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A Thinking Person's Guide to America's National Parks
by Robert E. Manning and Rolf Diamant and Nora J. Mitchell


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The book delves into issues affecting an array of parks: the iconic western national parks like Yellowstone; the urban parks such as Golden Gate National Recreation Area; historic sites including the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Gettysburg National Military Park; and cultural areas like Mesa Verde National Park that are among America's over 400 national parks.  Read more...


 
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More About A Thinking Person's Guide to America's National Parks by Robert E. Manning; Rolf Diamant; Nora J. Mitchell
 
 
 
Overview

The book delves into issues affecting an array of parks: the iconic western national parks like Yellowstone; the urban parks such as Golden Gate National Recreation Area; historic sites including the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Gettysburg National Military Park; and cultural areas like Mesa Verde National Park that are among America's over 400 national parks.

Twenty-three essays from contributing authors with deep personal and professional connections to the national parks serve as expert guides to places in the park system where:

  • much of the nation's biological and cultural diversity is represented;
  • ideas such as freedom, civil rights, and conservation were conceived;
  • vast wilderness offers solitude and reflection;
  • storied landscapes preserve a sense of place;
  • the balance between recreation and preservation is tested;
  • research and learning engage the next generation;
  • the dynamics of nature are being shaped by a changing climate; and
  • innovations in technology, sustainability, and stewardship provide a sense of purpose and hope.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780807600191
  • ISBN-10: 0807600199
  • Publisher: George Braziller
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 300
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds


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Books > Travel > Essays & Travelogues
Books > Travel > Parks & Campgrounds
Books > Travel > United States - General

 
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