NPT Reviews of Books and other Material

Great Lodges of the National Parks: The Companion Book to the PBS Television Series With all my travels to national parks over the years, you'd think that I would have added Christine Barnes' wonderful book, Great Lodges of the National Parks, to my library a long, long time ago. In truth, I didn't come to it until recently, and I'm glad I finally made the purchase.
The Bear I was drawn to read a book recently. A newspaper story caught my eye about a woman who had been attacked by a grizzly bear and survived with terrible injuries. This woman went on to write a book about her 20 year experience coping with the lasting pain and horror of the attack.
Hey Ranger!: True Tales of Humor & Misadventure from America While there are plenty of books that detail the fine line between life and death in the parks, Burnett shares a glimpse of a side of life in our national parks that draws a chuckle, not a grimace.
Expedition Canoeing, 20th Anniversary Edition: A Guide to Canoeing Wild Rivers in North America (How to Paddle Series) Not only does Jacobson tell you what to pack, how to navigate with maps, compass and GPS, and how to make field repairs, but he outlines how to pick the perfect crew for an extended trip.
Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park Among the best books explaining why national parks are not to be confused with city parks when it comes to danger.
Over the Edge:  Death in Grand Canyon Throughout this book is proof that visitors to the Grand Canyon don't always pack commonsense with them.
National Parks of the American West For Dummies Well, I hate shameless self-promotions, but I did write this book and I think it does a pretty good job of giving you a lay of the land for the parks it covers. Let me know what you think.
Crown of the Continent: The Last Great Wilderness of the Rocky Mountains Leave it on your coffee table and visitors will be awestruck by the content.
Wilderness 911 (Backpacker Magazine) This book could save your life, or your friend's life, and that's why it's good to add to your backpack.
Keeping Faith with Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America This is a great textbook for anyone following the management, and mismanagement, of our public lands. This sobering book examines how we value and manage our public lands.