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
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