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
Grand Canyon Country explores the spectacular 277-mile-long gash
in Arizona's red-rock countrynoted by Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 as "the most impressive piece of scenery I have ever looked at"and much more. Along with the geological marvels, amazing views along the ...
Alaska is a world all its own with
eight major parksDenali, Gates of the Arctic, Glacier Bay, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark, and Wrangell-St. Eliasand many other fascinating natural areas to explore and enjoy. With this beautifully illustrated ...
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 ...