From the Publisher
"A must have for fans of Yellowstone National Park!"--The Guardian
"A great resource, one you can either sit down with to explore one facet of this intriguing region at a time, or use to find an answer to a question about Yellowstone."--National Parks Traveler
"I learned more about the forces shaping America's first national park and its sister preserve, Grand Teton National Park, in this single book than I have from any other reference guide in recent years."--Jackson Hole News & Guide/Daily
"This thoroughly researched volume is especially suited for academics and historians, but would be equally at home in the library of anyone who wants to research the depths of America's oldest national park."--High Country News
"A visually stunning and readable reference . . . More than 500 maps, photos--including aerial and satellite imagery--and charts make this necessary for any collection in the West, and most academic and public libraries will want a copy, too." STARRED REVIEW--Booklist
In 1871, a U.S. Geological Survey team including artist Thomas Moran and photographer William Jackson explored the sources of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers. The appearance of their works in “The Wonders of the West” for Scribner’s Monthly in February 1872 prompted Congress and President Grant to create the first national park in the United States in this unique area of 2.2 million acres. A class project in advanced cartography at the University of Oregon grew exponentially to include a veritable army of cartographers who have created these 500 maps and accompanying text that explain the geographic setting, human and physical geography, and even the wildlife of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park.
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