• ‘TURN THE PAGE’ Recommended Books – Fri 4/5/13

    Experts Guide to the Best Experiences Beyond the Tourist TrailThis Week’s ‘TURN THE PAGE’ Recommended Read is "SECRETS OF THE NATIONAL PARKS". Robert Howells, author and editor-at-large of National Geographic Adventure magazine joined us on WEEU Tuesday afternoon 4/2/13 to discuss the book and some of his favorite contributions which included Yosemite and the Channel Islands.

    At Denali National Park’s Tattler Creek, scores of dinosaur tracks can be seen on a rocky outcrop known as the “dance floor”; Acadia National Park is one of the best spots on the East Coast for star-gazing; at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visitors can become “citizen scientists” and take part in seasonal research projects such as bird banding or monitoring streams for salamanders.

    These are just some of the lesser-known facts about our national parks revealed in a new book from National Geographic, SECRETS OF THE NATIONAL PARKS: Experts’ Guide to the Best Experiences Beyond the Tourist Trail (National Geographic Books; ISBN 978-1-4262-1015-0; on-sale date: April 2, 2013; $22.95 trade paperback). The book showcases the parks’ hidden gems and little-known experiences, and provides a wealth of information designed to help visitors get the most out of exploring the national parks. Visited by nearly 280 million people in 2011, the parks are among the most popular destinations in the country.