National Parks (4th ed.)

The American Experience


In this lavishly illustrated book well-known environmental historian Alfred Runte, a prominent figure on the Ken Burns documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, tells the highly engaging story of the development of our national parks, from the first national park, Yellowstone, to the more recent decision to set aside vast tracts of Alaska for preservation.
  • Taylor Trade Publishing; April 2010
  • ISBN: 9781589794740
  • Edition: 4
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: National Parks
  • Author: Alfred Runte
  • Imprint: Taylor Trade Publishing

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Like John Muir, Al Runte has felt the siren call of our saved—and sacred—places, and, like John Muir, he has found a way to share their glories with power and poetry. This is a sensitive, well-written history of our land and the complicated people who call it home.