Book Review: America's National Parks: An Insider's Guide to Unforgettable Places and Experiences
I love our National Parks! I live near two in New Jersey. Yes,n New Jersey. Jockey Hollow National Historical Park in Morristown preserves the locations where during our revolutionary war with England George Washington and the colonial army units camped out. The second is the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge which preserves more than 6,000 acres of swamp and wetlands that are important resources for wildlife and also for groundwater recharge. Both of these treasures are within a short drive of major population centers.
When I travel to the American west, I often visit three national parks a reasonable drive from Las Vegas. These are the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon National Park. All three are awe inspiring and well worth a visit.
Americans have been flocking to America's National Parks for generations.
Now armchair travelers can go on a photographic journey from the comfort of their own home, as Time Home Entertainment Inc. is releasing America's National Parks: An Insider’s Guide to Unforgettable Places and Experiences. From cover to cover, this book is the perfect collection for travel enthusiasts, photography aficionados, and American history buffs alike.
America's National Parks captures the experience of touring some of the country's most notable places; whether it's hiking through the giants of the Redwoods, biking along the carriage roads of Acadia, standing before the Lincoln Memorial, or wandering the ruins of Mesa Verde.
"We recognize that national parks are among the most photographed places on the planet," says Scott Kirkwood, Editor of National Parks magazine, "so when we set out to create this book, we made a conscious effort to pick images that show off these places in a new light. When you page through this book, you'll know you’re looking at American icons like Arches, Glacier, and Yellowstone; but you’ll see these sites in ways that you haven’t quite seen before. You’ll also be introduced to a lot of parks that aren’t household names—but should be."
The book’s magnificent content is divided into eight categories:
”¢ The Mountains (including Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Yosemite)
”¢ The Red Rocks (including The Grand Canyon, Great Basin, and Petrified Forest)
”¢ The Trees (including The Everglades, Redwoods, and Sequoia)
”¢ The Middle (including The Great Lakes, The Great Smoky Mountains, and Tallgrass Prairie)
”¢ The Desert (including Death Valley, Joshua Tree, and Saguaro)
”¢ The Last Frontier (including Denali, Glacier Bay, and Lake Clark)
”¢ The Coast (including Acadia, Biscayne, and Hawai’i)
”¢ The History (including Gettysburg, San Antonio Missions, and the Washington Monument)
Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting and enhancing our National Park System. NPCA and its 750,000 members and supporters work together to protect our National Park System and preserve our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage for our children and grandchildren. www.npca.org.