Yellowstone National Park and the Evolution of An American Cultural Icon

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Yellowstone is America's premier national park. Today Yellowstone is often a byword for conservation, natural beauty, and a way for everyone to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether it is artists or naturalists, entrepreneurs or pop-culture icons, each character in the story of Yellowstone ends up reflecting and redefining the park for the values of its era. For example, when Ernest Thompson Seton wanted to observe bears in 1897, his adventures highlighted the way the park transformed from a set of geological oddities to a wildlife sanctuary, reflecting a nation was concerned about disappearing populations of bison and other species. Subsequent eras added Rooseveltian masculinity, democratic patriotism, ecosystem science, and artistic inspiration as core Yellowstone hallmarks. As the National Park system enters its second century, Wonderlandscape allows us to reflect on the values and heritage that Yellowstone alone has come to represent-how it will shape the America's relationship with her land for generations to come. 16 pages of color photographs
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2017
Edition: First Pegasus Books edition
ISBN: 9781681774572
Branch Call Number: 917.8752 CLAYT
Characteristics: xvii, 285 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Wonder landscape
Wonderland scape


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