Knowing Yellowstone

Author: Jerry Johnson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1589795229
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Knowing Yellowstone from the Author: Jerry Johnson. Presently in Yellowstone there are almost 200 active research permits involving over 500 investigators, but only a small fraction of this scientific work is reported in the popular press. Knowing Yellowstone explains the general issues associated with the region and how science is done to understand those issues, from wolf and grizzly bear research to thermal activity, further describing how science informs policy in the region, and how the nature of their work enables or limits future plans for managing the park.

Scenic Routes Byways Yellowstone Grand Teton National Parks

Author: Susan Springer Butler
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762794453
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Scenic Routes Byways Yellowstone Grand Teton National Parks from the Author: Susan Springer Butler. Pack up the car and enjoy 28 gorgeous drives through the crown jewels of the National Park system—Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Offering nearly 1,200 miles of riding pleasure, this indispensable highway companion maps out short trips for exploring the region’s scenic byways and back roads. Discover areas of Yellowstone and Grand Teton that many visitors miss, from marvelous Firehole Canyon to the ever-changing face of Norris Geyser Basin, from Flagg Ranch to the geologic wonders of the Gros Ventre Slide area. Inside you’ll find: Itineraries ranging from 5 miles to 155 miles in length Full-color photos and route maps for each drive In-depth descriptions of attractions along the way Historical information and suggested side trips Optional side trips to museums, parks, and landmarks Tips on lodging, camping, dining, travel services, and best driving seasons

Sustainability Of Tourism

Author: Metin Kozak
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443832596
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Sustainability Of Tourism from the Author: Metin Kozak. The subject of sustainability has become central to the discussion of how to succeed in the stable development of the tourism industry, due to the uncontrollable nature of supply and demand over the past few decades. Thus, this book examines policies and practices associated with the introduction of various methods in order to maintain sustainable tourism development. The list of policies and practices is based on a selection of the most recent topics, providing many real-world examples and cases in relation to culture and nature-based environmental issues, representing both individual businesses and tourist destinations with an international focus, namely Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Portugal, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, and the USA. Structured with 15 chapters altogether, the principles and guidelines discussed apply equally to different product levels in tourism such as museums, cities, regions, and countries. This volume is intended as a supplementary textbook for further reading. The editors believe that the book will gain attention from colleagues worldwide because of relevant educational courses on sustainable tourism, environmental tourism and cultural heritage management.

Park Scientists

Author: Mary Kay Carson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547792689
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Park Scientists from the Author: Mary Kay Carson. Describes the work of researchers in America's national parks, as they study geysers, grizzly bears, Gila monsters, salamanders, cacti, and fireflies.

Engineering Eden

Author: Jordan Fisher Smith
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307454282
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Engineering Eden from the Author: Jordan Fisher Smith. The fascinating story of a trial that opened a window onto the century-long battle to control nature in the national parks. When twenty-five-year-old Harry Walker was killed by a bear in Yellowstone Park in 1972, the civil trial prompted by his death became a proxy for bigger questions about American wilderness management that had been boiling for a century. At immediate issue was whether the Park Service should have done more to keep bears away from humans, but what was revealed as the trial unfolded was just how fruitless our efforts to regulate nature in the parks had always been. The proceedings drew to the witness stand some of the most important figures in twentieth century wilderness management, including the eminent zoologist A. Starker Leopold, who had produced a landmark conservationist document in the 1950s, and all-American twin researchers John and Frank Craighead, who ran groundbreaking bear studies at Yellowstone. Their testimony would help decide whether the government owed the Walker family restitution for Harry's death, but it would also illuminate decades of patchwork efforts to preserve an idea of nature that had never existed in the first place. In this remarkable excavation of American environmental history, nature writer and former park ranger Jordan Fisher Smith uses Harry Walker's story to tell the larger narrative of the futile, sometimes fatal, attempts to remake wilderness in the name of preserving it. Tracing a course from the founding of the national parks through the tangled twentieth-century growth of the conservationist movement, Smith gives the lie to the portrayal of national parks as Edenic wonderlands unspoiled until the arrival of Europeans, and shows how virtually every attempt to manage nature in the parks has only created cascading effects that require even more management. Moving across time and between Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier national parks, Engineering Eden shows how efforts at wilderness management have always been undone by one fundamental problem--that the idea of what is "wild" dissolves as soon as we begin to examine it, leaving us with little framework to say what wilderness should look like and which human interventions are acceptable in trying to preserve it. In the tradition of John McPhee's The Control of Nature and Alan Burdick's Out of Eden, Jordan Fisher Smith has produced a powerful work of popular science and environmental history, grappling with critical issues that we have even now yet to resolve.

The Science Of Stories

Author: M. Jones
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137485868
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The Science Of Stories from the Author: M. Jones. The study of narratives in a variety of disciplines has grown in recent years as a method of better explaining underlying concepts in their respective fields. Through the use of Narrative Policy Framework (NPF), political scientists can analyze the role narrative plays in political discourse.

A Watery Grave In Yellowstone

Author: Raymond N. Kieft
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1499012446
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A Watery Grave In Yellowstone from the Author: Raymond N. Kieft. In pursuit of her dream to view grizzly bears in the wild, the daughter of the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court is escorted into a remote area of northwest Yellowstone National Park by Beth Richardson, Associate Superintendent of Yellowstone. When the unexpected happens, former university president Parker Williams, owner of the Gold Medal Fly-Fishing Shop in West Yellowstone, Montana, is reluctantly drawn into a search and rescue mission which increasingly seems hopeless. Meanwhile, a pending vote by the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court on a controversial issue of national and historic proportions is playing out in Washington, D.C. Influenced by happenings in Yellowstone and orchestrated by a secretive organization headquartered in Idaho bent on changing the direction of the country, the vote of one justice means life or death unless Parker and Beth Richardson can accomplish the seemingly impossible. The involvement of an investigative reporter for The Washington Post and the participation of the FBI bring an unexpected twist to their mission. A Watery Grave in Yellowstone is the fourth novel in the Yellowstone Mystery Series. All are set against the backdrop of the wonder and splendor of Yellowstone National Park, our nation’s premiere national park. As with the previous three novels, all royalties and proceeds for the sale of A Watery Grave in Yellowstone are shared equally between two national charitable organizations: Habitat for Humanity and Compassion International. No royalties are retained by the author. Readers wishing to learn more about these charities are referred to their respective websites.

Travels In The Greater Yellowstone

Author: Jack Turner
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429939923
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Travels In The Greater Yellowstone from the Author: Jack Turner. Award-winning nature writer Jack Turner directs his attention to one of America's greatest natural treasures: the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Comprised of two national parks, three national wildlife refuges, parts of six national forests, and eleven wilderness areas, Greater Yellowstone is a vast array of differing environments and geographies. In a series of essays, Turner explores this wonderland, venturing on twelve separate trips in all seasons using various modes of travel: hiking, climbing, skiing, canoeing lakes, floating rivers, and driving his way across the landscape. He treks down the Teton Range, picks up the Oregon Trail in the Red Desert, and floats the South Fork of the Snake River. Along the way he encounters a variety of wildlife: moose, elk, trout, and wolves. From the treacherous mountains in the dead of winter, to lush river valleys in the height of fishing season, his words and steps trace one of the most American of experiences---exploring the West. Turner, who has lived in Grand Teton for three decades, designates Greater Yellowstone as ground zero for the country's conflict between preservation and development. At a time when the battle to preserve a wild and natural environment is relentless, his accounts of the areas conflicts with alien species, logging, real estate, oil, and gas development are alarming. A mixture of adventure, nostalgia, and Americana, Turner's rare experiences and evocative writing transform the sights and sounds of Greater Yellowstone into an intimate narrative of travel through America's most beloved lands. Praise for Teewinot: "Bursting with a sense of place...a rewarding reading experience replete with ravishing observations of nature." - Publishers Weekly "...a measured luxuriance in the landscape, a love song to the natural history of a place...Turner's writing is muscular, never swaggering, and almost lyrical, summoning a Teton Range in its rightful, sublime austerity." - Kirkus Reviews "Teewinot is a rare book. The wonderful accounts of mountaineering serve as armature not only for Turner's meditative reverence for the Grand Tetons and his often evocative prose but also for an uncommon density of knowledge of place..." - Peter Matthiessen, author of Tigers in the Snow "This is, simply stated, a wonderful and utterly engaging book." - Jim Harrison, author of Dalva and The Road Home "Each place must find its muse. The Tetons have found theirs and his name is Jack Turner." - Terry Tempest Williams, author of Coyote's Canyon

The Yellowstone Park Foundation S Official Guide To Yellowstone National Park

Author: The Yellowstone Park Foundation
Publisher: Yellowstone Park Fndtn
ISBN: 9781907099816
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The Yellowstone Park Foundation S Official Guide To Yellowstone National Park from the Author: The Yellowstone Park Foundation. Every trip you make to Yellowstone should be magical. Every visitor benefits from knowing more about the park and the many places where the magic can be found. This Official Guide to Yellowstone National Park is a comprehensive overview of the park s numerous facets and facilities to enhance the experience and appreciation of the marvel that is Yellowstone. The initial chapter opens with and overview of the park today. The park s geology and typography as well as its varied flora and fauns are described in the Nature section. The History section spans the parks origins and the Park s Future touches on "green" and other initiatives and plans. Sidebars provide lively anecdotes, detailed history and background information. And unique "Insider Tips" contain practical tips and valuable information authored by experts who know the park well."