The Land Of Geysers A Little Booklet Telling About Yellowstone National Park Wonderland Of The World Classic Reprint

Author: A. M. Cleland
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780265857243
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Excerpt from The Land of Geysers: A Little Booklet Telling About Yellowstone National Park, "Wonderland of the World" The' Northern Pacific Railway reaches the very gate of the nation's pleasure-ground; its station at Gardiner, Mont, occupies a site only a few rods from the great en trance arch, the corner stone of which was laid by Presi dent Roosevelt. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Weird And Wild Beauty

Author: Erin Peabody
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1634509358
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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).

Adventures In Yellowstone

Author: M. Mark Miller
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762756136
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After its establishment in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was sufficiently famous that numerous people risked bear maulings, Indian attacks, and geyser burns just to glimpse its wonders. A surprising number of those who survived wrote about their adventures. The best of these stories are collected in Adventures in Yellowstone. Presenting a dozen narratives—journal entries, letters, and diaries—with an introduction to each, and with historic photographs, postcards, and woodcuts, this book is the essential compilation of the most gripping first-person accounts of the early years of America's most cherished national park.

Classic Yellowstone

Author: Susan M. Neider
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780985778316
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Photographs, famous paintings, and historic text about Yellowstone National Park

America S National Parks

Author: Don Compton
Publisher: WW West, an imprint of Farcountry Press
ISBN: 9780975896037
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In America's National Parks: A Pop-Up Book, “America's Best Idea,” our national parks, spring to life as spectacular three-dimensional scenes by paper engineer Bruce Foster (creator of the best-selling Harry Potter Pop-Up Book). Travel 18 of our most popular parks, with six as stunning pop-ups in this one-of-a-kind keepsake with magnificent art by Dave Ember in the style of 1930s WPA posters. Experience alligators in the Everglades, mountain goats in Glacier, bears in Great Smoky Mountains, the raging river of the Grand Canyon, geysers in Yellowstone, and the soaring mountains of Yosemite as never before. Old Faithful spouts a full 13 inches above the page! Detailed descriptions of 12 other national parks (Acadia, Channel Islands, Crater Lake, Cuyahoga Valley, Death Valley, Grand Teton, Mammoth Cave, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, Saguaro, Shenandoah, and Zion) accompany colorful reproductions of original WPA posters. More than a book, this piece of art is sure to become a treasured family heirloom.

The Athenaeum

Author: James Silk Buckingham
Publisher:
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Dispossessing The Wilderness

Author: Mark David Spence
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195142433
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National parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier preserve some of this country's most cherished wilderness landscapes. While visions of pristine, uninhabited nature led to the creation of these parks, they also inspired policies of Indian removal. By contrasting the native histories of these places with the links between Indian policy developments and preservationist efforts, this work examines the complex origins of the national parks and the troubling consequences of the American wilderness ideal. The first study to place national park history within the context of the early reservation era, it details the ways that national parks developed into one of the most important arenas of contention between native peoples and non-Indians in the twentieth century.

The Stories Of Yellowstone

Author: M. Mark Miller
Publisher: TwoDot
ISBN: 9780762792900
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Covering the time period from 1807, when John Colter first discovered the wonders of the Yellowstone Plateau to the 1920s when tourists sped between luxury hotels in their automobiles, these tales of Wonderland come from the letters, journals, and diaries kept by early visitors and later tourists. The earliest stories recount mountain men's awe at geysers hurling boiling water hundreds of feet into the air and their encounters with the native inhabitants of the region. The latest stories reflect the “civilizing” of the park and reveal the golden age of tourist travel in the area.