Pioneering environmentalist reveals gateway to a life of adventure and discovery
There is nothing on the market like "Our True Nature: Finding a Zest for Life in the National Park System"
The first travel guide to the national parks written by an African American woman, the book shares her passion for our country's great open spaces and historic sites, and shows them as the gateway to a life of adventure and discovery. A pioneering environmentalist and writer since the mid-1990s Mrs. Peterman has volunteered her time to the national parks by serving on the boards of The National Parks Conservation Association (4 terms); the Association of Partners for Public Lands (2 terms) and the National Parks Promotion Council. She is a founding member of the grassroots national parks group South Florida Community Partners, and Keeping It Wild, Atlanta.
From a night spent 3,000 feet down in the Grand Canyon to nights watching Mount Denali - the highest mountain on the continent - wrapped in an Alpen Glow, Mrs. Peterman takes readers through the parks with her, telling them how to get there, where to stay and even what to do. From the spot where Crispus Attucks was shot down in the Revolutionary War to the Gullah Geechee Culture protected in a "Heritage Corridor" running from North Carolina to Florida, Mrs. Peterman shares the rich and inspiring history of our country.
The book is a "love letter to the American people from their neglected natural treasures," says Mrs. Peterman. "It fulfills my mission to unveil our National Park System so that all may see what we have to enjoy and preserve."
Publication of the book is supported by National Park Concessionaires, Delaware North Parks & Resorts; Forever Resorts and Guest Services.