National Parks of USA Books to know the American culture and heritage

National parks of USA

United States of America has a large amount of National Parks. These parks are operated by the National Park Service and these can only be established by an act of the US Congress. To qualify as a National Park, the natural area must have certain criteria such as providing an outstanding region of natural beauty, an unusual ecosystem or a plethora of recreational activities. National parks of USA bears a hugely important aspect of American culture and heritage, and the nation takes their immense pride in the variety and beauty of its many protected regions. Here you will find the books those will give you the best  view and suggestion of spots to visit, hike and site to see all the national parks of USA.

National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States 9th Edition
Author: National Geographic
Published at: 02/02/2021
ISBN: 1426221665

There’s simply no better getaway in the United States than a visit to one of the country’s 62 national parks from Alaska to the Virgin Islands, from Maine to America Samoa. Profiled in this all-new ninth edition of National Geographic’s enduring and informative guide, you’ll find expert travel advice, candid tips for hiking and wildlife spotting, and detailed maps to help navigate your way through America’s great outdoors.

Updated throughout with the latest information from park rangers and National Geographic’s own acclaimed travel writers, this fully revised and comprehensive guidebook includes the newest additions to the United States park system―Indiana Dunes, White Sands, and Gateway Arch national parks. Whether you’re looking to explore the underground world of Mammoth Caves or make your way through the mangroves of Everglades National Park, you’ll find a destination that suits your needs, and inspiration to plan your next wild adventure.

In addition to park details and descriptions, this sparkling new edition features week-long regional road trip itineraries s so you can visit multiple parks in one vacation. Filled with more than 300 dazzling photographs and 80 full-color maps, this inspiring book reveals the best the United States has to offer―right in its own backyard.

Subpar Parks: America's Most Extraordinary National Parks and Their Least Impressed Visitors
Author: Share, Amber
Published at: 13/07/2021
ISBN: 0593185544

I discovered Subpar Parks' instagram during the pandemic and immediately became hooked. I purchased several prints to hang on my wall and was excited to preorder the book when it came out, and it has not disappointed. The book is very high quality and is full of not only amazing artwork (poking fun at the negative reviews that national parks receive) but also contains a wealth of knowledge about each of the national parks.

The book is packed with over 200 pages of information and graphics and is a great coffee table book that is sure to draw in the eye. This would be a perfect gift to anyone who loves the outdoors/national parks.

Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the USA: All 63 parks from Maine to American Samoa (Full-color Travel Guide)
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Published at: 14/09/2021
ISBN: 1640974547

Fodor's Travel has been a trusted resource offering expert travel advice for every stage of a traveler's trip. local writers who know their destinations better than anyone else, allowing us to provide the best travel recommendations for all tastes and budget in over 7,500 worldwide destinations. This book make it possible for every trip to be a trip of a lifetime. Full of great info on every national park. Wonderful travel guide with lots of usable information about national parks.

Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America's National Parks, Second Expanded Edition
Author: Luong, QT
Published at: 01/08/2019
ISBN: 1733576002

Starting with the photographs themselves, they are simply amazing! I really appreciate that Mr. Luong included a description of the location where each photograph was taken and added tips about what time of day other photographers should be at those locations to capture similar photographs.

The book itself is high quality; high quality paper, strong binding; and very large, beautiful color prints. Whether you love America's National Parks or just love landscape photography, you must have this book. If you're planning a trip to any National Park and you plan to take a camera, you should definitely have this book.

Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 62 Parks (Travel Guide)
Author: Lomax, Becky
Published at: 13/10/2020
ISBN: 1640499180

The first edition of this wonderful book was my go-to reference for planning a park trip and exploring while in the parks that I was lucky enough to visit. I bought multiple copies of the first edition and ended up giving them away to friends and family. It's a great armchair resource and my husband and I are planning trips now for next spring and summer. I love so many things about this book but the organization is probably my favorite. It's geographic, it's intuitive, it has great advice about what to see depending on how much time a visitor has. Overall, I just feel confident in the advice of this author. 

This book is wonderful if you are planning a trip to any National Park. Not only does this book give you the best spots to visit/hike/site see, but it also gives you a list of places to stay in the park and how much it costs. It also gives you places restaurants to eat at and a list of activities you can do while in the park. 

100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do
Author: Yogerst, Joe
Published at: 12/02/2019
ISBN: 1426220103

Great for planning road trips. and/or putting park visits on bucket list. Gives you general synopsis and description of various parks with full color photos. Basic layout of each location are as follows:

  • Gives brief description, then goes in depth on what you can expect.
  • 'Big picture' section: includes date established, size, annual visitors, visitor centers, entrance fee and website.
  • 'Did you know' section: random trivia about the site
  • 'Lay your head', 'meet the neighbors', 'event horizon', 'chow down' section: These are basically the 5,000 ideas* part of the book. Gives suggestions on nearby resorts, landmarks/historical sites, restaurants, hotel/lodges, festivals and wildlife refuge. Not all sections are presented in each park mentioned, maybe 1 or two from the list.
  • There are also top 10 lists sprinkled in to switch up the pace.
  • Around half a dozen photos of each park You can get more information online about each park, but this book if fun to flip through and gives you a brief glance of famous parks. If anything will make a great coffee table book for guests and/or customers.

National Geographic Atlas of the National Parks
Author: Waterman, Jon
Published at: 19/11/2019
ISBN: 142622057X

From the white sand beaches of Dry Tortugas to the snowy peaks of Denali, this captivating book combines authoritative park maps with hundreds of graphics and photographs to tell the stories of America's sixty one beloved national parks. Former ranger and author Jonathan Waterman introduces readers to the country's scenic reserves and highlights the extraordinary features that distinguish each: magnificent landmarks, thriving ecosystems, representative wildlife, fascinating histories, and more.

With striking imagery and state-of-the-art graphics reflecting details of wildlife, climate, culture, archaeology, recreation, and more, this lush reference provides an up-close look at what makes these lands so special--and so uniquely American. A heartfelt foreword from National Geographic CEO Gary Knell reminds us how important these lands are to our lives and our national pride.

The Art of the National Parks (Fifty-Nine Parks): (National Parks Art Books, Books For Nature Lovers, National Parks Posters, The Art of the National Parks)
Author: Weldon Owen
Published at: 20/07/2021
ISBN: 1647223709

Fifty-Nine Parks believes that public lands and the art of printmaking are traditions worth preserving. Each of Fifty-Nine Parks’ posters are beautifully screen printed in the United States and represent artists from around the world. The poster series is archived by the Library of Congress, and a portion from each poster sale is donated to support the conservation of American public lands. Makes a great Coffee Table book of National Park Art from prior decades of posters. Proud display for guests in your home. This book is the special one along with background stories and information that goes along with it!

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