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Olympic National Park cover

Windshield Wilderness cover

Sunrise to Paradise cover

Fire on the Rim cover

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Books about National Parks

UW Press author Ruth Kirk (Sunrise to Paradise and others) and William Cronon, editor of the Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books series, are featured in Ken Burns's latest documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea. If the series has piqued your interest in our nation's parks and wilderness areas, here are a few UW Press titles to help you continue your exploration:

Drawing Lines in the Forest: Creating Wilderness Areas in the Pacific Northwest

Kevin R. Marsh

Driven Wild: How the Fight against Automobiles Launched the Modern Wilderness Movement

Paul S. Sutter

Fire on the Rim: A Firefighter's Season at the Grand Canyon

Stephen J. Pyne

National Park, City Playground: Mount Rainier in the Twentieth Century

Theodore R. Catton

Olympic National Park: A Natural History, Revised Edition

Tim McNulty

The Park Builders: A History of State Parks in the Pacific Northwest

Thomas R. Cox

Puget Sound Through an Artist's Eye

Tony Angell

Sunrise to Paradise: The Story of Mount Rainier National Park

Ruth Kirk

The Weather of the Pacific Northwest

Cliff Mass

Wilderness Forever: Howard Zahniser and the Path to the Wilderness Act

Mark Harvey

Wilderness in National Parks: Playground or Preserve

John C. Miles

Windshield Wilderness: Cars, Roads, and Nature in Washington's National Parks

David Louter

Find many more on our website. On our home page, click on Book Search, and search by keyword for "national park."