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Wild America

A personal celebration of the National Parks

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Wild America brings together David Muench, the eminent wilderness photographer, with Roly Smith, the respected outdoor writer. This book celebrates their personal choice of America's National Parks and protected areas. Its publication marks the centenary of the 'Organic Act', the federal law that established the world's first National Park Service. Share their personal selection, in words and superb photographs, of 21 of America's stunning wildernesses. 

This lavishly illustrated fixed-format ebook is faithful to the original layouts, and contains: 

chapters on 18 National Parks, from Acadia to Zion 
three protected areas: Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley and Mount Hood WIlderness 
a concise introduction that traces the origin and development of national parks 
Roly Smith's compelling descriptions of his experiences 
92 colour photographs by David Muench 
map graphics that identify where each chapter is located 
makes a collectable addition to your library.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 20, 2016 – Landscape photographer Muench (Monument Valley) and travel writer Smith honor the centennial of America’s National Parks by sharing a personal selection of photos and experiences from 17 national parks and four protected areas. The included parks, organized alphabetically from Acadia in Maine to Zion in Utah, are mostly located in the West, their natural and monstrous beauty easily captured in Muench’s colorful landscape photos. The most notable photos feature mountains reflected in waters, including Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier, Kearsarge Pinnacles, and El Capitan. The text notes when each park was established and includes heights of peaks and historical tidbits, but Smith’s descriptions are riddled with clichés (“died and gone to heaven,” “awe-inspiring sight”). Fortunately he includes quotes from more eloquent writers such as John Muir, Frank Lloyd Wright, Edward Abbey, and Rudyard Kipling. Smith also pays deserved homage to the Civilian Conservation Corps. More than Smith’s narration, Muench’s photos will seductively encourage tourists to “find your park.” Color photos.
Wild America
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Specialty Travel
  • Published: Jul 26, 2016
  • Publisher: Rucksack Readers
  • Seller: Mint Associates Ltd
  • Print Length: 96 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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