Roadside Geology of Yellowstone Country


Author: William J. Fritz,Robert Curtiss Thomas

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878425815

Category: Science

Page: 311

View: 504

A collection of 19 road guides that explore the region's broad and deep geologic story.

Windows into the Earth

The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks


Author: Robert B. Smith,Lee J. Siegel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195355604

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 6447

Millions of years ago, the North American continent was dragged over the world's largest continental hotspot, a huge column of hot and molten rock rising from the Earth's interior that traced a 50-mile wide, 500-mile-long path northeastward across Idaho. Generating cataclysmic volcanic eruptions and large earthquakes, the hotspot helped lift the Yellowstone Plateau to more than 7,000 feet and pushed the northern Rockies to new heights, forming unusually large glaciers to carve the landscape. It also created the jewel of the U.S. national park system: Yellowstone. Meanwhile, forces stretching apart the western U.S. created the mountainous glory of Grand Teton National Park. These two parks, with their majestic mountains, dazzling geysers, and picturesque hot springs, are windows into the Earth's interior, revealing the violent power of the dynamic processes within. Smith and Siegel offer expert guidance through this awe-inspiring terrain, bringing to life the grandeur of these geologic phenomena as they reveal the forces that have shaped--and continue to shape--the greater Yellowstone-Teton region. Over seventy illustrations--including fifty-two in full color--illuminate the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, while two final chapters provide driving tours of the parks to help visitors enjoy and understand the regions wonders. Fascinating and informative, this book affords us a striking new perspective on Earth's creative forces.

Yellowstone and the Great West

Journals, Letters, and Images from the 1871 Hayden Expedition


Author: Marlene Deahl Merrill

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803282896

Category: History

Page: 315

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Here, for the first time in paperback, is a fascinating daily record of Ferdinand Hayden?s historic 1871 scientific expedition through Utah, Idaho, and Montana Territories to the Yellowstone Basin. The expedition?s findings quickly led Congress to establish Yellowstone as the world?s first national park. In addition to its scientific discoveries, the expedition is famous for producing the earliest on-site images of Yellowstone, by its photographer, William Henry Jackson, and its guest artist, Thomas Moran. ø Marlene Deahl Merrill has woven together a compelling daily narrative from the field writings of three expedition members: unpublished journals kept by mineralogist Albert Peale and geologist George Allen, periodic reports by Peale to his hometown newspaper, and letters from Hayden to his friend and mentor Spencer Baird at the Smithsonian Institution. Enriching this narrative are Jackson?s photographs of camp scenes and landscapes; rare panoramic drawings by the party?s topographical artist, Henry Elliott; maps; an introduction; and extensive annotations.

The Geology of Yellowstone

A Biblical Guide


Author: Patrick Nurre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998283210


Page: N.A

View: 6709

The Geology of Yellowstone: A Biblical Guide is your key to understanding Yellowstone National Park using the Flood of Genesis as your framework. The guide includes:: a short history, thermal features, microbes, the Ice Age, rocks and minerals of the area, road guide, maps, and much more! In color.

Searching for Yellowstone

Ecology and Wonder in the Last Wilderness


Author: Paul Schullery

Publisher: Montana Historical Society

ISBN: 9780972152211

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 9020

Schullery's book details the ecological history of Yellowstone National Park.

Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country


Author: Marc S. Hendrix

Publisher: Geology Underfoot

ISBN: 9780878425761

Category: Science

Page: 302

View: 5811

Although it's also known for for wolves, bison, and stunning scenery, Yellowstone National Park was established as the world's first national park in 1872 largely because of its geological wonders. In Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country, author and geologist Marc Hendrix takes you to over twenty sites in the park and surrounding region that illustrate the deep-time story of Yellowstone Country, from its early existence as a seafloor hundreds of millions of years ago to an earthquake swarm in 2008 that caused some folks to wonder if the Yellowstone Volcano was going to blow its top—again. Besides covering icons such as Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs, Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country visits sites that are less well known but just as mind blowing, including outcrops of rock deposited by superfast incendiary flows of hot ash; the glacially sculpted grandeur of the Beartooth and Absaroka mountains witnessed along the Beartooth Highway; and the deadly Madison landslide that killed twenty-eight people in 1959. With prose tooled for the lay reader and a multitude of colorful photos and illustrations, Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country will help you read the landscape the way a geologist does.

Interpreting the Landscapes of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

Recent and Ongoing Geology


Author: John Maxwell Good,Kenneth L. Pierce

Publisher: Grand Teton Natural Hist Assn

ISBN: 9780931895456

Category: Geology

Page: 58

View: 1150

"Interpreting the Landscape of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks" takes us into the natural world we see today through the prism of geology. It is difficult to gaze upon the Teton Range, the high plateaus of Yellowstone, the lakes, canyons, and land forms of the two parks and their immediate environs without asking how and when they were formed. This book answers these questions, and more. The text, photography, and graphics demonstrate that most of what we see today is young, geologically speaking - the product of volcanic eruptions, profound glaciation, and earth movements. Perhaps the most interesting of all, the book describes how processes originating half way to the earth's center seem to be the primary force which created volcanic fires, glacial ice, and the mountain ranges of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

The Geysers of Yellowstone, Fourth Edition


Author: T. Scott Bryan

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 0870819240

Category: Nature

Page: 462

View: 9666

This revised popular field guide describes in detail each of the more than 500 geysers in Yellowstone National Park. With updated information and a new foreword by park archivist Lee Whittlesey, Geysers of Yellowstone is both a reference work and a fine introduction to the nature of geyser activity for the newcomer to geothermal phenomena. A glossary of key terms is provided, along with a comprehensive appendix that discusses other geyser areas of the world. Detailed maps accompany each geyser basin described, and tables are provided for easy reference.

The Yellowstone Story

A History of Our First National Park


Author: Aubrey L. Haines

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870813917

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 377

The Yellowstone Story traces the history of the Yellowstone region from the time when hunters and gatherers migrated into the Rocky Mountains thousands of years ago to the post-World War II era when tourists began inundating Yellowstone National Park. Volume I takes the account from prehistoric times through the mid-1880s, with emphasis on the park's exploration and its trouble-filled early years under federal management. Volume II covers the years of military administration of the park and the more recent developments under the National Park Service.

Roadside Geology of Utah


Author: Felicie Williams,Lucy Chronic,Halka Chronic

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780878426188

Category: Science

Page: 370

View: 6494

Arches National Park. Bryce Canyon. Zion. When one thinks of Utah, it's rocks and iconic landforms—preserved in a nearly endless list of national parks and monuments—come immediately to mind. Perhaps more so than any other state, Utah is built for geologic exploration, and geologists/authors Felicie Williams, Lucy Chronic, and Halka Chronic are its expert tour guides.The Beehive State is splitting at the seams with wondrous geological contrast. Utah's high mountains, showcasing the results of what happens as the Earth bends, folds, and breaks itself apart, run like a backbone down the center of the state. To the east, the Colorado Plateau's flat-lying sedimentary rock is wondrously exposed in canyons, arches, and breaks. To the west is the immense Great Basin, a region characterized by rank upon rank of long, narrow, gaunt mountain ranges alternating with desert basins that are among the flattest surfaces on Earth.Roadside Geology of Utah's 65 road guides traverse the state's major thoroughfares as well as its dusty, sleepy, winding two-lane highways. With fresh prose and more than 300 color photos, maps, and figures to boot, you too will become expert at reading Utah's rocks.

Restoring a Presence

American Indians and Yellowstone National Park


Author: Peter Nabokov,Lawrence L. Loendorf

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806135892

Category: History

Page: 381

View: 6681

Illustrated with photographs and maps, this book documents the many different roles American Indians have played in the history of Yellowstone National Park.

Geology of National Parks


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

Publisher: Kendall Hunt

ISBN: 9780787299705

Category: Science

Page: 882

View: 1489

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.

National Geographic Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Road Guide

The Essential Guide for Motorists


Author: Jeremy Schmidt,Steven Fuller

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 142620597X

Category: Travel

Page: 93

View: 6870

A conveniently sized guide to two popular destinations features recommendations for affordable vacationing, providing contiguous text and maps for easy reference and topographical coverage of regional wildlife, campsites and adventure attractions. Original.

Roadside Geology of Oregon


Author: Marli Bryant Miller

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426317

Category: Science

Page: 386

View: 4176

"A completely new second edition based on the most up-to-date understanding of Oregon's geology"--Page 4 of cover.

Roadside Geology of Wyoming


Author: David R. Lageson,Darwin Spearing

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company


Category: Science

Page: 274

View: 1136

An introductory chapter briefly reviews Wyoming's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to understa

Rough Trip Through Yellowstone


Author: Emerson Hough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781606390665

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 539

Annoted account of an historic ski trip across Yellowstone.

The Behavior Guide to African Mammals

Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, Primates


Author: Richard D. Estes

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520272978

Category: Nature

Page: 611

View: 416

"A work of tremendous scope. . . . Amateur naturalists and tourists to the parks of Africa and finally professionals will find this a stimulating, well-documented summary."—John F. Eisenberg, Florida Museum of Natural History "We have seen in the field how very helpful and informative The Behavior Guide is. Our knowledgeable safari guides turned often to their prized and already well-thumbed copies, and we continue to refer to ours now that we are back home."—Douglas F. Williamson, Jr., National Council, World Wildlife Fund, U.S. "There was nothing like for the mammals of Africa or anywhere else in the world—and after two decades there still isn’t. The Guide provides an invaluable baseline of information that can never be superseded. . . . There are new data and insights, but the Guide retains its place as a landmark in African natural history.."—George B. Schaller, author of The Serengheti Lion and The Deer and the Tiger "A remarkable review of what is known about the larger African mammals."—A.R.E. Sinclair, The Ecology Group, University of British Columbia

Roadside Geology of South Dakota


Author: John Paul Gries

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878423385

Category: Science

Page: 358

View: 6708

This book gracefully ties the glaciated eastern half of the state, where artesian wells flow with water that fell as precipitation in the Black Hills, with the arid western half, where sedimentary layers contain fossilized sea creatures. South Dakota fil

Scenic Routes & Byways Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks


Author: Susan Springer Butler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762794453

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 3675

Pack up the car and enjoy 28 gorgeous drives through the crown jewels of the National Park system—Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Offering nearly 1,200 miles of riding pleasure, this indispensable highway companion maps out short trips for exploring the region’s scenic byways and back roads. Discover areas of Yellowstone and Grand Teton that many visitors miss, from marvelous Firehole Canyon to the ever-changing face of Norris Geyser Basin, from Flagg Ranch to the geologic wonders of the Gros Ventre Slide area. Inside you’ll find: Itineraries ranging from 5 miles to 155 miles in length Full-color photos and route maps for each drive In-depth descriptions of attractions along the way Historical information and suggested side trips Optional side trips to museums, parks, and landmarks Tips on lodging, camping, dining, travel services, and best driving seasons

Roadside Geology of Montana


Author: David D. Alt,Donald W. Hyndman

Publisher: Mountain Press


Category: Science

Page: 427

View: 5721

An introductory chapter briefly reviews Montana's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to understa