The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the nonprofit guardians of “America’s best idea,” and former Chattanoogan Robin Hood announced the release of “A Century of Impact,” a commemorative and collectible book that celebrates the vital role NPCA has played in promoting and protecting the National Park System.
Mr. Hood now lives at Franklin, Tn., and operates Grandin Hood Publishers.
“A Century of Impact” was directed and produced by Mr. Hood, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Photography for his work at the Chattanooga News-Free Press. The book’s text was authored by Chattanooga native Whit Stiles, and edited by Franklin’s Lauren Hood and Farrar Hood Cusomato.
Officials said, "The 192-page hardback volume features more than 150 stunning images of the National Park System and is an essential addition to the bookshelf or coffee table of every person who loves nature, American history or photography."
At a gala New York launch of the book, Greg Vital, chair of the Board of Trustees for NPCA, remarked, “This collaboration between NPCA and Grandin Hood is a grand celebration of the organization’s centennial. The stunning edition underscores the critical role the American public plays in preserving our national parks for future generations.”
NPCA President and CEO Theresa Pierno said, “We are delighted to see our history, our vision and the impact of our work come alive in Grandin Hood’s exquisitely crafted book.”