Whether captured in words, photographs, or illustrations, national parks are wondrous places, vibrant and breathtaking in their scenery and history. To drive that point home, Joel Anderson and his son, Nathan, of the Anderson Design Group have just released a book that displays the 59 "national parks" in unique posters.
NPT Reviews of Books and other Material
A collection of book reviews to help you pick the perfect read for your national park escape
When I mentioned in a Traveler comment a few weeks ago that I was reading Dr. Runte’s book, Kurt asked if I would write a review. Since then, there have been a couple of articles batting some of Alfred’s ideas back and forth. When I took a look at Traveler the other morning, I found a rebuttal by Dr. Runte regarding one of those articles. Now I sit at my keyboard wondering if I am qualified – or even want to – wade into the middle of all this.
This encyclopedia of the 38 species of wild cats is beautifully produced, and informative, with information on how to help them survive the modern world.
Tour Yellowstone or Yosemite, Acadia or Great Smoky Mountains, and you can feel it. Power of place. These magnificent landscapes of the National Park System fill us with awe, whether we're watching Old Faithful erupt, the mists weave among the summits of Great Smoky, or the waves crashing endlessly to shore at Acadia.
Though he "retired" in 1995, Dr. Michael Frome has really never stopped writing, nor caring, about the national parks. In this, his 95th year, the distinguished journalist who has dedicated his life to conservation and parks celebrates that life and regales us with a memoir that not only looks back across the many decades of his work but which inspires us to carry that work forward.
This new title provides yeoman's work if you're looking for a day hike in the Shenandoah Valley, including within Shenandoah National Park. But it falls short in some aspects.
Speaking Of Bears, The Bear Crisis And A Tale Of Rewilding From Yosemite, Sequoia And Other National Parks
Even before the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916, wildlife issues involving predators swirled about the national parks. Grizzly bears and wolves were apex predators that preyed on deer, elk, moose, and bison. As such, they were viewed as evil, rapacious carnivores that should be exterminated.
Bird watching gets people outside and enriches their lives as they see birds doing what they do. This book, by Dominic Couzens has written, what he calls, "A celebration of bird behaviour around the world."
It’s hard to believe that it’s been a quarter-century since the massive fires burned through Yellowstone National Park that summer of 1988. Jeff Henry’s new book is a great look back at those smoke-filled days, especially for those at National Parks Traveler.
While there are countless books on the market specializing in national park photography, Photographing National Parks - A Guide For Scouting And Shooting America's Most Cherished Lands by Chris Nicholson is a new and worthy addition filled with helpful tips and suggestions that merit more than a passing glance at the title.
Gary Ferguson’s latest book is a love story, and a bittersweet and poignant one at that. He regales us with his long, loving marriage to a woman who came to share his kindred spirit for the wilderness, bares his soul through the painful loss of her on a wilderness river in Canada, and takes us on a healing journey back into the wilderness.
Going through this photo-rich book, one can't help but envy the travels Richard and Amy Lynn took to collect the images of more than 100 wildlife species, many captured in their national park habitats.
Robert Binnewies, a former Yosemite National Park superintendent, wants to warn us about the fragile intersection of preservation and commercialism at the park, but falls short of truly driving his point home.
For Charles Darwin, the Galapagos Islands off the Ecuadoran coast kindled the spark of evolution in his mind. Ever since that time these islands, and their unique flora and fauna, have captivated visitors. This curiosity, sparked by the plants and animals, even played a passing movie role in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, a 2003 film starring Russell Crowe as captain of a British warship during the Napoleonic wars.