From creation areas and trails to historic sites, from nature hikes to seashores, this comprehensive travel guide and reference to the United States National Parks has been completely revised and updated, with a brand-new cover, more than 30 new photos, and 25 new properties that have been approved by President Barack Obama since publication of the first edition. The ultimate travel planner and reference guide for all things national parks, this 544-page resource from National Geographic is filled with full-colour phots, detailed maps, historical background and practical facts on the location of the park system properties, as well as the best times to visit and top=rated activities.
Mel White is a writer specializing in travel and natural history. He has worked for National Geographic publications since 1990 and has written more than 50 magazine articles for National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Traveler covering destinations such as Australia, Borneo, the Amazon River, the Swiss Alps, and Madagascar, as well as North American sites from Alaska to the Everglades. His books include the two-volume National Geographic Guide to Birdwatching Sites and National Geographic Guide to America s Outdoors: Southwest.