National parks and reserves

Your National Parks

Author: Enos Abijah Mills,Laurence Frederick Schmeckebier

Publisher: N.A


Category: National parks and reserves

Page: 531

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Dispossessing the Wilderness

Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks

Author: Mark David Spence

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195142433

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 8924

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 Discovery of Yellowstone Park

Journal of the Washburn Expedition to the Yellowstone and Firehole Rivers in the Year 1870

Author: Nathaniel Pitt Langford

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803257054

Category: Travel

Page: 125

View: 7894

A fact of the existence of an infinite number of hot springs at the headwaters of the Missouri, Columbia and Yellowstone Rivers, and hot geysers, exist at the head of the Yellowstone.

In Darkest Alaska

Travel and Empire Along the Inside Passage

Author: Robert Campbell

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812201523

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 6658

Before Alaska became a mining bonanza, it was a scenic bonanza, a place larger in the American imagination than in its actual borders. Prior to the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, thousands of scenic adventurers journeyed along the Inside Passage, the nearly thousand-mile sea-lane that snakes up the Pacific coast from Puget Sound to Icy Strait. Both the famous—including wilderness advocate John Muir, landscape painter Albert Bierstadt, and photographers Eadweard Muybridge and Edward Curtis—and the long forgotten—a gay ex-sailor, a former society reporter, an African explorer, and a neurasthenic Methodist minister—returned with fascinating accounts of their Alaskan journeys, becoming advance men and women for an expanding United States. In Darkest Alaska explores the popular images conjured by these travelers' tales, as well as their influence on the broader society. Drawing on lively firsthand accounts, archival photographs, maps, and other ephemera of the day, historian Robert Campbell chronicles how Gilded Age sightseers were inspired by Alaska's bounty of evolutionary treasures, tribal artifacts, geological riches, and novel thrills to produce a wealth of highly imaginative reportage about the territory. By portraying the territory as a "Last West" ripe for American conquest, tourists helped pave the way for settlement and exploitation.

Lost in My Own Backyard

A Walk in Yellowstone National Park

Author: Tim Cahill

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9781400080816

Category: Travel

Page: 160

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“Let’s get lost together . . . ” Lost in My Own Backyard brings acclaimed author Tim Cahill together with one of his—and America’s—favorite destinations: Yellowstone, the world’s first national park. Cahill has been “puttering around in the park” for a quarter of a century, slowly covering its vast scope and exploring its remote backwoods. So does this mean that he knows what he’s doing? Hardly. “I live fifty miles from the park,” says Cahill, “but proximity does not guarantee competence. I’ve spent entire afternoons not knowing exactly where I was, which is to say, I was lost in my own backyard.” Cahill stumbles from glacier to geyser, encounters wildlife (some of it, like bisons, weighing in the neighborhood of a ton), muses on the microbiology of thermal pools, gets spooked in the mysterious Hoodoos, sees moonbows arcing across waterfalls at midnight, and generally has a fine old time walking several hundred miles while contemplating the concept and value of wilderness. Mostly, Cahill says, “I have resisted the urge to commit philosophy. This is difficult to do when you’re alone, twenty miles from the nearest road, and you’ve just found a grizzly bear track the size of a pizza.” Divided into three parts—“The Trails,” which offers a variety of favorite day hikes; “In the Backcountry,” which explores three great backcountry trails very much off the beaten track; and “A Selected Yellowstone Bookshelf,” an annotated bibliography of his favorite books on the park—this is a hilarious, informative, and perfect guide for Yellowstone veterans and first-timers alike. Lost in My Own Backyard is adventure writing at its very best. From the Hardcover edition.

Courting Carrie in Wonderland

Author: Carla Kelly

Publisher: Cedar Fort

ISBN: 1462126634

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7009

Struggling through college and balancing her summer job with the Wylie Camping Company, Carrie simply doesn't have time to consider romance. War Veteran Sergeant Ned Ramsey isn't looking for love either, busy with his own complicated affairs. But as the magic of Yellowstone starts making its way into their hearts, both begin to see love move up their priority list.
Western stories

Yellowstone Nights

Author: Herbert Quick

Publisher: N.A


Category: Western stories

Page: 345

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The Yellowstone Story

A History of Our First National Park

Author: Aubrey L. Haines

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870813917

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8812

The Yellowstone Story traces the history of the Yellowstone region from the time when hunters and gatherers migrated into the Rocky Mountains thousands of years ago to the post-World War II era when tourists began inundating Yellowstone National Park. Volume I takes the account from prehistoric times through the mid-1880s, with emphasis on the park's exploration and its trouble-filled early years under federal management. Volume II covers the years of military administration of the park and the more recent developments under the National Park Service.
Indians of North America

American Indians and Yellowstone National Park

a documentary overview

Author: Peter Nabokov,Lawrence L. Loendorf,Yellowstone Center for Resources

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indians of North America

Page: 367

View: 7812


Satellites in the High Country

Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man

Author: Jason Mark

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610915801

Category: Nature

Page: 319

View: 2037

In Satellites in the High Country, journalist and adventurer Jason Mark travels beyond the bright lights and certainties of our cities to seek wildness wherever it survives. In California's Point Reyes National Seashore, a battle over oyster farming and designated wilderness pits former allies against one another, as locals wonder whether wilderness should be untouched, farmed, or something in between. In Washington's Cascade Mountains, a modern-day wild woman and her students learn to tan hides and start fires without matches, attempting to connect with a primal past out of reach for the rest of society. And in Colorado's High Country, dark skies and clear air reveal a breathtaking expanse of stars, flawed only by the arc of a satellite passing--beauty interrupted by the traffic of a million conversations. These expeditions to the edges of civilization's grid show us that, although our notions of pristine nature may be shattering, the mystery of the wild still exists--and in fact, it is more crucial than ever.

Landscape Of Desire

Author: Greg Gordon

Publisher: Utah State University Press

ISBN: 9780874215601

Category: Nature

Page: 225

View: 7988

Landscape of Desire powerfully documents and celebrates a place and the evolutions that occur when human beings are intimately connected to their surroundings. Greg Gordon accomplishes this with a tapestry of writing that interweaves land use history, natural history, experiential education, and personal reflection. He tracks the geomorphology of southern Utah as well as the creatures and plants his student group encounters, the history lessons (planned and unplanned), the trials and joys of gathering so many individuals into a cohesive will, and his own personal epiphanies, restraints, insights, and disillusionments. Landscape of Desire examines the plight of the western landscape. It discusses a wide range of issues, including mining, grazing, dams, recreation, wilderness, and land management. Since recreation has replaced extraction industries as the primary use of wilderness, especially in southern Utah, Gordon addresses its impactful qualities. He overviews the history of the conflict between preservation and development and places these issues in a cultural context. The text is presented in a narrative format, following the individuals of one field course Gordon lead that explored Muddy Creek and the Dirty Devil River from Interstate 70 to Lake Powell. Though each chapter focuses on the geologic formation the group is traveling through, the plants, animals, ecology, and human impacts are all tightly woven into the narrative. Not only does the land affect the members of the field course, but their attitudes and insights affect the land. In Landscape of Desire Gordon achieves a vision of wholeness of this popular and contested region of Utah that centers around the implications of being human and also stewards of the wild.

Repairing Paradise

The Restoration of Nature in America's National Parks

Author: William R. Lowry

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815703921

Category: Nature

Page: 287

View: 8371

By the turn of the millennium, it had become painfully apparent that the United States had made some serious misjudgments in its interactions with the natural world. The country's treasured national parks, while remaining immensely popular tourist destinations, were not immune to the damage. Preservation alone would no longer be enough; by this time, repair and restoration were necessary. Can the United States reverse the mistaken policies that severely damaged the crown jewels of its national park system? This thoughtful and hopeful book, in turns analytical and personal, investigates that critical question by focusing on four of America's most-loved public paces. In Repairing Paradise, William Lowry, an eminent expert on U.S. natural resource policy, details and assesses four ambitious efforts to reverse environmental damage in the national parks: • The reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone • Reducing the impact of vehicle traffic in Yosemite • Restoring fresh water to the Everglades • Removing structural impairments to river flows in the Grand Canyon Repairing Paradise combines authoritative research with extensive personal experience. Lowry has spent time in all four of the parks—observing conditions, talking to the most informed decisionmakers, and taking photos. He deftly combines his field research with solid public policy analysis to paint an instructive portrait of the mission to restore the natural health and glory of some of the world's most wondrous places.

The Columbia River; Its History, Its Myths, Its Scenery, Its Commerce

Author: William Denison Lyman

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781376778472

Category: History

Page: 606

View: 2748

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Juvenile Fiction

The Stupids Step Out

Author: Harry Allard,James Marshall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395253779

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

View: 4737

Re-creates the ridiculous antics of the Stupid family, focusing on an episode in which Mrs. Stupid gets the family to take a bath.

Death in Yellowstone

Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

Author: Lee H. Whittlesey

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart

ISBN: 1570984514

Category: Nature

Page: 440

View: 7626

The chilling tome that launched an entire genre of books about the often gruesome but always tragic ways people have died in our national parks, this updated edition of the classic includes calamities in Yellowstone from the past sixteen years, including the infamous grizzly bear attacks in the summer of 2011 as well as a fatal hot springs accident in 2000. In these accounts, written with sensitivity as cautionary tales about what to do and what not to do in one of our wildest national parks, Whittlesey recounts deaths ranging from tragedy to folly—from being caught in a freak avalanche to the goring of a photographer who just got a little too close to a bison. Armchair travelers and park visitors alike will be fascinated by this important book detailing the dangers awaiting in our first national park.

Colter's Hell and Jackson's Hole

The Fur Trappers' Exploration of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton Park Region

Author: Merrill J. Mattes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258112998


Page: 96

View: 719

Southwest, New

The Land of Enchantment

From Pike's Peak to the Pacific

Author: Lilian Whiting

Publisher: N.A


Category: Southwest, New

Page: 347

View: 7208

Conservation of natural resources

The Quiet Crisis

Author: Stewart L. Udall

Publisher: Ig Publishing

ISBN: 9781632460196

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 208

View: 4422

Along with Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, The Quiet Crisis is credited with beginning the environmental movement.

Alaska Subsistence

A National Park Service Management History (Classic Reprint)

Author: Frank Norris

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780365650751

Category: Reference

Page: 348

View: 2250

Excerpt from Alaska Subsistence: A National Park Service Management History Alaska subsistence and the role of the National Park Service in managing this all-important activity. The author has made a good-faith effort to accurately describe and interpret the informa tion contained in this study, and as noted in the acknowledgements, he thanks the many people who have graciously agreed to review draft versions. Any errors of fact or judgment, however, are solely the author's responsibility. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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.