The Wonder Of It All: 100 Stories From The National Park Service by Yosemite Yosemite ConservancyThe Wonder Of It All: 100 Stories From The National Park Service by Yosemite Yosemite Conservancy

The Wonder Of It All: 100 Stories From The National Park Service

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Paperback | March 25, 2016

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Since the founding of the National Park Service in 1916, tens of thousands of NPS employees and volunteers have devoted themselves to preserving our public lands, which today number more than 400. Each person's NPS career is unique, seasoned with daily duties, grand adventures, and everything in between! Yet there is one common element: each person hasplenty of material for terrific stories about living and working in America's most special places.These 100 true stories from current and past NPS employees and volunteers make for an engrossing, funny, and often moving read, with something for everyone. The writers welcome visitors, ride the rails, collar caribou, reenact and make history, and every day face the mystery of wildness-including plenty of bears!-all for America's public lands.Featuring more than 100 photographs and stories from 80 different parks, monuments, and historic sites, stretching from the coast of Maine to American Samoa,The Wonder of It All is sure to inspire a new generation to cherish the natural and cultural resources that the National Park Service was born to preserve. Since the founding of the National Park Service in 1916, tens of thousands of NPS employees and volunteers have devoted themselves to preserving our public lands, which today number more than 400. Each person's NPS career is unique, seasoned with daily duties, grand adventures, and everything in between! Yet there is one common element: each person hasplenty of material for terrific stories about living and working in America's most special places.These 100 true stories from current and past NPS employees and volunteers make for an engrossing, funny, and often moving read, with something for everyone. The writers welcome visitors, ride the rails, collar caribou, reenact and make history, and every day face the mystery of wildness-including plenty of bears!-all for America's public lands.Featuring more than 100 photographs and stories from 80 different parks, monuments, and historic sites, stretching from the coast of Maine to American Samoa,The Wonder of It All is sure to inspire a new generation to cherish the natural and cultural resources that the National Park Service was born to preserve.
Yosemite Conservancy's publications inspire people to preserve and protect Yosemite National Park's resources and enrich the visitor's experience.
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Title:The Wonder Of It All: 100 Stories From The National Park ServiceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.92 inPublished:March 25, 2016Publisher:Yosemite ConservancyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1930238622

ISBN - 13:9781930238626

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LIBRARY JOURNAL (January 5, 2016):Each story is imbued with the authors' passion for their work and relates insider details that will be of interest to past and future visitors. . . . A fun choice for careers shelves and a great browse for parks enthusiasts."NATIONAL PARKS TRAVELER (January 20, 2016):"As we celebrate the National Park Service's centennial in 2016, here's a great read. . . . [Within] this book's covers you'll find descriptions of the singular moments, grand adventures, and careers, that can inspire an outdoor life. You'll want to read, and reread these stories, and perhaps one will touch you enough to volunteer, or make this your own career as the National Park Service embarks on the next 100 years." "