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  • 23 August 2018
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Free read ↠ National Geographic Atlas of the National Parks 100 Magery and state of the art graphics reflecting details of wildlife climate culture archaeology recreation andthis lush reference provides an up close look at what makes these lands so special and so uniuely American A heartfelt foreword from National Geographic CEO Gary Knell reminds us how important these lands are to our lives and our national pride. As mandated by its title the Atlas includes large maps of the National Parks However they are essentially identical to the official National Park Service maps also reproduced in Your Guide to the National Parks The Complete Guide to all 59 National Parks Second edition so that is not the main draw of the book Since the website npmapscom readily provides all of those maps for free and nobody will lug this large 7 pound coffee table book around the considerable space used by those maps could have instead expanded the book contents in the areas where it is lacking park coverage and photographyTo fully appreciate it you must read the Atlas carefully rather than flipping the pages like you would for a photography book This is because it offers detailed writing and information based on scientific data not generally present in books for the general public It not only looks at the geography of the parks but also at their history and future discussing environmental and political threats generally glossed over in other books beyond yes climate change I appreciate that the Atlas brings out the issue of light pollution or of the Ambler Road in Gates of the Arctic National Park For each of the featured National Parks the author has identified interesting park specific themes and told a story illustrated with fascinating graphics I have not seen in any other books on the National Parks They include eclectic subjects like Burmese Python sighting in Florida Everglades housing density in Tucson Saguaro rock climbing in Yosemite or death of Ohia trees in HawaiiThe Atlas made a choice to feature about half of the National Parks with in depth coverage at least 8 pages each The other half gets only superficial coverage with 1 or 2 pages each I would have preferred eual coverage of the parks so that I could learn about the lesser known National Parks for which there is little information since there is already plenty of material about the usual suspects Mammoth cave is popular and therefore featured but in my experience Carlsbad Caverns is beautiful and interesting The former gets 8 pages the later just one And how do you devote only 2 pages to Wrangell St Elias when it is the largest and one of most diverse National Parks six times the size of Yellowstone ranging from sea level to the second highest mountain on the continent and one of the most accessible in AlaskaThe back cover promises Photos of every park but the half of the National Parks not featured are hardly illustrated Magnificent parks such as Bryce Canyon or Redwood each get only an uninspiring 18 page photo There is actually none for Hot Springs National Park Yellowstone the grand daddy of the National Parks gets only five photos of which only one is a thermal feature with no geyser pictured Instead two photos depict the waterfalls of the Yellowstone River one with visitors standing at an overlook Customer P Woodland writes It is from National Geographic so you know the photos are going to be out of this world and they are As a photographer myself I beg to differ Sure there are some great photos I like the aerials that show a new perspective not available from the road or trail However I find many of the photos illustrative than artistic with uninspiring landscapes shot at midday or photos of visitors like in a travel magazineTo be fair to the photographers it could be that the main problem with the photos is the uality of the reproduction The Atlas at first appears to be a great value with 430 pages in an oversize trim for only 65 list but there is a catch It uses a thin paper than other coffee table books and the low uality printing has washed out many photos for instance see pages 339 355 387 399 where all the bright areas have lost all detail and become pure white If I had made such a print it would have gone straight to the trash can The net result is that coming from National Geographic I am disappointed by the photography especially compared to a well printed book such as Treasured Lands A Photographic Odyssey Through America s National Parks Second Expanded Edition that has several spreads of excellent and inspiring photos for each park

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Free read ↠ National Geographic Atlas of the National Parks 100 Aphics and photographs to tell the stories of America's sixty one beloved national parks Former ranger and author Jonathan Waterman introduces readers to the country's scenic reserves and highlights the extraordinary features that distinguish each magnificent landmarks thriving ecosystems representative wildlife fascinating histories andWith striking i. Impresionante libro sobre los Parues Nacionales US Preciosas fotos magn ficos textos con toda la historia geolog a y naturaleza y los mejores mapas Sin duda la mejor y m s moderna obra sobre los Parues americanos en el mercado en cualuier idioma si bien no incluye el ltimo de ellos aprobado por Trump recientemente Totalmente recomendable para los amantes de la naturaleza y la historia Un 10

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Free read ↠ National Geographic Atlas of the National Parks 100 The first book of its kind this stunning atlas showcases America's spectacular park system from coast to coast richly illustrated with an inspiring and informative collection of maps graphics and photographsFrom the white sand beaches of Dry Tortugas to the snowy peaks of Denali this captivating book combines authoritative park maps with hundreds of gr. My wife is enjoying the book full of great facts easy to use and read through discription of all the States