The National Parks: Our American Landscape
On Sale: March 1, 2011
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The National Parks: Our American Landscape is the
second book from rising nature photographer Ian Shive who
has been making a name for himself in publications such as
Time, National Geographic, and National Parks
magazine. Shive brings a fresh perspective to some of
the most beautiful and storied scenic spots in the United
States. The cascades of Yosemite, the geysers of
Yellowstone, the jagged walls of the Grand Canyon, and
hundreds of others come to life behind Shiveâ€™s lensâ€”ready to
be studied from a different angle. Now updated with 36
additional pages of photographs and a travel-friendly size,
itâ€™s the perfect gift for lovers of the outdoors.
America's national parks and historical sites embody the
American spirit. They are windows to our past, homes to some
of our rarest plants and animal species, and places where
every American can go to find inspiration, peace, and open
space. From the iron rails of Steamtown, Pennsylvania to the
wilds of Yellowstone, America's natural parks preserve our
culture in as much as they shield our natural world from our
An expanded paperback edition, The National Parks: Our
American Landscape presents a wonderfully updated
photographic survey of one of America's greatest national
treasures. Seen through the eyes of the National Parks
Conservation Association's photographer Ian Shive,
National Park System come to life through a collection of
more than 200 new photographs. Shive's stunning work
demonstrates the diversity and awe inspiring beauty of the
American wild lands covering the major United States parks
from the warm waters of Biscayne, Florida to icy summit of
Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska.
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