The National Parks of the United States

A Photographic Journey

Author: N.A

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 1771621222

Category: Photography

Page: 168

View: 3827


A stunning photography book featuring all 59 U.S. National Parks, published to coincide with the National Parks Service’s centennial The National Parks of the United States is a stunning tribute to some of the most spectacular and diverse scenery in the world. From the peaks of Colorado to the glaciers of Alaska, from the volcanoes of Hawaii to the everglades of Florida, this handsome volume features all 59 National Parks, even the de-listed, forgotten three located in Michigan, North Dakota, and Oklahoma. The book also provides useful details for each park including nearest city, coordinates, and size. Adding further inspirational content are personal reflections on the area quoted from a variety of perspectives, including park rangers, explorers and famous personalities such as Mark Twain, Babe Ruth and Harry S. Truman. With a map overview of all the parks and sections dedicated to the wildlife and other protected areas, this book is a complete, breathtaking compilation of the splendor the United States park system has to offer.

America's National Parks - a Photographic Journey Through Nearly 400 National Parks

Celebrating 100 Years of America's National Parks

Author: Eastern National

Publisher: Eastern National

ISBN: 9781590911716

Category: Travel

Page: 220

View: 1095


Yosemite. Yellowstone. The Statue of Liberty. Hot Springs. Canyon de Chelly. Devils Tower. Everglades. Shenandoah. Manzanar. Denali. Independence Hall. Chamizal. Places, people, and eventswhere the compelling chapters in our shared heritage are retold and where landscapes provide tranquility, self-reflection, and exhilaration as new horizons and possibilities are made evident. In 2016 the National Park Service will be 100 years old. To date there are more than 400 parks in the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. One photograph of every park unit is included in this book, arranged in chronological order, starting with the first national park, Yellowstone National Park, and up to the newest park, Waco Mammoth National Monument. "

Your Guide to the National Parks

The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks

Author: Michael Joseph Oswald

Publisher: Stone Road Press

ISBN: 1621280683

Category: Travel

Page: 720

View: 8188


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.

America's Best Idea

A Photographic Journey Through Our National Parks

Author: Mark J. Saferstein,Christopher E. Stein

Publisher: Yosemite Association

ISBN: 9780978710118

Category: Landscapes

Page: 135

View: 4575


This photographic journey through our National Parks takes you on a visual tour of America's most special natural and cultural places. Arranged in chronological order from the year that each park received protection as public land, America's Best Idea provides you with a history of names, dates and designations of all national parks in the United States. This book provides an iconic full-color image of each national park, highlighting the spirit of preservation that became a guiding force in the creation of the National Park Service in 1916. The publisher has donated all copies of America's Best Idea to the Yosemite Association, and net profits from book sales benefit the educational programs of Yosemite National Park.

A Journey Through Mukuntuweap

The History of Zion National Park

Author: David Oswald

Publisher: A Journey Thro...Mukuntuweap

ISBN: 1438264534

Category: Photography

Page: 150

View: 7790


Experience the woderful beauty of Zion Canyon where the photography depicts a visual image of the canyon, while the story takes the reader on an epic historical journey through the region.

Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 1101880414

Category: Travel

Page: 944

View: 6846


Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West features comprehensive information on everything within each of the 38 national parks of the West and on the towns and attractions nearby. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor's expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, from rafting the raging Colorado River as it pushes through the Grand Canyon, to viewing wildlife in Yosemite while you hike, to watching Yellowstone’s Old Faithful geyser in action. This guide also includes special chapters to help you choose a park and advice for planning your visit like what to pack, which park passes to buy, and photography tips. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations · Covers: Arches National Park, Badlands National Park, Banff National Park, Big Ben National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Channel Islands National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Death Valley National Park, Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Basin National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Jasper National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, Olympic National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Pinnacles National Park, Redwood National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Saguaro National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Zion National Park

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Seasons of Life and Land : a Photographic Journey

Author: Subhankar Banerjee,Peter Matthiessen

Publisher: Braided River

ISBN: 0898864380

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 3256


Photographic documentation of the necessity to preserve this precious area.

Photographic Journey

America's National Parks

Author: James P. Delgado

Publisher: Gramercy Books

ISBN: 9780517072578

Category: National parks and reserves

Page: 128

View: 5566


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

Exploring America

A Photographic Journey

Author: David Hares II

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944459246


Page: N.A

View: 9967


This book is a journey to explore our great country's National Parks and the places in between. So far my adventures have taken me over 40,000 miles in an attempt to capture the beauty and uniqueness of our country's treasures. These photographs are meant to trigger memories of times you may have spent in these wonderful places, to inspire you to see them again or experience them for the first time. Join me on this journey Exploring America.Photographs from this book are featured in traveling museum exhibit, "Exploring America" celebrating 100 years of the National Park Service. The photographs are available for purchase on

America's National Parks

Author: Ester Tomé

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785836278

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 3409


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.

Wild Acadia

A Photographic Journey to New England's Oldest National Park

Author: Jerry Monkman,Marcy Monkman

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1584655240

Category: Photography

Page: 107

View: 433


An inspiring photographic journey to New England s oldest and most visited national park"

Trains of Discovery

Railroads and the Legacy of Our National Parks

Author: Alfred Runte

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart

ISBN: 1570984387

Category: Travel

Page: 176

View: 2157


A thoroughly revised and expanded successor to Alfred Runte’s Trains of Discovery: Western Railroads and the National Parks, the new edition now includes protected landscapes and historical sites east of the Mississippi made possible or influenced by railroads: the Hudson River Valley; Delaware Water Gap; Harpers Ferry; Indiana Dunes; Gettysburg; Steamtown; and Shenandoah, Great Smoky Mountains, and Acadia National Parks. Illustrated with paintings, posters, photographs, and artifacts from major libraries and public archives, as well as America’s railroads and the author’s private collection, this book is a sight to behold as well as a wonderful, nostalgic armchair read.

The National Parks: An Inspirational Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: Insights

ISBN: 9781608879588

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 1403


With gorgeous photos and inspirational quotes about nature, this gorgeous journal will take readers into the outdoors from the comfort of their own home. Each adventure into a national park is a journey of self-discovery and wonder. This hardcover lined journal deepens that experience with inspiring quotes from adventurers from throughout history and helpful information about the most iconic national parks and trails, all complemented by gorgeous images throughout the journal from renowned national parks photographer Ian Shive. Whether you take this journal with you on your travels, travel vicariously through the beautiful images and quotes, or give this to a friend or family member, this journal is sure to delight any outdoor enthusiast. The 192 lined, acid-free pages made from recycled paper take both pen and pencil nicely, and the 4.5 x 7.5-inch back pocket is perfect for holding photographs and mementos.

Great Rides of Today's Wild West

A Horseman's Photographic Journey Across the American West

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1634506359

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 3460


Veteran travel writer, photographer, and horseman Mark Bedor returns with another breathtaking adventure across the American West. This gorgeous photographic collection showcases twenty-six horseback rides across the United States (with one trip abroad to the great Australian Outback). For each, Bedor offers firsthand descriptions of the people and places, whether they’re tagging along on a cattle drive, taking part in a re-creation of Custer’s Last Stand, or just soaking in the natural vistas. Take part in the Great American Horse Drive in Colorado; ride through the spectacular Sierra Nevada at Inyo National Park; and step back in time to the Old West at Tombstone Monument Ranch. Whether the locations are working dude ranches, historic national parks, or world-famous travel destinations, Great Rides of Today’s Wild West shows them in full splendor through more than three hundred spectacular photographs by the author. The beauty, romance, and history of the Wild West and magnificent natural landscapes attract people from all over the world. This book lets you saddle up and ride across the country and beyond on some of the finest trails of today’s Wild West.

Zen of the Plains

Experiencing Wild Western Places

Author: Tyra A. Olstad

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN: 1574415522

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 2165


Although spare, sweeping landscapes may appear "empty," plains and prairies afford a rich, unique aesthetic experience--one of quiet sunrises and dramatic storms, hidden treasures and abundant wildlife, infinite horizons and omnipresent wind, all worthy of contemplation and celebration. In this series of narratives, photographs, and hand-drawn maps, Tyra Olstad blends scholarly research with first-hand observation to explore topics such as wildness and wilderness, travel and tourism, preservation and conservation, expectations and acceptance, and even dreams and reality in the context of parks, prairies, and wild, open places. In so doing, she invites readers to reconsider the meaning of "emptiness" and ask larger, deeper questions such as: how do people experience the world? How do we shape places and how do places shape us? Above all, what does it mean to experience that exhilarating effect known as Zen of the plains?

Treasured Lands

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cameron

ISBN: 9781944903008

Category: Photography

Page: 456

View: 7865


In an odyssey that spanned more than 20 years and 300 visits, QT Luong focused his lenses on iconic landscapes and rarely seen remote views, presenting his journey in this sumptuous array of more than 500 images. Accompanying the collection of scenic masterpieces is a guide that includes maps of each park, as well as extended captions that detail where and how the photographs were made. Designed to inspire visitors to connect with the parks and invite photographers to re-create these landscapes, the guide also provides anecdotal observations that give context to the pictures and convey the sheer scope of Luong's extraordinary odyssey.

National Parks of America

Author: Donald Young

Publisher: Smithmark Publishers

ISBN: 9780765191526

Category: National parks and reserves

Page: 144

View: 9105


Colorful photographs and text introduce the national parks of America.

Pilgrimage to the National Parks

Religion and Nature in the United States

Author: Lynn Ross-Bryant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415893801

Category: Nature

Page: 307

View: 9888


National Parks – 'America's Best Idea' – were from the first seen as sacred sites embodying the God-given specialness of American people and American land, and from the first they were also marked as tourist attractions. The inherent tensions between these two realities ensured the parks would be stages where the country's conflicting values would be performed and contested. As pilgrimage sites embody the values and beliefs of those who are drawn to them, so Americans could travel to these sacred places to honor, experience, and be restored by the powers that had created the American land and the American enterprise. This book explores the importance of the discourse of nature in American culture, arguing that the attributes and symbolic power that had first been associated with the 'new world' and then the 'frontier' were embodied in the National Parks. Author Ross-Bryant focuses on National Parks as pilgrimage sites around which a discourse of nature developed and argues the centrality of religion in understanding the dynamics of both the language and the ritual manifestations related to National Parks. Beyond the specific contribution to a richer analysis of the National Parks and their role in understanding nature and religion in the U.S., this volume contributes to the emerging field of 'religion and the environment,' larger issues in the study of religion (e.g. cultural events and the spatial element in meaning-making), and the study of non-institutional religion.