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Title:
Yellowstone
Author:
Bauer, Erwin A.
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Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Stillwater, MN : Voyageur Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
143 pages : color illustrations, 1 color map ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780896584235
Format :
Book

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Revised edition. Includes update on the park's recovery from the 1988 fires, plus new information on the reintroduction of wolves.


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Booklist Review

Photography was in a sense responsible for making Yellowstone the first national park, and Bauer and his wife have carried on the tradition as their virtual life's work. They live adjacent to the park, and here Bauer presents 100 of their best color images of the preserve's fauna and geological moods. Mammals and birds dominate the full-page layouts, but here and there the celebrated scenery, such as the Lower Falls captured by William Jackson in 1871, reminds us again why Yellowstone is a multifaceted attraction. Bauer proffers, as well, his opinions on topical environmental subjects--the 1988 forest fires, how to manage the local ecosystem generally--and then devotes a more utilitarian chapter to properly wielding a camera in the outdoors. A personal tribute to his lifelong love, Bauer's album of concern and enthusiasm could well infect the millions who trek each summer to the grand dame of the national park system.--Gilbert Taylor


Publisher's Weekly Review

Text and 100 color photographs combine here to give the reader a magnificent perspective on Yellowstone Park. Erwin Bauer has been entranced by Yellowstone since his first visit in 1935; with his wife, Peggy, he has explored the park in all seasons, sometimes under hazardous conditions. A brief history of Yellowstone, our first national park, is followed by a description of the landscape. After introducing the wildlife, the Bauers discuss the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE), which includes Grand Teton National Park, three national wildlife refuges and large portions of seven national forests. The authors describe backcountry trails, rivers and streams, fires (they photographed the 1988 blaze) and winter in Yellowstone Park. For first-time visitors or old hands, this volume is an incomparable memento. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved