Atlas of the National Parks


With more than 200 maps both historical and contemporary informative graphics and inspiring images, Atlas of the National Parks, by Jon Waterman (National Geographic; ISBN: 978-1-4262-2057-9; US $65/CAN $86; 432 pages), showcases the entirety of America’s spectacular park system for the very first time

This seven-pound, best-selling tome tells the unique stories of America’s 61 beloved national parks and takes readers on an epic journey through the extraordinary and unique features that distinguish each. Organized by region, each insightful chapter provides aspiring travelers with an up-close look at what makes each park special via striking imagery and state-of-the-art graphics reflecting its magnificent landmarks, representative wildlife, climate, culture, geology, archaeology, recreational offerings and more. Each park entry includes at least one brand-new map, created by National Geographic in collaboration with the National Park Service.

Through the pages of this impressive atlas, readers can dive deep into the phenomenal attractions that keep visitors coming back to these majestic parks time and time again, from an in-depth look at the many flowering species that call the Great Smoky Mountains home, to an explanation of the permafrost underlying Gates of the Arctic—and everything in between.  Whether you’re traveling near or far, via camper van or horseback, on foot, in a boat, or by bicycle, this comprehensive atlas will evoke awe and instill pride and a sense of awe for America’s unique national park system.  


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About the Author

Jon is the author of 14 books, including several award-winning  titles. Over the last 40 years of his unique writing career, he has specialized in first-person immersion during arduous adventures; environmental reportage on subjects ranging from Arctic oil development to the Colorado River; and scores of in depth profiles. He has worked as an editor, a filmmaker, and a photographer.  Chasing Denali  (Nov 2018) details a return to the mountain (to investigate the century-old mystery of the Sourdough climb) in 2016 during his 60th birthday, volunteering for a National Park Service Patrol, where he worked as a ranger and guide in the 1980s. Chasing Denali  is his fourth book on this venerable mountain, following his 1993 classic In the Shadow of Denali.

Contact the author for signed copies: jon[at]soprisdotnet

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