America's Spectacular National Parks
edited by Dana Levy & Letitia Burns O'Connor

Fifty of America's most scenic national parks and spectacular images by some of America's best contemporary landscape photographers

The concept of the national park was one of our fledging nation's unique contributions to world civilization, and it remains a defining image of our country. 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. The monumental American landscapes are the equivalent of the man-made monuments of Europe, a source of pride and proof of divine sanction of the American ideal. This beautiful volume will encourage readers to experience our national treasures with a greater awareness of their history and special qualities.

America's Spectacular National Parks summarizes the history of the parks, and their breathtaking beauty is captured in nearly 200 full-color photographs. 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 Canyons, Zion, Bryce, Grand Teton, Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone, Channel Islands, Sequoia, Redwoods, Mt. Ranier, Joshua Tree, Hawaii Volcanos, Glacier Bay, Denali, and Katmai. The work of photographers Tom Bean, Craig Blacklock, Liz Hymans, David Muench, Pat O'Hara, Mike Sedam, Scott Smith and others are included.

16 x 10 5/8 in., 136 pages
ISBN: 0-88363-848-7
$75.00 U.S., $108.95 Canada

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