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America's National Parks (Smithsonian Handbooks)

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Publisher Comments:

From stunning mountain ranges to arid expanses of desert, America has been blessed with an incredibly diverse land — and the vision to protect it for our future generations to enjoy. These lands are ours to view, wander, learn from, and revel in. America's National Parks captures all that is great about all fifty-six parks in the national park system. It also gives interesting, easy-to-understand background on the geological and ecological forces that continue to make each national park so worthy of protection. Nature lovers will be captivated by gorgeous photos of landforms, flora, and fauna. Families will appreciate the information that is sure to enhance vacations at the parks. And visitors to any of the country's national parks will forever treasure this book as a memento of past visits and an inspiration for future ones. Unlike any other book published on national parks, America's National Parks is a must-have for anyone who relishes America's natural wonders and wants to learn more about the powerful forces that created them.

Synopsis:

Focusing on the geologic forces that shaped 55 of the nation's most diverse treasures, "America's National Parks" is a lavish celebration. Featuring spectacular full-color photos and topographic maps that highlight important landmarks and travel routes through each park, this work allows both visitors and stay-at-home readers to experience the breathtaking essence of each park.

About the Author

Paul Schullery has held a variety of positions with the National Park Service and has written or edited over a dozen books on national parks. Praised for his witty, lyrical style as well as his well-researched, erudite observations, Schullery has been published in a wide variety of technical and popular publications, including BioScience, Park Sciences, National Parks, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, and the New York Times. He lives and works in Yellowstone National Park.

Table of Contents

Introduction Our Treasured Lands Volcanic and Geothermal Forces The Roiling Land The Power of Mountain Building The Broken Crust Waves, Caves, and Currents Water Designing Lands The Carving Power of Glaciers Ice Sculpting Stone Wind and Water Erosion The Patient Power The Effect of Extreme Climates Weather Shaping Life Appendix Glossary Contacting the Parks Index Photo Credits

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789480163
Author:
Schullery, Paul D.
Publisher:
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Author:
Batesw, Brian
Author:
Schullery, Paul D.
Author:
Cleese, John
Author:
DK Publishing
Location:
New York
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Parks & Campgrounds
Subject:
National parks and reserves
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Travel - U.S. - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - U.S./General
Subject:
Natural Resources
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
American Hardcover
Series:
Smithsonian Handbooks Regional Bird Guides
Series Volume:
vol. 1
Publication Date:
September 2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
12.50x10.14x1.19 in. 4.69 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Focusing on the geologic forces that shaped 55 of the nation's most diverse treasures, "America's National Parks" is a lavish celebration. Featuring spectacular full-color photos and topographic maps that highlight important landmarks and travel routes through each park, this work allows both visitors and stay-at-home readers to experience the breathtaking essence of each park.
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