THE NATIONAL PARKS OF AMERICA
Author: Michael Brett
Publisher: Barron's Education Series, Sep 2001
For tourists, family campers, & serious lovers of the outdoors. Describes more than 50 national parks, sites, & seashores that stretch from Cape Hatteras on the Atlantic coast to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Yosemite in California, Haleakala in Hawaii, & Glacier Bay in Alaska. More than 400 breathtaking photographs capture the beauty & atmosphere of each site. 400+ Color photos & 54 color maps; 12x9 inches, 240 pgs.
Here is a big, beautiful, color-illustrated book that describes more than 50 national parks, sites, and seashores that stretch from Cape Hatteras on the Atlantic coast to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Yosemite in California, Haleakala in Hawaii, and Glacier Bay in Alaska. More than 400 breathtaking photographs capture the beauty and atmosphere of each site, and 54 color maps show each park's location and major features. Visitor information panels give important details on access points, accommodations, and recreational activities such as hiking, rafting, birdwatching, and fishing. Here is a wonderful volume that will inspire plans for trips and evoke marvelous memories of past experiences in America's great outdoors.
Books on national parks are always in demand because of the need to get away from it all. But popular parks such as the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and the Great Smokies too often resemble NASCAR racetracks rather than places people visit to escape the crowds and the noise. These two eye-pleasing guides will help readers find some beautiful spots in the United States and Canada that have not yet absorbed the population of Poughkeepsie. Canada is an especially good place to find peace and quiet, since most of its national and provincial parks are quite distant from civilization. In addition to being visually alluring very few of us have ever come back from a vacation with the types of photos that appear in these books both books are replete with useful travel information (when to go, what to see, how to get there). Recommended for armchair and seasoned park travelers alike; public libraries should consider purchasing these as supplements to Freeman Tilden's definitive The National Parks (o.p.) and the glossy guides from the "National Geographic Park Profiles" series. - Joseph L. Carlson, Lompoc P.L., CA
About the Author:
Michael Brett trained as a geographer at the University of Natal, South Africa. He has traveled widely across the United States and has contributed to many publications focusing on nature and conservation.