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"A detailed, well documented history of the extablishment (in 1872), growth, and maturation of Yellowstone National Park . . . America's (and the world's) first national park." ÑWildlife Book Review "Without question the best and most thought-provoking volume on America's first national park that has been written in the last half-century." ÑJournal of the West "Broad ranging, informative, thoughtful, and simply fun to read." ÑWestern Historical Quarterly

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Genre : Nature
Author : Richard A. Bartlett
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Release : 1988-10-01
File : 437 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0816510989

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Yellowstone National Park is beloved passionately and, as with all objects of passion, it generates heated feelings and has for over 125 years. Created in 1872, Yellowstone has been at the center of efforts to conserve the nation's once vast western wilderness. In turn Yellowstone's history has demonstrated how complex those efforts to conserve it have been. As Schullery writes, "We inherited this great humming thing . . . Ever since then we have imagined ourselves wise enough to control it and have rushed to judge what is wrong with it. And every time we looked hard enough, we discovered that there was more wrong with our judgment than with Yellowstone." This marvelously detailed book skillfully and objectively traces the park's social and ecological history from Pleistocene times to the present. Searching for Yellowstone is an absolute "must read" for anyone wanting to understand why the park is engraved in the American consciousness.

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Genre : History
Author : Paul Schullery
Publisher : Montana Historical Society
Release : 2004
File : 360 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0972152210

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An indispensable resource for Yellowstone visitors. Newly updated guidebook provides information to assist with all aspects of your trip, from reservations to road maps to recommended activities. The guide will explain Yellowstone's human and geologic history, providing information on the natural features with guidance on how to view the free-ranging wildlife and geothermal features safely. Along with a map of the entire park, the guide also includes an easy-to-use field guide section which contains color photos and descriptions of many of the park's most common mammals, plants, wildflowers and birds. 93 pages.

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Genre : National parks and reserves
Author : Yellowstone Association
Publisher :
Release : 1997-08
File : 80 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0934948038

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Contributors trace the social, political, economic, and cultural conditions under which environmental movements have emerged, and assess the transformative capacities of these movements by analyzing their structural ties, cultural values, and political strategies. Two sets of countries illustrate di

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Genre : Travel
Author : Susan Frank
Publisher : Pomegranate
Release : 1999
File : 240 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0764909347

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Genre : Yellowstone National Park
Author : Northern Pacific Railroad Company
Publisher :
Release : 1883
File : 40 Pages
ISBN-13 : PSU:000012911691

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Highly praised memoir of living year-round in the heart of Yellowstone.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Marjane Ambler
Publisher :
Release : 2013-06
File : 223 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1606390635

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Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the oldest and one of the largest national parks in the world. In this remarkable book, scientists Mary Meagher and Douglas B. Houston present 100 sets of photographs that compare the Yellowstone of old with the park of today. Most of the photo sets include three pictures-not the usual two-with many of the original views dating back to the 1870s and 1880s. From the same photo points used by early photographers, Meagher and Houston rephotographed the scenes in the 1970s, and then, following the great fires of 1988, again in the 1990s. The result is an illuminating record of Yellowstone's dynamic ecosystem and its changes over time. Through close analysis of the photos and reference to the vast amount of available data, Meagher and Houston describe changes in vegetation, growth of wildlife populations, the effect of beaver occupancy on wetland areas, and geothermal and elevational shifts. At the same time they point out the extent to which many sites have not changed-despite important switches in park policy and an increase in human activity. Yellowstone National Park has long been the focus of major ecological debates. Should managers allow wildfires to burn? Should the elk and bison populations be controlled? Are too many people visiting the park? Yellowstone And The Biology Of Time offers a wealth of information to help us answer these questions. A visual treasure, this book will be of value to scientists from various disciplines as well as to the many people who care about Yellowstone and other protected wilderness areas around the world.

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Genre : History
Author : Mary Meagher
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 1999-02-01
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780806130064

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Does a beloved institution need its own myths to survive? Can conservationists avoid turning their heroes into legends? Should they try? Yellowstone National Park, a global icon of conservation and natural beauty, was born at the most improbable of times: the American Gilded Age, when altruism seemed extinct and society’s vision seemed focused on only greed and growth. Perhaps that is why the park’s “creation myth” portrayed a few saintlike pioneer conservationists laboring to set aside this unique wilderness against all odds. In fact, the establishment of Yellowstone was the result of complex social, scientific, economic, and aesthetic forces. Its creators were not saints but mortal humans with the full range of ideals and impulses known to the species. Authors Paul Schullery and Lee Whittlesey, both longtime students of Yellowstone’s complex history, present the first full account of how the fairy tale origins of the park found universal public acceptance and the long, painful process by which the myth was reconsidered and replaced with a more realistic and ultimately more satisfying story. In this evocative exploration of Yellowstone’s creation myth, the authors trace the evolution of the legend, its rise to incontrovertible truth, and its revelation as a mysterious and troubling episode that remains part folklore, part wish, and part history. This study demonstrates the passions stirred by any challenge to cherished national memories, just as it honors the ideals and dreams represented by our national myths.

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Genre : Nature
Author : Paul Schullery
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2003-01-01
File : 125 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0803243057

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"Home to more than 10,000 thermal features, Yellowstone has experienced over 20 large hydrothermal explosions producing craters from 100 to over 2500 meters in diameter during the past 16,000 years. Using new mapping, sampling, and analysis techniques, this volume documents a broad spectrum of ages and geologic settings for these events and considers additional processes and alternative triggering mechanisms that have not been explored in previous studies. Although large hydrothermal explosions are rare on the human time scale, the potential for future explosions in Yellowstone is not insignificant, and events large enough to create a 100-m-wide crater might be expected every 200 years. This work presents information useful for determining the timing, distribution, and possible causes of these events in Yellowstone, which will aid in the planning of monitoring strategies and the anticipation of hydrothermal explosions."--Publisher's description.

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Genre : Science
Author : Lisa A. Morgan
Publisher : Geological Society of America
Release : 2009-01-01
File : 95 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780813724591

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Yellowstone National Park is one of the earth's most famous places. Established in 1872 as the world's first national park, it has preserved remarkable natural wonders like Old Faithful Geyser and cultural icons such as Old Faithful Inn. For centuries, it was home to the Shoshone, Crow, Bannock, Blackfeet, and other Indian tribes, but these groups were banished in the 1870s by park promoters who feared that tourists would not visit if American Indians lived there. Almost immediately after its establishment, Yellowstone became the primary destination for tourist travel to the American West following the Civil War. By 1900, it was a vast tourist success, and today it is both a world biosphere preserve and a world heritage site.

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Genre : History
Author : Lee H. Whittlesey
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2008
File : 127 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0738548499

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