Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of America's National Parks

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









A Thinking Person's Guide to America's National Parks








 Lassoing the Sun: a Year in America's National Parks by Mark Woods










The National Parks: an Illustrated History by National Geographic