Friday, October 23, 2020

{ National Geographic's America The Beautiful - TLC Book Tours )


• Hardcover : 400 pages
• Publisher : National Geographic (October 20, 2020)

This glorious book of photography, featuring more than 200 magnificent National Geographic images of all 50 states, is a gift-worthy celebration of America’s unique natural and cultural treasures.

America the Beautiful showcases the stunning spaces closest to our nation’s heart–from the woods in the Great Appalachian Valley that Davy Crockett once called home to the breathtaking sweep of California’s Big Sur coast to the wilds of Alaska. It also celebrates the people who have made this country what it is, featuring a wide range of images including the Arikara Nation in the early 1900s and scientists preparing for travel to Mars on a Hawaiian island. Culled from more than 130 years of National Geographic’s vaunted archives, this provocative collection depicts the splendor of this great nation as only National Geographic can, with a dramatic combination of modern and historical imagery–from the creation of architectural icons like the Golden Gate Bridge and Lady Liberty to the last of the country’s wild places currently preserved in our national parks.

Organized by chapters focused on region (west coast and the Pacific, east coast, the south, and the Midwest) that are themselves inspired by verses of the original poem America the Beautiful, this book also features a moving introduction offering perspective on the country’s unique journey. You’ll also find behind-the-scenes commentary from the world-renowned photographers who captured this unforgettable imagery, and observations from the conservationists, activists, and historians who help keep America beautiful today. Profound and inspiring, this is a book for everyone who has ever marveled at the beauty of the United States.

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I have always thought America was one of the most beautiful countries in the world, but my goodness, National Geographic does a phenomenal job of showcasing just how gorgeous this nation really is.
Have you ever just wanted to sit on a couch, and flip through endless stunning photos of all the different regions in the US?  It is like taking a virtual tour while never leaving your home.
The book is divided into 4 chapters, highlighting the North, South, East and West.  But it doesn't just show us what the areas look like, it is filled to the brim with fascinating facts, and even comment from local residents.
If you've ever wanted to do a road trip across the country, this book will help you plan one, no doubt.
I spent a few hours just paging through, coffee cup in hand.  I saw areas I had traveled through, and others that I have only dreamed of visiting.
America The Beautiful would make a gorgeous coffee table book, that your family and friends would surely enjoy.


GranthamLynn said...

Oh I love these picture books. What a lucky girl are. Hope your weekend is going great. There are two book giveaways that end on Monday over on my blog. Come check them out on my Tues and Wed. Posts.

Sara Strand said...

I am so glad you enjoyed this, thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours