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A Weird and Wild Beauty: The Story of Yellowstone, the World's First National Park #2020

A Weird and Wild Beauty The Story of Yellowstone the World s First National Park The summer of a team of thirty two men set out on the first scientific expedition across Yellowstone Through uncharted territory some of the day s most renowned scientists and artists explored

  • Title: A Weird and Wild Beauty: The Story of Yellowstone, the World's First National Park
  • Author: Erin Peabody
  • ISBN: 9781634502047
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Weird and Wild Beauty: The Story of Yellowstone, the World's First National Park By Erin Peabody, The summer of 1871, a team of thirty two men set out on the first scientific expedition across Yellowstone Through uncharted territory, some of the day s most renowned scientists and artists explored, sampled, sketched, and photographed the region s breathtaking wonders from its white capped mountain vistas and thundering falls to its burping mud pots and cauldrons of molThe summer of 1871, a team of thirty two men set out on the first scientific expedition across Yellowstone Through uncharted territory, some of the day s most renowned scientists and artists explored, sampled, sketched, and photographed the region s breathtaking wonders from its white capped mountain vistas and thundering falls to its burping mud pots and cauldrons of molten magma At the end of their adventure, the survey packed up their specimens and boarded trains headed east, determined to convince Congress that the country needed to preserve the land from commercial development They returned with stories of wonder hardly short of fairy tales, to quote the New York Times.With the support of conservationists such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Law Olmsted, and John Muir, the importance of a national park was secured On March 1, 1872, Ulysses S Grant signed the Yellowstone Park Bill into law It set aside over two million acres of one of a kind wilderness as a great national park for the benefit and enjoyment of people This important and fascinating book will introduce young adults to the astonishing adventure that led to the best idea America ever had Today over 130 countries have copied the Yellowstone model, and billions of acres of critical habitat and spectacular scenery are being preserved for all of us to enjoy.This book has a wonderful ecological and historical message for readers ages 12 and up No book about Yellowstone s founding has been written for this age group before, yet Yellowstone National Park is a major destination for many families, so many readers will likely have heard of Yellowstone or even have visited there This is a great book for any school library or for history or science classrooms in middle and high school, where information can be used for research projects.

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    1. Erin Peabody takes us along with a team of thirty two men who headed out in 1871 to explore Yellowstone in the first scientific expedition there It s a great adventure filled with scary animals and scary geysers and scary weather The spine says YA but I think people a little younger and a little older would both enjoy this trip.

    2. I love Yellowstone and the story of how it came to be explored by mid 19th century East Coast folk and designated a National Park was well told here While Native Americans and mountain men had shared stories of the oddities of this place, the reports told and recorded by the scientists, photographers and painters of this expedition helped Americans begin to understand and appreciate the true scope and wonder of North America Reading about what the explorers made of boiling mud pots, shooting gey [...]

    3. I have visited Yellowstone numerous times and have attended as many NPS lectures that were provided This book is stunning with the photographs I need a new camera or lessons as well as giving an in depth history of the Park Many may want to use it as a coffee table book which is fine but I recommend you read it first.

    4. An easy and interesting read about the exploration and establishment of Yellowstone National Park Too many sidebars for my liking, I wish it would have been incorporated into the text because it felt a little too textbook ish But I still enjoyed it and found it very interesting.

    5. Cute kids book about the park Read it looking for material about the exploration and founding of the park and because it was quite pretty.

    6. Disclaimer I received a copy of this book through a giveaway for the purpose of writing this review.In early 1871, the readers of Scribner s Magazine, one of the best selling periodicals in the United States, were treated to an article about a mysterious land south of the Montana Territory According to the article, there was a place of geysers that shot steaming water hundreds of feet into the air, where mud pools exploded on a regular basis, and trees were encased in stone This was the first wi [...]

    7. This was a huge disappointment for me It just missed the mark If you want a summary of this title just read the publishers description and save yourself the time reading I guess I am partially to blame Maybe I set my expectations too high, but when a books subtitle is The Story of Yellowstone, the World s First National Park I expected an actual story from beginning to end.Perhaps starting with the Native American tribes and how they used the land Yes, yes, I know it is mentioned in the book bri [...]

    8. I won this as a GoodReads first read I enjoyed this book, it was interesting to read about the discovery and survey of Yellowstone and the processes involved in the expeditions It was also interesting to read the process in Yellowstone becoming a National park.

    9. Full review with teaching tools unleashingreaders p 9626Many of us take advantage of the national parks that have been preserved throughout the United States without knowing the history of the National Park Program or realizing how important it is to preserve these parks This book will help middle grade and teen readers learn about this history and the beautify of a park they ve probably heard of or been to but may not know everything about Peabody does a good job making the history readable and [...]

    10. Peabody s book recounts the history of Yellowstone National Park I have read two other books on the same line and this one is well written and nicely illustrated With this year being celebrated as the 100 year anniversary of the national park system, time was appropriate for publishing the book My grandson used the book as a reference for an essay he needed to write and did receive an A He thought the book was interesting and that was the audience she was striving for.I received the book as a a [...]

    11. I have only read about 20 pages of this book and it has been interesting When I skimmed through it when I received it I was disappointed that there were not the pictures that I thought would be in the book I had hoped to see larger and current pictures I do plan on finishing the book but have had some personal issues come up and it will be a few weeks before I can finish reading.I am interested in learning about Yellowstone.I enjoyed this book and know about Yellowstone than I ever did before [...]

    12. An interesting story, and nicely done This book largely tells the story of the 1871 scientific team that investigated Yellowstone, photographing and measuring and describing many of its wonders for the first time And then the fight to set this wonder aside as a national treasure, to not let it be owned by an individual Good history, well done.I received a copy of this book for free through the FirstReads program Thank you

    13. I was a bit disappointed with this one honestly I was hoping of a true history of Yellowstone And no map in the book Umm, really Kind of off in that respect But if a kiddo is going to flip through a coffee table type book, this one is a good choice as the kiddo may actually enjoy the pictures and little tidbits that it gave.I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

    14. I have to admit that I have not read the book from cover to cover What I have read is a fascinating look at the lives of those involved in the early years of the Yellowstone area I won the book via I have been to Yellowstone and this gives me a greater appreciation for men involved, not just the natural wonders.

    15. Happy 100th birthday, National Parks An entertaining and informative work that tells the story of how Yellowstone became the world s first national park Explore the natural beauty of Yellowstone Park with breath taking illustrations A lively, richly detailed account of exploration, conservation, and natural history Reviewer 9

    16. Enjoyed the back story of the first scientists, illustrators and photographers documenting the area prior to it becoming a park The information and discoveries made by these adventurous and daring men saved it from commercialization and destruction of its wonder and beauty.

    17. Enjoyable and informative look at the first expeditions to explore the Yellowstone area A good look at the unique features of this area, and makes me want to go there even than I already did.

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