Washington DC: National Parks Association, 1942-1958. Paperback. Thin octavo [24cm]. Pictorial staple bound wraps. Scattered mild rubbing, creasing and fading. Very Good +. Item #64533
The first isssue of National Parks Association founder Robert Sterling Yard's sporadically published "National Parks Bulletin" was released in 1919. In 1942, it became "National Parks Magazine," with Devereux Butcher taking over as editor-in-chief. "NPM" was released on a quarterly basis. No. 70 was the inaugural issue under the new name.
"National Parks Magazine" presents articles of importance and of general interest relating to the national parks and monuments, with a theme of conservation running throughout. The early volumes of this collection tackle the importance of preserving the beauty of nature in the midst of wartime and the more contemporary issues debate and condemn the construction of the Glen Canyon dam. The rear flap of each issue features a different timely and direct mission statement.