Thursday, October 22, 2020

America The Beautiful: A Story In Photographs by National Geographic


(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

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.

my thoughts:

Wow! America The Beautiful by National Geographic is AMAZING!! I am in LOVE with this book. It is going to be prominently displayed on my coffee table forevermore. This is a book that I know everyone will want to flip through and get lost in - it is seriously that beautiful. National Geographic never disappoints and this time round they hit it out of the park. This gorgeous book is filled to the brim with fantastic photographs of America and its divided by region, so you get to armchair travel throughout the entire country.  There are tidbits and observations included by the photographers, activists, and historians. It's fascinating and breathtaking. You can't help but be in awe of the vastness of America and the diversity of it. It is truly beautiful.  I enjoyed turning the pages and getting swept away to parts of the country that I've never been to, but now want to visit. This is a book you want to get your hands on - it's just so amazing! You have to experience it for yourself. 

I would definitely recommend National Geographic's latest tome, America The Beautiful: A Story In Photographs to everyone - it is an excellent book that you won't want to miss out on. 

Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: America The Beautiful

Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

I am fully enjoying this one, too! Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours