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Stephanie Pearson presents National Geographic’s 100 Great American Parks at Zenith Bookstore

Thursday, May 12, Zenith Bookstore will host an author event with Stephanie Pearson, whose new book 100 Great American Parks has just been published by National Geographic.

Pearson’s book is a beautifully illustrated collection of the nation’s most breathtaking natural landscapes, filled with stunning photography, wisdom from experts, need-to-know travel information including the best scenic overlooks and hiking trails, and practical wildlife-spotting tips, This collection takes readers to all 63 national parks, as well as 37 state, recreational, and city parks and green spaces.

With a foreword from legendary recording artist Garth Brooks, “the voice of America,” this innovative guide will lead the reader to experience the greatest park experiences the world has to offer and an understanding of these natural open spaces.

Stephanie Pearson is a journalist and contributing editor to Outside magazine. After earning her master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medical School of Journalism, Pearson began her career at Outside, where she was on the editorial staff for more than 13 years. Her assignments over three decades have included reporting from Mount Everest Base Camp, meditating with Tibetan Buddhist Scholar Robert Thurman in Bhutan, and producing an online science curriculum while traveling through Australia and Latin America with National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner and his team.

Pearson, who lives in Duluth, has received four Lowell Thomas Awards from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation in the categories of Foreign Travel, Environmental and Sustainable Tourism, Service-Oriented Consumer Work, and Travel Journalist of the Year. Her work has also been anthologized in “The Best American Travel Writing” series.

Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required to attend this event, as is the wearing of face masks over nose and mouth. Contacts: Zenith Bookstore, Bob Dobrow, books@zenithbookstore.com, 218-606-1777

When: Author Event will take place on Thursday, May 12, 2022, 7::00 pm CT, hosted by Zenith Bookstore.

Admission: The event is free and open to the public.