In this stunning book, four accomplished writers and lifelong conservationists team up with keen-eyed photographers to capture the compelling history, beauty, and recreational value of Missouri's unique state park system.
Illustrated with over 200 full-color, large-format photographs and written in a lively and engaging style, Exploring Missouri's Legacy offers an irresistible invitation to discover Missouri's spectacular variety of geology, ecology, and culture.
The lavishly illustrated narratives go beyond the official brochures, telling the story of each park or site in a way that will enhance appreciation of its distinctive features.
With a focus on the special places Missourians have elected to preserve to represent their state and values, Exploring Missouri's Legacy opens the door to a lifetime of exploration of middle America.
About the Authors
R. Robert Pryor (1945-1999) was Executive Director of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.
Charles Callison (1913-1993) was Executive Vice President of the National Audubon Society.
About the Editors
Susan Flader is Professor Emerita of U.S. Western, environmental, and Missouri history at the University of Missouri—Columbia.
John A. Karel is president of the L-A-D Foundation and former Director of State Parks and of Tower Grove Park in St. Louis.
B. H. Rucker devoted his career to state parks as chief of cultural resources and historic preservation.
Oliver Schuchard is a landscape photographer and professor emeritus of art at the University of Missouri—Columbia.
Published by Missouri Life, Inc. and Missouri Parks Association, second edition, hardback, 2016. 400 pages. 500+ illustrations.