Death Valley...Grand Canyon...Grand Teton...Yellowstone...Yosemite
all create ideas of adventure, hiking, wildlife and scenic wonder.
There were, fortunately, people with enough foresight in the late 1800s and early 1900s to realize that the country's most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved for everyone - including those of future generations - to enjoy.
The United States has nearly sixty protected areas known as national parks. A few of these national parks are very large in land area, for example, Wrangell–St. Elias in Alaska (8,000,000 acres) but others are much smaller, such as Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas (about 6,000 acres).
This book is not an in-depth photographic journey at every valley, river, canyon or rock formation of each national park. Instead we'll talk about twelve popular national parks from Acadia National Park in Maine to Yosemite National Park in California. We'll talk about the park's history and include several photographs to show off their splendors.
In other words, this book provides a: FAST READ - LOW PRICE - QUICK HITTING INFORMATION into these twelve National Parks:
- Acadia National Park
- Arches National Park
- Bryce Canyon National Park
- Canyonlands National Park
- Death Valley National Park
- Grand Canyon National Park
- Grand Teton National Park
- Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
- Mesa Verde National Park
- Yellowstone National Park (the first national park in 1872)
- Yosemite National Park
Plus the background of the National Park Service - the federal agency in charge of maintaining and promoting these fabulous national parks.