National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States, 8th Edition

National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States, 8th Edition


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National Geographic's flagship, best-selling guide covers all 59 national parks in the U.S. for nature and outdoor lovers everywhere. Intensive on-the-ground research, 300 photos and 80 colorful maps complete the extraordinary package. Practical and comprehensive coverage includes engaging, individual park descriptions and brief history, travel planning tips, itineraries and directions, activities, park lodges and hotels, visitor center contact information, and camping information. Well-known national parks writers provide new insights into the parks and share favorite spots for viewing scenery, wildlife, sunsets, and more in this Centennial edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426216510
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 01/19/2016
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 51,441
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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Phil Schermeister is a National Geographic and fine art photographer. His work has taken him across North America, photographing such subjects as the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico, the Pony Express Trail, and the Cherokee Indian Trail of Tears. He now has a wide variety of editorial and corporate clients and concentrates much of his editorial work on environmental issues in California and nationwide. Schermeister has completed several books for National Geographic, including Range of Light: The Sierra Nevada and Guide to America's Outdoors: Far West. To learn more, visit

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National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States, 8th Edition 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for something to give you an overview of the parks so you can decide where you might like to visit, this is a great book for that purpose. You won't find a lot of in-depth information, but you should have enough to decide how many days to spend and a rough itinerary.