Explore the majesty of the National Parks through the eyes of contemporary artists. ART OF THE NATIONAL PARKS is a beautiful art book that displays the unique beauty of each U.S. National Park, as captured by the Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series Fifty-Nine Parks collaborated with some of the world’s foremost contemporary artists and designers to create original posters that celebrate the unique beauty of the U.S. National Park system. The wildly popular poster art that resulted is now available as a collection for the first time in this gorgeous art book. A contemporary take on the W.P.A. posters of the 1930s, each poster is a unique and original reflection of the talent and perspective of the contemporary artist who created it, resulting in a one-of-a-kind tribute to the majesty of the national parks. Includes art of the Top Ten Most Visited National Parks as rated by the National Park Service: (1) Great Smoky Mountains, (2) Grand Canyon, (3) Rocky Mountain, (4) Zion, (5) Yosemite, (6) Yellowstone, (7) Acadia, (8) Grand Teton, (9) Olympic, and (10) Glacier. Filled with Facts: Includes a comprehensive history and overview of the flora, fauna, and best sights in each park. Travel Guide: With seasonality and travel tips, Our National Treasure: The Art of the National Parks can also be used as a guide for visiting the national parks. Gift for Nature Lovers: An ideal gift gift for armchair travelers, national park enthusiasts, and anyone who appreciates contemporary art and design. Each Book Gives Back: Sales benefit the National Park Service. “Highlights the unique beauty of each national park” –SierraClub.com
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Identifies hidden treasures and lesser-known points of interest in each of America's national parks.
In 1872 Yellowstone was established as a National Park. The name caught the public’s imagination and by the close of the century, other National Parks had been declared, not only in the USA, but also in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Yet as it has spread, the concept has evolved and diversified. In the absence of any international controlling body, individual countries have been free to adapt the concept for their own physical, social and economic environments. Some have established national parks to protect scenery, others to protect ecosystems or wildlife. Tourism has also been a fundamental component of the national parks concept from the beginning and predates ecological justifications for national park establishment though it has been closely related to landscape conservation rationales at the outset. Approaches to tourism and visitor management have varied. Some have stripped their parks of signs of human settlement, while increasingly others are blending natural and cultural heritage, and reflecting national identities. This edited volume explores in detail, the origins and multiple meanings of National Parks and their relationship to tourism in a variety of national contexts. It consists of a series of introductory overview chapters followed by case study chapters from around the world including insights from the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Spain, France, Sweden, Indonesia, China and Southern Africa. Taking a global comparative approach, this book examines how and why national parks have spread and evolved, how they have been fashioned and used, and the integral role of tourism within national parks. The volume’s focus on the long standing connection between tourism and national parks; and the changing concept of national parks over time and space give the book a distinct niche in the national parks and tourism literature. The volume is expected to contribute not only to tourism and national park studies at the upper level undergraduate and graduate
A fun and educational coloring book for kids and adults Featuring 24 of the most popular and scenic parks in the US including Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Zion, Olympic, Acadia and more, The National Parks Coloring Book, is full of fun, unique and educational images to color. These pictures will inspire all ages and skill levels to learn, explore and love the beautiful National Parks of the US In this informative, educational, and easy-to-color coloring book, each park is represented with some of its distinguishing animals (big and small) along with plants and flowers and iconic sites. Detailed drawings of animals such as Grizzly Bear, White-Tailed Deer, American Bison, Mountain Lion, Gray Wolf, along with American Bullfrog, and Alpine Chipmunk (to name a few ). Wildflowers or plants commonly seen at the park are included along with a color key for reference. About the National Parks Coloring Book: A Map of all the National Parks. All the parks featured in the book are highlighted along with all the rest of the National parks found in the US. Great for All Skill Levels. Fun and easy-to-color artwork that will put a smile on the face of every kid who loves nature and parks. Makes a Great Gift. (or for that kid who's about to road trip in the back seat on their way to visit a park ). Double Images. One set for you and one to share or color again. Total of 48 pages to color. A Color Key. A guide for the colors for wildflowers featured in each park is found in the front of the book. Here is an alphabetical list of the 24 national parks you will find inside this educational and fun coloring book for kids and adults: Acadia National Park (Maine) Arches National Park (Utah) Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah) Crater Lake National Park (Oregon) Denali National Park (Alaska) Everglades National Park (Florida) Glacier National Park (Montana) Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona) Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming) Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee) Hawai'i Volcano
The Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency, was founded in 1942 by William 'Wild Bill' Donovan under the direction of President Roosevelt, who realized the need to improve intelligence during wartime. A rigorous recruitment process enlisted agents from both the armed services and civilians to produce operational groups specializing in different foreign areas including Italy, Norway, Yugoslavia and China. At its peak in 1944, the number of men and women working in the service totaled nearly 13,500. This intriguing story of the origins and development of the American espionage forces covers all of the different departments involved, with a particular emphasis on the courageous teams operating in the field. The volume is illustrated with many photographs, including images from the film director John Ford who led the OSS Photographic Unit and parachuted into Burma in 1943.
A state-by-state guide to the national parks, preserves, monuments, seashores, and historic sites throughout America
- Author : Backpacker Magazine
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2016-04-01
- Genre : Nature
- Pages : 320
- ISBN : 1493019651
With expert content and beautiful photos provided by Backpacker magazine, this treasured collector s item belongs as much on the coffee table as does in the backpack. Released in time for the National Park Service s 100th anniversary, Backpacker's The National Parks Coast to Coast is a collection of the best 100 hikes in our national parks, featuring detailed hike profiles, maps, and full-color photos. The book also includes park-specific visiting tips, ranger bios and interviews, and contributions from prominent members of the outdoor community on the importance of our national park system. Full-bleed photos, gorgeous and rustic, flexibind packaging, coupled with the trusted Backpacker brand, make this a must-have book for hikers of all ages, as well as anyone with a lifelong love for our national parks and the great outdoors."
Bring your love of the National Parks home with this hip keepsake set, featuring wooden magnets, a map of the U.S., and pin stickers, illustrated by Brainstorm. Show off your pride in the U.S. National Parks with this charmingly illustrated set of outdoorsy keepsakes! Highlighting top spots, like Yellowstone, Joshua Tree, and Yosemite, as well as lesser-known Parks, this collection is perfect for any Parks enthusiast. This kit includes: 5 full-color, deluxe wooden magnets featuring illustrations from Yosemite, Yellowstone, Joshua Tree, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Parks. A full-color, foldout map of the United States, marked with the locations of each National Park. Sheets of pin-shaped stickers, for noting Parks visited. A 72-page mini book with profiles of all 61 U.S. National Parks.
- Author : John George Williams
- Publisher : Harpercollins Pub Limited
- Release Date : 1981
- Genre : Nature
- Pages : 336
- ISBN : UVA:X000689054
A guide to the national parks, game reserves and animal sanctuaries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. 400 mammals and birds are described, as well as the park's interesting features, resident species, and access and accommodation. 25 reserves are illustrated with maps.
In this lavishly illustrated book well-known environmental historian Alfred Runte, a prominent figure on the Ken Burns documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, tells the highly engaging story of the development of our national parks, from the first national park, Yellowstone, to the more recent decision to set aside vast tracts of Alaska for preservation.
The official companion book to the popular PBS television series, Great Lodges, and the second volume in Christine Barnes's popular series, Great Lodges of the National Parks, Volume Two, will leave a lasting impression on any reader. Blending stunning nature, unique buildings, and fascinating stories, Great Lodges will transport you to another place through beautiful photography and writing. The selected lodges represent an eclectic collection of architecture that reflects America's social changes: from neo-classical grand resorts and Spanish revival villas to traditional lake lodges and log cabins in the mountains. Stunning photography by Fred Pflughoft and David Morris compliment Barnes's research and writing, while historical black-and-white photographs give readers a new appreciation for the historical landmarks and vistas that compliment our national parks.
- Author : Fodor's Travel Guides
- Publisher : Fodor's Travel
- Release Date : 2016-05-10
- Genre : Travel
- Pages : 944
- ISBN : 9781101880418
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering trusted advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West features comprehensive information on everything within each of the 38 national parks of the West and on the towns and attractions nearby. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor's expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, from rafting the raging Colorado River as it pushes through the Grand Canyon, to viewing wildlife in Yosemite while you hike, to watching Yellowstone’s Old Faithful geyser in action. This guide also includes special chapters to help you choose a park and advice for planning your visit like what to pack, which park passes to buy, and photography tips. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations · Covers: Arches National Park, Badlands National Park, Banff National Park, Big Ben National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Channel Islands National Park, Crater Lake National Park, Death Valley National Park, Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Great Basin National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Jasper National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, North Cascades National Park, Olympic National Park, Petrified Forest National Park, Pinnacles National Park, Redwood National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Saguaro National Park, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Theodore Roosevelt National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Zion National Park
- Author : National Geographic Society
- Publisher : National Geographic
- Release Date : 2006
- Genre : Travel
- Pages : 480
- ISBN : WISC:89082481409
Offers descriptions, road maps, itineraries, travel tips, and cost and contact information for national parks from Virginia's Shenandoah to Alaska's Glacier Bay.
- Author : National Geographic
- Publisher : Simon and Schuster
- Release Date : 2016-03-24
- Genre : Travel
- Pages : 496
- ISBN : 9781426217517
For all national parks lovers, and anyone with a sense of history, this 100% updated, completely redesigned edition of the best-selling National Parks guide in North America will continue to impress travelers with all-new descriptions, photos, and maps. In time for the National Park's 100th birthday, this flagship, best-selling guide is fully revamped and updated with all new text, photographs, and design. National Geographic writers hit all 59 national parks - including Pinnacles, the newest in the crown - for intensive on-the-ground research. Each entry is rewritten from scratch. Three hundred specially commissioned photos and 80 colorful maps complete the extraordinary package. Practical and comprehensive coverage includes engaging, individual park descriptions and brief history, travel planning tips, itineraries and directions, activities, park lodges and hotels, visitor center contact information, and camping information.