Our inviting eastern parklands: from Acadia to the Everglades

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National Geographic Society, Mar 1, 1997 - History - 200 pages
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Discover the amazing variety of our eastern national parks. In the company of National Geographic writers and photographers explore islands of preservation set amid some of the most populated areas of the United States. Meet naturalists and rangers, fishermen and fellow travelers. Journey from the fog-drenched cliffs and teeming tide pools of Acadia in Maine to the glistening saw grass of Florida's Everglades. Go underground at Mammouth Cave. Hike through rhododendrons and mountain laurel fora misty morning view of the Great Smokies, then watch autumn tint Blue Ridge hills and hollows. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Biscayne, Virgin Islands, and Dry Tortugas, one of our newest national parks.

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Billie W. Kapp, a Social Studies consultant for the Connecticut Geographic Alliance, acted as chief educational consultant for this atlas. She is a PIER Fellow at the Yale Center for International and Area Studies and the recipient of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.

As a pediatrician, writer, wife, and mother, Perri Klass has demonstrated how medicine is integral to the health of families and communities, and how doctors themselves struggle to balance the conflicting needs of profession, self, and family. As medical director of Reach Out and Read, she encourages other pediatricians to foster pre-reading skills in their young patients. While earning her M.D. at Harvard, Klass contributed articles to "Mademoiselle" and "The New York Times" as well as to scientific and medical journals. She also wrote her first book, "A Not Entirely Benign Procedure "(1987), which chronicles her introduction to medicine and motherhood. In the following years she has continued to publish books, essays, award-winning short stories, a novel, and numerous articles, ranging from professional papers to popular journalism and travel pieces.