From Arches to Zion, from the well-worn paths of Yosemite to the seldom-visited Channel Islands off California, Fodor's has come up with an indispensable guide to 38 national parks located in the western parts of the United States and Canada, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. With the usual Fodor skill, each park is fully covered yet includes recommendations for what to see if you're there for only a day. Following a most informative chapter on "Choosing a Park," the guide gives visitors the type of information guaranteed to make their trip memorable. Lodging, directions, places to dine, nearby attractions, best times to visit, average monthly temperatures, concessionaire offerings, recommended activities, medical precautions, pet acceptance, and a brief history of the park result in an essential reference for anyone considering a visit. It is particularly useful in suggesting that readers consider lesser-known parks such as Joshua Tree, Capitol Reef, and the Guadalupe Mountains, as well as selecting the best times to go to the popular ones such as Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Yellowstone. The scope of this work, combined with the ever-increasing interest in national parks, makes this a fine candidate both for reference and for circulating collections. Highly recommended for all public, school, and special libraries.
Joseph L. Carlson
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