Our National Parks America"s Spectacular Wilderness Heritage by Susan J. Wernert

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Written in English

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Number of Pages352
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Open LibraryOL8252312M
ISBN 100895771977
ISBN 109780895771971

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The chapters of this book include: 'The Wild Parks and Forest Reservations of the West', 'The Yellowstone National Park', 'The Yosemite National Park', 'The Forests of the Yosemite Park', 'The Wild Gardens of The Yosemite Park', 'Among the Animals of the Yosemite', etc/5(13).

John Muir’s Our National Parks—reissued to encourage, and inspire travelers, campers, and contemporary naturalists—is as profound for readers today as it was in Take in John Muir’s detailed observations of the sights, scents, sounds, and textures of Yosemite, Yellowstone, and forest reservations of the West/5(59).

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App/5(59). Most of the book is on the beloved Yosemite, but a few chapters focus on Yellowstone and Sequoia National Parks.

The most challenging part is getting through Muir's plethora of knowledge of flora, particularly in the Yosemite region. As a huge hiker and outdoor enthusiast, this book is a must/5(20). Our National Parks is a guidebook supreme, an exciting introduction to Yosemite and several other magnificent parks by the man who, more than any other person, helped to create them.

After this fast-paced trip with Muir, past visitors to the parks will want to revisit them with new insights, and those who have never wandered these trails will not rest until they have done so/5(53).

Our national parks are the best of America the beautiful, and this book showsthem at their finest. Richly illustrated, with full-color photos from finest photographers, Our National Parks discusses the wildlife and geology of each park, plus ecological and environmental concerns, Indian heritage and frontier history particular to each.

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There’s even a collection of accessories and gear so you can proudly show off your love of our national. Our National Parks. This addition to the John Muir Library Series is a collection of ten essays in which Muir extols the beauty, grandeur, and importance of Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone, and other National Parks of the American West and urges the preservation of Reviews: 1.

The book 'Our National Parks' by John Muir (, c. A part of the John Muir Exhibit, by Harold Wood and Harvey Chinn. Our National Parks, originally published inincludes ten articles that previously appeared in The Atlantic Monthly.

Muir wrote them in hopes of exciting interest in the parks, certain that visitors would fall in love with the scenic grandeur as he had—and that their enthusiasm would ensure the parks' : The United States is a young country but diverse and fascinating nonetheless. Much of its landscape is ancient and its history is rich in stories.

A key founder of the modern conservation movement, John Muir was a champion of the preservation of the unspoiled wilderness and of the careful guardianship of the environment. This work, a collection of essays first published in the Atlantic Monthly, is Muir's valentine to the national parks of the American West.

He introduces us to. the glacier meadows and wild. III. The Yosemite National Park, 46, IV. The Forests of the Yosemite Park, 60, V. The Wild Gardens of the Yosemite Park, 84, VI. Among the Animals of the Yosemite,VII. Among the Birds of the Yosemite,VIII.

The Fountains and Streams of the Yosemite National Park,IX. The Sequoia and General Grant National Parks,X.3/5(8). ‘Parks’ Shows the Design History of Our National Parks Objects, preserved his new collection in Parks ($55). The book chronicles how the graphic identity of the National Park System’s Author: Maren Larsen.

That's why so many of our "Sunday Morning" moments of nature come from our national parks. My new book, "Leave Only Footprints," is about the powerful impact the parks had on my own life.

While. Describes our country's national parks, the establishment of the National Park Service, and the problems facing our parks today. These parks include Acadia National Park, Everglades National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Badlands National Park, Isle Royale National Park, Mammoth Cave National Park, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon National.

Get this from a library. Our national parks. [John Muir] -- This collection of essays celebrates those park lands of the American West that John Muir knew and loved. Book Overview In the century since the establishment of the world's first national park at Yellowstone, no individual has rivaled Ansel Adams in his unceasing effort--through both his photographs and writings--to support the philosophical essence and practical evolution of the "national park idea."Cited by: 6.

The wild parks and forest reservations of the WestThe Yellowstone National ParkThe Yosemite National ParkThe forests of the Yosemite ParkThe wild gardens of the Yosemite ParkAmong the animals of the YosemiteAmong the birds of the YosemiteThe fountains and streams of the Yosemite National ParkThe Sequoia and General Grant National Parks Pages: Get this from a library.

Our national parks. [David Muench; Ruth Rudner] -- Combines photos with brief essays to capture America's national parks and their features, including Delicate Arch, Old Faithful, Half Dome, and El Capitan.

Award-winning photographer David Muench. Get this from a library. Our national parks. [Lucia Raatma] -- Simple text provides an introduction to the national parks in the United States. The Guidebook to American Values and Our National Parks, by Jonathan B. Jarvis is, as Mr.

Jarvis suspected, a book that should never have been published. Sarah Rolph has closely followed the case of the Drakes Bay Oyster Co.

and its fight against the National Park Service to remain in business at the seashore. The Mysteries in Our National Parks book series by Gloria Skurzynski & Alane Ferguson includes books Wolf Stalker, Rage of Fire, Cliff-Hanger (Mysteries in Our National Park), and several more.

See the complete Mysteries in Our National Parks series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. National Parks are one way to preserve and protect the country's wonders, both natural and man-made.

Read about how the Everglades were formed, meet a young woman who survived the Alamo, and visit with a mail carrier who takes mail and more to his village in the Grand Canyon. These and other treasures await you in the pages of these books.

Editions for Our National Parks: (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in ), (Kindle Edition), (Kindle Edition pu. The National Park Foundation wall calendar is filled with breathtaking pictures from America's beautiful national parks.

American Grown By Michelle Obama In American Grown, Mrs. Obama tells the story of the White House Kitchen Garden, celebrates the bounty of gardens across our nation, and reminds us all of what we can grow together.

Applewood Books celebrates our country's national parks with this inspiring collection of quotations about "America's best idea," presented in a handsome hardcover keepsake : Applewood Books.

The National Park Service centennial has inspired a flurry of books about our parks and the people who maintain them.

A sampling: • While the parks and Author: Seattle Times Staff. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our national parks with our Parks virtual tours. Join Dierks Bentley on a tour of Crater Lake National Park or follow along with Jordan Fisher as he explores California’s Channel Islands National Park.

Watch videos on your mobile device and move around to see the full span of these remarkable parks. Our National Parks Now Belong to United Nations Across this great land, our national parks, wildlands, forests, and lakes are being turned over to UN control. Joseph Urso, Jr., a friend of the ministry who hails from Knoxville, Tennessee, recently sent me a photograph of the entrance sign of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Muir, John, Our national parks. Boston ; New York: Houghton, Mifflin, (OCoLC) Our National Parks is part reminiscence, part philosophy, and mostly enticing description. It is all vintage Muir. Although the book treats Yellowstone, Sequoia, General Grant, and other national parks of the Western U.S., Muir devotes the bulk of the work to his first love—Yosemite, settled into the heart of the Sierra Nevada.

How the U.S. Cavalry Saved Our National Parks ©, Indiana University Press All rights reserved. This text may not be reproduced in any manner without the express. Experience the national parks from Muir’s deep and insightful perspective in this timeless collection of articles originally published in The Atlantic Monthly.

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Each park or monument represents a different area of geological study, so while you get a grand overview of these parks, you also get a study of one particular area [ ]. National Parks. Our writers and photographers visited Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California in fall Our stories, photos, and multimedia focus on the giant sequoia tree groves, the Giant Forest Museum, the canyon, area wildlife, scenic vistas, hiking trails and the parks' people.

Read More Acadia National Park.Our National Parks is a guidebook supreme, an exciting introduction to Yosemite and several other magnificent parks by the man who, more than any other person, helped to create them. After this fast-paced trip with Muir, past visitors to the parks will want to revisit them with new insights, and those who have never wandered these trails will not 4/5(1).Our National Parks (Book): Muir, John: Perseus PublishingThis collection of ten essays extols the beauty, grandeur, and importance of Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone, and other national parks of the American West and urges the preservation of these natural areas.

It was this book, published inthat brought John Muir to the attention of his future friend and fellow .

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