The National Parks: Our American Landscape

The National Parks: Our American Landscape

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by Ian Shive
     
 

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The National Parks: Our American Landscape is the second book from rising nature photographer Ian Shive who has been making a name for himself in publications such as Time, National Geographic, and National Parks magazine. Shive brings a fresh perspective to some of the most beautiful and storied scenic spots in the United States.

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The National Parks: Our American Landscape is the second book from rising nature photographer Ian Shive who has been making a name for himself in publications such as Time, National Geographic, and National Parks magazine. Shive brings a fresh perspective to some of the most beautiful and storied scenic spots in the United States. The cascades of Yosemite, the geysers of Yellowstone, the jagged walls of the Grand Canyon, and hundreds of others come to life behind Shive’s lens—ready to be studied from a different angle. Now updated with 36 additional pages of photographs and a travel-friendly size, it’s the perfect gift for lovers of the outdoors.

America's national parks and historical sites embody the American spirit. They are windows to our past, homes to some of our rarest plants and animal species, and places where every American can go to find inspiration, peace, and open space. From the iron rails of Steamtown, Pennsylvania to the wilds of Yellowstone, America's natural parks preserve our culture in as much as they shield our natural world from our own encroachment.

An expanded paperback edition, The National Parks: Our American Landscape presents a wonderfully updated photographic survey of one of America's greatest national treasures. Seen through the eyes of the National Parks Conservation Association's photographer Ian Shive, America's National Park System come to life through a collection of more than 200 new photographs. Shive's stunning work demonstrates the diversity and awe inspiring beauty of the American wild lands covering the major United States parks from the warm waters of Biscayne, Florida to icy summit of Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608870219
Publisher:
Insight Editions LLC
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
262,400
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ian Shive is a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) and at the age of 30, one of the youngest professional member photographers in the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA). A former marketing executive at Sony Pictures/Columbia Pictures, Shive has now dedicated himself to his work with leading non-profits like The Nature Conservancy and the NPCA. Shive is a frequent contributor to Popular Photography & Imagine magazine, the world’s largest photography publication, and is the co-founder of Aurora Novus, which specializes in bringing journalists' stories into that filmmaking world via new media films for the web. Shive’s work has appeared in TIME, U.S. News & World Report, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Outside Magazine, National Geographic, Popular Science, and Monde de la Photographie.

Tom Kiernan joined NPCA as president in January 1998 for what has become his dream job: Heading up an independent organization that defends and protects America’s national parks. Previously, Tom served as president of the Audubon Society of New Hampshire. He was a senior-level official in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation, where he won the Gold Medal for his role in achieving consensus with businesses and environmentalists on a pollution-control project at Grand Canyon National Park. He has also held positions with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Arthur Andersen & Company.

Tom is the co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center in Colorado, and as an avid kayaker has tested the white waters throughout the United States and Africa, achieving top-ten ranking in the U.S. in slalom kayaking.

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The National Parks: Our American Landscape 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
katb35 More than 1 year ago
From page to page I literally held my breath. These photos...works of art, are beyond amazing. The photographer has a great eye. Every shot manages to capture everything around its subject. The color of the sky, the water, cracks in the rocks,everything,....just mesmerizing.
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I got to see beautiful pictures of places in the USA that I didn't know existed. He is a great photographer. Captured the beauty of our country.
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Jaw-dropping photos capture the infinite spirit of our wonderul national parks. I believe everyone should own this book & share it with their family for generations to come.
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Youngkicker More than 1 year ago
The amazing job photographer Ian Shive did at capturing our cherished lands has given our National Parks a voice. We now see what a beautiful asset we have to protect and be thankful for. Get a copy of this book to look at whenever you want to escape from the hectic runaround of day to day life!! Ahhhhh.......nature.
AEW More than 1 year ago
Comprehensive and stunning photos of the National Parks. It's a refreshing visual journey through the parks that you don't want to put down. The photography in the book is absolutely gorgeous!
Lizard81 More than 1 year ago
A thoughtful, fresh approach to the parks. I hope I can go and see all of these one day! Thanks so much for this contribution, I plan to share it with my entire family!
April_J More than 1 year ago
This is a book you'll never want to put down. Absolutely stunning photography. Captures our national parks in a new light and makes you want to go visit every single one. Definitely a must own!
photography_editor More than 1 year ago
I have purchased a lot of books over the years with great photography but this one TAKES THE AWARD for the best images I have ever seen. RUN to your book store and pick this book up TODAY !!
RLee1998 More than 1 year ago
A very comprehensive look at the parks. So beautiful and I love Ian Shive's use of composition and color.