National Park Books

"National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst."
 
-Wallace Stegner, 1983

 

 

Our public lands are our national treasure, our greatest idea. The search for beautiful natural places has taken me across our country, and I've visited many of our national parks along the way. My love of these public lands we share landed me in West Yellowstone, Montana where I spent many years working in Yellowstone National Park, a truly magical place.

 

Starting a family brought my partner and I back to Michigan where grandparents reside, but one thing we made sure of when deciding where to land was that we would have access to public lands and beautiful natural spaces, which brought us here to northern Michigan in proximity of Sleeping Beard Dunes National Lakeshore. 

 

Between the dunes and trails, nature conservancies, and national forests, there are endless opportunities here to get out and enjoy the beauty of northern Michigan.

 

From a historical look at the founding of our parks to books for young readers, here's a collection of books dedicated to our national lands.

National Geographic Atlas of the National Parks Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9781426220579
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Published: National Geographic - November 19th, 2019

This is a beautiful oversized book from National Geographic, for those that want a level atlas to pore over.


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The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250132147
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Published: Picador - July 3rd, 2017

An expressive and thoughtful journey through Williams exploration of our national lands

 


American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101902806
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Published: Broadway Books - July 31st, 2018

This is a fantastic book following the Lamar Valley pack and wolf reintroduction in Yellowstone. It's a real page turner, describing pack life in exciting detail, while also looking at human impact on wolves and their existence in our ecosystem 


Wilderness Essays Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423607120
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Published: Gibbs Smith - April 1st, 2011

John Muir's early exploration of the American West brought nature and preservation into the public eye, this essay collection highlighting the natural places he explored and heralded.


Our National Parks Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423650393
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Published: Gibbs Smith - July 17th, 2018

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Natural Rivals: John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the Creation of America's Public Lands Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781643136097
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Published: Pegasus Books - November 10th, 2020

This is a fascinating look at two contrasting views, John Muir and Gifford Pinchot's, on the creation of public lands, their use and creation.


That Wild Country: An Epic Journey Through the Past, Present, and Future of America's Public Lands Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781542043069
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Published: Little a - December 1st, 2019

National Parks of the USA Cover Image
By Kate Siber, Chris Turnham (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781847809766
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - July 3rd, 2018

I love this picture book all about the National Parks, great for kids and adults looking to gather fun facts about all of the national parks.


You Are Home: An Ode to the National Parks Cover Image
By Evan Turk, Evan Turk (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534432826
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2019

An artistic ode to our national parks with a bit of history on the founding our the national park system


Bringing Back the Wolves: How a Predator Restored an Ecosystem Cover Image
By Jude Isabella, Kim Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781771386258
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Published: Kids Can Press - March 3rd, 2020

A fascinating look at how wolf reintroduction restored the Yellowstone ecosystem for young readers