South America's national parks

a visitor's guide

Author: William C. Leitch

Publisher: Mountaineers Books


Category: Travel

Page: 286

View: 8113

Provides information on the visitor facilities, history, and climate of national parks in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Surinam

Your Guide to the National Parks

The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks

Author: Michael Joseph Oswald

Publisher: Stone Road Press

ISBN: 1621280683

Category: Travel

Page: 720

View: 2109

This award-winning guide, completely updated for the 2017 edition, includes more than 450 new photographs, 160 revised maps, and 50 hiking tables, making it the only guidebook you'll need to explore the United States National Parks. An all new design with the same intuitive layout keeps the step-by-step itineraries,kid-friendly activities, and most popular ranger programs at your fingertips to help plan your next family vacation. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, and attractions beyond the parks and 11 suggested road trips make it the ultimate dashboard companion. Exhaustive activity information--including hiking tables, easy-to-find trailhead markers, outfitter details, and backpacking essentials--serves as blueprint for an adventure of a lifetime. With something for everyone, this is Your Guide to the National Parks.

America's National Park System

The Critical Documents

Author: Lary M. Dilsaver

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585121214

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 8055

This invaluable reference work is a fundamental resource for scholars, students, conservationists, and citizens interested in America's national park system. The extensive group of documents illustrate the system's creation, development, and management. They include laws that established and shaped the system; policy statements on park management; Park Service self-evaluations; and outside studies by a range of scientists, conservation organizations, private groups, and businesses.

National Parks Beyond the Nation

Global Perspectives on "America's Best Idea"

Author: Adrian Howkins,Jared Orsi,Mark Fiege

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806154756


Page: N.A

View: 2418

"National Parks beyond the Nation brings together the work of fifteen scholars and writers to reveal the tremendous diversity of the global national park experience--an experience sometimes influencing, sometimes influenced by, and sometimes with no reference whatever to the United States. They explore the historical interactions and influences--intellectual, political, and material--within and between national park systems in Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Indonesia, Antarctica, Brazil, and other countries"--Provided by publisher.

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

View: 7351

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.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781760340643

Category: Nature

Page: 328

View: 8664

Celebrate and explore all 59 of America's national parks in the centenary year of the National Parks Service with this beautifully illustrated introduction to each one. Find out what activities to do, which animals to spot, where to stay and where to hike. Each park features breathtaking photography and text from Lonely Planet's US-based adventure experts, including sample itineraries. This lavishly finished hardback, in a landscape format, will inspire readers to plan the first of many trips to America's amazing national parks.

The Hour of Land

A Personal Topography of America's National Parks

Author: Terry Tempest Williams

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781250132147

Category: Nature

Page: 416

View: 1745

America's national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing. This is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. In The Hour of Land, Terry Tempest Williams, author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds , offers a gift of celebration: an exploration of our national parks, and what they mean to us and we mean to them. From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas, Williams captures the unique grandeur of each place while unearthing what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America. - Now a nominee for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence - For readers of Peter Matthiessen, Barry Lopez, and Annie Dillard - Beautiful paperback repackage with flaps makes this a perfect gift

The National Parks

America's Best Idea

Author: Dayton Duncan,Ken Burns

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780375712104

Category: History

Page: 403

View: 5918

Presents a narrative history of the American National Park System, examining the events and political battles that led to the establishment of each park while profiling each for its unique attributes, in a volume that also pays tribute to key advocates.

Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World

Author: Jorge I Dominguez,Ana Covarrubias

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317621859

Category: Political Science

Page: 482

View: 7298

The Handbook of Latin America in the World explains how the Latin American countries have both reacted and contributed to changing international dynamics over the last 30 years. It provides a comprehensive picture of Latin America’s global engagement by looking at specific processes and issues that link governments and other actors, social and economic, within the region and beyond. Leading scholars offer an up-to-date state of the field, theoretically and empirically, thus avoiding a narrow descriptive approach. The Handbook includes a section on theoretical approaches that analyze Latin America’s place in the international political and economic system and its foreign policy making. Other sections focus on the main countries, actors, and issues in Latin America’s international relations. In so doing, the book sheds light on the complexity of the international relations of selected countries, and on their efforts to act multilaterally. The Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World is a must-have reference for academics, researchers, and students in the fields of Latin American politics, international relations, and area specialists of all regions of the world.

The Geography of Nostalgia

Global and Local Perspectives on Modernity and Loss

Author: Alastair Bonnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134686161

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 8416

We are familiar with the importance of 'progress' and 'change'. But what about loss? Across the world, from Beijing to Birmingham, people are talking about loss: about the loss that occurs when populations try to make new lives in new lands as well as the loss of traditions, languages and landscapes. The Geography of Nostalgia is the first study of loss as a global and local phenomenon, something that occurs on many different scales and which connects many different people. The Geography of Nostalgia explores nostalgia as a child of modernity but also as a force that exceeds and challenges modernity. The book begins at a global level, addressing the place of nostalgia within both global capitalism and anti-capitalism. In Chapter Two it turns to the contested role of nostalgia in debates about environmentalism and social constructionism. Chapter Three addresses ideas of Asia and India as nostalgic forms. The book then turns to more particular and local landscapes: the last three chapters explore the yearnings of migrants for distant homelands, and the old cities and ancient forests that are threatened by modernity but which modern people see as sites of authenticity and escape. The Geography of Nostalgia is a reader friendly text that will appeal to a variety of markets. In the university sector it is a student friendly, interdisciplinary text that will be welcomed across a broad range of courses, including cultural geography, post-colonial studies, landscape and planning, sociology and history.

America's National Park System

The Critical Documents

Author: Lary M. Dilsaver

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585121214

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 5273

This invaluable reference work is a fundamental resource for scholars, students, conservationists, and citizens interested in America's national park system. The extensive group of documents illustrate the system's creation, development, and management. They include laws that established and shaped the system; policy statements on park management; Park Service self-evaluations; and outside studies by a range of scientists, conservation organizations, private groups, and businesses.

The Glaciers Are Melting!

Author: Donna Love,Shennen Bersani

Publisher: Arbordale Pub

ISBN: 9781607181361

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2064

Presents facts about the melting of glaciers around the world and the impact this has on the animals that live near them, in a text with a story about Peter Pika and his friends who go to the Mountain Monarch to find out what they can do about it.

Secrets of the National Parks

The Experts' Guide to the Best Experiences Beyond the Tourist Trail

Author: National Geographic Society (U. S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426210159

Category: Travel

Page: 270

View: 5050

Identifies hidden treasures and lesser-known points of interest in each of America's national parks.

Campfire Stories

Tales from America's National Parks

Author: Dave Kyu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680511444

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 5762

A collection of entertaining stories, poems, legends, and more from six iconic and beloved national parks� Stories that encapsulate a park�s essence or capture a significant event in its history� Perfect for retelling around a campfire to friends and family� Park-specific legends, larger-than-life heroes, histories, animal tales, and much moreOur national parks are beautiful and unique places, often serving as an introduction to the outdoors and inspiring an appreciation for nature and wilderness. Similarly, stories and storytelling can serve as an introduction to other places and foster a powerful emotional connection to nature. Campfire Stories brings together tales about our national parks; some are by well-known writers such as John Muir, Bill Bryson, and Terry Tempest Williams, while others are from pioneer diaries or have been passed down through generations of indigenous peoples.The book focuses on these six iconic national parks:� Acadia National Park� Great Smoky Mountains National Park� Rocky Mountain National Park� Yellowstone National Park� Yosemite National Park� Zion National ParkEach story includes an �About this Story� reflection, offering insight into how co-editors Dave and Ilyssa Kyu discovered the tale, why they selected it, and some background about its writer. Dave and Ilyssa also share their own thoughts on each of the parks they visited, as well as tips on how to be a compelling storyteller.

Haunted Hikes

Spine-Tingling Tales and Trails from North America's National Parks

Author: Andrea Lankford

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN: 1595809856

Category: Travel

Page: 374

View: 3321

Ghosts! Curses! Hoaxes! Unsolved mysteries! Paranormal events! Take a walk on the creepy side of North America's National Parks! Andrea Lankford, a 12-year veteran ranger with the National Park Service, has written a thoroughly investigated yet often tongue-in-cheek guidebook that takes the reader to the scariest, most mysterious places inside North America's National Parks. Lankford shares such eerie tales as John Brown's haunting of Harper's Ferry, the disembodied legs that have been seen running around inside the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center, and the "wailing woman" who roams the trail behind the Grand Canyon Lodge. Lankford also uncovers paranormal activities park visitors have experienced, such as the chupacabra that roams the swamps inside Big Thicket National Preserve and the teenage bigfoot who rolled a park service campground with toilet paper. She also reports on long-forgotten unsolved murders, such as the savage stabbing of a young woman on Yosemite's trail to Mirror Lake, and the execution style shooting of two General Motors executives at Crater Lake. The witnesses to the supernatural occurrences are highly credible people-rangers, park historians, river guides, and the like-and each tale has factual relevance to the cultural or natural history of the park. Haunted Hikes provides readers with all the information they need: for each hike: a "fright factor rating" is listed along with trailhead access information, detailed trail maps, and hike difficulty levels. Most of the haunted sites included in the book can be reached by the average hiker, some are wheelchair accessible, and others are for intrepid backpackers willing to make multi-day treks into wilderness areas. Intriguing photographs of many sites are included. Haunted Hikes is sure to satisfy readers looking for those spine-tingling moments when you begin to wonder if maybe, just maybe, we are not alone.

Policymaking for Conservation in Latin America

National Parks, Reserves, and the Environment

Author: Jack W. Hopkins

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275953492

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 6519

Hopkins explores the policy process for national parks, reserves, and the environment in three Latin American countries--Argentina, Chile, and Costa Rica. Using case studies and examples from each country, he compares these to reach generalizations about the policy process in Latin America.

A Year in the National Parks

The Greatest American Road Trip

Author: Stefanie Payne,Jonathan Irish

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692926789


Page: 240

View: 8300

On January 1 of 2016, Stefanie Payne, a creative professional working at NASA Headquarters, and Jonathan Irish, a photographer with National Geographic, left their lives in Washington, D.C. and hit the open road on an expedition to explore and document all 59 of America's national parks during the centennial celebration of the U.S. National Park Service - 59 parks in 52 weeks - the Greatest American Road Trip. Captured in more than 300,000 digital photographs, written stories, and videos shared by the national and international media, their project resulted in an incredible view of America's National Park System seen in its 100th year. 'A Year in the National Parks, The Greatest American Road Trip' is a gorgeous visual journey through our cherished public lands, detailing a rich tapestry of what makes each park special, as seen along an epic journey to visit them all within one special celebratory year.