National Geographic The National Parks: An Illustrated History
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. Showcasing 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, 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.
- ISBN-13: 978-1-426215-59-9
- Genre: Travel, Photography
- Format: Hardcover
- Trim: 9 1/2" x 11 1/8"
- Page count: 384
- Published by National Geographic in 2015
- Author: Kim Heacox
- Photography by National Geographic
- Audience: adult