Marvelously detailed; skillfully & objectively traces the parks social & ecological history from Pleistocene times to the present. An absolute must read for anyone wanting to understand why the park is engraved in the American consciousness. 1 map, 36 B&W photos; 5.5x8.5 inches, 360 pgs.
Yellowstone National Park is beloved passionately and, as with all objects of passion, it generates heated feelings and has for over 125 years. Created in 1872, Yellowstone has been at the center of efforts to conserve the nations once vast western wilderness. In turn Yellowstones history has demonstrated how complex those efforts to conserve it have been.
As Schullery writes, We inherited this great humming thing . . . Ever since then we have imagined ourselves wise enough to control it and have rushed to judge what is wrong with it. And every time we looked hard enough, we discovered that there was more wrong with our judgment than with Yellowstone.
This marvelously detailed book skillfully and objectively traces the parks social and ecological history from Pleistocene times to the present. Searching for Yellowstone is an absolute must read for anyone wanting to understand why the park is engraved in the American consciousness.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
In Searching for Yellowstone [Schullery] has given us a refreshingly unhyperbolic look at the place he loves, and has thus notably honored its beauty, its mystery, its people, its pastand its future. New York Times Book Review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Paul Schullery, former director of the American Museum of Fly Fishing, is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 30 books, including American Fly-Fishing: A History (1987), Royal Coachman (1999), Lewis and Clark among the Grizzlies (2002) and, with Lee Whittlesey, Yellowstones Creation Myth (2003). He lives in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming.