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National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States, 8th edition

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For all national parks lovers, and anyone with a sense of history, this 100% updated, completely redesigned edition of the best-selling National Parks guide in North America will continue to impress travelers with all-new descriptions, photos, and maps. In time for the National Park's 100th birthday, this flagship, best-selling guide is fully revamped and updated with all new text, photographs, and design. National Geographic writers hit all 59 national parks - including Pinnacles, the newest in the crown - for intensive on-the-ground research. Each entry is rewritten from scratch. Three hundred specially commissioned 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.

DAN WESTERGREN took up photography after being taught how to develop film by an indulgent science teacher in the eighth grade. That early experience instilled in him a reverence for the classic, timeless feel of a wonderful photograph, a reverence that he continues to feel even with his job as Director of Photography for National Geographic Travel. In addition to photo editing for National Geographic Traveler magazine and Natgeo.com/travel he has photographed a variety of stories, including expeditions up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa and Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn in the European Alps. Westergren also went on and photographed an expedition to ski the last degree to the North Pole. Over the years, he's shot some of the world's most intriguing people, places and experiences.

  • Publisher: National Geographic (March 24, 2016)
  • Length: 496 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781426217517