For all national parks lovers, and anyone with a sense of history, this 100% updated, completely redesigned edition of the best-selling National Parks guide in North America will continue to impress travelers with all-new descriptions, photos, and maps. In time for the National Park's 100th birthday, this flagship, best-selling guide is fully revamped and updated with all new text, photographs, and design. National Geographic writers hit all 59 national parks - including Pinnacles, the newest in the crown - for intensive on-the-ground research. Each entry is rewritten from scratch. Three hundred specially commissioned photos and 80 colorful maps complete the extraordinary package. Practical and comprehensive coverage includes engaging, individual park descriptions and brief history, travel planning tips, itineraries and directions, activities, park lodges and hotels, visitor center contact information, and camping information.