National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States

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National Geographic Books, 2009 - Travel - 480 pages
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Featuring 375 color photos and 80 full-color detailed maps?more than any other park guidebook?this is the most comprehensive, up-to-the-minute book of its kind on the market today. A perennial favorite with more than a million copies sold in previous editions, it reflects National Geographic's century-long association with America's national parks system and its peerless reputation for travel expertise and cartographic excellence.

The guide opens with an essay by Yellowstone authority Paul Schullery, a section on how to use the guide, and a national locator map. The parks are presented alphabetically region by region, with individual maps and geographical profiles. Colorfully illustrated descriptions offer tours tailored to the time available, whether it's an hour or a week, and tell visitors the best spots to enjoy hikes, spectacular vistas, wildlife, and more. An Information & Activities page provides practical advice on visiting?park contact information, camping and lodging, accessibility, pet restrictions, things to do, and special advisories. Excursions to nearby wildlife refuges, monuments, forests, and other areas of exceptional interest follow many of the park entries.

From planning a trip to making the most of every minute, here's all the information anyone could want on the scenic national parks?the crown jewels of the park system?plus invaluable advice from National Geographic writers who know them well.
 

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User Review  - jo2son - LibraryThing

Rich in detail and lush with beautiful photographs, this is a very informative book about Canada's national parks. It is amazing that one country can have such diversity of landscapes. Read full review

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User Review  - 134fisher - Overstock.com

We are planning a trip next summer to see many of the national parks. this guidebook will be very valuable as it gives lots of info and pictures about each park. Read full review

Contents

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Great Smoky Mountains
66
Isle Royale
80
Shenandoah
96
Voyageurs
112
Introduction
128
Guadalupe Mountains
142
THE PACIFIC
229
Introduction
291
Great Sand Dunes
312
Theodore Roosevelt
330
Wind Cave
348
Map Introduction
369
Mount Rainier
384
Olympic
402
ALASKA
420

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Yosemite
276

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