Spectacular Yosemite Book Review

May 2nd, 2011

If the goal was to make you want to see Yosemite National Park for yourself, then photographer Quang-Tuan Luong and author Stuart Booth accomplished that with their book Spectacular Yosemite.

(Disclosure: I received a free review copy of this book. See privacy and disclosures for more info.)

I’ve never been to Yosemite National Park, but it’s now on my short list of places to visit. Spring seems like the ideal time to see Yosemite with all its many impressive waterfalls.

Is Spectacular Yosemitefor you?

If you’re looking for a great coffee table book full of amazing photography of a natural wonder, yes. You’ll also learn more about the park, including its history. However, the big focus here is on the photography.

Why a book about a park?

Spectacular Yosemite is all about showing you Yosemite National Park. I believe that words probably can’t describe the park. And, if we’re honest, photography probably can’t do it complete justice either, no matter how skilled the photographer.

What the book can do is inspire your love for nature, and show you places that you may otherwise never see. Even if you’re already a nature lover, Spectacular Yosemite will remind you just how mysterious and wonderful our earth can be.


This is no small book, but don’t worry about it being a hernia book either. (Anyone who has seen a college textbook for art history knows what I’m saying.)

It comes in at 144 pages with 150 large color photographs, and is from Universe Publishing. Inside, you’ll see sprawling meadows, sparkling streams, huge mountain ranges and amazing waterfalls.

The size is 16 inches by 11 1/3. Like I said, a good coffee table book. It went on sale in February 2011. At $29.70, it’s available from amazon.

Have you visited a national park lately?

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