NPT Reviews of Books and other Material

Grandma Gatewood Grandma Gatewood, the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail by herself, is an icon of the hiking community. A new book, Grandma Gatewood's Walk, is an inspiring and compelling read.
Photographing Acadia National Park: The Essential Guide to When, Where, and How Book store clerks could have a difficult time displaying this book. Does it go under "photography" or under "travel"? You'll understand the quandary once you start turning the pages of this book, for you'll learn as much about Acadia National Park in general as you'll learn about how to get the best photos there.
50 Best Short Hikes in Utah With their colorful settings and majestic geology, Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion national parks in Utah rightfully should be explored on foot, even if you only have a few hours to hike.
Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years Though Rocky Mountain National Park doesn't mark its centennial until next year, there's no reason you can't celebrate now with a book that looks back over those 100 years.
Grand Teton Photography and Field Guide I love technology and the national parks, so it's always interesting to see how traditional books transfer into the electronic medium. Daryl Hunter's new eBook – “Grand Teton: Photography & Field Guide” is a good first addition by a very knowledgable writer and skilled photographer who is making the challenging move to the electronic world of publishing.
The Sibley Guide to Birds, Second Edition Today is March 11, a date North American birders have been looking forward to for quite some time. This is the publication date for the second edition of the Sibley Guide to Birds by David Allen Sibley. Let the quibbling begin.
Philanthropy and the National Park Service National park partners -- friends groups and cooperating associations -- are integral to the health of the National Park System in these days of economic malaise and political dogfighting. But is the National Park Service properly leveraging, or even monitoring, those groups? Not according to a book examining park philanthropy.
Rare Birds of North America What are the rarest birds in North America? If we’re talking about birds that breed on the continent, Whooping Cranes and California Condors come to mind. There are only a few hundred of each alive today. Kirtland’s Warblers are the rarest songbird, with a little more than a couple thousand pairs in existence.
Winter is the time for dreaming, and planning, the following summer's vacation, which makes Bill Sherwonit's book on Denali National Park a good resource to turn to.
Is the natural world that surrounds you the same as the one that surrounded your parents, or your grandparents? What about that of your great-grandparents? The short answer, of course, is 'no.'