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

User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

A great collection of deadly events in the national park, somehow makes a great read! Bears, hot springs, ice cold lakes, deadly falls, stagecoach accidents, all sorted into an easy to read format, and quite entertaining. Makes me want to visit Yellowstone but not get out of the car! Read full review

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

User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

I not sure this was the book to read the same year you are planning a trip to Yellowstone but it is fasinating ina morbid way. Read full review

Contents

Death by Nature 1 Hold Fast to Your Children Death in Hot Water
3
The Myth That Can Kill You
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Human Deaths from Bears and How to Keep Them From Happening
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About the author (1995)

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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