A new book from David Muench!

Essay by Ruth Rudner
Paperback; 232 pages; $29.99 US

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David Muench's National Parks

“Muench’s international reputation derives from an unflinching embrace of nature’s nuances. He engages the primal landscape across all the human fronts: as thinker, dreamer, seeker, lover, lifelong friend.” —James Lawrence

Award-winning photographer David Muench captures the popular and iconic national parks that millions of Americans love and cherish as well as the lesser-known places and wilderness areas where few travelers venture. Ruth Rudner's moving essays coupled with Muench's visual celebration of these great lands brings to life the landscapes and features of parks. These amazing photographs include Great Smoky Mountains NP, the Grand Canyon NP, Yellowstone NP, and Yosemite NP to the more remote parks like Channel Islands NP off the coast of California and Kenai Fjords NP in Alaska plus hundreds of other unique images of the 54 national parks that David Muench has photographed.

Watch Ruth Rudner discusses David Muench's National Parks on
Good Day New Mexico
, Albuquerque's KOB (Channel4)

About the Authors

David Muench is a landscape and nature photographer known for portraying the American western landscape for half a century. He is the primary photographer for more than fifty books and his work appears in many magazines, posters, and private collections. His 4 x 5 large-format camera is as much a part of him as his innovative eye. He has lately been experimenting with digital cameras as a result of his work photographing World Heritage Sites for UNESCO and Panasonic. For him, every photograph is a journey in perception, an exploration in seeing.

Ruth Rudner is an outdoor writer, former horse-packing guide, and erstwhile ski bum. Her work has appeared in the Leisure & Arts section of the Wall Street Journal, in Wilderness, Outside, Field & Stream, Parabola, Arizona Highways, and numerous other publications. Among her ten previously published books are Windstone, with her husband, David Muench, A Chorus of Buffalo, Partings and Other Beginnings, and Ask Now the Beasts. Visit Rudner's website at www.ruthrudner.com.