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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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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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"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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Lace up your boots and sample more than one hundred hikes in America’s most famous national park. Geysers, paint pots, and glowing blue pools; deep canyons with plunging waterfalls; broad river valleys with seemingly endless views; and tall rugged mountains—Yellowstone National Park is a hiker’s paradise with more than 800 miles of trails. Let veteran hiker and outdoor writer Bill Schneider guide you on a wide variety of day hikes and extended backpacking trips into the vast interior of this national treasure. Whether you’re a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you’ll find trails suited to every ability and interest in Yellowstone National Park. Features Hikes suited to every ability Detailed directions Elevation profiles, difficulty ratings, and information on hiking in bear country Full-color photos throughout Full-color GPS-compatible maps of each trail.

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Genre: Sports & Recreation
Author: Bill Schneider
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2012-07-17
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780762786145

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Discusses the history of the park, and describes its ecology, plants, wildlife, and environment

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Genre: Travel
Author: George Wuerthner
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Release: 1992
File: 218 Pages
ISBN-13: 0811730786

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Join three Yellowstone National Park experts in their remarkable discovery of the park's 200-plus new waterfalls, most of which the American public, and even Yellowstone park rangers, have never before witnessed. These trailblazers are the first to document the existence of these spectacular natural features -- at least 25 of which tower to heights of 100 feet or more -- and the authors do so through striking photographs, engaging text, and detailed maps. The book also features the park's 50 known waterfalls and reveals the untold stories surrounding many of them. For nature-lovers, adventure-seekers, and Yellowstone aficionados alike, Yellowstone: The Discovery of its Waterfalls is a landmark work, combining natural and human histories with unbelievably rare geographical discoveries.

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Genre: Photography
Author: Paul Rubinstein
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
Release: 2000
File: 295 Pages
ISBN-13: 156579351X

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Your Travel Destination. Your Home. Your Home-To-Be. Yellowstone & Grand Teton—including Jackson, West Yellowstone, Bozeman, Big Sky, Livingston, Gardiner, Cooke City, Red Lodge, and Cody Geothermal pools and rugged peaks. Warm, dry summers and cold, snowy winters. A land of stunning contrasts and natural beauty. • A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike • Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations • How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation • Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities

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Genre: Travel
Author: Brian Hurlbut
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2011-04-01
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780762768547

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Case pack increase to 64 from 60 with reprint

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Genre: Photography
Author: Joseph K. Lange
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Release: 2000
File: 122 Pages
ISBN-13: 0811728951

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Part autoethnography, part historical narrative, part art criticism, part cultural theory, Denzin creates a postmodern bricolage of images, staged dramas, quotations, reminiscences and stories that strike to the essence of the postmodern vision of the American West.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Norman K Denzin
Publisher: Left Coast Press
Release: 2008-05-15
File: 255 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781598743203

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