America's National Parks: A Pop-up Book

America's National Parks: A Pop-up Book

by Don Compton
     
 
Your favorite national parks rise up in spectacular three-dimensional scenes in his spectacular book. Go on a coast-to-coast journey to 18 of our most-visited parks, six of them as stunning pop-ups. Detailed descriptions of 12 other national parks accompany colorful reproductions of original WPA posters. Pop-ups from paper engineer Bruce Foster and rich text by Dave

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Your favorite national parks rise up in spectacular three-dimensional scenes in his spectacular book. Go on a coast-to-coast journey to 18 of our most-visited parks, six of them as stunning pop-ups. Detailed descriptions of 12 other national parks accompany colorful reproductions of original WPA posters. Pop-ups from paper engineer Bruce Foster and rich text by Dave Ember preserve the history and beauty of our most treasured national parks to be enjoyed at home for years to come.

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Publishers Weekly
A three-dimensional tour of America’s national parks unfolds in this well-designed pop-up book. Ember’s arresting artwork is an exercise in nostalgia, rendered in the style of vintage WPA posters. Six seamless pop-ups give a sense of topography to the rusty buttes of the Grand Canyon, the humid swampland of the Everglades, and the icy blue Smoky Mountains, among other locales. Abundant information about each park is integrated via mini booklets, while tabs, moving parts, and mini pop-ups offer add additional layers and texture. Detailed text spreads describe other parks and include reproductions of WPA posters. Quotations from authors, historians, and political figures dot the pages, while Compton’s prose underscores the majesty of these locations: “Touring Death Valley National Park is far more than hiking across sand dunes. There are miles of otherworldly salt flats, golden-hued and rainbow-colored canyons... and a spring-fed waterfall flowing year-round—in a desert.” All ages. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780975896037
Publisher:
W W West, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
254,507
Product dimensions:
10.70(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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