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Yellowstone

Yellowstone

A Journey Through America's Wild Heart

  • Author: David Quammen
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • ISBN: 1426217544
  • Category: National parks and reserves
  • Page: 222
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Best-selling author David Quammen takes readers on a breathtaking journey through America's most inspiring and imperiled ecosystem--Yellowstone National Park--in this monumental book on America's first national park. Yellowstone's storied past, rich ecosystem, and dynamic landscape are brilliantly portrayed in a captivating mosaic of photographs and eloquently written text that blend history, science, and research from the field. As much a visual ode to nature as an intimate tour of one of the world's most celebrated conservation areas, this gorgeous book illuminates the park's treasures grand and small--from the iconic Old Faithful to the rare gray wolf; from misty mountain tops to iridescent springs; and from sweeping valleys to flourishing wild blooms. In four illuminating sections that combine photos, sidebars, and graphics with elegantly crafted text, this book brings readers deeper into the life of the park than ever before, both commemorating its beauty and highlighting its challenges. This book is an essential addition to the National Parks' 100th anniversary celebration and will remind readers why conservation is worth every effort.

Empire of Shadows

Empire of Shadows

The Epic Story of Yellowstone

  • Author: George Black
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1429989742
  • Category: History
  • Page: 560
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"George Black rediscovers the history and lore of one of the planet's most magnificent landscapes. Read Empire of Shadows, and you'll never think of our first—in many ways our greatest—national park in the same way again." —Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder Empire of Shadows is the epic story of the conquest of Yellowstone, a landscape uninhabited, inaccessible and shrouded in myth in the aftermath of the Civil War. In a radical reinterpretation of the nineteenth century West, George Black casts Yellowstone's creation as the culmination of three interwoven strands of history - the passion for exploration, the violence of the Indian Wars and the "civilizing" of the frontier - and charts its course through the lives of those who sought to lay bare its mysteries: Lt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane, a gifted but tormented cavalryman known as "the man who invented Wonderland"; the ambitious former vigilante leader Nathaniel Langford; scientist Ferdinand Hayden, who brought photographer William Henry Jackson and painter Thomas Moran to Yellowstone; and Gen. Phil Sheridan, Civil War hero and architect of the Indian Wars, who finally succeeded in having the new National Park placed under the protection of the US Cavalry. George Black1s Empire of Shadows is a groundbreaking historical account of the origins of America1s majestic national landmark.

Yellowstone Wild and Beautiful

Yellowstone Wild and Beautiful

  • Author: Fred Pflughoft
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781560371465
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 119
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Yellowstone National Park in all its four-season glory in full-color photography. 129 color photographs.

Walking Down the Wild

Walking Down the Wild

A Journey Through the Yellowstone Rockies

  • Author: Gary Ferguson
  • Publisher: Falcon Guides
  • ISBN: 9781560445753
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 208
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A seasoned naturalist vividly recounts his 500-mile trek through the rugged northern folds of the Yellowstone Rockies.

A Weird and Wild Beauty

A Weird and Wild Beauty

The Story of Yellowstone, the World's First National Park

  • Author: Erin Peabody
  • Publisher: Skyhorse
  • ISBN: 1634509358
  • Category: History
  • Page: 192
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An “impassioned, vividly written chronicle” of the first scientific expedition across America’s western wilderness, with photos and illustrations (Kirkus Reviews). In the summer of 1871, a team of thirty-two renowned scientists, artists, and adventurers set out to explore the uncharted territory surrounding the Yellowstone River, sampling, sketching, and photographing the region’s breathtaking wonders. At the end of their foray into the wilderness, the survey team headed east, determined to convince the United States Congress of the need to preserve the land from commercial development. Spinning “stories of wonder hardly short of fairy tales,” to quote the New York Times, they enlisted the support of influential conservationists such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and Frederick Law Olmsted. This fascinating book tells the story of that journey, recounting the astonishing expedition that led to the passage of the Yellowstone Park Bill, a law that set aside over two million acres of wilderness as “a great national park for the benefit and enjoyment of people” and created a beloved vacation destination where visitors could enjoy white-capped mountain vistas and wildlife in its natural habitat. Filled with “vivid descriptions . . . and color photographs [that] highlight Yellowstone’s dramatic geological features,” this first-of-its-kind account from a former park ranger will instill a sense of awe and wonder at America’s rich natural heritage (Publishers Weekly).

Spectacular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Spectacular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

  • Author: Charles R. Preston,Letitia Burns O'Connor,Jim Robbins,Dana Levy,Paul Vucetich,Susan Kraft,Lee Whittlesey
  • Publisher: Universe Pub
  • ISBN: 9780789399946
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 132
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Together, Yellowstone and Grand Teton contain the world's greatest collection of geothermal features, some of the West's most spectacular mountains, and its best wildlife-viewing areas. This large-format book captures the breathtaking experience, in words and pictures, of a visit to these national treasures.

Silence & Solitude

Silence & Solitude

Yellowstone's Winter Wilderness

  • Author: Tom Murphy
  • Publisher: Riverbend Pub
  • ISBN: 9781931832007
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 128
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Coffee-table photo book on winter in Yellowstone.

Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon

Wonderlandscape: Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of an American Cultural Icon

  • Author: John Clayton
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • ISBN: 1681774968
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 384
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An evocative blend of history and nature writing that tells the story of Yellowstone’s evolving significance in American culture through the stories of ten iconic figures. Yellowstone is America's premier national park. Today is often a byword for conservation, natural beauty, and a way for everyone to enjoy the great outdoors. But it was not always this way. Wonderlandscape presents a new perspective on Yellowstone, the emotions various natural wonders and attractions evoke, and how this explains the park's relationship to America as a whole. Whether it is artists or naturalists, entrepreneurs or pop-culture icons, each character in the story of Yellowstone ends up reflecting and redefining the park for the values of its era. For example, when Ernest Thompson Seton wanted to observe bears in 1897, his adventures highlighted the way the park transformed from a set of geological oddities to a wildlife sanctuary, reflecting a nation was concerned about disappearing populations of bison and other species. Subsequent eras added Rooseveltian masculinity, democratic patriotism, ecosystem science, and artistic inspiration as core Yellowstone hallmarks. As the National Park system enters its second century, Wonderlandscape allows us to reflect on the values and heritage that Yellowstone alone has come to represent—how it will shape the America's relationship with her land for generations to come.

The Hour of Land

The Hour of Land

A Personal Topography of America's National Parks

  • Author: Terry Tempest Williams
  • Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
  • ISBN: 0374712263
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 416
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America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them. From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Through the Lens of Time

  • Author: Bradly J. Boner
  • Publisher: University Press of Colorado
  • ISBN: 1607324490
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 310
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Pioneer photographer William Henry Jackson’s photographs from the 1871 Hayden Survey were instrumental in persuading Congress to designate Yellowstone as a national park—America’s first and greatest experiment in the preservation of an extraordinary landscape. Yellowstone National Park: Through the Lens of Time is an extended visual essay presenting Jackson’s images paired with breathtaking color rephotographs of each view from photojournalist Bradly J. Boner. These contemporary comparisons to Jackson’s originals reveal just how well that experiment has stood the test of time. Yellowstone is always changing. The Grand Canyon is getting deeper and wider as the Yellowstone River carves a chasm into the earth. The flows of the great hot springs at Mammoth are creating new layers of delicate, colorful cascades and leaving the old terraces to crumble in decay. Roads, bridges, and pathways wind through the park, and there are restaurants, campgrounds, and hotels. Yet even with the impact of humanity, Yellowstone remains remarkably intact, evidence that the effort to preserve and sustain the park for future generations has been a success. Combining more than 100 gorgeous “then and now” sets of photographs—the first complete published collection of Jackson’s images from the 1871 Hayden Survey and a result of Boner's three years of work rephotographing them—with history, extensive notes, and personal tales, Yellowstone National Park: Through the Lens of Time pays homage to the park’s early history and its present state, and offers a glimpse into the future. The great experiment of Yellowstone—which captivates millions of visitors from all corners of the globe each year—has transcended generations and should be maintained for generations to come. The University Press of Colorado and the author gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions of the many donors to the Kickstarter campaign supporting the publication of this book.

Grand Teton National Park Wild and Beautiful

Grand Teton National Park Wild and Beautiful

  • Author: Fred Pflughoft,Henry H. Holdsworth
  • Publisher: Farcountry Press
  • ISBN: 9781560371533
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 120
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Photographers who live near the Tetons present North America's most mystically beautiful landscapes, in and near Grand Teton National Park. 112 color photographs.

Yellowstone

Yellowstone

A Land of Wild and Wonder

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781606390924
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 120
  • View: 4301
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Coffee-table photo book on Yellowstone National Park, contemporary design and photography

The Song Of The Dodo

The Song Of The Dodo

Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions

  • Author: David Quammen
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448137403
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 704
  • View: 3763
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Why have island ecosystems always suffered such high rates of extinction? In our age, with all the world's landscapes, from Tasmania to the Amazon to Yellowstone, now being carved into island-like fragments by human activity, the implications of this question are more urgent than ever. Over the past eight years, David Quammen has followed the threads of island biogeography on a globe-encircling journey of discovery.

Deep Into Yellowstone

Deep Into Yellowstone

A Year's Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy

  • Author: Rick Lamplugh
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781546448327
  • Category: Animals
  • Page: 294
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Deep Into Yellowstone: A Year's Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy begins when Rick and his wife Mary trust Yellowstone's pull and relocate to Gardiner, just outside the park's north gate. During the year as they cross-country ski, hike, bicycle, canoe, and backpack into Yellowstone's grandeur, Rick digs into important controversies: the outrage over the proposed removal of grizzlies from the endangered species list; the dispute over hunting park wolves along Yellowstone's border; the debate about whether wolves help or harm the ecosystem and the economy; the fight to stop the slaughter of park bison; the overuse of the park; and their community's battle to prevent gold mining on the park's border. Rick ends the year with a stronger love for Yellowstone's grandeur, a deeper knowledge of the controversies threatening the park, and a desire to inspire readers to protect our nation's first national park.

Decade of the Wolf

Decade of the Wolf

Returning the Wild to Yellowstone

  • Author: Douglas Smith,Gary Ferguson
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0762785667
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 256
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In Decade of the Wolf, project leader Douglas W. Smith and acclaimed nature writer Gary Ferguson describe the journey of thirty-one Canadian gray wolves that were released in 1995 and 1996 into Yellowstone National Park and the people who faithfully followed them. The wolves have not only survived but completely changed the ecosystem, spilling a fresh measure of wildness across the world’s first national park. This updated edition includes additional wolf profiles, newinformation on the effects of climate change and disease, and a retrospective on what the scientists have learned during this extended study of the Yellowstone wolves.

A Week in Yellowstone's Thorofare

A Week in Yellowstone's Thorofare

A Journey Through the Remotest Place

  • Author: Michael J. Yochim
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780870718564
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
  • View: 3699
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"The author's recounts a week-long expedition in Yellowstone's Thorofare, exploring both its natural history and his relationship with the most remote wilderness in the contiguous 48 states"--

Through the Woods

Through the Woods

A Journey Through America's Forests

  • Author: Gary Ferguson
  • Publisher: Torrey House Press
  • ISBN: 1937226522
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 170
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A conversational journey through America’s forests, introducing readers to people whose lives are intertwined with the soul of the woods.

Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

Natural Acts: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

  • Author: David Quammen
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393076326
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 352
  • View: 5315
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"David Quammen is simply the best natural essayist working today."--Tim Cahill, author of Lost in My Own Backyard "Lively writing about science and nature depends less on the offering of good answers, I think, than on the offering of good questions," said David Quammen in the original introduction to Natural Acts. For more than two decades, he has stuck to that credo. In this updated version of curiosity leads him from New Mexico to Romania, from the Congo to the Amazon, asking questions about mosquitoes (what are their redeeming merits?), dinosaurs (how did they change the life of a dyslexic Vietnam vet?), and cloning (can it save endangered species?). This revised and expanded edition best-loved "Natural Acts" columns, which first appeared in Outside magazine in the early 1980s, and includes recent pieces such as "Planet of Weeds," an influential new Natural Acts is an eye-opening journey that will please both Quammen fans and newcomers to his work. Song lyrics have been redacted from this ebook owing to permissions issues.

Blood Line

Blood Line

Stories of Fathers and Sons

  • Author: David Quammen
  • Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781555662721
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 192
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Blood Line explores the complicated liaisons between fathers and sons. Though using traditional masculine backdrops, the three stories in the collection go beyond a portrayal of physical and emotional endurance to evoke the blending of guilt, rebellion, patricide, and the transcending power of kinship that allow both father and son to place themselves in relationship to each other and in relation to the world.

Yellowstone Migrations

Yellowstone Migrations

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781680510898
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 176
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Herds of elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope - driven by their DNA - have migrated hundreds of miles over North America for millennia- Photographer Joe Riis is a National Geographic contributing photographer and Emmy Award winner- Follows the migrations of three specific species, showing the obstacles they encounter- Offers a hopeful way forward for both humans and wildlifeLarge animal migrations are among the primordial rhythms of life on Earth, and, as scientists have recently discovered, the American West is home to some of the planet's most magnificent migrations. Yellowstone Migrations shows us that it is possible to protect these last intact natural wildlife corridors - so that these animals can carry out the migrations that are essential to their survival.The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, which is a dozen times the size of Yellowstone National Park, harbors the last great populations of migrating elk, pronghorn antelope, and mule deer in the contiguous United States. Thousands of these grand animals move withthe changing seasons to feed and give birth. During their four-month-long journey, mule deer navigate not only the natural challenges of rivers, lakes, and sand dunes, but also manmade obstacles such as three major highways and more than 100 fences, many withbarbed wire.In Yellowstone Migrations, wildlife photojournalist Joe Riis follows three primary migrations:- The 'Path of the Pronghorn' from Grand Teton National Park to southwest Wyoming;- The mule deer migration from Red Desert to Hoback, Wyoming; and- The Cody elk migration on the Absaroka front.People who care about the American West face a choice: we can manage our public and private lands in ways that allow and encourage these migrations, or we can encumber these animals with unchecked development, changing climate, pollution, and barriers. Riis's stunning imagery and on-the-ground experiences shed light on these amazing animals and how, for them, migration is a matter of life or death.