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The Resource A weird and wild beauty : the story of Yellowstone, the world's first national park, Erin Peabody

A weird and wild beauty : the story of Yellowstone, the world's first national park, Erin Peabody

Label
A weird and wild beauty : the story of Yellowstone, the world's first national park
Title
A weird and wild beauty
Title remainder
the story of Yellowstone, the world's first national park
Statement of responsibility
Erin Peabody
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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 book will introduce young adults to the 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
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Peabody, Erin
Dewey number
978.7/52
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
Grades 7 to 8
LC call number
F722
LC item number
.P34 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National parks and reserves
  • Landscape protection
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc.
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Exploration & Discovery
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Ecology
  • Landscape protection
  • National parks and reserves
  • National parks and reserves
  • Landscape protection
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • United States
  • United States
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
A weird and wild beauty : the story of Yellowstone, the world's first national park, Erin Peabody
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Disbelief -- Homeland -- Waiting for proof -- Go West! -- A change in plans -- A mammoth sight -- Tumbling waters -- Ludicrous descent -- Wonderland -- Into the dragon's mouth -- Waves -- Gush! -- Heading home -- Back in Washington -- For the people -- Epilogue: Our best idea -- It's alive!: A guide to Yellowstone's hydrothermal features
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 181 pages
Isbn
9781634502047
Lccn
2015035831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907190373
  • 2295541
  • (OCoLC)907190373
  • (OCoLC)ocn907190373
  • 2295541
Label
A weird and wild beauty : the story of Yellowstone, the world's first national park, Erin Peabody
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-161) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Disbelief -- Homeland -- Waiting for proof -- Go West! -- A change in plans -- A mammoth sight -- Tumbling waters -- Ludicrous descent -- Wonderland -- Into the dragon's mouth -- Waves -- Gush! -- Heading home -- Back in Washington -- For the people -- Epilogue: Our best idea -- It's alive!: A guide to Yellowstone's hydrothermal features
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 181 pages
Isbn
9781634502047
Lccn
2015035831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907190373
  • 2295541
  • (OCoLC)907190373
  • (OCoLC)ocn907190373
  • 2295541

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