• Title: The Wonder of It All: 100 Stories from the National Park Service
  • Author: Yosemite Conservancy
  • ISBN: 9781930238626
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Wonder of It All Stories from the National Park Service Since the founding of the National Park Service in tens of thousands of NPS employees and volunteers have devoted themselves to preserving our public lands which today number than Each pers
    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 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 has plenty of material fSince 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 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 has plenty 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 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.

    One Reply to “The Wonder of It All: 100 Stories from the National Park Service”

    1. Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service!! Thank you to all the many dedicated employees and volunteers who shared their personal experiences and remembrances through their self-written stories, in this remarkably enlightening book celebrating NPS's centennial. Quite touching and enjoyable, every last story. The one thing that would have made this anthology more interactively connective: the inclusion of maps to coincide with the featured parks/memorials. Or at least the mention of geographica [...]

    2. I LOVED this book. I'm a huge National Parks nerd, which helps, but I truly think this is a book for everyone. Pegged to NPS centennial, this is an anthology of curated stories from people who visited, lived in and worked for the national parks written across all decades. of the parks' history. I love that it was a blind selection process and that there were stories from writers and regular people, most of whom I want to know more about. The Parks, of course, also played vital roles in the stori [...]

    3. While the book is full of remembrances and stories from the dedicated folks who work or volunteer for NPS, it's not the exciting, page-turning stories I expected. I was hoping for daring rescues, dangerous wildlife encounters . well, you get the idea but those are found in other books. Each story is just a page or two and some parks are represented more than once, while others, not at all.

    4. This is a very good book with a lot of heart warming and amazing stories from some very amazing people that keep our national treasures alive and well.

    5. Very short stories, some 3 pages long and a few only 1 page long, lack detail to convene much information at all. As a result, some were just boring and others left you wishing the author wrote a longer memoir. Overall I found the book very unsatisfying. Not bad just not worth reading.

    6. this book has many stories by NPS employees. Some are funny and some are very touching, like the one about a vet with PTSD and how his job with the NPS saved him. Some are rather scary and yet funny,the one about the "Katmai Shuffle".

    7. The book was divided into seven sections, my favorites's being "Stories from the Field" and "Life-Changing Moments." Oh, and the BEARS! Any story that focused on the BEARS!

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