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National Parks : An American Legacy: Celebrating 100 Years of the National Park Service (Hardcover)

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From the cascading waterfalls of Yosemite to the unique geothermal features of Yellowstone, the U.S. national parks are among the most breathtaking destinations in the world. Founded to preserve such natural beauty for posterity, the national parks represent one of America’s crowning achievements and international treasures.The National Parks: An American Legacy tells the story of the parks through the photography of Ian Shive, as well as through poignant essays by notable naturalists, scientists, explorers, and artists. Timed to coincide with the celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service, this lavish volume reveals the grandeur and history of the parks and looks toward what the next 100 years will bring.With more than 300 never-before-seen images of all 58 of the fully fledged national parks including Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyon as well as images from many of the 340-plus national park units, this striking collection is comprehensive and inspiring.The National Parks: An American Legacy reveals the way humankind interacts with the parks, and how the story of the national parks is also a tribute to the people who visit, explore, and tirelessly work to preserve these cherished American landscapes.
From the cascading waterfalls and towering cliff faces of Yosemite to the abundant wildlife and unique geothermal features of Yellowstone, the U.S. national parks are among the most dramatic, diverse, and breathtaking destinations in the world. Founded under the principal that such natural beauty should be protected for posterity, the national parks represent one of America?s crowning achievements and, through their preservation and stewardship, have become international treasures.

The National Parks: An American Legacy tells the story of the parks through the photography of Ian Shive, today?s leading national park photographer and recipient of the 2011 Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, as well as through poignant essays by today?s notable naturalists, scientists, explorers, and artists. Timed to coincide with the celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service, this lavish volume not only reveals the grandeur and history of the national parks but also takes a look at what the next 100 years will bring through a narrative focused on the present.

With more than 300 never-before-seen images of all 58 of the fully fledged national parksincluding Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Grand Canyonas well as images from many of the 340-plus national park unitssuch as Point Reyes National Seashore in California and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsinthis striking collection is as comprehensive as it is inspiring. Much more than a showcase of nature photography,The National Parks: An American Legacy reveals the way humankind interacts with the parks, and how the story of the national parks is not only staggeringly beautiful but is also a tribute to the people who visit, explore, and tirelessly work to preserve these cherished American landscapes.
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Photography
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Language: English
Street Date: October 27, 2015
TCIN: 23987599
UPC: 9781608874088
Item Number (DPCI): 247-50-5342
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Although I ordered this book as a Xmas gift in early December, I didn't receive it until the end of February. That said, my friend LOVED the book, great pictures, and said it was definitely worth waiting for it.
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