America’s National Parks: An Insider’s Guide to Unforgettable Places and Experiences

October 18, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books | 1 Comment |
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America’s National Parks: An Insider’s Guide to Unforgettable Places and Experiences is a new coffee table book edited by Scott Kirkwood. “We recognize that national parks are among the most photographed places on the planet,” Kirkwood says, “so when we set out to create this book, we made a conscious effort to pick images that show off these places in a new light.  When you page through this book, you’ll know you’re looking at American icons like Arches, Glacier, and Yellowstone; but you’ll see these sites in ways that you haven’t quite seen before.  You’ll also be introduced to a lot of parks that aren’t household names — but should be.” America’s National Parks: An Insider’s Guide to Unforgettable Places and Experiences retails for $24.95.

NPCA Press Release

America’s National Parks Unveiled: New Book Spotlights Nature’s Greatest Achievements

New York, NY – Americans have been flocking to America’s National Parks for generations.  Now armchair travelers can go on a photographic journey from the comfort of their own home, as Time Home Entertainment Inc. is releasing America’s National Parks: An Insider’s Guide to Unforgettable Places and Experiences.  From cover to cover, this book is the perfect collection for travel enthusiasts, photography aficionados, and American history buffs alike.

America’s National Parks captures the experience of touring some of the country’s most notable places; whether it’s hiking through the giants of the Redwoods, biking along the carriage roads of Acadia, standing before the Lincoln Memorial, or wandering the ruins of Mesa Verde.

“We recognize that national parks are among the most photographed places on the planet,” says Scott Kirkwood, Editor of National Parks magazine, “so when we set out to create this book, we made a conscious effort to pick images that show off these places in a new light.  When you page through this book, you’ll know you’re looking at American icons like Arches, Glacier, and Yellowstone; but you’ll see these sites in ways that you haven’t quite seen before.  You’ll also be introduced to a lot of parks that aren’t household names—but should be.”

The book’s magnificent content is divided into eight categories:

·      The Mountains (including Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Yosemite)
·      The Red Rocks (including The Grand Canyon, Great Basin, and Petrified Forest)
·      The Trees (including The Everglades, Redwoods, and Sequoia)
·      The Middle (including The Great Lakes, The Great Smoky Mountains, and Tallgrass Prairie)
·      The Desert (including Death Valley, Joshua Tree, and Saguaro)
·      The Last Frontier (including Denali, Glacier Bay, and Lake Clark)
·      The Coast (including Acadia, Biscayne, and Hawai’i)
·      The History (including Gettysburg, San Antonio Missions, and the Washington Monument)

America’s National Parks: An Insider’s Guide to Unforgettable Places and Experiences retails for $24.95 U.S. (Hardcover, Time Home Entertainment Inc.), and will be available online and at bookstores nationwide on October 9, 2012.

To receive a review a copy, or to arrange an interview with Kirkwood, please contact:
Caitlin Brown at cbrown@jgordonassociates.com, or 212-871-3020 ext. 112

About NPCA:
Since 1919, the nonpartisan National Parks Conservation Association has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting and enhancing our National Park System. NPCA and its 750,000 members and supporters work together to protect our National Park System and preserve our nation’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage for our children and grandchildren. http://www.npca.org.

About Scott Kirkwood:
Scott Kirkwood has been the editor of National Parks magazine since 2006, following stints as a writer and editor at the Humane Society of the United States and the Child Welfare League of America. In his time at the National Parks Conservation Association, work assignments have taken him to Denali, Dry Tortugas, Everglades, Gettysburg, Glacier, Grand Teton, Great Smokies, Katmai, Wrangell-St. Elias, Yellowstone, and many other parks. He’s taken his own Nikon D-80 to vacation trips in Acadia, Arches, Assateague, Bryce, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Mojave, Olympic, Mt. Rainier, White Sands, and Zion. Kirkwood has critiqued the portfolios of amateur and professional photographers at the Palm Springs Photo Festival and the Telluride Photo Festival, and he has spoken at FOLIO: New York. Kirkwood lives in Washington, DC, where you’ll often find him riding his bike through Rock Creek Park or playing soccer on the National Mall—both national park units. And even though it’s impossible to pick a favorite national park, he knows you’ll insist on asking, so he’ll reluctantly say Zion National Park in Utah.



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#1 Eric Heymans

That book looks Great !
Thanks for having reviewed it!

Eric

5:06 am - Sunday, October 21, 2012