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Lassoing the Sun : A Year in America's National Parks (Hardcover) (Mark Woods)

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Every year, sometimes more than once, Mark Woods’s mother piled all three kids into her prized campervan for family vacations to America's National Parks. Mark’s most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood National Park, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon.

On the eve of turning fifty and a little burned out, Mark decided to reconnect with the great outdoors. He'd spend a year visiting the National Parks. He planned to take his mother to a park she’d not yet visited and to recreate his childhood trips with his iPad-generation daughter.

But then the unthinkable happened: his mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. Mark had started out intending to write a book about the future of the National Parks, tied to the Park Service’s centennial, but as he continued the project, it grew into something more: a book about family, the parks, the legacies we inherit and the ones we leave behind.

There are 58 national parks. Here are the 11 that Mark Woods visits in the book: Acadia (ME), Saguaro (AZ), Grand Canyon (AZ), Dry Tortugas (FL), Yellowstone (WY, MT, ID), Gateway National Recreation Center (NY), Yosemite (CA), Flight 93 National Memorial (PA), Olympic (WA), Big Bend (TX), Haleakala (HI).

Number of Pages: 31232
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Travel
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Mark Woods
Language: English
Street Date: June 14, 2016
TCIN: 50950974
UPC: 9781250105899
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-0201
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