📒 Author : Lynn Ross-Bryant
📒 Publisher : Routledge
📒 Release Date : 2013
📒 Pages : 307
📒 ISBN : 9780415893800
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Nature

SYNOPSIS : 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.


📒 Author : John C. Miles
📒 Publisher : University of Washington Press
📒 Release Date : 2011-07-01
📒 Pages : 344
📒 ISBN : 0295990392
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : History

SYNOPSIS : 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.


📒 Author : Bert Gildart
📒 Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
📒 Release Date : 2005-12-15
📒 Pages :
📒 ISBN : 076275379X
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category :

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📒 Author : Erik Molvar
📒 Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
📒 Release Date : 2012-06-19
📒 Pages : 240
📒 ISBN : 9780762786121
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Sports & Recreation

SYNOPSIS : This comprehensive guide covers more than 850 miles of trails in one of America's best loved national parks, Glacier, as well as Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. The new edition is fully updated and revised to include color photos and GPS coordinates of all trailheads and backcountry campgrounds.


📒 Author : Bert Gildart
📒 Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
📒 Release Date : 2005-12-15
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📒 ISBN : 076275396X
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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📒 Author : Committee on Improving the Science and Technology Programs of the National Park Service
📒 Publisher : National Academies Press
📒 Release Date : 1992-01-15
📒 Pages : 109
📒 ISBN : 9780309584845
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : The U.S. National Park Service needs much better scientific information to protect the nation's parks for future generations, and research must be an essential element in its mandate. Science and the National Parks examines the reasons why science is important to the national parks, reviews previous evaluations of research in the parks, and recommends ways to improve the current science program. The book stresses the need for two distinct but related approaches to research, called "science for the parks" and "parks for science." Science for the parks includes research to gain understanding of park resources and develop effective management strategies. The parks for science concept recognizes that the national parks are potentially very important to scientific investigations of broad national and global environmental problems and invaluable for understanding the ecological response to anthropogenic change. Science and the National Parks is a critical assessment of the problems hampering the current Park Service science program, providing strong recommendations to help the agency establish a true mandate for science, create separate funding and autonomy for the program, and enhance its credibility and quality.


📒 Author : Larry Ludmer
📒 Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
📒 Release Date : 2014-06-30
📒 Pages : 60
📒 ISBN : 9781588437570
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Travel

SYNOPSIS : Based on the 506-page full guide to the great American national parks, how to avoid the crowds, walking tours, facilities and how to get there, this edition focuses on the major parks of California: Death Valley, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Sequoia, Ki


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📒 Release Date : 1993
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📒 ISBN : NWU:35556030600274
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📒 Author : Larry Ludmer
📒 Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
📒 Release Date : 2011-04-15
📒 Pages : 55
📒 ISBN : 9781588437556
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Travel

SYNOPSIS : Based on the 506-page full guide to the great American national parks, how to avoid the crowds, walking tours, facilities and how to get there, this edition focuses on the major parks of the South: the Everglades, Great Smoky Mountain, Mammoth Cave, and Shenandoah National Parks. It includes information on accommodations and dining, camping and tours. Unlike other guides, this explains in detail how to tour the parks: how much time to allow, how to avoid the crowds, what each place is really like, what you can safely skip and what you must not miss. It offers advice on planning if you have only a few hours, or if you have a few days to explore. Complete directions on getting to and from the parks are included, as well as how to get around once you're there, whether you want to tour independently or prefer to join a group excursion. It also profiles places to stay and eat in and near each park, with options to suit all budgets. Maps show each park's features, along with all surrounding access routes. Are you wondering when to visit? The author tells all about the climate and the crowds (or lack of them) in all seasons and recommends the ideal times to explore our nation's treasures. A unique section, Suggested Trips, contains customized itineraries, describing ways to combine visits to one or more parks with tours of nearby attractions. These routes are designed to last from four to 10 days and include complete directions and recommended places to stay each night. Describes the parks in depth, giving advice on planning your time - vital when it comes to setting priorities. Invaluable. -- Physician's Travel & Meeting Guide Maps are shown for every park. The print edition of the full book is 506 pages. This is a straight-talking author who reminds me of a smart, blunt friend... no pussyfooting around. -- The Armchair Traveler, Daily Herald Although it does not include every site administered by the NPS, this book is very thorough in its treatment of the parks it covers. The author also describes 13 suggested driving trips of five to 12 days each, incorporating nearby attractions. Includes detailed information on accommodations/campgrounds, activities available in each park, handy tips and tidbits, maps and photos. A great travel reference book! -- Amazon customer Touring America's national parks has become a passtime for me. I've been from Acadia to the North Cascades to the Grand Canyon and this book is an excellent reference. With an emphasis on travelling via automobile, it also has several suggested hiking trips in each park as well as other points of interest. They say that most people never get more than 100 feet from their cars in parks. Well, this is the book to help get you there, and point out the best routes outside of your car. It covers more territory than anyone could possibly see in a lifetime...but it's sure fun to try. -- Amazon customer


📒 Author : Larry Ludmer
📒 Publisher : Hunter Publishing, Inc
📒 Release Date : 2014-07-01
📒 Pages : 200
📒 ISBN : 9781588437563
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Travel

SYNOPSIS : Based on the 506-page full guide to the great American national parks, how to avoid the crowds, walking tours, facilities and how to get there, this edition focuses on the major parks of the Southwest: Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Utah & Nevada.