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The National Parks: Our American Landscape
     

The National Parks: Our American Landscape

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by Ian Shive (Photographer), Tom Kiernan (Foreword by)
 

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The National Parks: Our American Landscape is a timeless new look at the immensity, history, and powerful beauty of America’s protected natural landscapes that remain a continued inspiration to generations of Americans.

America's national parks and historical sites embody the American spirit. They are windows to our past, homes to some of

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The National Parks: Our American Landscape is a timeless new look at the immensity, history, and powerful beauty of America’s protected natural landscapes that remain a continued inspiration to generations of Americans.

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. 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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From the Publisher
“Ian Shive goes beyond the usual nature images that we have seen all too often. Looking at his work makes you feel like you are seeing the world with fresh eyes.”

—Rob Sheppard, editor at large, Outdoor Photographer

“This amazing collection of images is a great reminder that the concept of protecting natural treasures in national parks was born in America and is, to this day, our most noble export.”

—Cristina Mittermeier, executive director, International League of Conservation Photographers

“Ian Shive clearly is enamored of the American landscape.Every image resonates with some ancient narrative, yet remains as lucid as morning light on a mountain meadow. His book is a stunning celebration of our true national treasure, the national parks.”

—Wade Davis, author of One River, Light at the Edge of the World,
and Grand Canyon: River at Risk

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601090454
Publisher:
Insight Editions LLC
Publication date:
08/18/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
10.24(w) x 13.82(h) x 0.97(d)

Meet the Author

Ian Shive is an award-winning photographer, author, educator, film producer, and environmental advocate, recently recognized as the recipient of the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography. Often referred to as the leading chronicler of America’s national parks today, his book The National Parks: Our American Landscape has remained a best-selling photography book since 2009. He's is also the founder and CEO of Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc., which represents the archives of over 600 photographers worldwide. Jon-Paul Harrison is the Executive Director of Sales and Development at Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc. where he helps unite the world’s best image-makers with magazines and companies looking to enhance their visual brand identity. An established outdoor industry veteran with over a decade of experience, his approach to sales and progressive licensing models in the digital era has been highlighted in respected art and photography schools around the country including the American Society of Media Photographers, The National Press Photographers Association, the University of Southern California, and Santa Monica College. Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc. is one of the world's leading image providers representing to photographers in genres of adventure sports, environment, travel, culture, nature, and healthy living. The company's images frequently grace the pages of the world's most-read publications including National Geographic, Sunset, Men’s Journal, Self, Climbing, New York Magazine, Backpacker, Competitor, Geo France, Mountain Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, National Parks, The Nature Conservancy, and hundreds more. They are located in Los Angeles

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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.