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Discover America: The Smithsonian Book of the National Parks
     

Discover America: The Smithsonian Book of the National Parks

by Charles E. Little, David Muench (Photographer), Frederick L. Rath (Foreword by)
 
The magnificent national parks of the United States draw visitors eager to witness scenic beauty--from the wind-honed shapes of Arches National Park in Utah to the crashing shoreline of Acadia Naitonal Park in Maine. This book combines prosaic text with stunning photography to provide a glorious tribute to the cultural, political, and natural history of America, as

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The magnificent national parks of the United States draw visitors eager to witness scenic beauty--from the wind-honed shapes of Arches National Park in Utah to the crashing shoreline of Acadia Naitonal Park in Maine. This book combines prosaic text with stunning photography to provide a glorious tribute to the cultural, political, and natural history of America, as seen through its natural parks. 202 photos, 160 in color.

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Library Journal
Little poses a pertinent question in his forward: Is there room for another book on national parks? Fortunately for him-and for the reader-the answer is yes. The photographs by David Muench are enough to make it a worthwhile addition to just about all collections, but Little does more than give touristy information about the parks; in fact, he doesn't even pretend to cover them all. Instead, he concentrates on those parks that highlight the natural, historic, social, and political milestones of America. He presents a unique history of the United States, with specific national parks serving as the timelines of measurement, and in this effort he suceeds admirably. Highly recommended.-Joseph L. Carlson, Vandenberg Air Force Base Lib., Cal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895990501
Publisher:
Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date:
02/17/1996
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.68(w) x 12.55(h) x 1.33(d)

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