Moving from the cascading waters of Niagara Falls to the massive volcanoes of Hawaii, renowned nature photographer Philippe Bourseiller takes readers on a captivating visual journey through 67 of the most magnificent natural sites in North America. The product of an entire year spent coursing the length and breadth of the United States, America's Parks captures the amazing diversity and ecological richness of some of the US' most important natural wildlife areas.
Bourseiller's free-ranging camera captures more than 200 breathtaking aerial and terrestrial images of wild America, from Mount St. Helens to the ice fields of Alaska, while essays from three prominent envirnonmental journalists place the sites in historical, scientific, and sociological context. The result is a sumptuous panorama of unrivalled beauty that argues eloquently for environmental protection.
Philippe Bourseiller, five-time winner of the prestigious World Press Prize, travels the earth photographing wild and unexplored places. Widely acknowledged for his mastery of light, colour and composition, he contributes regularly to magazines such as National Geographic, Life, Geo, Stern and Airone. Jean-Francois Chaix is a freelance journalist, translator and travel writer who has travelled extensively in North America. He collaborated previously with Philippe Bourseiller on Call of the Desert: The Sahara. Gary Ferguson has written nature articles for dozens of magazines. He won the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award for Through the Woods: A Journey Through America's Forests. Roger Cans is an evironmental writer who contributes to the French newspaper Le Monde.