Yellowstone and the Biology of Time: Photographs Across a Century

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University of Oklahoma Press, Feb 1, 1999 - History - 304 pages
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Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the oldest and one of the largest national parks in the world. In this book, scientists Mary Meagher and Douglas B. Houston present one hundred sets of photographs that compare the Yellowstone of old with the park of today. Through close analysis of the photos and reference to the vast amount of available data, Meagher and Houston describe changes in vegetation, growth of wildlife populations, the effect of beaver occupancy on wetland areas, and geothermal and elevational shifts. At the same time they point out the extent to which many sites have not changed - despite important switches in park policy and an increase in human activity. This book will be of value to scientists from various disciplines as well as to the many people who care about Yellowstone and other protected wilderness areas around the world.
 

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Contents

Prologue
3
Geology
217
Climate and Soil
223
Climate Fire and Earth Forces
235
The Human Presence
248
Summary of Vegetation Changes Shown
256
Literature Cited
273
Index
283
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Research scientist, Olympic National Park Field Station, Port Angeles, WA.

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