From the celebrated national parks to the lesser-known state parks and wildlife refuges, this landmark series encourages readers to experience a region firsthand, providing detailed descriptions and information about the landscapes, flora, and fauna. Acclaimed nature writers Mel White (a veteran travel scribe) and Gary Ferguson (acclaimed author of The Sylvan Path) enrich these latest guidebooks with enticing narratives and insights into physiography, natural history, and plant life.
Each book includes:
Author-guided hikes leading readers along favorite trails, pointing out and explaining natural highlights along the way
More than twenty high-quality maps and 150 stunning, full-color photographs
Detailed site descriptions plus opportunities for camping, cycling, fishing, and much more
Fascinating vignettes on geology, plants, and animals
National parks are more than the best idea
America ever had—they're our country's best playgrounds for millions of vacationers who want to enjoy recreation activities, nature and wildlife, and down-time with friends, family, or as solo travelers. This timely, idea-filled ...
Yellowstone Country tours the stunning region that includes
Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, a mosaic of national forests, wilderness areas and wildlife refuges, countless waterfalls and hot springs, and two-thirds of the world's active geysers. A challenging ascent of ...
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 ...