National Geographic Complete National Parks of the United States
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National Geographic Complete National Parks of the United States

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by Mel White
     
 

Year after year, hundreds of millions of visitors spend more than a billion hours enjoying the magnificent, astonishingly diverse realm overseen by America’s National Park Service. And the National Geographic Society has been involved with this forward-looking, environmentally-minded department from the very beginning.

This extensive travel planner covers

Overview

Year after year, hundreds of millions of visitors spend more than a billion hours enjoying the magnificent, astonishingly diverse realm overseen by America’s National Park Service. And the National Geographic Society has been involved with this forward-looking, environmentally-minded department from the very beginning.

This extensive travel planner covers not just the 58 official National Parks but also the nearly 350 additional properties in the Park Service’s domain. The premier Parks are described in detail, but equal attention is given to the National Monuments, Memorials, Preserves, Historic Sites, Battlefields, Cemeteries, and Seashores, not to mention a network of "National Trails" and even the intriguingly referred to "Affiliated Areas." From Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty, from the hallowed ground of Gettysburg National Military Park to the Pacific waters shrouding Hawaii’s U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, this catalog spans American history and territory both, with practical advice on how to reach each park, when to go, and what to do there.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A dandy book designed for armchair adventurers who like lots of choices when pondering their next excursion.” –Seattle Times

"It's rare that I travel to any destination without visiting a national park nearby...This is a guide to all of them, with awesome photos." — San Antonio Express News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426205279
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
02/16/2010
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
99,609
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Mel White has written or contributed to more than 15 National Geographic books, including the two-volume Guide to Birdwatching Sites and the Guide to America’s Outdoors: Southwest, and has contributed more than 50 articles to the Society’s magazines, National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler.

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National Geographic Complete National Parks of the United States 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
High-school_Drama_Teacher More than 1 year ago
This is the definitive National Park travel book on bookshelves today. It gives a complete rundown of all United States National Parks, Monuments, Battlefields, Historical Sites, Scenic Trails, Recreation Areas, and Seashores, all vividly described with inspired photography. This is a "must buy" for all nature and history enthusiasts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hoping at 500+ pages it would be more indepth, but then again with covering so many parks how indepth could it be on each. I wanted it as a starting point to aid in deciding which parks to put on my "bucket list". In that regards its a great book, after all it is National Geographic. That being said i was hoping for the $30 price tag and the name it would be more indepth and I would get mor bang for the buck. There in lies the dissappointment. If you are looking for a top notch:Coffe Table/Starting Point/Quick Reference, this is it. You will have to then buy a book on the exact topic once decided.