Leave only footprints : my Acadia-to-Zion journey through every national park / Conor Knighton.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "The Emmy-winning CBS Sunday Morning correspondent chronicles his year traveling to every one of our National Parks, discovering the most beautiful places and most interesting people that America has to offer. When Conor Knighton decided to spend a year wandering through America's "best idea," he was worried the whole thing might end up being his worst idea. But after a broken engagement and a broken heart, Conor desperately needed a change of scenery. The ambitious plan he cooked up went a bit overboard in that department; Knighton set out to visit every single one of America's National Parks, from Acadia to Zion. Leave Only Footprints is the memoir of his year spent traveling across the United States, a journey that yielded his "On the Trail" series, which quickly became one of CBS Sunday Morning's most beloved segments. In this smart, informative, and entertaining book, he shares how his journey through these natural wonders ended up changing his worldview on everything from God and love to politics and technology. Whether he's waking up early for a naked scrub in a historic bathhouse or staying up late to stargaze along our loneliest highway, Knighton goes behind the scenery to provide an unfiltered look at our country. In doing so, he reveals the unforgettable stories behind the often beautiful, always fascinating lands that all Americans share"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Prologue (Badlands) -- Sunrise (Acadia) -- Water (Hot Springs, Biscayne) -- Animals (Everglades, Channel Islands, Pinnacles, Death Valley) -- God (Yosemite, Capitol Reef, Lake Clark) -- Sound (Great Sand Dunes, Katmai) -- Trees (Joshua Tree, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Redwoods) -- Mystery (Crater Lake, Congaree) -- Borders (Big Bend, American Samoa) -- Volcanoes (Lassen Volcanic, Hawaii Volcanoes, Haleakalā) -- Ice (Glacier Bay, Glacier, Kenai Fjords, Wrangell-St. Elias) -- People (Arches, Bryce, Zion) -- Home (Mesa Verde, Great Smoky Mountains) -- Canyons (Grand Canyon, Black Canyon of the Gunnison) -- Forgiveness (Dry Tortugas, Petrified Forest) -- Caves (Wind Cave, Carlsbad Caverns, Mammoth Cave) -- Light (Great Basin, Saguaro) -- Travelers (Theodore Roosevelt, Voyaguers, Denali) -- Love (Canyonlands, North Cascades) -- Food (Gates of the Arctic, Kobuk Valley, Cuyahoga Valley) -- Mountains (Guadalupe Mountains, Rocky Mountain) -- Diversity (Mount Rainier, Shenandoah) -- Disconnecting (Isle Royale, Olympic, Virgin Islands) -- Sunset (Grand Teton, Yellowstone) -- Epilogue (Gateway Arch, Indiana Dunes).
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • ISBN:
      9781984823540
      198482354X
    • Accession Number:
      2019038706
    • Accession Number:
      on1134461739
      1134461739
    • Accession Number:
      fay.713512
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KNIGHTON, C. Leave only footprints : my Acadia-to-Zion journey through every national park. First edition. [s. l.]: Crown, an imprint of Random House, 2020. ISBN 9781984823540. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.713512. Acesso em: 26 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Knighton C. Leave Only Footprints : My Acadia-to-Zion Journey through Every National Park. First edition. Crown, an imprint of Random House; 2020. Accessed October 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.713512
    • APA:
      Knighton, C. (2020). Leave only footprints : my Acadia-to-Zion journey through every national park (First edition.). Crown, an imprint of Random House.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Knighton, Conor. 2020. Leave Only Footprints : My Acadia-to-Zion Journey through Every National Park. First edition. Crown, an imprint of Random House. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.713512.
    • Harvard:
      Knighton, C. (2020) Leave only footprints : my Acadia-to-Zion journey through every national park. First edition. Crown, an imprint of Random House. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.713512 (Accessed: 26 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Knighton, C 2020, Leave only footprints : my Acadia-to-Zion journey through every national park, First edition., Crown, an imprint of Random House, viewed 26 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Knighton, Conor. Leave Only Footprints : My Acadia-to-Zion Journey through Every National Park. First edition., Crown, an imprint of Random House, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.713512.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Knighton, Conor. Leave Only Footprints : My Acadia-to-Zion Journey through Every National Park. First edition. Crown, an imprint of Random House, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.713512.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Knighton C. Leave only footprints : my Acadia-to-Zion journey through every national park [Internet]. First edition. Crown, an imprint of Random House; 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 26]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.713512

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2

TV personality Knighton, now a regular correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning, brings some keen historical and cultural insights to this survey of America's five dozen wondrously varied national parks, from the offbeat urban setting of Hot Springs National Park to the extraordinary ancient cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, the fjords of Kenai National Park (markers indicating where the ice the author had come to see used to be), and South Carolina's Congaree National Park, whose "mosquito meter" reaches WAR ZONE levels. But those insights are almost undone by the author's taste for self-indulgence, whether he's sharing the details of his scrapped wedding plans, dragging his readers back to the Methodist church camp of his youth, or cracking not so wise (or funny) throughout. But some readers might enjoy the combination, and certainly the author's TV fame, and the national-park segments he's been presenting on CBS Sunday Morning, could create strong demand for this title. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2020 February #2

In this lackluster memoir, Knighton, a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning's "On the Trail" segment, tells of his mission to visit all 59 National Parks in the U.S. in 2016. Post-breakup with his fiancée, Knighton found solace in the writings of John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt and decided to experience firsthand the lands they helped protect and conserve. (The book is an offshoot from his CBS segment). Knighton began his travels in Acadia, where he watched the first sunrise over the U.S. on New Year's Day, then drove across the country, talking to rangers and guides at each park—including Oregon's Crater Lake, where an ecologist helped him locate the Old Man tree stump, which had been floating on the lake since the late 19th century. His descriptions of his adventures and the local practices—such as visiting the century-old bathhouse in Hot Springs, Ark., or sled dog races in Denali—are intriguing but get lost in digressions into reflections on his childhood and personal life. Nature lovers will find his story to be self-serving, and dedicated fans of his segment may find it lacking in new material. (Apr.)

Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.

PW Reviews 2020 February #2

In this lackluster memoir, Knighton, a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning's "On the Trail" segment, tells of his mission to visit all 59 National Parks in the U.S. in 2016. Post-breakup with his fiancée, Knighton found solace in the writings of John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt and decided to experience firsthand the lands they helped protect and conserve. (The book is an offshoot from his CBS segment). Knighton began his travels in Acadia, where he watched the first sunrise over the U.S. on New Year's Day, then drove across the country, talking to rangers and guides at each park—including Oregon's Crater Lake, where an ecologist helped him locate the Old Man tree stump, which had been floating on the lake since the late 19th century. His descriptions of his adventures and the local practices—such as visiting the century-old bathhouse in Hot Springs, Ark., or sled dog races in Denali—are intriguing but get lost in digressions into reflections on his childhood and personal life. Nature lovers will find his story to be self-serving, and dedicated fans of his segment may find it lacking in new material. (Apr.)

Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.