Your Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks: A Different View

Your Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks: A Different View

by Dennis Bokovoy



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780890516409
Publisher: Master Books
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Pastor Don Landis 6

Introduction 8

I About This True North Guide 10

Whereto Begin 10

Quick Reference 11

What This Guide Is and Is Not 12

Safety Tips 12

Stewardship 13

II Perspective 14

Who Believes? 16

Why Do They Believe? 17

III How to See Yellowstone and Grand Teton 18

Worship Services 19

Weather and Climate 19

Area Map 20

Watching Wildlife 21

Gateway Communities 21

Ways to Seethe Parks 22

Other Things to Do in the Area 24

IV What Evidence Will You See? 26

Worldview Expectation Table 26

Key Points 27

What Is the Bottom Line? 29

V Examine Yellowstone Carefully 30

Yellowstone National Park Map 31

Suggested Itineraries 32

Yellowstone Overlooks

Madison River 34

Lower, Midway & Upper Geyser Basins 38

Old Faithful 42

West Thumb 46

Lewis Lake and River 50

Fishing Bridge 54

Sylvan Pass 58

Haden Valley 62

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone 66

Dunraven Pass 70

Mount Washburn 74

Tower Fall 78

Specimen Ridge 82

Lamar Valley 86

Heart Mountain Slide 90

Mammoth Hot Springs 94

Norris Geyser Basin 98

VI Examine Grand Teton Carefully 102

Grand Teton National Park Map 103

Suggested Itineraries 104

Grand Teton Overlooks

National Elk Refuge 106

Moose Junction 110

Windy Point 114

Jenny Lake 118

Cathedral Group 122

Signal Mountain 126

Jackson Lake 130

Snake River Overlook 134

Glacier View 138

VII Understanding the Parks 142

Worldview Assumptions 142

Two Definitions of Science 143

The Flood Model in Yellowstone and Grand Teton 143

Why Is This Important? 145

VIII Geology 146

Geologic Worldview Expectation Table 147

The Differing Geology of the Parks 148

Extent of Sedimentary Rocks 148

Boundaries Between Layers 149

Vertical Tectonics 150

Extensive Erosion 151

Glaciation 151

Quartzite Rocks Spread Long Distances152

Catastrophic Sliding 154

Yellowstone Volcanism 155

Dating Methods 156

Carbon Dating 156

Radiometric Dating 156

Sedimentary Dating 157

IX Fossils 158

Fossilization Environment Is Unique 158

What Does the Fossil Record Represent? 158

Lack of Transitional Fossils 159

Fossil Record Worldview Expectation Table 159

Fossil Evidence Seen in the Parks 160

Petrified "Forests" of Yellowstone 160

X Ecology 162

Ecology Worldview Expectation Table 163

Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem 163

Plant and Animal Communities 164

The Forest Community 164

Fires and Fire Management 165

Bark Beetle Ecology 166

Elk 167

Gray Wolf 167

American Bison 169

Bears 170

Wetland Communities 171

XI History 172

Native Americans 172

Discovery and Exploration 173

Formation of Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks 174

Additional Resources 176

Glossary 178

References 182

Illustrations and Photo Credits 184

Index 185

About the Authors 188

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Your Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks: A Different View 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
WriterRani More than 1 year ago
My son has always been interested in Yellowstone, so I thought this book would be a perfect book for us to study before we go on our trip. I was not disappointed in this book and neither was my family. We enjoyed reading the text and looking at the pictures. It was refreshing to read a guidebook that discussed creation and not evolution. It was also interesting reading about how some science theories don’t work when compared to creation, like carbon dating. One of the best features of this book was all of the panoramic photos with labels of the important locations in each photo. The descriptions describing each area of the parks was also excellent. I really felt that we could learn everything we needed to about Yellowstone from this book. We are now armed with knowledge about what we can see and do on our journey. I highly recommend this book to everyone of all ages, whether it is for enjoyment, science class, or history. Disclosure- I received You Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks by Dennis Bokovoy, John Hergenrather, Michael Oard, Tom Vail for free from Master Books. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I’m disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
KV1 More than 1 year ago
I visited Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks as an impressionable nine-year-old. I still remember clapping as Old Faithful blew once again, peering over the brink of the mighty Upper Falls, hearing the elk bugle, gazing up at the majestic mountains from a glassy lake, pinching my nose at the rotten egg smell of some of the geyser basins, and fleeing from a bison I encountered in the woods. Looking through this picturesque book takes me back to that place. And even if you never get a chance to go, this guidebook gives you a taste of the wonders there. Published by Master Books of New Leaf Publishing, this full-color book is casebound, so it won’t fall apart if you pack it in your suitcase or take it camping. The 188-page book is small enough to be portable with helpful foldout pages for additional information on special sites. While you’ll find plenty have practical information on sites to visit, hikes to take, and wildlife to observe, this guidebook also contrasts the two worldviews through which to interpret the evidence you see—one worldview alone can be true. “From a geologic point of view, these parks hold true to the biblical model of a global Flood, followed thereafter by a single Ice Age. Consider the fossil-bearing sedimentary rocks found on top of the uplifted Grand Tetons, the massive erratic boulders left by the retreating Ice Age, the rounded quartzite cobbles throughout the parks, and even the uplift of the Teton Range itself.” Since you will likely hear only the naturalistic worldview from the rangers and visitor centers at the park, this book will give you the other side, showing how the evidence confirms biblical history. “Before the mountains were born or You gave birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God” (Psalm 90:2). **I received a complimentary copy of this course from the publisher for the purpose of my impartial review.**