Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

by Lee H. Whittlesey
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Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park by Lee H. Whittlesey

The chilling tome that launched an entire genre of books about the often gruesome but always tragic ways people have died in our national parks, this updated edition of the classic includes calamities in Yellowstone from the past sixteen years, including the infamous grizzly bear attacks in the summer of 2011 as well as a fatal hot springs accident in 2000. In these accounts, written with sensitivity as cautionary tales about what to do and what not to do in one of our wildest national parks, Whittlesey recounts deaths ranging from tragedy to folly—from being caught in a freak avalanche to the goring of a photographer who just got a little too close to a bison. Armchair travelers and park visitors alike will be fascinated by this important book detailing the dangers awaiting in our first national park.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570984396
Publisher: Rinehart, Roberts Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/25/1995
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 80,633
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Lee H. Whittlesey is a historian and the author of Storytelling in Yellowstone and Yellowstone Place Names. He has appeared in numerous documentaries on the national parks and the West in general, most notably Ken Burns’s recent series. He lives in Gardiner, Montana.

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Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We took a week long camping trip in Yellowstone this summer. Talk about a wonderful place. This book caught our interest & just had to buy it. We grew up in the country & knew about animals & how to give them there space & not to wander off a trail. You will be surprised @ how many people don't follow the rules. I think everybody needs to read this book before even planning a trip to Yellowstone! Very sad book but it makes you think twice when out in nature.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I lived in Cody, Wyoming (50 miles outside of the east gate of Yellowstone Park) most of my life. I took the area for granted, but Yellowstone is a different story, and this book really shows it. I have passed this book to everyone I can, and everybody has loved it! If you read the book while you are actually in the park, it brings the stories closer to home and more touching. It's a must read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book should be mandatory reading if you are heading to Yellowstone. It details accidents and deaths resulting from a variety of natural incidents from hot springs to bison to bears.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ive read this book over and over, lent it out, never got it back, bought another...lent it out and never got it back, lolz, i think i will purchase it for my nook instead :) great read for anyone!!!
cjbrad More than 1 year ago
This book should be a must read for anyone wanting to visit Yellowstone. I found myself reading this book from cover to cover. I couldn't put it down. It is a lesson in common sense, and a what not to do, while visiting the park.
Colorado-fam More than 1 year ago
Seems like a morbid topic but it is hard to put the book down. It gives you lots of interesting information and history of the Park in the stories and helps you learn how to be safer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I too bought this book on a travel to Yellowstone for a family vacation. Not only could I not put it down, but it was passed through the rest of the family while we were there. It made us VERY aware of the interaction of Man with nature. I had to order another book, since my daughters have hailed as 'their favorite book' to read. I bet I have read it 50 times, and never tire of it. It has peaked a curiosity about the Park that I can't describe.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book while vacationing in Yellowstone and I couldn't put it down. The park is awe-inspiring, yet just below the beauty is a wilderness that man will never tame. This book is a 'must read' for anyone visiting the park.
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