This antiquarian volume contains a collection of wonderful sketches and descriptions of the national parks of America. This text aims to show the beauty, grandeur, and all-embracing usefulness of these wild mountain forest reservations and parks. It aims to encourage people to come and enjoy them, and to get the parks into their hearts - so that their preservation and correct use might be ensured. The chapters of this book include: 'The Wild Parks and Forest Reservations of the West', 'The Yellowstone National Park', 'The Yosemite National Park', 'The Forests of the Yosemite Park', 'The Wild Gardens of The Yosemite Park', 'Among the Animals of the Yosemite', etcetera. We are republishing this book with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.