter details, and backpacking essentials--serves as blueprint for an adventure of a lifetime. With something for everyone, this is Your Guide to the National Parks.



Lassoing the Sun

Lassoing the Sun Author Mark Woods
ISBN-10 9781250105905
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 320
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"In this remarkable journey, Mark Woods captures the essence of our National Parks: their serenity and majesty, complexity and vitality--and their power to heal." --Ken Burns Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark’s most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks. On the eve of turning fifty and a little burned-out, Mark decided to reconnect with the great outdoors. He'd spend a year visiting the national parks. He planned to take his mother to a park she'd not yet visited and to re-create his childhood trips with his wife and their iPad-generation daughter. But then the unthinkable happened: his mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. Mark had initially intended to write a book about the future of the national parks, but Lassoing the Sun grew into something more: a book about family, the parks, the legacies we inherit and the ones we leave behind.



National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States

National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States Author National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN-10 9781426208690
Release 2012
Pages 480
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Offers descriptions, road maps, itineraries, travel tips, costs, and contact information for national parks ranging from Virginia's Shenandoah to Alaska's Glacier Bay. Original.



Conserving America s National Parks

Conserving America s National Parks Author Scott R. Abella
ISBN-10 1515062546
Release 2015-09-18
Pages 200
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From the back cover: "Conserving America's National Parks tells stories of conservation challenges and successes from America's 408 national parks. Rising sea levels, loss of wildlife species, droughts, earthworm invasions, climate change, and many other challenges face parks. But inspiring conservation successes provide hope for the future of parks. Richly illustrated with 247 photos, maps, and sketches, Conserving America's National Parks is unprecedented in its scope of conservation stories unfolding in America's national parks."



America s National Parks

America s National Parks Author Paul Schullery
ISBN-10 PSU:000053420275
Release 2001
Pages 405
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Spectacular full-color photographs and topographic maps that detail key landmarks and travel routes through the parks explore the geological and natural wonders of fifty-five of America's remarkable national parks, accompanied by descriptions and commentary that document each park's unique features, plant and animal life, and more.



Lonely Planet USA s National Parks

Lonely Planet USA s National Parks Author Lonely Planet
ISBN-10 9781760342609
Release 2016-05-01
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet USA's National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you in all 59 of the USA's nationally protected lands. Catch the country's 'first sunrise' from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia, take the drive of your life on the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier, and climb the otherworldly rocks of Joshua Tree; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover USA's natural treasures and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet USA's National Parks: Full-color trail and park maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots and being safe and responsible Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices, transit tips, emergency information, park seasonality, and hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, durations Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, shopping, going out, tours, activities, summer and winter activities, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Contextual insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, conservation Useful features - including Driving Tours, Travel with Children, and Day and Overnight Hikes Coverage of all 59 parks in the USA including Acadia, Everglades, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains & Shenandoah, Joshua Tree & Death Valley, Olympic & Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, Yosemite, Zion & Bryce Canyon, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet USA's National Parks, our easy-to-use guide, is perfect for those looking for a one-stop tool that helps you prepare for many trips to various national parks. Looking for more focused coverage on North America's top eleven national parks? Check out Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park, Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & King's Canyon National Parks, Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks, and Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks for comprehensive looks at all that each park has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)



National Parks of North America

National Parks of North America Author National Geographic Society (U.S.). Book Division
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106013280687
Release 1995
Pages 336
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Some 130 North American wild parklands are profiled with abundant color photos, maps, and brief text describing star attractions and special features. No bibliography. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR