Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

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Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1995 - History - 276 pages
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Yellowstone National Park has a long history of deaths by everything from earthquakes to bear attacks, poison gas, and lightning. Since 1870 there have been 300 deaths, all brought together in this fascinating book by a long-time chronicler of Yellowstone's history.

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The book was well-researched and had a good amount of information for each incident. Obviously the most interesting stories were the ones with the most amount of detail and the author did a good job ... Read full review

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Contents

Death by Nature 1 Hold Fast to Your Children Death in Hot Water
3
The Myth That Can Kill You
30
Human Deaths from Bears and How to Keep Them From Happening
37
Copyright

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Lee H. Whittlesey is the historian for Yellowstone National Park and the author or editor of numerous books including "Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park"; "Myth and History in the Creation of Yellowstone National Park"; and "A Yellowstone Album: a Photographic Celebration of the First National Park.

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