Atlas of the National Parks by Jon Waterman

Have you gone to any US National Parks that you loved? 

I visited several on cross country trips with my family as a kid. I remember being enamored with Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, and terrified of Death Valley… but really only because of the name!

More recently – I visited Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico just last year with my bestie and it was SO cool!

What Better Way to Capture the Magic of These Sacred Lands than with this new Atlas?

National Geographic takes pride in publishing this first complete illustrated atlas of the national parks. These pages, confirm the magnificence of our country’s wild places, from the coastline of Maine to the deserts of Arizona, from Florida’s Everglades to the glacial reaches of Alaska. The stories that accompany these visuals evoke both delight and concern, as we learn of the threats of urban encroachment, changing climate, and political missteps impinging on these pieces of wilderness.

Atlas of the National Parks by Jon Waterman takes you on a spectacular journey through all the National Parks and you can visit them all from the comfort of your own home. You know the photos are going to be stunning when National Geographic is involved (check out my photos to see some of my favorites!) and these do not disappoint.

The book takes you on a trip to each park with gorgeous photos, maps and detailed information of each park from coast-to-coast, highlighting the distinguishing features of each and delving into details like climate, culture, wildlife and more. It’s inspiring and informative storytelling highlights the past, present and future of these magnificent landscapes.

It has:

  • Maps of all 61 parks, newly rendered for this book
  • In-depth representation of 31 featured parks
  • More than 120 informative graphics
  • Photos of every park
  • Fascinating storytelling about the parks—past, present & future

And it’s a HUGE book. This one definitely makes a statement and is a love story to the importance and unique aspects of the beautiful parks that span this country.

A gorgeous book – would make such a fantastic holiday gift for any age.

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Thank you TLC Book Tours, Jon Waterman and National Geographic for gifting me with this wonderful book.

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic (November 19, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142622057X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426220579
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 1.4 x 13.8 inches

Purchase Links:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

About the Book:

The first book of its kind, this stunning atlas showcases America’s spectacular park system from coast to coast, richly illustrated with an inspiring and informative collection of maps, graphics, and photographs.

From the white sand beaches of Dry Tortugas to the snowy peaks of Denali, this captivating book combines authoritative park maps with hundreds of graphics and photographs to tell the stories of America’s sixty beloved national parks. Former ranger and author Jonathan Waterman introduces readers to the country’s scenic reserves and highlights the extraordinary features that distinguish each: magnificent landmarks, thriving ecosystems, representative wildlife, fascinating histories, and more.

With striking imagery and state-of-the-art graphics reflecting details of wildlife, climate, culture, archaeology, recreation, and more, this lush reference provides an up-close look at what makes these lands so special–and so uniquely American. A heartfelt foreword from National Geographic CEO Gary Knell reminds us how important these lands are to our lives and our national pride.

About the Author:

jwJON WATERMAN is an award-winning author, filmmaker, and adventurer who has received three grants from the National Geographic Society Expeditions Council. In addition to exploring and documenting various parts of the United States, he is a former ranger for the National Park Service and a longtime wilderness guide.

His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, Adventure, Outside, and Backpacker and his books include Running Dry, In the Shadow of Denali, Where Mountains Are Nameless, and Arctic Crossing, among others.

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3 thoughts on “Atlas of the National Parks by Jon Waterman

  1. This is the most beautiful book! I finished it last week and it has me planning a summer vacation for all six in our little family. Roadtrip! Thank you for being on this tour. Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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    1. It is SO gorgeous! My husband and I have about 30 tabs in it already and are itching to go on a trip too! Thanks for having me Sara!!


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