Books for Park and Recreation Month

By Coll Rowe | June 27 2024 | Environmental Science

In celebration of Park and Recreation Month in July, we are sharing books about national parks around the United States and about the parts of nature that make them exceptional and unique.

The Global Forest
Forty Ways Trees Can Save Us

A pioneering scientist writes of the fascinating ecological and pharmaceutical properties of trees, and how mother trees nourish younger trees and help them defend themselves.

$16.00 US
Nov 29, 2011
192 Pages
Penguin Books

National Geographic The National Parks
An Illustrated History

This illustrated volume from National Geographic reveals the story and remarkable success of “America’s best idea” and is an official book of the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service.

$50.00 US
Oct 27, 2015
384 Pages
National Geographic

Leave Only Footprints
My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park

From CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Conor Knighton, a behind-the-scenery look at his year traveling to each of America’s National Parks, discovering the most beautiful places and most interesting people our country has to offer.

$19.00 US
Apr 06, 2021
336 Pages

The Songs of Trees
Stories from Nature's Great Connectors

The author of the The Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature’s most magnificent networkers―trees.

$18.00 US
Apr 03, 2018
304 Pages
Penguin Books

National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States 9th Edition

Updated throughout with the latest information from park rangers and National Geographic’s own acclaimed travel writers, this fully revised and comprehensive guidebook includes the newest additions to the United States park system―Indiana Dunes, White Sands, and Gateway Arch national parks.

$28.00 US
Feb 02, 2021
528 Pages
National Geographic

Where the Deer and the Antelope Play
The Pastoral Observations of One Ignorant American Who Loves to Walk Outside

A literary journey to America’s frontier inspired by three journeys Nick has taken in the recent past.

$28.00 US
Oct 12, 2021
352 Pages

National Geographic Complete National Parks of the United States, 3rd Edition
400+ Parks, Monuments, Battlefields, Historic Sites, Scenic Trails, Recreation Areas, and Seashores
$40.00 US
Oct 18, 2022
560 Pages
National Geographic

National Geographic Atlas of the National Parks
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.
$65.00 US
Nov 19, 2019
432 Pages
National Geographic