Yellowstone Wild and Beautiful

Author: Fred Pflughoft
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781560371465
Format: PDF
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Yellowstone National Park in all its four-season glory in full-color photography. 129 color photographs.

Wyoming Wild Beautiful II

Author: Fred Pflughoft
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781560372462
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In his continued tribute to Wyoming, Pflughoft follows up Wyoming Wild and Beautiful with another inspired collection of images of the Equality State. From the grandeur of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks to the sculpted peaks of the Wind River Range, unique and striking Devils Tower, historically significant forts and landmarks, radiant rivers, lakes and canyons, and charming Rocky Mountain wildlife, Wyoming Wild and Beautiful II celebrates the many wonders of this infinitely beautiful place.

A Weird and Wild Beauty

Author: Erin Peabody
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1634509358
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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).

The Spirit of Yellowstone

Author: Judith L. Meyer
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart
ISBN: 1461663962
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Yellowstone National Park's famous geysers, exotic landscape, and beautiful wildlife partially explain its enormous popularity, but there is something more to the Yellowstone experience—a powerful spirit to the place that is more than the sum of its parts. This fascinating history of America's favorite national park shows how that spirit has endured over Yellowstone's 127-year existence. Meyer shows that Yellowstone has consistently evoked awe in different generations of Americans, even as our attitudes toward nature have changed over the years. That awe is also captured in photographer Vance Howard's evocative images, which, alongside historic photographs and other early artistic interpretations of the Park's wonders, support Meyer's view that Yellowstone's unique sense of place makes it worth preserving not only for its ecological value but for its lasting importance in American culture.

Yellowstone to Yukon

Author: Florian Schulz
Publisher: Braided River
ISBN: 9781594851049
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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/.

Yellowstone National Park Eye of the Grizzly

Author: Mike Graf
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762784083
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dear Diary, Guess what? We’re sitting with hundreds of people waiting for the world’s most famous geyser, Old Faithful, to erupt. I can’t wait to see it . . . Join the Parkers, an intrepid family of four, as they explore the wonders of America’s first national park, Yellowstone. Twins Morgan and James marvel over the geysers, thermal pools, and vast array of wildlife. But when they come face to face with a grizzly, what will they do? Each book in the exciting Adventures with the Parkers series for kids 8–13 explores a popular national park and is packed with adventure as well as engaging and educational facts about nature, outdoor safety, and much more. Vacation has never been this fun! Books in the Adventures with the Parkers Series: Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks: Danger in the Narrows Glacier National Park: Going to the Sun Grand Canyon National Park: Tail of the Scorpion Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Ridge Runner Rescue Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Wind Cave: Going Underground Olympic National Park: Touch of the Tide Pool, Crack of the Glacier Rocky Mountain National Park: Peril on Longs Peak Yellowstone National Park: Eye of the Grizzly Yosemite National Park: Harrowing Ascent of Half Dome

A Watery Grave in Yellowstone

Author: Raymond N. Kieft
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499012446
Format: PDF
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In pursuit of her dream to view grizzly bears in the wild, the daughter of the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court is escorted into a remote area of northwest Yellowstone National Park by Beth Richardson, Associate Superintendent of Yellowstone. When the unexpected happens, former university president Parker Williams, owner of the Gold Medal Fly-Fishing Shop in West Yellowstone, Montana, is reluctantly drawn into a search and rescue mission which increasingly seems hopeless. Meanwhile, a pending vote by the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court on a controversial issue of national and historic proportions is playing out in Washington, D.C. Influenced by happenings in Yellowstone and orchestrated by a secretive organization headquartered in Idaho bent on changing the direction of the country, the vote of one justice means life or death unless Parker and Beth Richardson can accomplish the seemingly impossible. The involvement of an investigative reporter for The Washington Post and the participation of the FBI bring an unexpected twist to their mission. A Watery Grave in Yellowstone is the fourth novel in the Yellowstone Mystery Series. All are set against the backdrop of the wonder and splendor of Yellowstone National Park, our nation’s premiere national park. As with the previous three novels, all royalties and proceeds for the sale of A Watery Grave in Yellowstone are shared equally between two national charitable organizations: Habitat for Humanity and Compassion International. No royalties are retained by the author. Readers wishing to learn more about these charities are referred to their respective websites.

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.

Yellowstone Land of Wonders

Author: Jules Leclercq
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803245580
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In the summer of 1883 Belgian travel writer Jules Leclercq spent ten days on horseback in Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, exploring myriad natural wonders: astonishing geysers, majestic waterfalls, the vast lake, and the breathtaking canyon. He also recorded the considerable human activity, including the rampant vandalism. Leclercq’s account of his travels is itself a small marvel blending natural history, firsthand impressions, scientific lore, and anecdote. Along with his observations on the park’s long-rumored fountains of boiling water and mountains of glass, Leclercq describes camping near geysers, washing clothes in a bubbling hot spring, and meeting such diverse characters as local guides and tourists from the United States and Europe. Notables including former president Ulysses S. Grant and then-president Chester A. Arthur were also in the park that summer to inaugurate the newly completed leg of the Northern Pacific Railroad. A sensation in Europe, the book was never published in English. This deft translation at long last makes available to English-speaking readers a masterpiece of western American travel writing that is a fascinating historical document in its own right.