The National Parks

An Illustrated History

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Author: Kim Heacox

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426215592

Category: History

Page: 384

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"100 years of American splendor"--Jacket.

An American Idea

The Making of the National Parks

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Author: Kim Heacox,Jimmy Carter

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426205635

Category: History

Page: 191

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Looks at the development of the national park in the United States from the 17th century to the formation of the National Park Service in 1916.

Allein in der Wand

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Author: Alex Honnold

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492973299

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Die Autobiografie vom Star des Oscar-prämierten Films »Free Solo« Alex Honnold hat die puristischste Form des Kletterns, ohne Seil und Sicherung, in neue Dimensionen geführt. Nun blickt der Kletterstar auf die Highlights seiner bisherigen Karriere zurück, wie die spektakuläre Free-Solo-Begehung von "Moonlight Buttress" in Utah oder die "Fitz Traverse" mit Tommy Caldwell in Patagonien. Er beschreibt, wie er sich auf die Besteigung des El Capitan vorbereitete, mit der er 2017 Klettergeschichte schrieb. "Free Solo", der Film, der dieser spektakulären Leistung ein Denkmal setzte, wurde 2019 mit einem Oscar prämiert. In diesem Buch verrät Alex Honnold, wie er den Spagat zwischen Abgrund und Privatleben schafft, warum Risiko oftmals auch Gewinn bedeuten kann und wie man in Extremsituationen fokussiert bleibt.

National Geographic Guide to National Parks

West

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Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.),National Geographic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 351

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Guilt mingles with relief, leaving Drizzt uniquely vulnerable to the persuasions of his newest companion--Dahlia, a darkly alluring elf and the only other member of their party to survive the cataclysm at Mount Hotenow. But traveling with Dahlia is challenging in more ways than one. As the two companions seek revenge on the one responsible for leveling Neverwinter--and nearly Luskan as well--Drizzt finds his usual moral certainty swept away by her unconventional views. Forced to see the dark deeds that the common man may be driven to by circumstance, Drizzt begins to find himself on the wrong side of the law in an effort to protect those the law has failed. Making new enemies, as his old enemies acquire deadly allies, Drizzt and Dahlia quickly find themselves embroiled in battle--a state he's coming to enjoy a little too much.

National Geographic Guide to the National Parks

Alaska

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780792295402

Category: Travel

Page: 255

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Guilt mingles with relief, leaving Drizzt uniquely vulnerable to the persuasions of his newest companion--Dahlia, a darkly alluring elf and the only other member of their party to survive the cataclysm at Mount Hotenow. But traveling with Dahlia is challenging in more ways than one. As the two companions seek revenge on the one responsible for leveling Neverwinter--and nearly Luskan as well--Drizzt finds his usual moral certainty swept away by her unconventional views. Forced to see the dark deeds that the common man may be driven to by circumstance, Drizzt begins to find himself on the wrong side of the law in an effort to protect those the law has failed. Making new enemies, as his old enemies acquire deadly allies, Drizzt and Dahlia quickly find themselves embroiled in battle--a state he's coming to enjoy a little too much.

The 10 Best of Everything National Parks

800 Top Picks from Parks Coast to Coast

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Author: N.A

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN: 1426207344

Category: Travel

Page: 478

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Covers national historical parks, monuments and battlefields, and scenic trails and features lists including the best lodges, hippest hikes, and most stunning star-gazing sites, as well as park-ranger anecdotes and travel tips.

Complete National Parks of the United States

Featuring 400+ Parks, Monuments, Battlefields, Historic Sites, Scenic Trails, Recreation Areas, and Seashores

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Author: Mel White

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216920

Category: NATURE

Page: 544

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From recreation areas and trails to historic sites, from nature hikes to seashores, this comprehensive travel guide and reference to the United States National Parks has been completely revised and updated, with a brand-new cover, more than 30 new photos, and 15 new properties that have been approved by President Barack Obama since the publication of the first edition. The ultimate travel planner and reference guide for all things national parks, this 544-page resource from National Geographic is filled with full-color photos, detailed maps, historical background, and practical facts on the location of the park system properties, as well as the best times to visit and top-rated activities.

National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States

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Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426208693

Category: Travel

Page: 480

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Offers descriptions, road maps, itineraries, travel tips, costs, and contact information for national parks ranging from Virginia's Shenandoah to Alaska's Glacier Bay. Original.

The Civil War Battlefield Guide

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Author: Frances H. Kennedy,Conservation Fund (Arlington, Va.)

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395740125

Category: History

Page: 495

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Includes essays and maps on all of the 384 battles listed as "significant"

National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States, 8th edition

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Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 142621751X

Category: Travel

Page: 496

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In time for the National Park's 100th birthday, this flagship, best-selling guide is fully revamped and updated with all new text, photographs, and design. National Geographic writers hit all 59 national parks—including Pinnacles, the newest in the crown—for intensive on-the-ground research. 300 photos and 80 colorful maps complete the extraordinary package. Practical and comprehensive coverage includes engaging, individual park descriptions and brief history, travel planning tips, itineraries and directions, activities, park lodges and hotels, visitor center contact information, and camping information. Well-known national parks writers provide new insights into the parks and share favorite spots for viewing scenery, wildlife, sunsets, and more in this Centennial edition. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Science, Conservation, and National Parks

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Author: Steven R. Beissinger,David D. Ackerly,Holly Doremus,Gary Machlis

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022642300X

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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Today, more than 292 million tourists visit U.S. national parks each year, enjoying the great outdoors and taking selfies with buffalos. And nearly 25,000 professionals, many of them scientists, help guide and educate those tourists. This is all thanks to a group assembled by Stephen T. Mather and Horace M. Albright in 1915 at a still-burgeoning University of California Berkeley campus. Together they plotted a future for the country s existing and evolving national parks. The result was legislation establishing the National Park Service, signed by Woodrow Wilson in 1916. The primary purpose of the park system was to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations . This statement of purpose has always harbored both tension and ambiguity as it does not envision a future in which that conservation and enjoyment of park resources might come into conflict, much less offer principles for striking a balance between the two. Nor does it explain what it means to keep park resources unimpaired for the future, which is where the divide between acceptable and unacceptable change to the parks might lie. Nor, finally, does it define or limit the universe of activities that constitute legitimate enjoyment of park resources. Those are questions that cannot be answered in the abstract, or forever. The principles articulated in the Organic Act are unchanging, but the way those principles apply to specific facts is necessarily a function of the times. How the mission of the US National Park System is interpreted has implications that go well beyond the resolution of specific management conflicts. In 2014, in anticipation of the 2016 centennial of the NPS s establishment, a group of incredible scientists and naturalists gathered at UC Berkeley, in partnership with National Geographic Society, and the NPS, to explore the history, present, and future of the NPS. Science for Parks, Parks for Science is a synthesis of that summit, as well as an opportunity for those who weren t among the 1,000 attendees to read and experience the level of scientific exchange and debate, and the policy implications that followed. Taking on that responsibility, this volume becomes not only a catalyst for park conservation in the US, but also an inspiration for park systems and management the world over."

National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada

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Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217560

Category: Canada

Page: 384

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This completely updated guidebook shows you how to make the most out of your visit to Canada's 47 gorgeous national parks, just in time for Canada's 150th birthday-from Cape Breton Highlands to Banff to Pacific Rim National Park Preserve, plus the five newest additions- NBBts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve, Mealy Mountains, Rouge Urban, Qausuittuq, and Sable Island National Park Reserve of Canada. Written by national park experts who know the parks inside out, chock-full of handy, practical information, and beautifully illustrated with stunning photography and one-of-a-kind maps prepared by National Geographic cartographers specifically for this book, this edition takes you step-by-step to the must-sees of each park, and lesser known places as well, making sure you don't miss a thing. Detailed guidance highlights the best spots for wildlife watching, favorite places for kayaking, swimming, camping, hiking, and other activities, as well as such nuts-and-bolts information as how to get to each park, the best seasons, where to stay, and much more. This is the only guide you'll need on your next foray into Canada's splendid parks.

Mapping the Future of America's National Parks

Stewardship Through Geographic Information Systems

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Author: Mark Henry,Leslie Armstrong

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 1589480805

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 158

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Demonstrating how geographic information systems (GIS) captures, stores, analyses, manipulates, updates, and displays all forms of geographically referenced information, this visually stunning book is a unique resource for national park visitors and managers. Filled with colourful maps, charts, and photographs, this book documents the spread of GIS into every corner of the National Park Service and details its use in repairing trails and roads, locating artefacts, restoring American battlefields, guiding development, understanding wildfires, and protecting fragile lands. Dozens of detailed examples illustrate the invaluable role of GIS mapping in national parks.

National Geographic Yosemite National Park Road Guide

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Author: Thomas Schmidt,Jeremy Schmidt

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780792254850

Category: Travel

Page: 93

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In 2004, Yosemite received 3.3 million visitors, 500,000 more than Yellowstone - the road guide sold more than 11,000 copies in a year. This guide is completely dedicated to driving the parks, with mileage markers and sight-by-sight descriptions. This user-friendly guide follows the major roads in Yosemite National Park with detailed maps. Along the way the guide highlights the best locations to see stunning wildlife, such as bighorn sheep and black bear, where to spot breathtaking geological formations and the sites of key historical events. The maps also clearly indicate the camping, fishing, and boating locations within the park. The book's design eliminates a major frustration of other road guides - having to count odometer mileage and flip back and forth between maps and text. Here, the text and maps are contiguous, all the visitor needs to find is the road and starting point. They can then follow the maps and descriptions as they drive along.

Wanderlust

Unterwegs auf legendären Wegen

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899559118

Category:

Page: 254

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Sequoia National Park

An Illustrated History

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Author: Sandra L. Keith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780917859960

Category: Kings Canyon National Park (Calif.)

Page: 47

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Pony Express

An Illustrated History

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Author: Carol Guthrie,Bart Smith

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762762020

Category: History

Page: 192

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“Orphans preferred” was the call that went out to the daring of heart when the Pony Express was organized nearly 150 years ago in April 1860. Called “The Greatest Enterprise of Modern Times,” the endeavor—which lasted only nineteenth months—recruited young men willing to risk life and limb in a relay race that crossed the frontier on a route from St. Joseph, Missouri, to San Francisco, California, speeding the delivery of mail to an astonishing ten days. The Pony Express combines the legends and lore of this remarkable mail service with contemporary photography and archival images and documents from the past, and celebrates the sesquicentennial of the start—and end—of those daring rides, which ended with the completion of the transcontinental railroad. It is a befitting tribute to an American icon whose legacy is marked to this day by Pony Express museums all along the route from Missouri to California.

National Geographic Readers: Rosa Parks

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Author: Kitson Jazynka

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426321430

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Find out about the life of Rosa Parks and how her actions in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 helped end racial segregation in America. This book follows the same standards as other National Geographic Readers with the same careful text, brilliant photographs, and fun approach that kids love. The life story of Rosa Parks has enduring lessons to teach us and this biography should appeal to kids, parents, and teachers.