National Parks of America - Lonely Planet

National Parks of America

By Lonely Planet

  • Release Date: 2016-06-24
  • Genre: Travel & Adventure

Description

To celebrate America’s amazing national parks, Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel publisher, takes you on an informative and gorgeous tour of all 59 parks with our lavishly finished hardcover gift guide packed with detailed itineraries and practical tips on what to do and see in each park to get you started planning your next adventure. 

America’s national parks are full of timeless marvels that still rejuvenate the soul: the world’s largest trees in Sequoia; its most spectacular geothermal site in Yellowstone; the grandest canyon.  Perhaps the movement’s most eloquent description that is still resonates came from national parks advocate John Muir: ‘Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity...’  Fortunately for the nerve-shaken, over-civilized people of then and now, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Parks Service (NPS) on August 25, 1916, though the drive to protect some of America’s most remarkable wild spaces, to be ‘used and preserved for the benefit of mankind’, began in the 1860s.

From Acadia to Zion, this beautiful introduction to America’s preserved natural treasures is packed with landscape photography, original wildlife illustrations, and practical information. You will surely be inspired to rediscover these incredible spaces and find out why they’re worth celebrating and you’ll have all the tools to plan the first of many exciting trips.

This book is intended to be a practical introduction to each of America’s 59 national parks, distilled by Lonely Planet’s expert authors. We highlight the best activities and trails, explain how to get there and where to stay, show you the wildlife to watch out for, and suggest ideal itineraries. Whether you’re lucky enough to have a park on your doorstep or need to travel further, we hope that the following pages inspire you both the iconic and lesser-known gems that make up the USA’s diversely breathtaking expanses.

Covers all 59 US National Parks:
 
Acadia
American Samoa 
Arches 
Badlands 
Big Bend 
Biscayne 
Black Canyon of the Gunnison 
Bryce Canyon  Canyonlands 
Capitol Reef
Carlsbad Caverns 
Channel Islands 
Congaree 
Crater Lake 
Cuyahoga Valley 
Death Valley 
Denali 
Dry Tortugas
Everglades 
Gates of the Arctic 
Glacier 
Glacier Bay 
Grand Canyon 
Grand Teton 
Great Basin 
Great Sand Dunes 
Great Smoky Mountains 
Guadalupe
Mountains 
Haleakalā 
Hawai‛i Volcanoes 
Hot Springs 
Isle Royale 
Joshua Tree 
Katmai 
Kenai Fjords 
Kings Canyon 
Kobuk Valley 
Lake Clark 
Lassen Volcanic 
Mammoth Cave 
Mesa Verde 
Mt Rainier 
North Cascades 
Olympic 
Petrified Forest 
Pinnacles 
Redwood 
Rocky Mountain 
Saguaro 
Sequoia 
Shenandoah 
Theodore Roosevelt 
Virgin Islands 
Voyageurs 
Wind Cave 
Wrangell–St Elias 
Yellowstone 
Yosemite 
Zion 

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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