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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 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 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 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 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 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 National Parks of America
The Author Donald Young
The Publisher Smithmark Publishers
Release Date1997
Genre National parks and reserves
Pages 144
ISBN 0765191520
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Colorful photographs and text introduce the national parks of America.


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 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 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 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 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 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 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 National Parks
The Author Erin McHugh
The Publisher Black Dog & Leventhal
Release Date2019-04-02
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 128
ISBN 9780762494712
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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 59 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.


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 America s National Parks For Dummies
The Author Kurt Repanshek
The Publisher For Dummies
Release Date2003-02-28
Genre Travel
Pages 548
ISBN 076455493X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: What makes a trip to a national park so wonderful? For starters, America's national park system is more diverse than any park system in the world. You can stroll the seashore at Olympic National Park in Washington or Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts, climb craggy mountains in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, or go underground into the world's largest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. You can marvel at the largest canyon on Earth (Grand Canyon National Park), hike among the planet's largest collection or rock arches (Arches National Park), explore the lowest and hottest place in the Western Hemisphere (Death Valley National Park), or wander a realm of forests and misty mountains (Great Smoky Mountains National Park). And these are just a few of your park options. America's National Parks For Dummies gives you guidance to decide which park is for you, when to go, and what to see when you reach your destination. This guide will help you plan the best trip imaginable, whether you are An inexperienced traveler looking for guidance in determining whether to take a trip to a national park and how to plan for it An experienced traveler who has yet to explore the national park system and wants expert advice when you finally get a chance to enjoy one Any traveler who doesn't like big, thick travel guides that list every single hotel, restaurant, or attraction, but instead looks for a book that focuses on the places that will provide the best or most unique park experience America's National Parks For Dummies is user-friendly and organized in a logical fashion. Each park is broken down in a chapter that delves into the nitty-gritty of trip planning and highlights, including tips for Planning your trip by touching on the diversity of the park system, explaining some of your vacation options, and telling you when parks are the most (and least) crowded Ironing out the details by describing how you get to the parks and how to find your way around after you arrive Exploring America's national parks by giving you the lowdown on 15 of the best parks, detailing things like each park's wild kingdom, the best spots for memorable photographs, and a few safety issues The pages of this book resemble a great long-distance hike – you never know what's around the next bend in the trail. So throw on a backpack, take a swig of water, and get ready to explore the national parks!


The Book America s National Parks
The Author Nelson Beecher Keyes
The Publisher Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday
Release Date1957
Genre National parks and reserves
Pages 256
ISBN UCAL:B4372177
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 29 national parks in the U.S. and some in Canada. Accompanying text contains histories, and information of accessibility and accomodations.


The Book Observation Points
The Author Thomas Patin
The Publisher U of Minnesota Press
Release Date2012
Genre Art
Pages 296
ISBN 9780816651450
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A new understanding of visual rhetoric offers unique insights into issues of representation and identity