A stunning photography book featuring all 59 U.S. National Parks, published to coincide with the National Parks Service’s centennial
The National Parks of the United States is a stunning tribute to some of the most spectacular and diverse scenery in the world. From the peaks of Colorado to the glaciers of Alaska, from the volcanoes of Hawaii to the everglades of Florida, this handsome volume features all 59 National Parks, even the de-listed, forgotten three located in Michigan, North Dakota, and Oklahoma.
The book also provides useful details for each park including nearest city, coordinates, and size. Adding further inspirational content are personal reflections on the area quoted from a variety of perspectives, including park rangers, explorers and famous personalities such as Mark Twain, Babe Ruth and Harry S. Truman.
With a map overview of all the parks and sections dedicated to the wildlife and other protected areas, this book is a complete, breathtaking compilation of the splendor the United States park system has to offer.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #105364 in Books
- Brand: Douglas McIntyre
- Published on: 2016-08-09
- Original language:
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.20" h x
1.20" w x
- Binding: Hardcover
- 168 pages
"This is the ultimate treasure for the armchair traveler who would like to see all of the breath-taking scenery that this great nation has to offer without leaving the comfort of home.... Thomas’ stunning pictures are a feast for the eyes, and the accompanying details about each park are an asset to anyone planning a sight-seeing excursion into the heart of our country. If you’re thinking about taking a road trip but can’t make up your mind where to go, let this book be your compass." (Laura Cote The Missoulian)
“Complemented by an artistic layout, the outstanding photographs capture expansive, often astonishing vistas with stunning color and light. ... quotations from past and present park visitors―some of them famous, such as Theodore Roosevelt ... evoke the wide-eyed wonder and reverence that travelers experience in these wilderness settings.” (Publisher's Weekly)
“A stunning new book and tribute to some of the most spectacular and diverse scenery in the world.” (Missoula Valley Lifestyle Magazine)
About the Author
Andrew Thomas is the winner of the 2011 Burrard-Lucas International Photography Contest. He has exhibited his work in Australia, where he lives, and gives regular photographic presentations and group workshops.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
A Milestone in photo essays on America'a National Parks
I have just received a wonderful photographic essay. “National Parks of The United States” by Andrew Thomas.
The author’s love of the Parks is clearly shown by the way he has lovingly recorded the natural beauty to be found in them.
The written notes on each page gives useful information on location, when the Park was created and coupled with the quotations, kept making me long for opportunities or ways to visit them
The photography is outstanding. Each Park’s unique jumps off the page to the viewer.
This is must for anyone who loves Parks.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
By N. U.
Fabulous book with amazing photos! Great overview of the parks.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
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Amazing photos and text
By Sharron Dickman
Amazing photos and text. A great gift for any nature lover. It really captures the diversity and drama of the US national parks, wildlife and scenery.