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Breathtaking and awe-inspiring, the USA National Parks never fail to amaze. Distinguished by rust-red canyons, snow-capped peaks and silent forests, they're yours to roam. Immerse yourself and your family in these ancient lands, explore their heritage and find out what makes them unique. Whether it's your dream to check the Grand Canyon off your bucket list, discover Alaska's Denali Park, and explore Florida's Everglades, or if you're simply seeking inspiration for your next trip to the great outdoors, USA National Parks Lands of Wonder ensures you experience all the American wilderness has to offer. USA National Parks Lands of Wonder truly brings all 62 National Parks to life, celebrating the country's most breathtaking landscapes. USA National Parks is your ticket to the trip of a lifetime. Inside USA National Parks you will find: - Inspiring photography throughout that evokes the majesty of the national parks - 'Focus On' sections including features on National Parks throughout each season, best times to visit, and geographical insights - Practical tips on what to enjoy during your trip, including popular hikes, bird-watching tips, and activities for the whole family to enjoy - 'Did You Know?' sections featured throughout to test your knowledge on the culture, history and wildlife of the National Parks you visit - 'Ways To Explore' sections featured throughout to maximize your adventures, offering ideas such as camping, picnicking, hiking, sledging, night-watching and walking - Expert led hike Trails with easy, moderate and challenging options to plan your route ahead of your trip - Covers: Yellowstone, Yosemite, Sequoia, Mount Rainier, Crater Lake, Wind Caves, Mesa Verde, Glacier Rocky Mountain, Lassen Volcanic, Hawai'i Volcanoes, Denali, Grand Canyon, Zion, Acadia, Hot Springs, Bryce Canyon, Grand Teton, Carlsbad Caverns, Great Smoky Mountains, Shenandoah, Olympic, Kings Canyon, Isle Royale, Mammoth Cave, Big Bend, Everglades, Virgin Islands, Haleakala, Petrified Forest, Canyonlands, North Cascades, Redwood, Capitol Reef, Arches, Guadalupe Mountains, Voyageurs, Theodore Roosevelt, Badlands, Channel Islands, Biscayne, Katma,i Glacier Bay, Gates of the Arctic, Kenai Fjords, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark, Wrangell St. Elias, Great Basin, National Park of American Samoa, Dry Tortugas, Death Valley, Saguaro, Joshua Tree, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Cuyahoga Valley, Congaree, Great Sand Dunes, Pinnacles, Gateway Arch, Indiana Dunes, White Sands Seeking more adventures in the USA? Don't forget to check out DK Eyewitness Southwest USA, DK Eyewitness Florida, DK Eyewitness New England, DK Eyewitness Hawaii, DK Eyewitness Pacific Northwest, and DK Eyewitness USA to make the most of your trip and achieve the adventure of a lifetime. About DK Eyewitness: At DK Eyewitness, we believe in the power of discovery. We make it easy for you to explore your dream destinations. DK Eyewitness travel guides have been helping travellers to make the most of their breaks since 1993. Filled with expert advice, striking photography and detailed illustrations, our highly visual DK Eyewitness guides will get you closer to your next adventure. We publish guides to more than 200 destinations, from pocket-sized city guides to comprehensive country guides. Named Top Guidebook Series at the 2020 Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards, we know that wherever you go next, your DK Eyewitness travel guides are the perfect companion.
In homage to America’s National Parks and their iconic art posters, this volume features new artwork for seventy-five parks and monuments across all fifty states. “In this sepia-tinged homage” to the iconic National Parks posters “modern artists contribute dazzling new graphics” (Entertainment Weekly). From 1935 to 1943, the WPA’s Federal Art Project hired American artist to create posters celebrating the National Parks Service. The icon See America posters inspired Americans to fall in love with the country’s landmarks and wild spaces from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Gateway Arch and from the Grand Canyon to the Great Smokey Mountains. Originally published to coincide with the centennial anniversary of the National Parks Service, the Creative Action Network has partnered with the National Parks Conservation Association to revive and reimagine the legacy of WPA travel posters. Artists from all over the world participated in the creation of this new, crowdsourced collection of See America posters for a modern era.
The true story of a Chinese American mountain man who fed thirty people for ten days in the wilderness--and helped inspire the creation of the National Park Service. Tie Sing was born in the mountains. The mountains were in his blood. But because he was of Chinese descent at a time in America when to be Chinese meant working in restaurants or laundries, Tie Sing’s prospects were limited. But he had bigger plans. He began cooking for mapmakers and soon built a reputation as the best trail cook in California. When millionaire Stephen Mather began his quest to create a national park service in 1915, he invited a group of influential men—writers, tycoons, members of Congress, and even a movie star—to go camping in the Sierras. Tie Sing was hired to cook. Tie Sing planned diligently. He understood the importance of this trip. But when disaster struck—twice!—and Tie Sing’s supplies were lost, it was his creative spirit and quick mind that saved the day. His sumptuous menus had to be struck and Tie Sing had to start over in order to feed the thirty people in the group for ten whole days. His skills were tested and Tie Sing rose to the challenge. On the last night, he fed not just the campers' bodies, but also their minds, reminding them to remember and protect the mountains. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, created by Congress on August 25, 1916. Today, you can hike to Sing Peak, named for Tie Sing, in Yosemite National Park.
A Century of Impact celebrates the first 100 years of the National Parks Conservation Association, tracing its history and vision through stunning photography and tales of victory in a beautifully designed keepsake book. From its founding by the same visionaries who helped to create the National Park Service to present-day battles to protect our public lands, the National Parks Conservation Association has been the independent, non-partisan protector of America's favorite places. A Century of Impact presents this admirable legacy through richly illustrated tales of an impassioned organization in action - fighting off threats to park lands, water, air and wildlife, and advocating for a park system that tells a more complete American story. Readers will enjoy fascinating and often untold tales of park protection - such as saving Olympic's old-growth forests from WWII lumber production; restoring the endangered Florida panther in the greater Everglades ecosystem; keeping the nation's largest landfill from the doorstep of Joshua Tree; defeating a proposed casino sited within cannon range of the hallowed ground of Gettysburg - and an inside look at how persistent advocacy led to the creation of parks from Great Basin and Tallgrass Prairie to Pullman, Stonewall and Birmingham. With A Century of Impact, readers are invited to join NPCA's centennial celebration and discover how this humble organization has helped to shape the National Park System as we know it. More than that, it is a compelling reminder that the future of this nation's most sacred spaces lies in the hands of ordinary citizens, united to ensure that America's best idea endures for generations to come.
Best-selling author David Quammen takes readers on a breathtaking journey through America's most inspiring and imperiled ecosystem--Yellowstone National Park--in this monumental book on America's first national park. Yellowstone's storied past, rich ecosystem, and dynamic landscape are brilliantly portrayed in a captivating mosaic of photographs and eloquently written text that blend history, science, and research from the field. As much a visual ode to nature as an intimate tour of one of the world's most celebrated conservation areas, this gorgeous book illuminates the park's treasures grand and small--from the iconic Old Faithful to the rare gray wolf; from misty mountain tops to iridescent springs; and from sweeping valleys to flourishing wild blooms. In four illuminating sections that combine photos, sidebars, and graphics with elegantly crafted text, this book brings readers deeper into the life of the park than ever before, both commemorating its beauty and highlighting its challenges. This book is an essential addition to the National Parks' 100th anniversary celebration and will remind readers why conservation is worth every effort.