Literary Nonfiction. Nature Writing. Millions of people visit our national parks each year, and some never leave. Meet the biologist who came to know and understand Six, Yellowstone's charismatic and temperamental elk. See iconic landscapes through the eyes of bed makers, bridge builders, rangers, and wranglers. Rip through rapids, disappear inside canyons, and witness personal transformations from petrified forests to permafrost. Learn what it's like to ditch the mainstream and make a life in our nation's best idea.Volume I: The West—including Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Rocky Mountain, Denali, Grand Canyon, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Wrangell-St. Elias, Petrified Forest, and Sequoia and Kings Canyon—features nineteen thought-provoking essays about life in our national parks (and one about streaking) by Mary Emerick, Cassandra Kircher, Monica Delmartini, Nathan Rice, Keith Ekiss, Elizabeth Arnold, Melanie Fox Dylan, Janet Smith, Joseph Flannery, Jeremy Pataky, Mary Beth Baptiste, Troy Davis, Matthew Bowser, Seth Slater, Nicole Sheets, Christa Sadler, Christine Byl, Tom Walker, Ruth Rhodes, and Robert Cornelius.
Gretchen Legler @ High Country NewsDanny Bernstein @ National Parks TravelerAndrew C. Gottlieb @ Terrain.org