America's Spectacular National Parks

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The concept of the national park is an American contribution to world civilization, and it remains a defining characteristic of our country. From the rocky shore of Maine's Acadia to the barren crater and lush rain forest of Hawaii's Haleakala, America's national beauty is celebrated and preserved in its national parks. This book retells the history of each park, describes its most important features and wildlife, and reproduces its gorgeous scenery in full-color photographs that will enthrall armchair travelers and entice others to lace up their hiking boots and reach for their sporting gear. Organized by region of the country, it includes well-known parks like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Glacier as well as lesser-known destinations like Shenandoah, Biscayne, and Kenai Fjords.

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Tish O’Connor studied at Le Sorbonne and the École du Louvre. She is the author of two cultural guides about Los Angeles, as well as the author and editor for many titles in the series of "Spectacular" books. Dana Levy has designed more than 250 books for museums and publishers around the globe. He resides in Southern California where he graduated from the Art Center College of Design.

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