Geology along Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana

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Author: Omer Beaver Raup,Geological Survey (U.S.),United States. National Park Service,Glacier Natural History Association

Publisher: Falcon Pr Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 62

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With this colorful and lively guide, visitors can take a self-guided tour of the geological events that created the park's scenery. An easy-to-read map allows both lay readers and geologists to get behind-the-scenery at 21 stops along this famous highway.

Glacier National Park

Legends and Lore Along Going-to-the-Sun Road

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Author: C. W. Guthrie

Publisher: Farcountry Press

ISBN: 9781560372042

Category: Social Science

Page: 88

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Take a personally guided tour along Glacier National Park's Going-to-the-Sun Road, with stories and legends of the Kutenai and Blackfeet Indians, as well as from early whites in this region, plus geological information about the landforms told? mile-by-mile by 19th-century mountain man Hugh Monroe, adopted by the Blackfeet as Rising Wolf.

Life at the Edge of Sight

A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World

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Author: Scott Chimileski,Roberto Kolter,Moselio Schaechter

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067497591X

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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This stunning photographic essay opens a new frontier for readers to explore through words and images. Microbial studies have clarified life’s origins on Earth, explained the functioning of ecosystems, and improved both crop yields and human health. Scott Chimileski and Roberto Kolter are expert guides to an invisible world waiting in plain sight.

This High, Wild Country

A Celebration of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

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Author: Paul Schullery

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826346030

Category: Nature

Page: 142

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For centuries, the spectacular landscapes now protected in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park have amazed and inspired us. Historian-naturalist Paul Schullery and artist-illustrator Marsha Karle bring us a new and richly textured portrait of this magnificent region and reveal why Waterton-Glacier is a world treasure. Through Schullery's text and Karle's watercolors and drawings, we crisscross the roads and trails of this magnificent wilderness. We learn its deep geological history and encounter its wild residents. And we discover its ever-increasing value as a barometer of planetary health in today's rapidly changing world. Schullery, who has been described as the foremost citizen of the American national parks, and Karle, whose art is informed by a National Park Service career in some of North America's most beautiful landscapes, combine their talents to create a memorable tale of the beauty, power, and peril of this high, wild country.

Geology of National Parks

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Author: Ann G. Harris,Esther Tuttle,Sherwood D. Tuttle

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780787299712

Category: Science

Page: 882

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Highlights the local history as well as the geologic features and developments of national parks formed by stream erosion and weathering, glaciers and wave action, igneous activity, mountain building and uplift, and ground water.

Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America

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Author: Geological Society of America,Geological Society of America. Rocky Mountain Section,Decade of North American Geology Project

Publisher: Geological Society of Amer

ISBN: 9780813754024

Category: Science

Page: 475

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Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America

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Author: Geological Society of America. Rocky Mountain Section,Geological Society of America. Southeastern Section,Decade of North American Geology Project

Publisher: Geological Society of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 457

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A Flora of Glacier National Park, Montana

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Author: Peter Lesica

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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Renowned for its beauty, Glacier National Park is also a unique scientific resource, rich in biological diversity. This comprehensive field guide provides a listing of all the vascular plants currently known to occur in the Park and will prove useful in the study of plants throughout the entire northern Rocky Mountains, including Alberta's Waterton Lakes National Park. This manual features keys and descriptions for accurate identification, as well as original line drawings and a section of color photographs. For each species, the book provides information on habitats, geographical range, taxonomy, and ethnobotanical uses. The introduction includes general information on the Park's climate and geology, early botanical exploration, plant geography, and introduced species. Flora of Glacier National Park provides a complete reference and field guide for amateur and professional botanists, naturalists, students, and wildflower enthusiasts. It offers an invaluable resource for any Park visitor seeking to better understand plant life in this region.

Glacier National Park

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Author: Bill Yenne

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738530116

Category: History

Page: 128

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Glacier National Park is a majestic million acres of towering mountains, ancient glaciers, and amazing biodiversity. Located astride both the Continental Divide and Hudson Bay Divide, Glacier contains Triple Divide Peak, the only point in North America from which the waters drain into three oceans. The land that George Bird Grinnell called the "Crown of the Continent" and that John Muir described as "the best care-killing scenery on the continent" has been delighting visitors since well before it was set aside as a park in 1910. Through the years, countless people have come to Glacier to hike its nearly thousand miles of trails, marvel at its unrivalled scenery, and drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road, America's most spectacular alpine highway. Glacier is also home to remote mountain chalets and magnificent grand lodges. While most national parks have a singular signature lodge, Glacier has three.

Glacier Is for the Birds

A Trail Guide to the Birds of Glacier National Park

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Author: David Benson

Publisher: Habitats For All Press

ISBN: 9780997519303

Category:

Page: 206

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This title is a trail by trail guide to the birds of Glacier National Park in northwest Montana. It also contains natural history information on plants, mammals, and geology you will see while hiking in Glacier.

Fire Lookouts of Glacier National Park

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Author: David R. Butler

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467131148

Category: History

Page: 127

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The first fire lookouts in the Glacier National Park region were simply high points atop mountain peaks with unimpeded views of the surrounding terrain. Widespread fires in the 1910s and 1920s led to the construction of more permanent lookouts, first as wooden pole structures and subsequently as a variety of one- and two-story cabin designs. Cooperating lookouts in Glacier Park, the Flathead National Forest, and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation provided coverage of forests throughout Glacier National Park. Beginning in the 1950s, many of the lookouts were decommissioned and eventually destroyed. This volume tells the story of the rise and fall of the extensive fire lookout network that protected Glacier National Park during times of high fire danger, including lookouts still operating today.

Books in Print

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Glacier National Park

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Author: Tom Mulvaney

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738580807

Category: History

Page: 127

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Pres. William Howard Taft signed the bill creating Glacier National Park in 1910, and a wilderness paradise in northwestern Montana was born. This book illustrates the park's evolution, from the Great Northern Railroad days, Native American presence, lodges, chalets, and camps, to majestic scenery and wildlife--all in vintage postcards. The opening of Glacier National Park coincided with the popularity of postcards across the nation, and hence this visual documentation of Glacier's many wonders is thorough and encompassing. With the celebration of its centennial in 2010, Glacier National Park continues to provide us with one of the last best places to visit.