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Secrets Of The National Parks by National Geographic Society (U.S.). Book Division
Identifies hidden treasures and lesser-known points of interest in each of America's national parks.
The National Parks by Dayton Duncan
Presents a narrative history of the American National Park System, examining the events and political battles that led to the establishment of each park while profiling each for its unique attributes, in a volume that also pays tribute to key advocates.
Atlas Of The National Parks National Geographic by Jonathan Waterman
"Profiles of 60 parks--from battlefields to national seashores--administered by the National Park Service, highlighting their diverse appeal and available outdoor activities. A brief glimpse is given of 29 additional parks, including the newly created Indiana Sand Dunes."
Guide To The National Parks Of Canada by Allan Casey
Tourism And National Parks by Warwick Frost
In 1872 Yellowstone was established as a National Park. The name caught the public’s imagination and by the close of the century, other National Parks had been declared, not only in the USA, but also in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Yet as it has spread, the concept has evolved and diversified. In the absence of any international controlling body, individual countries have been free to adapt the concept for their own physical, social and economic environments. Some have established national parks to protect scenery, others to protect ecosystems or wildlife. Tourism has also been a fundamental component of the national parks concept from the beginning and predates ecological justifications for national park establishment though it has been closely related to landscape conservation rationales at the outset. Approaches to tourism and visitor management have varied. Some have stripped their parks of signs of human settlement, while increasingly others are blending natural and cultural heritage, and reflecting national identities. This edited volume explores in detail, the origins and multiple meanings of National Parks and their relationship to tourism in a variety of national contexts. It consists of a series of introductory overview chapters followed by case study chapters from around the world including insights from the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Spain, France, Sweden, Indonesia, China and Southern Africa. Taking a global comparative approach, this book examines how and why national parks have spread and evolved, how they have been fashioned and used, and the integral role of tourism within national parks. The volume’s focus on the long standing connection between tourism and national parks; and the changing concept of national parks over time and space give the book a distinct niche in the national parks and tourism literature. The volume is expected to contribute not only to tourism and national park studies at the upper level undergraduate and graduate levels but also to courses in international and comparative environmental history, conservation studies, and outdoor recreation management.
A Field Guide To The National Parks Of East Africa by John George Williams
A guide to the national parks, game reserves and animal sanctuaries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. 400 mammals and birds are described, as well as the park's interesting features, resident species, and access and accommodation. 25 reserves are illustrated with maps.
The National Parks Coloring Book by Jen Racine
A fun and educational coloring book for kids and adults Featuring 24 of the most popular and scenic parks in the US including Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Zion, Olympic, Acadia and more, The National Parks Coloring Book, is full of fun, unique and educational images to color. These pictures will inspire all ages and skill levels to learn, explore and love the beautiful National Parks of the US In this informative, educational, and easy-to-color coloring book, each park is represented with some of its distinguishing animals (big and small) along with plants and flowers and iconic sites. Detailed drawings of animals such as Grizzly Bear, White-Tailed Deer, American Bison, Mountain Lion, Gray Wolf, along with American Bullfrog, and Alpine Chipmunk (to name a few ). Wildflowers or plants commonly seen at the park are included along with a color key for reference. About the National Parks Coloring Book: A Map of all the National Parks. All the parks featured in the book are highlighted along with all the rest of the National parks found in the US. Great for All Skill Levels. Fun and easy-to-color artwork that will put a smile on the face of every kid who loves nature and parks. Makes a Great Gift. (or for that kid who's about to road trip in the back seat on their way to visit a park ). Double Images. One set for you and one to share or color again. Total of 48 pages to color. A Color Key. A guide for the colors for wildflowers featured in each park is found in the front of the book. Here is an alphabetical list of the 24 national parks you will find inside this educational and fun coloring book for kids and adults: Acadia National Park (Maine) Arches National Park (Utah) Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah) Crater Lake National Park (Oregon) Denali National Park (Alaska) Everglades National Park (Florida) Glacier National Park (Montana) Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona) Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming) Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee) Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii) Hot Springs National Park (Arkansas) Isle Royale National Park (Michigan) Joshua Tree National Park (California) Mammoth Cave National Park (Kentucky) Mesa Verde National Park (Colorado) Olympic National Park (Washington) Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado) Saguaro National Park (Arizona) Sequoia National Park (California) Shenandoah National Park (Virginia) Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming) Yosemite National Park (California) Zion National Park (Utah)
National Parks Of The Usa by Kate Siber
Discover the beauty and diversity of America's great outdoors in this tour of its most iconic national parks. Explore Florida's river-laced Everglades, travel down the white water rapids of the Grand Canyon, trek across the deserts of Death Valley and scale the soaring summits of the Rocky Mountains with this book that brings you up close to nature's greatest adventures. Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the flora and fauna unique to each park, this fully-illustrated coast-to-coast journey documents the nation’s most magnificent and sacred places—and shows why they should be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Parks include: Acadia, Badlands, Big Bend, Biscayne, Bryce Canyon, Channel Islands, Death Valley, Denali, Everglades, Glacier, Glacier Bay, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky, Mountains, Hawaii volcanoes, Isle Royal, Mesa Verde, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Virgin Islands, Yellowstone and Yosemite.
Your Guide To The National Parks by Michael Joseph Oswald
This award-winning guide, completely updated for the 2017 edition, includes more than 450 new photographs, 160 revised maps, and 50 hiking tables, making it the only guidebook you'll need to explore the United States National Parks. An all new design with the same intuitive layout keeps the step-by-step itineraries,kid-friendly activities, and most popular ranger programs at your fingertips to help plan your next family vacation. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, and attractions beyond the parks and 11 suggested road trips make it the ultimate dashboard companion. Exhaustive activity information--including hiking tables, easy-to-find trailhead markers, outfitter details, and backpacking essentials--serves as blueprint for an adventure of a lifetime. With something for everyone, this is Your Guide to the National Parks.
Dispossessing The Wilderness by Mark David Spence
National parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier preserve some of this country's most cherished wilderness landscapes. While visions of pristine, uninhabited nature led to the creation of these parks, they also inspired policies of Indian removal. By contrasting the native histories of these places with the links between Indian policy developments and preservationist efforts, this work examines the complex origins of the national parks and the troubling consequences of the American wilderness ideal. The first study to place national park history within the context of the early reservation era, it details the ways that national parks developed into one of the most important arenas of contention between native peoples and non-Indians in the twentieth century.