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Smart, short, and irresistibly illustrated, This Is a Book for People Who Love National Parks is a park-by-park celebration of the American outdoors. For devoted park-goers and casual campers alike, this charming guide is nothing short of a celebration of America's natural wonders. An introduction to the storied history of the Parks Service is paired with engaging profiles of each of the sixty-one National Parks, from Acadia to Zion and everything in between. Quirky facts and key dates are woven throughout, while refreshingly modern illustrations capture the iconic features of each majestic setting. Deeply researched but not too serious, This Is a Book for People Who Love National Parks is an essential addition to every park lover's field library.

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Genre: Travel
Author: Matt Garczynski
Publisher: Running Press Adult
Release: 2020-05-05
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780762469024

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Author: Enos A. Mills
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Release: 2013-10-12
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781465584366

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National Parks – 'America's Best Idea' – were from the first seen as sacred sites embodying the God-given specialness of American people and American land, and from the first they were also marked as tourist attractions. The inherent tensions between these two realities ensured the parks would be stages where the country's conflicting values would be performed and contested. As pilgrimage sites embody the values and beliefs of those who are drawn to them, so Americans could travel to these sacred places to honor, experience, and be restored by the powers that had created the American land and the American enterprise. This book explores the importance of the discourse of nature in American culture, arguing that the attributes and symbolic power that had first been associated with the 'new world' and then the 'frontier' were embodied in the National Parks. Author Ross-Bryant focuses on National Parks as pilgrimage sites around which a discourse of nature developed and argues the centrality of religion in understanding the dynamics of both the language and the ritual manifestations related to National Parks. Beyond the specific contribution to a richer analysis of the National Parks and their role in understanding nature and religion in the U.S., this volume contributes to the emerging field of 'religion and the environment,' larger issues in the study of religion (e.g. cultural events and the spatial element in meaning-making), and the study of non-institutional religion.

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Genre: Nature
Author: Lynn Ross-Bryant
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013
File: 307 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780415893800

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The Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency, was founded in 1942 by William 'Wild Bill' Donovan under the direction of President Roosevelt, who realized the need to improve intelligence during wartime. A rigorous recruitment process enlisted agents from both the armed services and civilians to produce operational groups specializing in different foreign areas including Italy, Norway, Yugoslavia and China. At its peak in 1944, the number of men and women working in the service totaled nearly 13,500. This intriguing story of the origins and development of the American espionage forces covers all of the different departments involved, with a particular emphasis on the courageous teams operating in the field. The volume is illustrated with many photographs, including images from the film director John Ford who led the OSS Photographic Unit and parachuted into Burma in 1943.

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Genre: Nature
Author: Linda Flint McClelland
Publisher: JHU Press
Release: 1998
File: 591 Pages
ISBN-13: 0801855837

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As the National Park Service prepares for its 2016 centennial, this book provides an in-depth analysis of the role of philanthropy and the national parks - exploring the challenges faced when working with non-profit philanthropic partners.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: J. Vaughn
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2013-11-26
File: 213 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781137353894

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Genre: National parks and reserves
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Release: 1989
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015074934038

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Wilderness in National Parks casts light on the complicated relationship between the National Park Service and its policy goals of wilderness preservation and recreation. By examining the overlapping and sometimes contradictory responsibilities of the park service and the national wilderness preservation system, John C. Miles finds the National Park Service still struggling to deal with an idea that lies at the core of its mission and yet complicates that mission, nearly one hundred years into its existence. The National Park Service's ambivalence about wilderness is traced from its beginning to the turn of the twenty-first century. The Service is charged with managing more wilderness acreage than any government agency in the world and, in its early years, frequently favored development over preservation. The public has perceived national parks as permanently protected wilderness resources, but in reality this public confidence rests on shaky ground. Miles shows how changing conceptions of wilderness affected park management over the years, with a focus on the tension between the goals of providing recreational spaces for the American people and leaving lands pristine and undeveloped for future generations.

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Genre: History
Author: John C. Miles
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Release: 2011-07-01
File: 344 Pages
ISBN-13: 0295990392

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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.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Dayton Duncan
Publisher: Knopf
Release: 2009
File: 403 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307268969

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In this lavishly illustrated book well-known environmental historian Alfred Runte, a prominent figure on the Ken Burns documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, tells the highly engaging story of the development of our national parks, from the first national park, Yellowstone, to the more recent decision to set aside vast tracts of Alaska for preservation.

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Genre: Nature
Author: Alfred Runte
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Release: 2010-04-16
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781589794740

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Author: United States. National Park Service
Publisher:
Release:
File: Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105127896194

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