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

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Roberts Rinehart Publishers, 1995 - Nature - 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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I bought this book while spending a month hiking and camping in Yellowstone. This book is a wonderful account that memorialized the many deaths in Yellowstone before and after becoming a Park. I ... Read full review

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Visited Yellowstone, realized that death lurks around every turning, was given a gift certificate as part of our tour package, and bought the book. It joins my others of the genre "Death in Big Bend ... Read full review

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
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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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