Knitting the National Parks

Knitting the National Parks
Author: Nancy Bates
Release: 2022-08-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781681888439
Language: en
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Knit unique beanies inspired by the jaw-dropping and unique landscapes from each of the 63 US National Parks. From the brightly colored pebbles of Lake McDonald in Montana’s Glacier National Park to the regal granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome in California’s Yosemite Valley, the US National Parks contain some of the most recognizable and iconic natural landmarks in the world. Capture the majesty each national park offers with original beanie patterns created by knitting designer and outdoor enthusiast Nancy Bates. Beanies range from simple beanie constructions to more challenging stitch patterns such as the two-color crossovers inspired by South Dakota’s Badlands or the multiple cable designs inspired by New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns. Clear charts, easy-to-read keys, and thorough instructions help any knitter, whether beginner or experienced, through these gratifying projects. Show your love and appreciation of our national parks with these beautiful and practical beanie projects you can wear any time or any place. 63 KNITTING PATTERNS: Every US National Park is celebrated with a unique beanie design, including the newly designated park New River Gorge in West Virginia BEAUTIFULLY PHOTOGRAPHED: Each pattern is accompanied by photos of the finished beanie and gorgeous images of the park’s landscapes that inspired it INSPIRED BY NATURE: Learn about each national park’s unique fauna, flora, and landscapes that inspired each original beanie, from the Painted Wall in Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison to the Salt Flats in California Death Valley EASY-TO-FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS: Each of the 63 beanies knitting patterns have been tested and verified and offer clear charts so that knitters of every skill level can knit a beanie in no time

The Art of the National Parks Fifty Nine Parks

The Art of the National Parks  Fifty Nine Parks
Author: Weldon Owen,Theresa Pierno,JP Boneyard,Fifty-Nine Parks
Release: 2021-07-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 89
ISBN: 9781647223700
Language: en
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"Fifty-Nine Parks collaborated with some of the world's foremost contemporary artists and designers to create original posters that celebrate the unique beauty of the U.S. National Park system. Each poster is a contemporary take on the W.P.A. posters of the 1930s, resulting in a one-of-a-kind tribute to the majesty of the national parks"--

The National Parks

The National Parks
Author: Dayton Duncan,Ken Burns
Release: 2009-09-08
Editor: Knopf
Pages: 436
ISBN: 9780307268969
Language: en
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The companion volume to the twelve-hour PBS series from the acclaimed filmmaker behind The Civil War, Baseball, and The War. America’s national parks spring from an idea as radical as the Declaration of Independence: that the nation’s most magnificent and sacred places should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. In this evocative and lavishly illustrated narrative, Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan delve into the history of the park idea, from the first sighting by white men in 1851 of the valley that would become Yosemite and the creation of the world’s first national park at Yellowstone in 1872, through the most recent additions to a system that now encompasses nearly four hundred sites and 84 million acres. The authors recount the adventures, mythmaking, and intense political battles behind the evolution of the park system, and the enduring ideals that fostered its growth. They capture the importance and splendors of the individual parks: from Haleakala in Hawaii to Acadia in Maine, from Denali in Alaska to the Everglades in Florida, from Glacier in Montana to Big Bend in Texas. And they introduce us to a diverse cast of compelling characters—both unsung heroes and famous figures such as John Muir, Theodore Roosevelt, and Ansel Adams—who have been transformed by these special places and committed themselves to saving them from destruction so that the rest of us could be transformed as well. The National Parks is a glorious celebration of an essential expression of American democracy.

The National Parks

The National Parks
Author: DK
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 130
ISBN: 9780744037227
Language: en
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Get your kids excited about the great outdoors! This travel guide for kids will highlight the diverse beauty and wonder of the USA's most beautiful natural spaces. From the giant redwoods of Sequoia to the geysers of Yellowstone, this educational book is a fun, child-friendly travel guide that covers all 62 National Parks in the USA. Go on an adventure through America's iconic parks! Bright eye-catching photographs and illustrations and easy-to-read text are the perfect introductions for young nature enthusiasts. Little rangers will learn all kinds of fun facts - like Wrangell-St. Elias National Park in Alaska is bigger than Switzerland - and more. Kids will also learn all about the diverse animals and plant life that you can find in the USA. The educational book features special tips to ensure their visits are safe and fun. Kids will also learn how they can help keep habitats clean during their visits. Young readers will get the inside scoop on all the activities there are to do in each National Park, including rock climbing, river rafting, skiing, horseback riding, and cycling. They will also get insider knowledge about each park, like secret caves and endangered animals to make visits extra special! Discover the Wonders of USA's National Parks This delightful kid's book is one adventure that you don't want to miss! Go on an epic journey through America's National Parks, from the wide-open spaces of Grand Teton to the iconic Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis. Explore the fascinating history of all 61 parks, as well as the unique animals and plants that inhabit the vast wilderness. This kid's book is an ideal gift for young nature lovers and future adventurers! This travel guide will take you on a trip through: - All 62 of the USA's national parks from the Great Smoky Mountains on the East Coast to the rocky deserts of Joshua Tree in the West. - The diverse flora and fauna that you will find in the USA's National Parks. - All the fun activities like rock climbing, river rafting, and more that are available in each of the parks.

This Is a Book for People Who Love the National Parks

This Is a Book for People Who Love the National Parks
Author: Matt Garczynski
Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Running Press Adult
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780762469024
Language: en
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Smart, short, and irresistibly illustrated, This Is a Book for People Who Love National Parks is a park-by-park celebration of the American outdoors. For devoted park-goers and casual campers alike, this charming guide is nothing short of a celebration of America's natural wonders. An introduction to the storied history of the Parks Service is paired with engaging profiles of each of the sixty-one National Parks, from Acadia to Zion and everything in between. Quirky facts and key dates are woven throughout, while refreshingly modern illustrations capture the iconic features of each majestic setting. Deeply researched but not too serious, This Is a Book for People Who Love National Parks is an essential addition to every park lover's field library.

The National Park to Come

The National Park to Come
Author: Margret Grebowicz
Release: 2015-03-11
Editor: Stanford University Press
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780804793421
Language: en
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Historians of wilderness have shown that nature reserves are used ideologically in the construction of American national identity. But the contemporary problem of wilderness demands examination of how profoundly nature-in-reserve influences something more fundamental, namely what counts as being well, having a life, and having a future. What is wellness for the citizens to whom the parks are said to democratically belong? And how does the presence of foreigners threaten this wellness? Recent critiques of the Wilderness Act focus exclusively on its ecological effects, ignoring the extent to which wilderness policy affects our contemporary collective experience and political imagination. Tracing the challenges that migration and indigenousness currently pose to the national park system and the Wilderness Act, Grebowicz foregrounds concerns with social justice against the ecological and aesthetic ones that have created and continue to shape these environments. With photographs by Jacqueline Schlossman.

Scenic Science of the National Parks

Scenic Science of the National Parks
Author: Emily Hoff,Maygen Keller
Release: 2020-03-31
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781984856302
Language: en
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Explore the fascinating science behind the national parks in this charming illustrated guide. The national parks are some of the most beloved, visited, and biodiverse places on Earth. They're also scientific playgrounds where you can learn about plants, animals, and our planet's coolest geological features firsthand. Scenic Science of the National Parks curates and breaks down the compelling and offbeat natural science highlights of each park, from volcanic activity, glaciers, and coral reefs to ancient redwood groves, herds of bison, giant bats, and beyond. Featuring full-color illustrations, information on the history and notable features of each park, and insider tips on how to get the most out of your visit, this delightful book is the perfect addition to any park lover's collection.

National Parks Coloring Book

National Parks Coloring Book
Author: Peter F. Copeland
Release: 1993-01-01
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 68
ISBN: 0486278328
Language: en
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Presents all 50 national parks in alphabetical order.

National Park Adventure Guide 63 Park Edition

National Park Adventure Guide  63 Park Edition
Author: Nathan Anderson
Release: 2021-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1735278521
Language: en
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Passport to Your National Parks Collector s Edition

Passport to Your National Parks   Collector s Edition
Author: Eastern National
Release: 2016-08-16
Editor: Eastern National
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1590911768
Language: en
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It's here! Now you can stamp your way through the entire National Park System with the newest addition to the Passport To Your National Parks line of products: the Collector's Edition Passport. Beauty and practicality meet artfully in this deluxe version of the popular Passport, taking you above and beyond the original by providing space for Passport stickers and cancellation stamps for every single park, as well as space for extra cancellations. The park sites are color-coded by region, each area featuring a color map that pinpoints park locations. With a spiral binding that makes it easy to lie open flat, a hard cover that ensures durability and longer life, and pages graced with beautiful color photographs, it's the ultimate stamping ground.

Your Guide to the National Parks

Your Guide to the National Parks
Author: Michael Joseph Oswald
Release: 2017-01-01
Editor: Stone Road Press
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781621280682
Language: en
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This award-winning guide, completely updated for the 2017 edition, includes more than 450 new photographs, 160 revised maps, and 50 hiking tables, making it the only guidebook you'll need to explore the United States National Parks. An all new design with the same intuitive layout keeps the step-by-step itineraries,kid-friendly activities, and most popular ranger programs at your fingertips to help plan your next family vacation. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, and attractions beyond the parks and 11 suggested road trips make it the ultimate dashboard companion. Exhaustive activity information--including hiking tables, easy-to-find trailhead markers, outfitter details, and backpacking essentials--serves as blueprint for an adventure of a lifetime. With something for everyone, this is Your Guide to the National Parks.

American Indians and National Parks

American Indians and National Parks
Author: Robert H. Keller,Michael F. Turek
Release: 1999-05-01
Editor: University of Arizona Press
Pages: 348
ISBN: 0816520143
Language: en
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Many national parks and monuments tell unique stories of the struggle between the rights of native peoples and the wants of the dominant society. These stories involve our greatest parks—Yosemite, Yellowstone, Mesa Verde, Glacier, the Grand Canyon, Olympic, Everglades—as well as less celebrated parks elsewhere. In American Indians and National Parks, authors Robert Keller and Michael Turek relate these untold tales of conflict and collaboration. American Indians and National Parks details specific relationships between native peoples and national parks, including land claims, hunting rights, craft sales, cultural interpretation, sacred sites, disposition of cultural artifacts, entrance fees, dams, tourism promotion, water rights, and assistance to tribal parks. Beginning with a historical account of Yosemite and Yellowstone, American Indians and National Parks reveals how the creation of the two oldest parks affected native peoples and set a pattern for the century to follow. Keller and Turek examine the evolution of federal policies toward land preservation and explore provocative issues surrounding park/Indian relations. When has the National Park Service changed its policies and attitudes toward Indian tribes, and why? How have environmental organizations reacted when native demands, such as those of the Havasupai over land claims in the Grand Canyon, seem to threaten a national park? How has the Park Service dealt with native claims to hunting and fishing rights in Glacier, Olympic, and the Everglades? While investigating such questions, the authors traveled extensively in national parks and conducted over 200 interviews with Native Americans, environmentalists, park rangers, and politicians. They meticulously researched materials in archives and libraries, assembling a rich collection of case studies ranging from the 19th century to the present. In American Indians and National Parks, Keller and Turek tackle a significant and complicated subject for the first time, presenting a balanced and detailed account of the Native-American/national-park drama. This book will prove to be an invaluable resource for policymakers, conservationists, historians, park visitors, and others who are concerned about preserving both cultural and natural resources.

National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada

National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada
Author: National Geographic
Release: 2017
Editor: National Geographic Books
Pages: 404
ISBN: 9781426217562
Language: en
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An illustrated, region-by-region guide to the national parks of Canada, offering sample itineraries and site-by-site tours, and providing historical information, location and activity descriptions, tips for travelers, maps, and lodging information with addresses, phone numbers, and price ranges.

The National Parks Journal

The National Parks Journal
Author: Stefanie Payne
Release: 2022-05-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781507218099
Language: en
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Turn those bucket list travel plans into reality with this interactive journal that’s one part planning guides and one part log to help you remember your exciting adventures! Your national parks adventure starts here! Whether you’re planning a road trip to visit the Grand Canyon, a hiking excursion through Acadia, or spending a day in the Everglades, this book is your must-have companion for the perfect trip to any of the parks across the United States. Start by learning more about the national parks themselves and get some essential planning advice from experts to make your trip as easy and fun as possible. Then use the planning pages to plan and record an adventure of your own. You’ll be prepared for everything from paying park fees to figuring out which landmarks you want to see the most. Record pages will help you remember anything fun and exciting that happens on your trip—as well as anything you want to do differently on your next visit. From the Cape Cod National Seashore to the Sequoia National Park, this journal is the key to a fun and memorable national park vacation that you’ll want to remember (and revisit) for a lifetime.

Science and the National Parks

Science and the National Parks
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Improving the Science and Technology Programs of the National Park Service
Release: 1992-02-01
Editor: National Academies Press
Pages: 137
ISBN: 9780309047814
Language: en
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The U.S. National Park Service needs much better scientific information to protect the nation's parks for future generations, and research must be an essential element in its mandate. Science and the National Parks examines the reasons why science is important to the national parks, reviews previous evaluations of research in the parks, and recommends ways to improve the current science program. The book stresses the need for two distinct but related approaches to research, called "science for the parks" and "parks for science." Science for the parks includes research to gain understanding of park resources and develop effective management strategies. The parks for science concept recognizes that the national parks are potentially very important to scientific investigations of broad national and global environmental problems and invaluable for understanding the ecological response to anthropogenic change. Science and the National Parks is a critical assessment of the problems hampering the current Park Service science program, providing strong recommendations to help the agency establish a true mandate for science, create separate funding and autonomy for the program, and enhance its credibility and quality.

Complete National Parks of the United States

Complete National Parks of the United States
Author: Mel White
Release: 2016
Editor: National Geographic Books
Pages: 550
ISBN: 9781426216923
Language: en
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From New England to Alaska, this 544 page resource is filled with helpful advice, historical background, and practical facts on how to reach scores of park system properties, when to go, and what to do there.

Park Bagger

Park Bagger
Author: RMB Rocky Mountain Books
Release: 2021-04-02
Editor: Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1771604786
Language: en
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National Parks Forever

National Parks Forever
Author: Jonathan B. Jarvis,T. Destry Jarvis
Release: 2022-05-27
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780226819105
Language: en
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Two leaders of the National Park Service provide a front-row seat to the disastrous impact of partisan politics over the past fifty years—and offer a bold vision for the parks’ future. The US National Parks, what environmentalist and historian Wallace Stegner called America’s “best idea,” are under siege. Since 1972, partisan political appointees in the Department of the Interior have offered two conflicting views of the National Park Service (NPS): one vision emphasizes preservation and science-based decision-making, and another prioritizes economic benefits and privatization. These politically driven shifts represent a pernicious, existential threat to the very future of our parks. For the past fifty years, brothers Jonathan B. and T. Destry Jarvis have worked both within and outside NPS as leaders and advocates. National Parks Forever interweaves their two voices to show how our parks must be protected from those who would open them to economic exploitation, while still allowing generations to explore and learn in them. Their history also details how Congress and administration appointees have used budget and staffing cuts to sabotage NPS’s ability to manage the parks and even threatened their existence. Drawing on their experience, Jarvis and Jarvis make a bold and compelling proposal: that it is time for NPS to be removed from the Department of the Interior and made an independent agency, similar to the Smithsonian Institution, giving NPS leaders the ability to manage park resources and plan our parks’ protection, priorities, and future.

59 Illustrated National Parks

59 Illustrated National Parks
Author: Joel Anderson,Nathan Anderson
Release: 2015-10-01
Editor: Anderson Design Group, Incorporated
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0996777709
Language: en
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A celebration of the 100 years of wilderness and wonder at the 59 National Parks.

National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States 9th Edition

National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States 9th Edition
Author: National Geographic
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 528
ISBN: 1426221665
Language: en
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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.