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The Book America s national parks
The Author Thomas G. Aylesworth
The Publisher
Release Date1984
Genre Travel
Pages 96
ISBN 0681303808
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Mapping the Future of America s National Parks
The Author Mark Henry
The Publisher ESRI, Inc.
Release Date2004
Genre Technology & Engineering
Pages 158
ISBN 9781589480803
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Demonstrating how geographic information systems (GIS) captures, stores, analyses, manipulates, updates, and displays all forms of geographically referenced information, this visually stunning book is a unique resource for national park visitors and managers. Filled with colourful maps, charts, and photographs, this book documents the spread of GIS into every corner of the National Park Service and details its use in repairing trails and roads, locating artefacts, restoring American battlefields, guiding development, understanding wildfires, and protecting fragile lands. Dozens of detailed examples illustrate the invaluable role of GIS mapping in national parks.


The Book National Parks
The Author Alfred Runte
The Publisher Taylor Trade Publishing
Release Date2010-04-16
Genre Nature
Pages 336
ISBN 9781589794740
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 Book An American Idea
The Author Kim Heacox
The Publisher National Geographic Books
Release Date2009
Genre History
Pages 191
ISBN 9781426205637
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Looks at the development of the national park in the United States from the 17th century to the formation of the National Park Service in 1916.


The Book America s National Parks
The Author John A. Murray
The Publisher
Release Date2005-01
Genre National parks and reserves
Pages 128
ISBN 0785340300
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Guides readers through our national park system, focusing on the beauty and majesty of each.


The Book America s National Parks and Their Keepers
The Author Ronald A. Foresta
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2013-11-26
Genre Law
Pages 382
ISBN 9781135989736
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Book Culture Technology and the Creation of America s National Parks
The Author Richard Grusin
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2004-04-22
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 212
ISBN 0521826497
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Richard Grusin's innovative study investigates how the establishment of national parks participated in the production of American national identity after the Civil War. The creation of America's national parks is usually seen as an uncomplicated act of environmental preservation. Grusin argues, instead, that parks must be understood as complex cultural technologies for the reproduction of nature as landscape art. He explores the origins of America's three major parks - Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon--in relation to other forms of landscape representation including photography, mapping, travel writing and fiction.


The Book The National Parks of America
The Author Michael Brett
The Publisher Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Release Date2001
Genre Travel
Pages 240
ISBN 0764154214
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Animals of the National Parks of America
The Author James V. Murfin
The Publisher
Release Date1985-11
Genre Science
Pages 80
ISBN 0831703326
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Animals from the endangered buffalo to the bald eagle are shown at play, raising their young, and engaged in survival in their natural environment


The Book Mirror of America
The Author David Harmon
The Publisher Roberts Rinehart Pub
Release Date1989
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 187
ISBN UOM:39015015337770
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book National Parks of America
The Author David Muench
The Publisher Graphic Arts Books
Release Date1993
Genre Travel
Pages 224
ISBN 1558681248
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Photographs showcase the natural beauty of such parks as Hawaii Volcanoes, the Great Smokies, Big Bend, the Redwoods, and Bryce Canyon


The Book Our National Park System
The Author Dwight F. Rettie
The Publisher University of Illinois Press
Release Date1996-04
Genre Nature
Pages 320
ISBN 0252065581
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This is the first comprehensive look at America's national park system, an insider's tour covering the system and the National Park Service, the agency responsible for its care. Dwight F. Rettie, former chief of the NPS policy development office, is uniquely qualified to address the state--the problems and the possibilities--of the system, which is comprised of millions of acres of land in more than 350 areas around the nation, including historic sites, battlefields, and recreation areas. Rettie agrees, as many critics have claimed, that the system is in disarray; he proposes in detail stronger management operations, clearer and more stringent measures of personnel performance, and training of park rangers to help them become professionals knowledgeable about the scientific management and protection of resources. For a concerned public as well as for policy-makers and students of government, this comprehensive analysis and outline may provide hope--and a future--for the invaluable legacy that is our national park system.


The Book National Parks beyond the Nation
The Author Adrian Howkins
The Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date2016-03-31
Genre History
Pages 336
ISBN 9780806154749
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: “The idea of a national park was an American invention of historic consequences marking the beginning of a worldwide movement,” the U.S. National Park Service asserts in its 2006 Management Policies. National Parks beyond the Nation brings together the work of fifteen scholars and writers to reveal the tremendous diversity of the global national park experience—an experience sometimes influencing, sometimes influenced by, and sometimes with no reference whatever to the United States. Writer and historian Wallace Stegner once called national parks “America’s best idea.” The contributors to this volume use that exceptionalist claim as a starting point for thinking about an international history of national parks. They explore the historical interactions and influences—intellectual, political, and material—within and between national park systems in Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Indonesia, Antarctica, Brazil, and other countries. What is the role of science in the history of these preserves? Of politics? What purposes do they serve: Conservation? Education? Reverence toward nature? Tourist pleasure? People have thought differently about national parks at different times and in different places; and neat physical boundaries have been disrupted by wandering animals, human movements, the spread of disease, and climate change. Viewing parks around the world, at various scales and across national frontiers, these essays offer a panoptic view of the common and contrasting cultural and environmental features of national parks worldwide. If national parks are, as Stegner said, “absolutely American,” they are no less part of the world at large. National Parks beyond the Nation tells us as much about the multifarious and changing ideas of nature and culture as about the framing of those ideas in geographic, temporal, and national terms.


The Book America s National Parks
The Author Ester Tomé
The Publisher Chartwell Books
Release Date2018-09-04
Genre Travel
Pages 240
ISBN 0785836276
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In America's National Parks, astounding photographs of the raw natural beauty of American national parks are arranged into chapters highlighting the best sights to see. The untamed majesty on display in America's National Parks is awe inspiring. From the cloudy peaks of Mount McKinley in Alaska to the clear waters of Dry Tortugas, the national parks of the United States are much more than an ecosystem of corals, volcanoes, mountains, wolves, and bears. It is an immense altar that consecrates the spirit of a people. The American landscape is a stage where nature has displayed its most evocative shows. The American national parks include the fantastic obelisks of Yosemite, the geothermal phenomena of Yellowstone, the depths of the Grand Canyon, and the stone arches that dot Utah and Arizona. The landscape is carved by the erosion and the deep movements of the earth's crust, which unearth fossils and rock sediments. Traveling along these lands is a journey through geological history. Take an armchair tour of a nation's wild heart, a land of grizzlies and sequoias, where America retains its dream of nature and frontier.


The Book The National Parks
The Author Dayton Duncan
The Publisher Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Release Date2011-05
Genre History
Pages 403
ISBN 0375712100
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Our National Parks
The Author John Muir
The Publisher Cosimo, Inc.
Release Date2006-12-01
Genre Travel
Pages 408
ISBN 9781596058842
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A key founder of the modern conservation movement, John Muir was a champion of the preservation of the unspoiled wilderness and of the careful guardianship of the environment. This 1901 work, a collection of essays first published in the Atlantic Monthly, is Muir's valentine to the national parks of the American West. He introduces us to: . the glacier meadows and wild geysers of Yellowstone . the "magnificent mirror for the woods and mountains and sky" that is Yellowstone Lake . the coniferous forests of the Sierra Nevada, including the beautiful giant sequoia . the grizzly bears of the mountain ranges . and much more. Scottish-American naturalist, explorer, and writer JOHN MUIR (1838-1914) helped found the Sierra Club in 1892, and served as its first president. He wrote numerous articles for such publications as Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and the New York Tribune; among his many books are The Mountains of California (1894), The Yosemite (1912), and Travels in Alaska (1915). __________________________________ ALSO FROM COSIMO: Muir's Steep Trails, Letters to a Friend, and Studies in the Sierra


The Book Indian Country God s Country
The Author Philip Burnham
The Publisher Island Press
Release Date2000-04
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 384
ISBN 159726265X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The mythology of "gifted land" is strong in the Park Service, but some of our greatest parks were "gifted" by people who had little if any choice in the matter. Places like the Grand Canyon's south rim and Glacier had to be bought, finagled, borrowed -- or taken by force -- when Indian occupants and owners resisted the call to contribute to the public welfare. The story of national parks and Indians is, depending on perspective, a costly triumph of the public interest, or a bitter betrayal of America's native people.In Indian Country, God's Country historian Philip Burnham traces the complex relationship between Native Americans and the national parks, relating how Indians were removed, relocated, or otherwise kept at arm's length from lands that became some of our nation's most hallowed ground. Burnham focuses on five parks: Glacier, the Badlands, Mesa Verde, the Grand Canyon, and Death Valley. Based on archival research and extensive personal visits and interviews, he examines the beginnings of the national park system and early years of the National Park Service, along with later Congressional initiatives to mainstream American Indians and expand and refurbish the parks. The final chapters visit the parks as they are today, presenting the thoughts and insights of superintendents and rangers, tribal officials and archaeologists, ranchers, community leaders, curators, and elders. Burnham reports on hard-won compromises that have given tribes more autonomy and greater cultural recognition in recent years, while highlighting stubborn conflicts that continue to mark relations between tribes and the parks.Indian Country, God's Country offers a compelling -- and until now untold -- story that illustrates the changing role of the national parks in American society, the deep ties of Native Americans to the land, and the complicated mix of commerce, tourism, and environmental preservation that characterize the parks system. Anyone interested in Native American culture and history, the history of the American West, the national park system, or environmental history will find it a fascinating and engaging work.


The Book Scenic wonders of the national parks of America
The Author James V. Murfin
The Publisher
Release Date1985-11
Genre Science
Pages 80
ISBN 0831777087
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Depicts the natural beauty of national parks ranging from the glacial remains of Bryce Canyon to the volcanoes of Hawaii


The Book America s National Parks
The Author Paul Schullery
The Publisher Dk Pub
Release Date2001
Genre History
Pages 405
ISBN PSU:000053420275
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book The National Parks
The Author
The Publisher Earth Aware Editions
Release Date2017-05-16
Genre Photography
Pages 240
ISBN 1683830059
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.