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National Park Basics in a Book That Will Make You Want To Go
on December 5, 2003
National Geographic has produced an excellent introduction to our national park system.
This book briefly covers national parks and monuments of the entire country. A description is given over a page or so (a bit longer for majors like Yosemite) which includes helpful visiting hints, the main attractions at each and other details that could help the day or short visitor hit the highlights. Information is also included on the best time of year to travel, places to stay, park rules and contact information. Also very informative are "side excursion" briefs for each major attraction.
The books' maps are very well done and it contains beautiful pictures that show our national treasures in all their glories.
Besides being well organized and informative, this is a very attractive book that makes one want to venture out and see some of the natural wonders of our country. Great for the national park enthusiast and would-be traveler.