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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 of America
The Author Lonely Planet
The Publisher Lonely Planet
Release Date2016-06-01
Genre Travel
Pages 328
ISBN 9781760341787
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 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 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.


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 America s National Parks
The Author David Lewis
The Publisher Publications International
Release Date2009-07-01
Genre Photography
Pages 320
ISBN 1412798094
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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


The Book The Complete guide to America s national parks
The Author National Park Foundation
The Publisher Prentice Hall
Release Date1988-05
Genre Travel
Pages 572
ISBN UOM:39015017963102
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book America s Top 10 National Parks
The Author Jenny E. Tesar
The Publisher Blackbirch PressInc
Release Date1997-08-01
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 24
ISBN 1567111904
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Presents facts and statistics on ten noted national parks: Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain, Olympic, Grand Teton, Acadia, Zion, and Mammoth Cave.


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 Lassoing the Sun
The Author Mark Woods
The Publisher Macmillan
Release Date2016-06-14
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 320
ISBN 9781250105905
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "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.


The Book America s National Park System
The Author Lary M. Dilsaver
The Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date2016-02-18
Genre Science
Pages 506
ISBN 9781442256842
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Now in a fully updated edition, this invaluable reference work is a fundamental resource for scholars, students, conservationists, and citizens interested in America's national park system. The extensive collection of documents illustrates the system's creation, development, and management. The documents include laws that established and shaped the system; policy statements on park management; Park Service self-evaluations; and outside studies by a range of scientists, conservation organizations, private groups, and businesses. A new appendix includes summaries of pivotal court cases that have further interpreted the Park Service mission.


The Book National Parks
The Author Ian Shive
The Publisher Earth Aware Editions
Release Date2011-03-01
Genre Nature
Pages 228
ISBN 1608870219
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An oversized photographic tribute to national parks considers their reflection of both the natural world and the American spirit, in a lavishly illustrated survey that offers insight into the diversity of such subjects as the Appalachian Trail, Mount McKinley, and Alaska's Denali.


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 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 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 National Parks of America
The Author Donald Young
The Publisher
Release Date2005-12-30
Genre Travel
Pages 144
ISBN 1597641375
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An 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 Our National Park System
The Author Dwight F. Rettie
The Publisher University of Illinois Press
Release Date1996-04-01
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 V. 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 national parks, historic sites, battlefields, and recreation areas. Rettie agrees, as many critics have claimed, that the system is in disarray; he proposes stronger management operations, clearer and more stringent measures of personnel performance, and training of park rangers in the scientific management and protection of resources.


The Book National Parks of America
The Author James V. Murfin
The Publisher Smithmark Publishers
Release Date1989-05-01
Genre Science
Pages 280
ISBN 0831763280
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A state-by-state guide to the national parks, preserves, monuments, seashores, and historic sites throughout America


The Book Photographic Journey
The Author James P. Delgado
The Publisher Gramercy Books
Release Date1993-11-01
Genre National parks and reserves
Pages 128
ISBN 0517072572
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Discusses the history of national parks in the United States and depicts the wide variety of environments which are found in them