National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States

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"National Geographic Books Guide to National Parks of the United States nag0425. This guide helps travelers design custom trips depending on the time and interests they have. The parks are grouped region by region so that vacationers can plan trips to one or more central location. Each chapter is introduced by a map and a geographical profile followed by the parks in alphabetical order. Individual parks start with a portrait of the natural wonders available their history and the ecological setting and stresses they face. A practical How to Get There follows with suggestions on when best to visit and a How to Visit section with advice on which activities to engage in how much time to provide for each and how to savor the beauty of the place. After the descriptions each park has an Information & Activities page with detailed visitor information including the location of the visitor centers the fees pet guidance special advisories camping and lodging details. Suggested brief nearby excursions are provided to encourage the traveler to explore beyond the park boundaries. This update includes the lastest information on the 2009 tsunami that devistated America Samoa National Park information on road changes that resulted from the recent flooding in Olympic National Park and changes in Arches National Park including the collapse of Wall Arch in late 2008. The new edition also has 200 new photos by noted nature photographer Phil Schermeister. These pictures many of which have never been published before reflect the beauty and grandeur of our national treasures while the accompanying text written by experienced National Geographic writers who have traveled the parks is full of personal useful and practical information."

- CampSaver.com

Connected with America's parks since their founding, National Geographic offers up current, trusted information on visiting all 58 national parks in this Guide to National Parks of the United States.

- REI

Giving comprehensive information about the crown jewels of the national park system, the National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States is packed with 380 color photographs, 80 detailed color maps, and a plethora of information about the national parks.

- EMS

The National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States will prove indispensable on a summer drive through this great country. Packed with more color photographs (380) and detailed color maps (80) than any other parks guidebook on the market, this handy, practical guide, completely updated for the 2012 edition, offers comprehensive information on the crown jewels of the national park system-the 58 scenic national parks that conserve and protect the flora and fauna in some of our nation's last wilderness areas.This guide helps travelers design custom trips depending on the time and interests they have. The parks are grouped region by region so that vacationers can plan trips to one or more central location. Each chapter is introduced by a map and a geographical profile, followed by the parks in alphabetical order. Individual parks start with a portrait of the natural wonders available, their history, and the ecological setting and stresses they face. 'How to Get There Guide' for each parkHundreds of photos - 200 are new to this editionIndividual Park descriptions 'Information and Activities' page for each parkVisitor center information, park fees and amenities for each parkFull of useful and practical informationFully indexedAuthor - National Geographic EditorsBinding - PaperPages - 480Publisher - National GeographicYear - 7th Edition 2012ISBN - 97814262088690

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