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
From the heart of Auckland and Christchurch to
the lakes around Queenstown; from the fjords of Milford Sound to towering Mt. Cook on the South Island; and from the beautiful Bay of Islands to the bubbling sulfur springs of Rotorua ...
National Geographic’s ultimate resource for traveling with your
furry friend features hundreds of dog-friendly places to pamper your pooch, from doggie daycare to canine cruises. Special features include walks you can take with your dog, insider tips from local pet ...
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 ...