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- Print Length: 544 pages
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- Publication Date: March 24, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004TQA78G
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- Lending: Enabled
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Robert Sterling Yard
First off, if you are looking for a current and complete reading of the National Parks either for travel or just to learn about them, this book will probably not be of too much help to you. However, if you are interested in learning about the history of the earliest parks, how they came to be National Parks(and Monuments); how they developed geologically over the ages including a great lesson in rock formation of various kinds; and descriptions of the beauty to behold as well as the tourist aspect from the early 20th century, you will find this book to be an excellent read.
Published in 1919, there were what compared to today's figure only a handful of parks - 18 - some not even in states yet; for example in Alaska. Just after the war in Europe, people were looking for some of America's own beauty. Yard has obviously done some extensive research of the parks and the monuments. He not only has visited the parks and is able to describe the scenic beauty, travel to and through the sites, and statistics on various aspects, but also gives an excellent scientific looks at the progress of the creation of such awesome sights.
He breaks down the parks by the rock formations from which they have evolved.
The Book of National Parks - On the Appreciation of Scenery
1. The National Parks of the United States
THE GRANITE NATIONAL PARKS -
Granite's Part in Scenery
2. Yosemite, the Incomparable
3. The Proposed Roosevelt National Park
4. The Heart of the Rockies
5. McKinley, Giant of Giants
6. Lafayette and the East
THE VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARKS -
On the Volcano in Scenery
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a kindle book and had no table of contents or index. It is very hard to find anything.Published on December 6, 2013 by Lynn Chabot-Long
I like it except for the Obama closures. When the government starts using politics to shade their inability to listen to the public we all suffer.Published on October 21, 2013 by rshirley10
All items purchased met or exceeded my expectations. I especially liked the books. " Summer of Light" was very thought provoking and humorous at the same time. Read morePublished on October 14, 2013 by Roberta H. Hough
The book has some valuable information but lacks descriptions of what tours are available and what there is to do in each park. Read morePublished on September 7, 2013 by Susan
This book is full of wonderful information which anyone that loves the National Parks will absolutely not want to live without.Published on May 12, 2013 by M. Jennings