Nature's Yellowstone

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University of Arizona Press, Apr 1, 1989 - History - 250 pages
In this handsome volume, the author discusses the region from geologic times until its withdrawal by an act of Congress as our first national park' in 1872. . . .This is an exceptionally fine book, a noteworthy blending of scholarly and popular history. Bartlett knows his subject well, both as a student and as an outdoorsman. —Pacific Northwest Quarterly

"A timely work; its mission' is to make the reader wish to have seen Yellowstone before the people came.' The author must be commended for writing a scholarly book with appeal for a popular audience." —Journal of American History

"A joy for the recreational reader and a solid reference for scholarly researchers . . .The author has been both energetic and fortunate in gathering material from a rich variety of original accounts and later writings, and he has used them skillfully." —Western Historical Quarterly

 

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Contents

The Mountain Bastions
3
The Plateau Inside
23
Flora and Fauna
51
The Wanderers
75
The First White Men
93
The Prospectors
117
Two Yankee Quakers and a Dane
143
The WashburnLangfordDoane Expedition
164
The Creation of Yellowstone National Park
194
Notes
211
A Brief Essay on Sources
238
Index
247
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