9780789399687

American Wilderness : The National Parks

  • ISBN 13:

    9780789399687

  • ISBN 10:

    0789399687

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 02/10/2009
  • Publisher: Universe
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

From the rocky shoreline of Maine's Acadia to the barren crater and lush rainforest of Hawaii's Haleakala, America's natural beauty is celebrated and preserved in its national parks. This beautiful volume will encourage readers to experience our national treasures with a greater awareness of their history and unique qualities. American Wilderness features 200 full-color photographs capturing the breathtaking beauty of the parks, along with a summary of each park's history. The most important features and particular wildlife of each park are discussed in the individual entries, and the information contained within will enthrall armchair travelers and entice others to lace up their hiking boots and reach for the sporting gear. Parks featured in the book include: Acadia, Great Smoky Mountains, Everglades, Mammoth Cave, Isle Royale, Carlsbad Caverns, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Teton, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Channel Islands, Sequoia, Redwoods, Mount Rainier, Joshua Tree, Hawaii Volcanoes, Glacier Bay, Denali, and Katmai.

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