The National Parks and Other Wild Places of Canada

The National Parks and Other Wild Places of Canada

by Blake Maybank
     
 

Canada offers vacationers and visitors some of the world's most beautiful scenery. This handsomely illustrated, fact-filled book takes you on a words-and-pictures journey through the country's national parks, protected areas, and other places of extraordinary scenic beauty, from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific Rim. The key features and highlights of each area --…  See more details below

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Canada offers vacationers and visitors some of the world's most beautiful scenery. This handsomely illustrated, fact-filled book takes you on a words-and-pictures journey through the country's national parks, protected areas, and other places of extraordinary scenic beauty, from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific Rim. The key features and highlights of each area -- scenery, wildlife, local peoples, conservation projects, and visitor activities -- are covered comprehensively in this authoritative and illuminating celebration of Canada's natural heritage. More than 300 magnificent colour photos.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Books on national parks are always in demand because of the need to get away from it all. But popular parks such as the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and the Great Smokies too often resemble NASCAR racetracks rather than places people visit to escape the crowds and the noise. These two eye-pleasing guides will help readers find some beautiful spots in the United States and Canada that have not yet absorbed the population of Poughkeepsie. Canada is an especially good place to find peace and quiet, since most of its national and provincial parks are quite distant from civilization. In addition to being visually alluring very few of us have ever come back from a vacation with the types of photos that appear in these books both books are replete with useful travel information (when to go, what to see, how to get there). Recommended for armchair and seasoned park travelers alike; public libraries should consider purchasing these as supplements to Freeman Tilden's definitive The National Parks (o.p.) and the glossy guides from the "National Geographic Park Profiles" series. Joseph L. Carlson, Lompoc P.L., CA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764154225
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.38(w) x 11.04(h) x 1.14(d)

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