The National Park Service is celebrating its 100 birthday this summer, on August 25th, and there have been several books published recently to mark the occasion. I wish I could take part in the celebration by visiting one of our 59 National Parks this year, but it doesn't look like that will happen. I can, however, get a taste of the beauty and power of the diverse American landscapes our National Parks encompass with a little armchair travel!
The Hour of Land: a Personal Topography of America's National Parks by Terry Tempest Williams
Lassoing the Sun: a Year in America's National Parks by Mark Woods
The National Parks: an Illustrated History by National Geographic