National Geographic The National Parks

National Geographic The National Parks

National Geographic The National Parks


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An inspired tribute to the astonishing beauty and priceless cultural treasures of America's National Parks, this volume is a lavish celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. National Geographic The National Parks collects the very best of National Geographic's photographs, combined with an expertly told history. From the multi-hued layers of the Grand Canyon to the verdigris flame of the Statue of Liberty, this book presents a breathtaking panorama of the National Parks. With the stories behind the first female park ranger, a decidedly amateur scuba expedition that unearthed a submerged Civil War treasure trove, and so much more, author Kim Heacox takes readers on a VIP tour of America's rich natural and cultural heritage. The full sweep of wonders -- from pristine coral reefs to the Gettysburg battlefield to glaciers and all the glorious diversity in between -- offers a breathtaking tour of the very best of America's national treasures.

  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages; 400 color photographs
  • 9 1/8" x 10 7/8"
  • © 2015
Author Bio

Kim Heacox, an award-winning writer, photographer, and conservationist, has lived in Alaska for 25 years. He is an expert in the history of the National Parks Service and a former Denali National Park ranger. He has written four books for National Geographic, most recently An American Idea: The Making of the National Parks, and is also the author of Alaska Light, Jimmy Bluefeather, and the memoirs The Only Kayak: A Journey Into the Heart of Alaska and Denali Heart. His photography has appeared in National Geographic magazine. Heacox has made numerous journeys to Arctic Svalbard and Antarctica, and spends much of his time writing about and photographing life in Earth's polar regions.