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From the celebrated national parks to the lesser known state parks, national wildlife refuges, conservation areas, and wild and scenic rivers, this series encourages readers to experience a region firsthand. It describes--and guides them to--the best sites, offering detailed information about hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, climbing, and cross-country skiing opportunities. Acclaimed nature writers with extensive knowledge of each region enrich the guidebooks with enticing narratives and insights into the areas' birds, wildlife, topography, trees, and wildflowers.
From the celebrated national parks to the lesser-known state parks, national wildlife refuges, conservation areas, and wild and scenic rivers, this landmark series encourages readers to experience a region firsthand. It describes—and guides them to—the best sites, offering detailed information about the birds, wildlife, topography, trees, and wildflowers that readers are likely to encounter in each one. Acclaimed nature writers with extensive knowledge of each region enrich the guidebooks with enticing narratives and rich insights into the areas’ landscapes and natural histories. Each book includes: Author-guided hikes leading readers along favorite trails, pointing out and explaining natural highlights along the way More than twenty high-quality maps and 150 stunning, full-color photographs Detailed site descriptions plus opportunities for camping, cycling, fishing, and much more Fascinating vignettes on geology, plants, and animals Extensive resource listings Packed with in-depth information, these invaluable guides help readers take full advantage of all the beauty and variety of the great American outdoors.
National Geographic Guide to America's Outdoors Southern Rockies Colorado Utah With Northern Arizona, northern New Mexico, and southwestern Wyoming In this practical, informative, richly illustrated guide, National Geographic takes you to the best nature sites in the southern Rockies and tells you what you need to know -- about the landscape, plants, animals, activities, and recreation -- to experience them fully. Over 55 major sites, plus numerous smaller ones, grouped by bioregion, including national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges; state parks; conservation areas and preserves; and wild and scenic rivers. Guided hikes and rivers Suggestions of where to hike, bike, camp, white-water raft, fish see wildlife, and more. Extensive resource listing 150 vivid color photos and 21 detailed, full-color maps.
Visitors to New England should first consult this guide, which combines detailed descriptions and guidance to the sites with information about the landscape's evolution and its natural features. Rounding out the book are enriching narratives from acclaimed nature writers. Accommodations and visitor information are listed. 25 maps. 150 color photos.
Offers complete descriptions of places to visit near major interstate highways, including national parks, major cities, scenic wonders, and children's attractions.
From the celebrated national parks to the lesser-known state parks, national wildlife refuges, conservation areas, and wild and scenic rivers, this landmark series encourages readers to experience a region firsthand. It describes—and guides them to—the best sites, offering detailed information about the birds, wildlife, topography, trees, and wildflowers that readers are likely to encounter in each one. Acclaimed nature writers with extensive knowledge of each region enrich the guidebooks with enticing narratives and rich insights into the areas’ landscapes and natural histories. Each book includes: Author-guided hikes leading readers along favorite trails, pointing out and explaining natural highlights along the way More than twenty high-quality maps and 150 stunning, full-color photographs Detailed site descriptions plus opportunities for camping, cycling, fishing, and much more Fascinating vignettes on geology, plants, and animals Extensive resource listings Packed with in-depth information, these invaluable guides help readers take full advantage of all the beauty and variety of the great American outdoors.
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.
National Geographic Guide to America's Outdoors Middle Atlantic Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey In this practical, informative, richly illustrated guide, National Geographic takes you to the best nature sites in the Middle Atlantic and tells you what you need to know -- about the landscape, plants, animals, activities, and recreation -- to experience them fully. Over 65 major sites, plus numerous smaller ones, grouped by bioregion, including national parks, forests, and wildlife refuges; state parks; conservation areas and preserves; and wild and scenic rivers. Guided hikes and drives. Suggestions of where to hike, bike, camp, kayak, fish, see wildlife, and more. Extensive resource listing. 150 vived, color photos and 20 detailed, full-color maps.
Everything a visitor wants to know about the Pacific Northwest--all the important outdoor spots, natural features and plant life, trail hikes, recreational opportunities, accommodations, and more--can be found in this descriptive and colorful guide, complete with evocative narratives. 25 maps. 150 color photos.
Since becoming president, George W. Bush has walked away from the Kyoto Protocol, pushed for oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, undermined protections for endangered species and wilderness, and retreated from his campaign pledge to regulate carbon dioxide. But the president’s agenda reaches deeper than these well-known policies. In Bush Versus the Environment, Robert Devine shows how the White House is quietly undermining the entire system of environmental safeguards that has developed over the past thirty years. The administration's tactics include: -Encouraging lawsuits against the federal government that challenge existing environmental laws, and then feebly defending the cases in court. -Ignoring science that doesn’t support the president's goals, and pressuring government scientists to produce the results the administration wants. -Using fuzzy math to overestimate the costs and underestimate the benefits of regulations that protect human health and the environment, which can lead to the elimination of much-needed rules. These are just a few of the administration’s strategies, which are being pursued beneath the radar of a public that overwhelmingly supports environmental protections. Bush Versus the Environment is a compelling and important look at one of the most important issues facing America today, one that will have consequences that last long after Bush has left office.
A guide to out-of-the-way places in the United States with information on lodging, dining, attractions, annual events, and outdoor activities
Essentially a phenomenon of the twentieth century, America’s pioneering state park movement has grown rapidly and innovatively to become one of the most important forces in the preservation of open spaces and the provision of public outdoor recreation in the country. During this time, the movement has been influenced and shaped by many factors—social, cultural, and economic—resulting in a wide variety of expressions. While everyone agrees that the state park movement has been a positive and beneficial force on the whole, there seems to be an increasing divergence of thought as to exactly what direction the movement should take in the future. In The State Park Movement in America, Ney Landrum, recipient of almost two dozen honors and awards for his service to state and national parks, places the movement for state parks in the context of the movements for urban and local parks on one side and for national parks on the other. He traces the evolution of the state park movement from its imprecise and largely unconnected origins to its present status as an essential and firmly established state government responsibility, nationwide in scope. Because the movement has taken a number of separate, but roughly parallel, paths and produced differing schools of thought concerning its purpose and direction, Landrum also analyzes the circumstances and events that have contributed to these disparate results and offers critical commentary based on his long tenure in the system. As the first study of its kind, The State Park Movement in America will fill a tremendous void in the literature on parks. Given that there are more than five thousand state parks in the United States, compared with fewer than five hundred national parks and historic sites, this history is long overdue. It will be of great interest to anyone concerned with federal, state, or local parks, as well as to land resource managers generally.
From the celebrated parks to the great lakes that nestle within them, this guide provides the best sites, detailed information on wildlife, topography and history of each. A practical guide with excellent photographs.--Denver Post. 25 maps. 150 color photos.

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