Yellowstone

Author: David Quammen
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426217544
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Top Trails Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Author: Andrew Dean Nystrom
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899977987
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks offer the ultimate in natural and geothermal wonders: backcountry lakes, panoramic summits, glacier-carved canyons, steaming geyser basins, and vast meadows teeming with wildlife. Top Trails: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks by experienced outdoors authors Andrew Nystrom and Bradley Mayhew contains 46 "must-do" trips, from Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful, from the Absarokas to the Gallatin Range, and from Jackson Hole to the Teton Crest Trail. In keeping with the tradition of the Top Trails series, this updated guide will maximize readers' time and enjoyment of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

Yellowstone to Yukon

Author: Florian Schulz
Publisher: Braided River
ISBN: 9781594851049
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"It's not only a feast for the eye--Florian Schulz is a fine young nature-wildlife photographer--but a challenge to those of us who live in a not-yet-used corner of he planet." (Seattle P-I)A grizzly bear emerges, one small detail in an immense vista of field and mountains and sky. A shoreline, still and empty but for the telltale tracks of passing wildlife. Golden peaks that roll to the horizon, starkly beautiful in the morning light. This kind of space, of solitude-of simple wildness-still exists in North America, outside the boundaries of any park.Photographer Florian Schulz documents the landscape, plants, animals, and people of an eco-system that is surprisingly intact up and down the spine of the Rocky Mountains. There is still time to make a difference: to direct the path of encroaching development and establish connections between the national and provincial parks on this course.Essay contributors--including Dvid Suzuki, David Quammen, Rick Bass, Ted Kerasote and Roberts F. Kennedy Jr.-- tell of their travels through the region and their experience of the land. They explain the need for Y2Y, based on new findings that reveal isolated nature sanctuaries to be a recipe for extinction. They set the Y2Y conservation program in context: a grand vision grounded on science; a practical plan that provides for economic as well as environmental sustainability; a blueprint designating critical wildlife habitat. Environmental conservation does not mean that humansmust be excluded from the land, but we must act thoughtfully.For more information about the author, visit his web site at www.visionsofthewild.com/.

Walking Down the Wild

Author: Gary Ferguson
Publisher:
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A naturalist recounts his five-hundred-mile trek through the Yellowstone Rockies, describing feelings of solitude, a chance encounter with a browsing bull moose, the flora and fauna, and other sights and experiences. Tour.

Road Trip Yellowstone

Author: Dina Mishev
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493030310
Format: PDF, ePub
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Everything you need to know for the perfect adventure Whether you're planning a trip to Yellowstone, cherish fond memories of the park, or hope to visit it someday, Roadtrip Yellowstone is an inspiring guide that offers insider information on the best things to do, see, and experience within 100 miles of America's favorite park, such as: the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, where families can explore interactive exhibits on Native Americans, natural history, firearms, and Buffalo Bill himself. the top five places to see or dig for dinosaurs. Wayne's Boot Shop--the place to buy a real cowboy hat or boots. some of the most quirkiest personalities in eastern Idaho...and much more.

Die Terranauten

Author: T.C. Boyle
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446255591
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In einem geschlossenen Ökosystem unternehmen Wissenschaftler in den neunziger Jahren in den USA den Versuch, das Leben nachzubilden. Zwei Jahre lang darf keiner der acht Bewohner die Glaskuppel von „Ecosphere 2“ verlassen. Egal, was passiert. Touristen drängen sich um das Megaterrarium, Fernsehteams filmen, als sei es eine Reality-Show. Eitelkeit, Missgunst, Rivalität – auch in der schönen neuen Welt bleibt der Mensch schließlich doch, was er ist. Und es kommt, wie es kommen muss: Der smarte Ramsay verliebt sich in die hübsche Dawn – und sie wird schwanger. Kann sie das Kind austragen? T.C. Boyles prophetisches und irre komisches Buch, basierend auf einer wahren Geschichte, berührt die großen Fragen der Menschheit.

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

Author: John Clayton
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: 1681774968
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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.

Gelegenheit macht Sehnsucht

Author: Carly Phillips
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641168686
Format: PDF, Docs
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Kann man seinem Verlangen nachgeben, ohne sich dabei selbst zu verlieren? Nachdem sie die Beziehung zu einem herrschsüchtigen Fremdgänger beendet und sich in ihrem geleasten Mercedes davongemacht hat, wird Isabelle Masters kurzerhand wegen schweren Diebstahls verhaftet und auf die Wache geschleift. Zu ihrer Überraschung rettet sie genau der, mit dem sie am wenigsten gerechnet hätte – Gabriel Dare, von dem sie sich schon viel zu lange angezogen fühlt. Gabe ermöglicht Isabelle die Freiheit und lädt sie in das exklusive Inselresort Eden ein, einen Ort der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten ...