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National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.: The Most Amazing Sights, Scenes, and Cool Activities from Coast to Coast! Paperback – Mar 13 2012

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (March 13 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426309317
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426309311
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #312,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Welcome to Everglades National Park!
Imagine a place where alligators and crocodiles coexist. Where manatees float just beneath the surface of a slow-moving river. And where black panthers prowl the dense tropical woodlands. That’s just what you’ll find in Everglades National Park, a protected area of wetlands in southeast Florida. Made up of marshes, swamps, a river, and a bay, Everglades serves as host to an abundance of wildlife, from algae to alligators. It’s here where more than 700 kinds of plants, 120 types of trees, and countless animals (including many on the endangered species list) grow and thrive, making Everglades one of the most ecologically diverse parks on the planet.
State: Florida
Established: December 6, 1947
Size: 1,507,850 acres

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Some parks Sept. 1 2012
By wogan - Published on
Format: Paperback
This National Geographic Guide is good for the national parks that it features, but under no circumstances can you assume that this is a wide ranging guide. It gives good information on 4 parks in the east, 4 in the Midwest, 3 in the southwest, 13 in the west. There is a listing of 34 more parks with a few lines about them and then a listing of the 50 states with the parks inside their states, but no web sites or other information is given. It is also strange to see that this list does not include the parks it has already detailed...Maine is listed as having none when it already described Acadia. A glossary and an index are included.
There is excellent information on how to use the book and keys. The maps are good; there is information on best views, and exploration tips. There are also color pictures.

This is nice for what it has, but it is far from being a guide to the national parks. The list is very cursory and leaves out huge sections of the nation. It would have been of far greater interest to kids if one park from each state could have been featured. Children in the middle of the country - Minnesota, Iowa, Oklahoma, etc. have nothing featured near them.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Great book for 7-10 year olds June 9 2012
By Scotch979 - Published on
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I bought this book for my 2nd Grade class hoping to inspire them into interest in U.S. monuments & destinations. It has been a very popular book in class for weeks!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I Love this book! Dec 27 2012
By Brenda Broleman - Published on
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Even though it says National Geographic KIDS...I shared this with my husband and teenage daughter and we enjoyed the wealth of information. Beautiful pictures and just such enjoyable info. As usual National Geographic you have not disappointed!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
guide for national parks July 5 2012
By maryann8490 - Published on
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This guide had very interesting pictures and detailed descriptions written for children. I used it for a National Park Theme for the Vacation Bible School at our church. The children in my class did have some interest in looking at it.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
great book Nov. 28 2012
By B WACHAL 58 - Published on
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this was bought for christmas gifts for the grand kids, looks like a great book , was cheaper with freight than at any national park .