National Parks of America Book

National Parks of America


  • Author : Lonely Planet
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Release Date : 2016-06-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 501
  • ISBN 10 : 9781760341787

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National Parks of America Book Description :

Explore all 59 of America's National Parks with this inspirational coffee table book. Beautiful landscape photography and wildlife illustrations will wow readers. Practical ideas on where to stay and what to do help readers plan visits, and detailed itineraries make it easy. A wonderful introduction to America's National Parks for all the family.

National Parks Book
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National Parks


  • Author : Alfred Runte
  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-04-16
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781589794740

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National Parks Book Description :

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.

National Parks of America Book
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National Parks of America


  • Author : David Muench
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1558681248

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National Parks of America Book Description :

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

The National Parks Book
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The National Parks


  • Author : Dayton Duncan
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307268969

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The National Parks Book Description :

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.

National Parks of America Book

National Parks of America


  • Author : Donald Young
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2005-12-30
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1597641375

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National Parks of America Book Description :

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.

Mapping the Future of America s National Parks Book

Mapping the Future of America s National Parks


  • Author : Mark Henry
  • Publisher : ESRI, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9781589480803

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Mapping the Future of America s National Parks Book Description :

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 National Parks of America Book

The National Parks of America


  • Author : James V. Murfin
  • Publisher : Smithmark Publishers
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 0831763280

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The National Parks of America Book Description :

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

Challenge of the Big Trees Book

Challenge of the Big Trees


  • Author : William C. Tweed
  • Publisher : George F. Thompson Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-02-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 1938086473

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Challenge of the Big Trees Book Description :

Beginning in 1872 with the establishment of Yellowstone, national parks were set aside to preserve for future generations the most spectacular and inspirational features of the country. The best representative examples were sought out of major ecosystems, such as Yosemite, geologic forms, such as the Grand Canyon, archaeological sites, such as Mesa Verde, and scenes of human events, such as Gettysburg. But one type of habitat--the desert--was overlooked until travel writers and the Automobile Age began to change Americans' perceptions about desert landscapes. As the National Park Service began to explore the better-known Mojave and Colorado Deserts of southern California during the 1920s for a possible desert park, many agency leaders still held the same negative image of arid lands shared by many Americans--that they are hostile environments and largely useless. But one wealthy woman--Minerva Hamilton Hoyt, from Pasadena--came forward, believing in the value of the desert, and convinced President Franklin D. Roosevelt to establish a national monument that would protect the unique and iconic Joshua trees and other desert flora and fauna. Thus was Joshua Tree National Monument officially established in 1936, and when the area later was expanded in 1994, it became Joshua Tree National Park. Since 1936 the National Park Service and a growing cadre of environmentalists and recreationalists have fought to block ongoing proposals from miners, ranchers, private landowners, and real estate developers who historically have refused to accept the idea that desert might be suitable for anything other than their consumptive activities. Joshua Tree National Park, even with its often-conflicting land uses, is more popular today than ever, serving more than one million visitors per year who find the desert to be a place worthy of respect and preservation. Distributed for George Thompson Publishing

America s National Parks Book

America s National Parks


  • Author : David Lewis
  • Publisher : Publications International Limited
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: National parks and reserves
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 1680225499

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America s National Parks Book Description :

"Gives a profile of each national park, from Acadia to Zion. View stunning scenery and amazing animal photographs, read more about each park's highlights, and see historic photographs that compliment stories of the park's history."--Back cover.

America s National Parks Book

America s National Parks


  • Author : Thomas G. Aylesworth
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: National parks and reserves
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0681303808

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America s National Parks Book Description :

Portrays the beauty of parks ranging from Acadia National Park on the coast of Maine to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.