From recreation areas and trails to historic sites, from nature hikes to seashores, this comprehensive travel guide and reference to the United States National Parks has been completely revised and updated, with a brand-new cover, more than 30 new photos, and 15 new properties that have been approved by President Barack Obama since the publication of the first edition. The ultimate travel planner and reference guide for all things national parks, this 544-page resource from National Geographic is filled with full-color photos, detailed maps, historical background, and practical facts on the location of the park system properties, as well as the best times to visit and top-rated activities.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #12457 in Books
- Brand: White Mel
- Published on: 2016-10-25
- Released on: 2016-10-25
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- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.20" h x
1.20" w x
- Binding: Hardcover
- 544 pages
- National Geographic Complete National Parks of the United States 2nd Edition
“A dandy book designed for armchair adventurers who like lots of choices when pondering their next excursion.” –Seattle Times
"It's rare that I travel to any destination without visiting a national park nearby...This is a guide to all of them, with awesome photos." -- San Antonio Express News
About the Author
MEL WHITE is a writer specializing in travel and natural history. He has worked for National Geographic publications since 1990 and has written more than 50 magazine articles for National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Traveler covering destinations such as Australia, Borneo, the Amazon River, the Swiss Alps, and Madagascar, as well as North American sites from Alaska to the Everglades. His books include the two-volume National Geographic Guide to Birdwatching Sites and National Geographic Guide to America’s Outdoors: Southwest.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
Hit the road
By Linda Lynn
This comprehensive book begs you to get off the couch and begin exploring. I guess I was naive as to how many parks, monuments, battlefields, historic sites and trails we are blessed to have right here in the USA, let alone in our own backyard. I like the way the book is broken down into region and then goes state by state explaining the sites, monuments, battlefields, parks or trails. Concise explanations and beautiful photos make this book a winner.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
love this book! great resource
By bazaar blue
was very useful for my tour of some national parks/monuments, etc, helping with planning where to stay, which visitor centers were best for me, learning about some of the geology and natural forces at work in each area, and specifics as to what to expect when I got there. It was my "go to" book in planning each visit. The US keeps adding new monuments et al so it's best to get the most recent version of this book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
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Not a bad reference but I didn't feel that it offered much more than the NPS website