Mit dem Lonely Planet USA auf eigene Faust durch das Land der unbegenzten Möglichkeiten! Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf nahezu 1400 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Wie wäre es beispielsweise mit Musik im Freien? Der Red Rocks Park hat ein Amphitheater mit 9000 Sitzplätzen, das dramatisch eingebettet zwischen 120m hohen Buntsandsteinfelsen liegt. Die Akkustik ist einfach fantastisch, weshalb viele Künstler hier ihre Livealben aufnehmen. Oder lieber Kajakfahren? Der von steil aufragenden Felswänden umgebene Tracy- Arm-Fjord in Alaska ist von Eisbergen gesäumt und ein bezauberndes Ziel für einen ausgedehnte Paddelausflug. Wo unterwegs übernachten und essen? Für jeden größeren Ort gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, einem Farbkapitel zu den 25 Top-Highlights, Special: Die Nationalparks der USA, Reiserouten, fundierte Hintergrundinformationen sowie Glossar und - damit Sie gut verständlich ankommen - einem Sprachführer. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer USA ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen.
Author: Rony Mateo
Publisher: Nova Publishers
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics
National parks are supposed to provide a place of solace, reflection, observing beauty, learning, peace and recreation. Their beauty and resources, however, have also attracted plunders, developers and the jealous glances of greedy government officials. The National Park Service has responsibility for administering the 378 diverse units comprising 83.4 million acres of land. The NPS has done a good job in an extremely difficult mission. The book brings together the key issues threatening American national parks while at the same time shedding light on specific parks. Contents: Preface; National Parks Management and Recreation; National Park System: Establishing New Units; Regional Haze: EPA's Proposal to Improve Visibility in National Parks and Wilderness Areas; State Operation of National Parks During Government Budgetary Shutdowns?; New World Gold Mine and Yellowstone National Parks; Mining in National Parks and Wilderness Area: Policy, Rules, Activity; World Heritage Convention and U.S. National Parks; National Park Service: Efforts Underway to Address its Maintenance Backlog; National Park Service: Actions Needed to Improve Travel Cost Management; Index.
Now in a fully updated edition, this invaluable reference work is a fundamental resource for scholars, students, conservationists, and citizens interested in America's national park system. The extensive collection of documents illustrates the system's creation, development, and management. The documents include laws that established and shaped the system; policy statements on park management; Park Service self-evaluations; and outside studies by a range of scientists, conservation organizations, private groups, and businesses. A new appendix includes summaries of pivotal court cases that have further interpreted the Park Service mission.
Author: Michael Joseph Oswald
Publisher: Stone Road Press
Release Date: 2017-01-01
This award-winning guide, completely updated for the 2017 edition, includes more than 450 new photographs, 160 revised maps, and 50 hiking tables, making it the only guidebook you'll need to explore the United States National Parks. An all new design with the same intuitive layout keeps the step-by-step itineraries,kid-friendly activities, and most popular ranger programs at your fingertips to help plan your next family vacation. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, and attractions beyond the parks and 11 suggested road trips make it the ultimate dashboard companion. Exhaustive activity information--including hiking tables, easy-to-find trailhead markers, outfitter details, and backpacking essentials--serves as blueprint for an adventure of a lifetime. With something for everyone, this is Your Guide to the National Parks.
Author: Adrian Howkins
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date: 2016-03-31
“The idea of a national park was an American invention of historic consequences marking the beginning of a worldwide movement,” the U.S. National Park Service asserts in its 2006 Management Policies. National Parks beyond the Nation brings together the work of fifteen scholars and writers to reveal the tremendous diversity of the global national park experience—an experience sometimes influencing, sometimes influenced by, and sometimes with no reference whatever to the United States. Writer and historian Wallace Stegner once called national parks “America’s best idea.” The contributors to this volume use that exceptionalist claim as a starting point for thinking about an international history of national parks. They explore the historical interactions and influences—intellectual, political, and material—within and between national park systems in Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Indonesia, Antarctica, Brazil, and other countries. What is the role of science in the history of these preserves? Of politics? What purposes do they serve: Conservation? Education? Reverence toward nature? Tourist pleasure? People have thought differently about national parks at different times and in different places; and neat physical boundaries have been disrupted by wandering animals, human movements, the spread of disease, and climate change. Viewing parks around the world, at various scales and across national frontiers, these essays offer a panoptic view of the common and contrasting cultural and environmental features of national parks worldwide. If national parks are, as Stegner said, “absolutely American,” they are no less part of the world at large. National Parks beyond the Nation tells us as much about the multifarious and changing ideas of nature and culture as about the framing of those ideas in geographic, temporal, and national terms.
THE NATIONAL PARKS OF ARGENTINA AND OTHER PROTECTED AREASOriginally produced as part of the series "La Naturaleza en lberoamerica" (Nature in Latin America), by INCAFO, with the intention of presenting the protected natural areas of this part of the world, this volume has a much broader aim than merely inventorying such sites in Argentina."The National Parks of Argentina" is in reality the first comprehensive effort of depicting, in book-form, the numerous ecoregions of Argentina, with their ecological features and their main plant and animal components, having both the layman and the specialist in mind.This is achieved without neglecting descriptions of the main protected areas in this country; all its National Parks, as well as those firmly established or more promising natural reserves of the private and the provincial systems, are covered. These sites are presented here as subtopics within the chapters dealing with the respective ecoregions, in order to combine a wider understanding of their ecology and their specific characteristics.The patchwork of the ecological quilt covering Argentina is here depicted, and through these pages the reader is presented with an overall view of the biological richness of the country.
The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget is the definitive guide to making the most of this exotic region without breaking the bank. Backpackers, career-breakers, gap year travellers and those who want more bang for their buck, will find in-depth budget information for all twelve South American countries and every aspect of travel. From hotels, hostels and restaurants to special events, festivals and adrenalin-pumping outdoor activities, this guide is packed with the best budget information. You'll find "Treat Yourself" boxes that feature great places and things worth splashing out on and also a full-colour introduction with highlights for every country. There are reviews and recommendations for night-life, shopping, markets and entertainment, as well as useful words and phrases in every language and detailed maps for hundreds of locations.
Author: Gary W. Vequist
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Release Date: 2013-02-06
From the Great Smoky Mountains to Point Reyes National Seashore, America’s national parks are home to some of nature’s great wildlife spectacles. Here, Gary W. Vequist and Daniel S. Licht, two veterans of the National Park Service, focus on twelve animals that have been imperiled and at risk, but are now protected within the National Park System. Showcasing one species for each month of the year, including gray wolf, black bear, prairie dog, sea turtle, bison, bats, salmon, elk, beaver, American alligator, gray whale, and bald eagle, Vequist and Licht pair each premier species with a featured park, adding information about other parks where the species may also be readily seen and identifying other animals to look for in the same habitat—animals that prey, are preyed upon, or exist side by side with the focal species. Beyond being a guide to observing these remarkable animals, Wildlife Watching in America’s National Parks, as the title implies, is also a book about America’s national parks. Reminding Americans why national parks are truly our “best idea” and encouraging readers to go find out why, these career wildlife specialists stress that it is “impossible to fathom America without these animals and without the parks in which they reside.” Nature lovers, travelers, and outdoor hobbyists of all types will be enthralled by this inside view of America’s wildlife and the breathtaking photographs of places they inhabit. List of Wildlife and Parks Featured: Yellowstone National Park: Gray Wolf Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Black Bear Badlands National Park: Prairie Dog Dry Tortugas National Park: Sea Turtle Theodore Roosevelt National Park: Plains Bison Carlsbad Caverns National Park: Bats Olympic National Park: Pacific Salmon Buffalo National River: Rocky Mountain Elk Cuyahoga Valley National Park: Beaver Everglades National Park: American Alligator Point Reyes National Seashore: Gray Whale
Author: John Biggar
Release Date: 2005
A comprehensive climbing guide to the mountains of The Andes, from Venezuela to Tierra Del Fuego. It features route descriptions for over 300 peaks with over half illustrated by a photo-diagram and full colour maps.
An oversized photographic tribute to national parks considers their reflection of both the natural world and the American spirit, in a lavishly illustrated survey that offers insight into the diversity of such subjects as the Appalachian Trail, Mount McKinley, and Alaska's Denali.