📒 National Parks by Alfred Runte

Genre : Nature
Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781589794740
Copyright Year : 2010-04-16
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In this lavishly illustrated book well-known environmental historian Alfred Runte, a prominent figure on the Ken Burns documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, tells the highly engaging story of the development of our national parks, from the first national park, Yellowstone, to the more recent decision to set aside vast tracts of Alaska for preservation.

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Genre : Travel
Publisher : Lonely Planet
ISBN_10 : 9781760341787
Copyright Year : 2016-06-01
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To celebrate America's amazing national parks, Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel publisher, takes you on an informative and gorgeous tour of all 59 parks with our lavishly finished hardcover gift guide packed with detailed itineraries and practical tips on what to do and see in each park to get you started planning your next adventure. America's national parks are full of timeless marvels that still rejuvenate the soul: the world's largest trees in Sequoia; its most spectacular geothermal site in Yellowstone; the grandest canyon. Perhaps the movement's most eloquent description that is still resonates came from national parks advocate John Muir: 'Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity...' Fortunately for the nerve-shaken, over-civilized people of then and now, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Parks Service (NPS) on August 25, 1916, though the drive to protect some of America's most remarkable wild spaces, to be 'used and preserved for the benefit of mankind', began in the 1860s. From Acadia to Zion, this beautiful introduction to America's preserved natural treasures is packed with landscape photography, original wildlife illustrations, and practical information. You will surely be inspired to rediscover these incredible spaces and find out why they're worth celebrating and you'll have all the tools to plan the first of many exciting trips. This book is intended to be a practical introduction to each of America's 59 national parks, distilled by Lonely Planet's expert authors. We highlight the best activities and trails, explain how to get there and where to stay, show you the wildlife to watch out for, and suggest ideal itineraries. Whether you're lucky enough to have a park on your doorstep or need to travel further, we hope that the following pages inspire you both the iconic and lesser-known gems that make up the USA's diversely breathtaking expanses. Covers all 59 US National Parks: Acadia American Samoa Arches Badlands Big Bend Biscayne Black Canyon of the Gunnison Bryce Canyon Canyonlands Capitol Reef Carlsbad Caverns Channel Islands Congaree Crater Lake Cuyahoga Valley Death Valley Denali Dry Tortugas Everglades Gates of the Arctic Glacier Glacier Bay Grand Canyon Grand Teton Great Basin Great Sand Dunes Great Smoky Mountains Guadalupe Mountains Haleakal? Hawaii Volcanoes Hot Springs Isle Royale Joshua Tree Katmai Kenai Fjords Kings Canyon Kobuk Valley Lake Clark Lassen Volcanic Mammoth Cave Mesa Verde Mt Rainier North Cascades Olympic Petrified Forest Pinnacles Redwood Rocky Mountain Saguaro Sequoia Shenandoah Theodore Roosevelt Virgin Islands Voyageurs Wind Cave Wrangell-St Elias Yellowstone Yosemite Zion About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

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📒 The National Parks by Dayton Duncan

Genre : Business & Economics
Publisher : Knopf
ISBN_10 : 9780307268969
Copyright Year : 2009
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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.

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Genre : Travel
Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
ISBN_10 : 1558681248
Copyright Year : 1993
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Photographs showcase the natural beauty of such parks as Hawaii Volcanoes, the Great Smokies, Big Bend, the Redwoods, and Bryce Canyon

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Publisher : ESRI, Inc.
ISBN_10 : 9781589480803
Copyright Year : 2004
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Demonstrating how geographic information systems (GIS) captures, stores, analyses, manipulates, updates, and displays all forms of geographically referenced information, this visually stunning book is a unique resource for national park visitors and managers. Filled with colourful maps, charts, and photographs, this book documents the spread of GIS into every corner of the National Park Service and details its use in repairing trails and roads, locating artefacts, restoring American battlefields, guiding development, understanding wildfires, and protecting fragile lands. Dozens of detailed examples illustrate the invaluable role of GIS mapping in national parks.

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📒 National Parks by Alfred Runte

Genre : Travel
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
ISBN_10 : 0803289634
Copyright Year : 1997
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This third edition includes a new essay on recent environmental issues and concerns, especially as they center on Yellowstone National Park.

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Genre : Photography
Publisher : Chartwell
ISBN_10 : 0785822259
Copyright Year : 2007
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National Park Service archeologists, architects, curators, historians, and other cultural resource professionals work in America's nearly 400 national parks to preserve, protect, and share the history of this land and its people. This beautiful book has been expertly written and illustrated with stunning photographs of America's diverse and wonderful parks.

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Genre : Law
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781135989736
Copyright Year : 2013-11-26
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First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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ISBN_10 : 1792655339
Copyright Year : 2018-12-26
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America's National Parks: A Photographic Tour of all 59 of Our Greatest Natural Treasures: A National Parks Book: America's National Parks Coffee Table Book and Photography Book Tour of All 59 U.S National Parks America's National Parks are some of the most beautiful natural resources we have. Every year, millions of Americans and visitors from abroad come to marvel at them. They seem timeless in many ways, like a doorway into another era. This National Parks picture book walks you through a list of national parks and provides information on each location and the fauna and flora that call it home. Starting with Acadia, each page of this small coffee table book provides a visual tour of every U.S. National Park. We have put it together to help inspire and encourage you and others to enjoy these places, whether in person with a national park pass or simply through incredible photography. Let this book transport you across our incredible nation, from sea to shining sea. FEATURES ALL 59 NATIONAL PARKS: Acadia National Park American Samoa National Park Arches National Park Badlands National Park Big Bend National Park Biscayne National Park Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Bryce Canyon National Park (Canyonlands) Capitol Reef National Park Carlsbad Caverns National Park Channel Islands National Park Congaree National Park Crater Lake National Park Cuyahoga Valley National Park Death Valley National Park Denali National Park Dry Tortugas National Park Everglades National Park Gates of the Arctic Glacier National Park Glacier Bay National Park Grand Canyon National Park Grand Teton National Park Great Basin National Park Great Sand Dunes National Park Great Smoky Mountains National Park Guadalupe Mountains National Park Mountains National Park Haleakala National Park Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hot Springs National Park Isle Royale National Park Joshua Tree National Park Katmai National Park Kenai Fjords National Park Kings Canyon National Park Kobuk Valley National Park Lake Clark National Park Lassen Volcanic National Park Mammoth Cave National Park Mesa Verde National Park Mount Rainier National Park North Cascades National Park Olympic National Park Petrified Forest National Park Pinnacles National Park Redwood National Park Rocky Mountain National Park Saguaro National Park Sequoia National Park Shenandoah National Park Theodore Roosevelt National Park Virgin Islands National Park Voyageurs National Park Wind Cave National Park Wrangell-St Elias National Park Yellowstone National Park Yosemite National Park Zion National Park

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Genre : History
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN_10 : 9780806154749
Copyright Year : 2016-03-31
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“The idea of a national park was an American invention of historic consequences marking the beginning of a worldwide movement,” the U.S. National Park Service asserts in its 2006 Management Policies. National Parks beyond the Nation brings together the work of fifteen scholars and writers to reveal the tremendous diversity of the global national park experience—an experience sometimes influencing, sometimes influenced by, and sometimes with no reference whatever to the United States. Writer and historian Wallace Stegner once called national parks “America’s best idea.” The contributors to this volume use that exceptionalist claim as a starting point for thinking about an international history of national parks. They explore the historical interactions and influences—intellectual, political, and material—within and between national park systems in Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Indonesia, Antarctica, Brazil, and other countries. What is the role of science in the history of these preserves? Of politics? What purposes do they serve: Conservation? Education? Reverence toward nature? Tourist pleasure? People have thought differently about national parks at different times and in different places; and neat physical boundaries have been disrupted by wandering animals, human movements, the spread of disease, and climate change. Viewing parks around the world, at various scales and across national frontiers, these essays offer a panoptic view of the common and contrasting cultural and environmental features of national parks worldwide. If national parks are, as Stegner said, “absolutely American,” they are no less part of the world at large. National Parks beyond the Nation tells us as much about the multifarious and changing ideas of nature and culture as about the framing of those ideas in geographic, temporal, and national terms.

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