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An American Idea: The Making of the National Parks

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The national park system ranks among our most magnificent achievements and the story of its creation reveals how the American landscape shaped our history and character and continues to do so almost 175 years after painter George Catlin first proposed “a nation’s Park.”

In these lavishly illustrated pages, award-winning author Kim Heacox chronicles our changing visions of w
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Published December 1st 2004 by National Geographic Society (first published January 1st 2001)
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Denise
Feb 24, 2014 Denise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bought this at the Dollar Tree, really enjoyed the history and beautiful artwork/photography.

When I was a very little girl, I dreamed of working for National Geographic or a nature magazine so that I could share beautiful locations with the world. Photography never managed to develop with me and, as it turns out, I'm not a landscape painter. The closest I have is a painting of waves. I do, however, appreciate the Ansel Adams of the world and hope that the national parks will be around for many m
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