Complete National Parks of the United States: Featuring 400+ Parks, Monuments, Battlefields, Historic Sites, Scenic Trails, Recreation Areas, and Seashores

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National Geographic Books, 2009 - Travel - 527 pages
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Year after year, hundreds of millions of visitors spend more than a billion hours enjoying the magnificent, astonishingly diverse realm overseen by America’s National Park Service. And the National Geographic Society has been involved with this forward-looking, environmentally-minded department from the very beginning.

This extensive travel planner covers not just the 58 official National Parks but also the nearly 350 additional properties in the Park Service’s domain. The premier Parks are described in detail, but equal attention is given to the National Monuments, Memorials, Preserves, Historic Sites, Battlefields, Cemeteries, and Seashores, not to mention a network of "National Trails" and even the intriguingly referred to "Affiliated Areas." From Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty, from the hallowed ground of Gettysburg National Military Park to the Pacific waters shrouding Hawaii’s U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, this catalog spans American history and territory both, with practical advice on how to reach each park, when to go, and what to do there.
 

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User Review  - datrappert - LibraryThing

This is a good book for browsing and finding some parks and historic sites you may not have known about. However, the descriptions tend to be short and while there are some nice pictures, they don't ... Read full review

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I would recommend this book to anyone Pictures are wonderful. Very Educational. Covers just about everything I needed to know. Read full review

Contents

MIDDLE
9
Florida
128
Georgia
144
Kentucky
153
North Carolina
163
South Carolina
169
Tennessee
176
Puerto Rico U S Virgin Islands
186
North Dakota
233
Cēlēl
250
Louisiana
259
Oklahoma
267
SOUTL WEST
276
Arizona
288
Colorado
310
New Mexico
329

GREAT LARES
192
NORTHE AST 12 Ohio
206
Wisconsin
214
IDWEST
218
Nebraska
227
Utah
344
Gates of the Arctic National Park
493
The National Trails System map
521
Maine 15
524
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About the author (2009)

Mel White has written or contributed to more than 15 National Geographic books, including the two-volume Guide to Birdwatching Sites and the Guide to America s Outdoors: Southwest, and has contributed more than 50 articles to the Society s magazines, National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler.

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