The National Parks

Our American Landscape

Written By: Ian Shive
The National Parks: Our American Landscape is the second book from rising nature photographer Ian Shive who has been making a name for himself in publications such as Time, National Geographic, and National Parks magazine. Shive brings a fresh perspective to some of the most beautiful and storied scenic spots in the United States. The cascades of Yosemite, the geysers of Yellowstone, the jagged walls of the Grand Canyon, and hundreds of others come to life behind Shive’s lens—ready to be studied from a different angle. Now updated with 36 additional pages of photographs and a travel-friendly size, it’s the perfect gift for lovers of the outdoors.

America's national parks and historical sites embody the American spirit. They are windows to our past, homes to some of our rarest plants and animal species, and places where every American can go to find inspiration, peace, and open space. From the iron rails of Steamtown, Pennsylvania to the wilds of Yellowstone, America's natural parks preserve our culture in as much as they shield our natural world from our own encroachment.

An expanded paperback edition, The National Parks: Our American Landscape presents a wonderfully updated photographic survey of one of America's greatest national treasures. Seen through the eyes of the National Parks Conservation Association's photographer Ian Shive, America's National Park System come to life through a collection of more than 200 new photographs. Shive's stunning work demonstrates the diversity and awe inspiring beauty of the American wild lands covering the major United States parks from the warm waters of Biscayne, Florida to icy summit of Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska.
Format: Main Book
Publication Date: 3/1/2011
ISBN: 9781608870219
Pages: 228
Trim Size: 10 x 7.75

  • About the Author 
  • Press
Ian Shive, Author: Ian Shive is an award-winning photographer, author, educator, film producer, and environmental advocate, recently recognized as the recipient of the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography. Often referred to as the leading chronicler of America’s national parks today, his book The National Parks: Our American Landscape has remained a best-selling photography book since 2009. He's is also the founder and CEO of Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc., which represents the archives of over 600 photographers worldwide.

Jon-Paul Harrison is the Executive Director of Sales and Development at Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc. where he helps unite the world’s best image-makers with magazines and companies looking to enhance their visual brand identity. An established outdoor industry veteran with over a decade of experience, his approach to sales and progressive licensing models in the digital era has been highlighted in respected art and photography schools around the country including the American Society of Media Photographers, The National Press Photographers Association, the University of Southern California, and Santa Monica College.

Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc. is one of the world's leading image providers representing to photographers in genres of adventure sports, environment, travel, culture, nature, and healthy living. The company's images frequently grace the pages of the world's most-read publications including National Geographic, Sunset, Men’s Journal, Self, Climbing, New York Magazine, Backpacker, Competitor, Geo France, Mountain Magazine, O: The Oprah Magazine, National Parks, The Nature Conservancy, and hundreds more. They are located in Los Angeles