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Title:
The spirit of Yellowstone
Author:
Meyer, Judith L., 1956-
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Publication Information:
Lanham, MD : Roberts Rinehart, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xii, 145 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Revolutionary ideas and evolutionary processes -- The discovery accounts -- Following in the footsteps -- The art of the Yellowstone -- Experiencing Yellowstone -- The idea of the ideal.
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ISBN:
9781570983955
Format :
Book

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Yellowstone National Park's famous geysers, exotic landscape, and beautiful wildlife partially explain its enormous popularity, but there is something more to the Yellowstone experience--a powerful spirit to the place that is more than the sum of its parts. This fascinating history of America's favorite national park shows how that spirit has endured over Yellowstone's 127-year existence. Meyer shows that Yellowstone has consistently evoked awe in different generations of Americans, even as our attitudes toward nature have changed over the years. That awe is also captured in photographer Vance Howard's evocative images, which, alongside historic photographs and other early artistic interpretations of the Park's wonders, support Meyer's view that Yellowstone's unique sense of place makes it worth preserving not only for its ecological value but for its lasting importance in American culture.


Author Notes

Judith L. Meyer teaches in the Department of Geography, Geology, and Planning at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield. Vance Howard is a photographer located in Carbondale, Colorado.