first editionbrown leatherette, colour pictorial plate affixed to front cover, silk bookmark
by HEACOX Kim
Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, (2001). First edition. brown leatherette, colour pictorial plate affixed to front cover, silk bookmark. Fine. Quarto. Profusely illustrated in colour " .... now as a conservationist devoting my life to parklands, this word [why] is the ultimate issue as I consider their creation and existence. Why did the United States "invent" the idea of national parks? Why are they unique when compared to the landscape protected by other nations before the establishment of Yellowstone National Park in 1872? And why should parks survive from generation to generation? ..." -from the Preface. (Inventory #: 33921)
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