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  • ISBN : 978-2-86781-817-2
  • Nombre de pages : 200
  • Format : 21 X 29,7
  • Sortie Nationale : 2014/10

U.S. National Parks: Pioneering steps in the management of natural resources


Scientific editor: Arthur N. Palmer


The National Park Service was established in 1916 to administer America’s finest scenic areas. It set a worldwide example of how to preserve wilderness for future generations. This journal describes a variety of National Parks and other NPS sites, chosen for their scenic value and geologic history. The authors are specialists who have studied these areas for decades, and their perspectives will interest anyone who cherishes nature. Highlighted sites include Grand Canyon, Obed Wild and Scenic River, Death Valley, Mammoth Cave, Carlsbad Caverns, Hawaii Volcanoes, and caves of the Black Hills, Big Bend, Wupatki, and Everglades. These and several other parks and monuments are illustrated by fine color photographs, maps, and diagrams. The chapters on caves illustrate their exceptional diversity, history, relationships to their surroundings, and complex origins. This issue includes a Quiz that uses early maps as the basis for questions about the geography of western National Parks. Each chapter illustrates the greatest challenge faced by the National Park Service – to present these unique sites to the public in an informative way, while at the same time preserving their integrity.
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Geology of Grand Canyon National Park: Sedimentation and Erosion on Planet Earth’s Grandest Landform - Article 1
The Grand Canyon, located in the state of Arizona at the southwest edg...
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National Parks: A Refuge for Hidden Cave and Karst Resources - Article 2
The US National Park Service includes 401 park units, of which 191 con...
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Mammoth Cave National Park: Home of the World’s Longest Cave - Article 3
Mammoth Cave National Park (MCNP) is located in the south-central Kent...
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Challenges and opportunities in Protecting the Obed Wild and Scenic River - Article 4
The Obed Wild and Scenic River, located on the Cumberland Plateau of T...
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico - Article 5
Carlsbad Caverns National Park contains the most spectacular show cave...
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Springs and Water-Dependent Resources of Death Valley National Park - Article 6
Death Valley National Park, located in the Great Basin of the western ...
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Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park: Lava Tube Volcanology, Biology, Hawaiian Culture, and Management - Article 7
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park (HAVO) is located on the island of Haw...
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Caves of the Black Hills, South Dakota Wind Cave National Park Jewel Cave National Monument - Article 8
The Black Hills contain some of the world’s longest and most complex...
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