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NPT Reviews of Books and other Material

A collection of book reviews to help you pick the perfect read for your national park escape

Pilgrims of the Vertical: Yosemite Rock Climbers & Nature at Risk

For anyone who has spent just a few days in Yosemite National Park, know that rock climbing and rock climbers are an important part of the history of this legendary park. It literally goes back to the Second Great Age of Discovery (if not further) when geologists Clarence King and Josiah Whitney scrambled from one Sierra peak to the next in search of a knowable “earth age.”

Permanent Vacation: Twenty Writers on Work and Life in Our National Parks

Millions of people visit our national parks each year, and some never leave. See iconic landscapes through the eyes of bed makers, bridge builders, rangers, and wranglers. Rip through rapids, disappear inside canyons, and witness personal transformations from petrified forest to permafrost. Learn what it's like to ditch the mainstream and make a life in our nation's best idea.

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