National Parks of the USA


Author: Kate Siber
Publisher: Wide Eyed Editions
ISBN: 1786036959
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Discover the beauty and diversity of America's great outdoors in this tour of its most iconic national parks. Explore Florida's river-laced Everglades, travel down the white water rapids of the Grand Canyon, trek across the deserts of Death Valley and scale the soaring summits of the Rocky Mountains with this book that brings you up close to nature's greatest adventures. Packed with maps and fascinating facts about the flora and fauna unique to each park, this fully-illustrated coast-to-coast journey documents the nation’s most magnificent and sacred places—and shows why they should be preserved for future generations to enjoy. Parks include: Acadia, Badlands, Big Bend, Biscayne, Bryce Canyon, Channel Islands, Death Valley, Denali, Everglades, Glacier, Glacier Bay, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky, Mountains, Hawaii volcanoes, Isle Royal, Mesa Verde, Olympic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Virgin Islands, Yellowstone and Yosemite.

Lonely Planet Reiseführer USA


Author: N.A
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 3829723369
Category: Travel
Page: 372
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Mit dem Lonely Planet USA auf eigene Faust durch das Land der unbegenzten Möglichkeiten! Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf nahezu 1400 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Wie wäre es beispielsweise mit Musik im Freien? Der Red Rocks Park hat ein Amphitheater mit 9000 Sitzplätzen, das dramatisch eingebettet zwischen 120m hohen Buntsandsteinfelsen liegt. Die Akkustik ist einfach fantastisch, weshalb viele Künstler hier ihre Livealben aufnehmen. Oder lieber Kajakfahren? Der von steil aufragenden Felswänden umgebene Tracy- Arm-Fjord in Alaska ist von Eisbergen gesäumt und ein bezauberndes Ziel für einen ausgedehnte Paddelausflug. Wo unterwegs übernachten und essen? Für jeden größeren Ort gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, einem Farbkapitel zu den 25 Top-Highlights, Special: Die Nationalparks der USA, Reiserouten, fundierte Hintergrundinformationen sowie Glossar und - damit Sie gut verständlich ankommen - einem Sprachführer. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer USA ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen.

Treasures on Your Doorstep

The Other National Parks of the USA
Author: Julia Lynam
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984780518
Category:
Page: 130
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Looking for a grand day out? Or an inexpensive nearby destination for your next weekend jaunt? Your search is ended! In every State in the Union you'll find often-overlooked National Park properties - over 400 of them - waiting to delight you. This beautifully illustrated little book will open your eyes to the Treasures On Your Doorstep and give you an insider's-eye view of what they can offer you and your family.

Parks of the U.S.A.


Author: Mary Lindeen
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 1429679492
Category: National parks and reserves
Page: 16
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Discover America’s natural beauty in this exploration of some of its most famous and diverse national parks.

Parke für das Leben

Aktionsplan für Schutzgebiete in Europa
Author: Iucn Commission On National Parks And Protected Areas Cnppa
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 9782831702445
Category:
Page: 150
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National Parks of India


Author: R. S. Bisht
Publisher: Publications Division Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
ISBN: 8123022964
Category:
Page: N.A
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This book is a compilation of the wildlife and national parks of India as an attempt to preserve the natural habitat of our country and acts as a plea towards taking individual measure for the welfare of the people who live near these parks.

Die Berge Kaliforniens


Author: John Muir
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783882210507
Category: Muir, John 1838-1914 / Travel / Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nevada)
Page: 352
View: 1039

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Frommer's National Parks of the American West


Author: Don Laine,Barbara Laine
Publisher: Frommers
ISBN: 0470627387
Category: Travel
Page: 528
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With full coverage of Western national parks: Arches, Badlands, Big Bend, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, the Black Hills (including Mount Rushmore), Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Carlsbad Caverns, Channel Islands, Crater Lake, Death Valley, Devils Tower, Glacier National/Waterton Lakes, the Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Great Basin, Great Sand Dunes, Guadalupe Mountains, Joshua Tree, Lassen Volcanic Park, Mesa Verde and the Four Corners, Mount Rainier, North Cascades, Olympic, Petrified Forest, Point Reyes, Redwood, Rocky Mountain, Saguaro, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Theodore Roosevelt, Yellowstone, Yosemite and Zion. According to the National Park Service, as of June 2009, 127.7 million visits were made to national parks in the first six months of the year, an increase of about 4.5 million over the same period in 2008. More than 900,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park in July, 2009, an all-time record for monthly visits and a jump of 94,000 visits over 2008. The First Family visited Yellowstone in August, 2009.

Tourism in National Parks and Protected Areas

Planning and Management
Author: Paul F. J. Eagles,Stephen F. McCool
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 0851997597
Category: Travel
Page: 320
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This book describes the state of the art of tourism planning and management in national parks and protected areas. It also provides guidelines for best practice in tourism operations.

Lonely Planet USA's National Parks


Author: Lonely Planet,Christopher Pitts,Amy C Balfour,Sandra Bao,Greg Benchwick,Sara Benson,Jennifer Rasin Denniston,Bridget Gleeson,Michael Grosberg,Adam Karlin
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1760342602
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet USA's National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you in all 59 of the USA's nationally protected lands. Catch the country's 'first sunrise' from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia, take the drive of your life on the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier, and climb the otherworldly rocks of Joshua Tree; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover USA's natural treasures and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet USA's National Parks: Full-color trail and park maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots and being safe and responsible Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices, transit tips, emergency information, park seasonality, and hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, durations Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, shopping, going out, tours, activities, summer and winter activities, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Contextual insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - history, geology, wildlife, conservation Useful features - including Driving Tours, Travel with Children, and Day and Overnight Hikes Coverage of all 59 parks in the USA including Acadia, Everglades, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains & Shenandoah, Joshua Tree & Death Valley, Olympic & Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, Yosemite, Zion & Bryce Canyon, and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet USA's National Parks, our easy-to-use guide, is perfect for those looking for a one-stop tool that helps you prepare for many trips to various national parks. Looking for more focused coverage on North America's top eleven national parks? Check out Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, Lonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park, Lonely Planet Yosemite, Sequoia & King's Canyon National Parks, Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks, and Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks for comprehensive looks at all that each park has to offer. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)

Allein in der Wand


Author: Alex Honnold
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492973299
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 304
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Wenn Alex Honnold in eine Wand einsteigt, gibt es kein Zurück. Der sympathische 30-Jährige hat die puristischste Form des Kletterns, ohne Seil und Sicherung, in neue Dimensionen geführt. Nun blickt der Star der Szene auf die Highlights seiner Karriere zurück, wie die 400 und 900 Meter langen Free-Solo-Begehungen von »Moonlight Buttress« in Utah und »The Nose« im Yosemite-Nationalpark sowie die »Fitz Traverse« im Alpinstil mit Tommy Caldwell in Alaska. Er verrät, wie er den Spagat zwischen Abgrund und Privatleben schafft. Und erklärt eindrucksvoll, warum Risiko oftmals auch Gewinn bedeuten kann und wie man in Extremsituationen fokussiert bleibt.

Tourism and National Parks

International Perspectives on Development, Histories and Change
Author: Warwick Frost,C. Michael Hall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134029640
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 376
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In 1872 Yellowstone was established as a National Park. The name caught the public’s imagination and by the close of the century, other National Parks had been declared, not only in the USA, but also in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Yet as it has spread, the concept has evolved and diversified. In the absence of any international controlling body, individual countries have been free to adapt the concept for their own physical, social and economic environments. Some have established national parks to protect scenery, others to protect ecosystems or wildlife. Tourism has also been a fundamental component of the national parks concept from the beginning and predates ecological justifications for national park establishment though it has been closely related to landscape conservation rationales at the outset. Approaches to tourism and visitor management have varied. Some have stripped their parks of signs of human settlement, while increasingly others are blending natural and cultural heritage, and reflecting national identities. This edited volume explores in detail, the origins and multiple meanings of National Parks and their relationship to tourism in a variety of national contexts. It consists of a series of introductory overview chapters followed by case study chapters from around the world including insights from the US, Canada, Australia, UK, Spain, France, Sweden, Indonesia, China and Southern Africa. Taking a global comparative approach, this book examines how and why national parks have spread and evolved, how they have been fashioned and used, and the integral role of tourism within national parks. The volume’s focus on the long standing connection between tourism and national parks; and the changing concept of national parks over time and space give the book a distinct niche in the national parks and tourism literature. The volume is expected to contribute not only to tourism and national park studies at the upper level undergraduate and graduate levels but also to courses in international and comparative environmental history, conservation studies, and outdoor recreation management.

National Parks of America


Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1760341789
Category: Travel
Page: 328
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To celebrate America's amazing national parks, Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel publisher, takes you on an informative and gorgeous tour of all 59 parks with our lavishly finished hardcover gift guide packed with detailed itineraries and practical tips on what to do and see in each park to get you started planning your next adventure. America's national parks are full of timeless marvels that still rejuvenate the soul: the world's largest trees in Sequoia; its most spectacular geothermal site in Yellowstone; the grandest canyon. Perhaps the movement's most eloquent description that is still resonates came from national parks advocate John Muir: 'Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity...' Fortunately for the nerve-shaken, over-civilized people of then and now, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Parks Service (NPS) on August 25, 1916, though the drive to protect some of America's most remarkable wild spaces, to be 'used and preserved for the benefit of mankind', began in the 1860s. From Acadia to Zion, this beautiful introduction to America's preserved natural treasures is packed with landscape photography, original wildlife illustrations, and practical information. You will surely be inspired to rediscover these incredible spaces and find out why they're worth celebrating and you'll have all the tools to plan the first of many exciting trips. This book is intended to be a practical introduction to each of America's 59 national parks, distilled by Lonely Planet's expert authors. We highlight the best activities and trails, explain how to get there and where to stay, show you the wildlife to watch out for, and suggest ideal itineraries. Whether you're lucky enough to have a park on your doorstep or need to travel further, we hope that the following pages inspire you both the iconic and lesser-known gems that make up the USA's diversely breathtaking expanses. Covers all 59 US National Parks: Acadia American Samoa Arches Badlands Big Bend Biscayne Black Canyon of the Gunnison Bryce Canyon Canyonlands Capitol Reef Carlsbad Caverns Channel Islands Congaree Crater Lake Cuyahoga Valley Death Valley Denali Dry Tortugas Everglades Gates of the Arctic Glacier Glacier Bay Grand Canyon Grand Teton Great Basin Great Sand Dunes Great Smoky Mountains Guadalupe Mountains Haleakal? Hawaii Volcanoes Hot Springs Isle Royale Joshua Tree Katmai Kenai Fjords Kings Canyon Kobuk Valley Lake Clark Lassen Volcanic Mammoth Cave Mesa Verde Mt Rainier North Cascades Olympic Petrified Forest Pinnacles Redwood Rocky Mountain Saguaro Sequoia Shenandoah Theodore Roosevelt Virgin Islands Voyageurs Wind Cave Wrangell-St Elias Yellowstone Yosemite Zion About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

The Sierra Club Guides to the National Parks of the Desert Southwest


Author: Conger Beasley,James V. Murfin,Irene Pavitt
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 400
View: 900

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Describes the history, geology, wildlife, facilities, and trails of thirteen national parks, including Arches, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, and Petrified Forest

Moon USA National Parks

The Complete Guide to All 59 Parks
Author: Becky Lomax
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1640492771
Category: Travel
Page: 700
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They've been dubbed America's best idea for a reason: get inspired, get outdoors, and discover the wild beauty of the United States with Moon USA National Parks. Inside you'll find: Coverage of all 59 national parks, from the misty mountains of the east and the redwoods of the west, to the glaciers of Alaska and volcanoes of Hawaii, organized by region Strategic lists and itineraries: Choose from lists of the best parks for hiking, wildlife, families, and scenic drives, or make your way down the list of the top ten national parks experiences across the country The best outdoor adventures in every park, including backpacking, biking, mountain climbing, kayaking, rafting, and more, plus detailed hike descriptions and trail maps marked with distance, duration, effort level, and trailheads National parks road trips with driving times and advice for linking multiple parks, interesting stops between them, and nearby attractions and state parks Comprehensive planning resources: With detailed maps and transportation tips, you'll have the tools to explore each park or region individually, or visit multiple for an epic national parks trip Expert advice from former park guide Becky Lomax on how to avoid crowds, what time of year to visit, and where to stay inside and outside the parks, from campgrounds to hotels Know before you go: Find essential background on climate, terrain, wildlife, history, and safety precautions, plus practical information on park fees, passes, and reservations, including how to obtain and use a National Parks Pass Gorgeous, full-color photos throughout, plus a handy keepsake section for your national parks stamps and a detachable fold-out poster map Whether you're trekking to striking vistas, rafting a wild river, or camping under the stars, find your park adventure with Moon USA National Parks. For more in-depth information on a specific park, check out Moon's national parks travel guides.

Fodor's Official Guide to Americas National Parks


Author: Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications
Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications
ISBN: 1400013755
Category: Travel
Page: 483
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Thoroughly revised and updated, this comprehensive guide to America's National Parks encompasses detailed descriptions of nearly four hundred National Park areas, along with information on regulations, fees, access tips, locator maps, regional itineraries, weather charts, lodging and dining options, campgrounds, and more. Original.