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National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.

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Year after year, hundreds of millions of visitors spend more than a billion hours enjoying the magnificent, astonishingly diverse realm overseen by America's National Park Service. And the National Geographic Society has been involved with this forward-looking, environmentally-minded department from the very beginning.


This extensive travel planner covers not just the 58 official National Parks but also the nearly 350 additional properties in the Park Service's domain. The premier parks are described in detail, but equal attention is given to the National Monuments, Memorials, Preserves, Historic Sites, Battlefields, Cemeteries, and Seashores, not to mention a network of "National Trails" and even the intriguingly referred to "Affiliated Areas." From Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty, from the hallowed ground of Gettysburg National Military Park to the Pacific waters shrouding Hawaii's U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, this catalog spans American history and territory both, with practical advice on how to reach each park, when to go, and what to do there.


  • Hardcover
  • 528 pages; 275 color photographs, 68 maps
  • 6 7/8" x 9 3/4"
  • © 2010

Mel White has written or contributed to more than 15 National Geographic books, including the two-volume Guide to Birdwatching Sites and the Guide to America's Outdoors: Southwest, and has contributed more than 50 articles to the Society's magazines, National Geographic and National Geographic Traveler.


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  • Easy to read (4)
  • Informative (4)
  • Easy to follow (3)
  • Quality photos (3)

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    • Reference (4)
    • Camping (3)
    • Educational (3)
    • Hiking (3)
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      • No (5), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Incredible Value

    This GREAT book describes our U.S. national parks, one by one, each one with turn by turn directions, sights to see, accomodations (or lack thereof), trail or rafting ease/difficulty,times ...Read complete review

    This GREAT book describes our U.S. national parks, one by one, each one with turn by turn directions, sights to see, accomodations (or lack thereof), trail or rafting ease/difficulty,times to go/avoid, sights to see, AND has contact WEB SITES, phone numbers etc. Wonderfully enjoyable reading, even if you don't go to more than a few, and well worthwhile to own if you DO plan on going to ANY! I have visited some of the described Parks, unfortunately not all, and have found it to be quite accurate, correct, and informative. You will NOT regret this purchase!

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    Complete National Parks of U.S.

    I was very dissapointed in this book. I am going to Yosemite National Park and was hoping to get some information on places to visit. This book just gives brief information about each National ...Read complete review

    I was very dissapointed in this book. I am going to Yosemite National Park and was hoping to get some information on places to visit. This book just gives brief information about each National Park which I didn't find useful.

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    5.0

    Gorgeous, Informative Book

    By Mrs. Mobley

    from Fort Wayne, IN

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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    Pros

    • Beautiful And Helpful

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      Best Uses

      • Vacation Ideas

      Comments about National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.:

      This is a beautifully printed book and the information is put together in a very interesting and easy to read manner.

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      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Stunning and Packed with Information

      By Linda the Explorer

      from Clyde, Texas

      About Me Environmentalist

      Pros

      • Addresses Too
      • Detailed Maps
      • Durable
      • Easy To Plan From
      • Easy to read
      • Excellent Paper Qual
      • Full Of History
      • Gorgeous

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        • Battleground Visits
        • Camping
        • Flying
        • Hiking

        Comments about National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.:

        I bought this for my son because he loves to travel domestically. This book is worth every penny, and is a MUST HAVE for a reference. I will buy one for myself soon.

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        • Yes

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
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        Complete National Parks of U.S.

        By Ecoastgail

        from Nashua, NH

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        • Easy to read

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            Comments about National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.:

            I was very dissapointed in this book. I am going to Yosemite National Park and was hoping to get some information on places to visit. This book just gives brief information about each National Park which I didn't find useful.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Complete and concise

            By ppitx

            from Austin, TX

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            Pros

            • Covers All The Parks

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Planning vacations

            Comments about National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.:

            Nice size, fairly brief descriptions.

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            2.0

            Too General

            By Heatas

            from Concord NH

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                  Expected more info by states

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A great guide!

                  By The Mouse

                  from Jackson, MS

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                  • Durable
                  • Easy to read

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                    • Camping

                    Comments about National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.:

                    I would use this book to help me plan fun and educational trips. It has really good information.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Reading or picture gazing galore!

                    By Teenie

                    from Houston, TX

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                    • Colorful
                    • Informative

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                      • Vacation planning

                      Comments about National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.:

                      Get's you excited to get out and enjoy the beautiful treasures of this free land!

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                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful book, high quality!

                      By Maddie

                      from Indianapolis, IN

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                            Comments about National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.:

                            This will be a great book to have to help us take advantage of the beauty right in our country.

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                            • Yes

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Complete National Parks of the U.S.

                            By breejette

                            from los angeles, ca

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                            • Durable

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                              • Hiking

                              Comments about National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.:

                              Very informative

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                              • Yes

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Great buy

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                              • Easy to read

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                              • Bulky

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                              • Camping
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                              Comments about National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.:

                              Love it. Got it as a birthday gift.

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