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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is one of the last nearly intact remnants of the American Wilderness. Congress created it on March 1, 1872 as a public park  "for the benefit and enjoyment of the people."  It is our country's first national park.

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Ansel Adams in the national parks : photographs from America's wild places
edited by Andrea G. Stillman.
New York, NY ; London : Little, Brown, 2010.
For many people images of the major national parks in th US exist in the mind's eye as Ansel Adams photographs. A dedicated environmentalist as well as renowned artist, he was one of the 20th century's most ardent champions of the parks system. Through his photos, essays and letter-writing campaigns, he helped create new parks and better protect existing ones. He worked in more than 40 national parks over 50 years - including Shenandoah, the Great Smoky Mountains and Acadia in the East - and his work in the California High Sierra resulted in some of the most indelible images of the natural world ever made with a camera. 50 of the images in this volume have not been published in any authorized Ansel Adams book previously; many more are rarely seen. A substantial essay by photographic critic and historian Richard B. Woodward lays out Adams' significant role tracing the history of American conservation. The selection of photographs was made by Andrea G. Stillman, Adams' assistant late in life and a foremost expert on his work. A group of thumbnail images with brief narratives, enlivened by quotations from Adams, appears at the back of the book.
     
The book of nature : the natural heritage according to UNESCO.
 
München, Germany : Monaco Books, c2009.
Lavish illustrations and absorbing text give readers a fascinating insight into 191 UNESCO Natural Heritage sites. The UNESCO organisation seeks to identify, protect and preserve those cultural and natural heritage sites around the world that are considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. Here begins a journey of discovery from the captivating beauty of Norway's fjords to the majestic parks of North America, and from the nature reserves of the Andes to the vastness of the Amazon rainforest and much more. Highlights include a selection of treks exploring the secrets of the last sanctuaries of the Siberian tiger, the Indian rhinoceros, and orangutans of Asia to name just some of the many intriguing species.



? Vivid descriptions of all UNESCO Natural Heritage sites illustrated with stunning photography



? Illuminating and intriguing fact files for each sitE



? Revealing spotlight on endangered species











     
Great lodges of the national parks, Disc 3 : the West lodges; Pacific Rim lodges
Oregon Public Broadcasting.
[Alexandria, Va.?] : PBS Distribution, [2009]
  1. DVD, widescreen.
  2. Closed captioned.
  3. Title from disc label.
  4. Narrators, Ted Roisum, Jim Cissell.
  5. Videodisc release of two episodes of the documentary television series, produced in 2008.
  6. Presents a tour of the historic national park lodges of the American West, covering Furnace Creek Inn, Camp Denali, Glacier Bay Lodge, Jackson Lake Lodge, Lake Quinault Lodge, Stanley Hotel, Volcano House, Wallowa Lake Lodge.
  7. The West lodges / producer/director, Carolyn Zelle -- Pacific Rim lodges / producer/director, Eric Slade.
     
Great lodges of the national parks, Disc 2 : Glacier lodges; Pacific Northwest lodges
Oregon Public Broadcasting.
[Alexandria, Va.?] : PBS Distribution, [2009]
  1. DVD.
  2. Closed captioned.
  3. Title from disc label.
  4. Narrators, Ted Roisum, Jim Cissell.
  5. Videodisc release of two episodes of a television documentary series, produced in 2002.
  6. Presents a tour of the historic national park lodges of the American West, covering Glacier Park Lodge, Belton Chalet, Lake McDonald Lodge, Sperry and Granite Park Chalets, Many Glacier Hotel, Paradise Inn, Timberline Lodge, Oregon Caves Chateu, Crater Lake Lodge.
  7. Glacier lodges / producer, Carolyn Zelle ; director, Steve Heiser ; writer, Donna Matrazzo-- Pacific Northwest lodges / producer/director/writer, Mark Mitchell.
     
Great lodges of the national parks, Disc 1 : Grand lodges; Canyon lodges
Oregon Public Broadcasting.
[Alexandria, Va.?] : PBS Distribution, [2009]
  1. DVD.
  2. Closed captioned.
  3. Title from disc label.
  4. Narrators, Ted Roisum, Jim Cissell.
  5. Videodisc release of two episodes of the documentary television series, produced in 2002.
  6. Presents a tour of the historic national park lodges of the American West, covering Old Faithful Inn, Ahwahne Hotel, El Tovar, Zion Lodge, Grand Canyon Lodge, Bryce Canyon Lodge.
  7. Grand lodges / producer/director/writer, John Booth -- Canyon lodges / producer/director/writer, Mark Mitchell.
     
Complete national parks of the United States : featuring 400+ parks, monuments, battlefields, historic sites, scenic trails, recreation areas, and seashores
Mel White.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2009.
This extensive travel-planner covers not just the 58 official National Parks but also the nearly 350 additional properties in the Park Service's domain. From Yellowstone to the Statue of Liberty, this catalog provides advice on when to see each park and what to do when there.
     

Yellowstone National Park covers about 2.2 million acres found in Wyoming (96%), Montana (3%), and Idaho (1%).  It is visited each year by nearly 3 million people.

There are over 50 species of mammals, 311 recorded species of birds, 18 species of fish, 6 species of reptiles, and 4 species of amphibians found in this national park. Also, there are over 1,700 plant species that grow in and around the park. However, there are only nine kinds of trees.

Erupting geyser

More than 300 geysers, approximately two-thirds of the planet's entire stock of geysers, are found in Yellowstone National Park. The most famous geyser is called "Old Faithful."  Intervals vary between 66 and 80 minutes. Eruption heights average about 100-120 feet with a duration of 1 1/2 to 5 minutes.

If you are excited about the natural landscape, the Yellowstone National Park is the place to go. It will provide your family with the natural beauty of outdoors.

Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff