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Although it's also known for for wolves, bison, and stunning scenery, Yellowstone National Park was established as the world's first national park in 1872 largely because of its geological wonders. In Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country, author and geologist Marc Hendrix takes you to over twenty sites in the park and surrounding region that illustrate the deep-time story of Yellowstone Country, from its early existence as a seafloor hundreds of millions of years ago to an earthquake swarm in 2008 that caused some folks to wonder if the Yellowstone Volcano was going to blow its top—again. Besides covering icons such as Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs, Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country visits sites that are less well known but just as mind blowing, including outcrops of rock deposited by superfast incendiary flows of hot ash; the glacially sculpted grandeur of the Beartooth and Absaroka mountains witnessed along the Beartooth Highway; and the deadly Madison landslide that killed twenty-eight people in 1959. With prose tooled for the lay reader and a multitude of colorful photos and illustrations, Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country will help you read the landscape the way a geologist does.
This field guide dedicated to wildlife of Yellowstone National Park is an information-packed, pocket-sized book that introduces park visitors to the animals, plants, insects and more that reside in Yellowstone National Park in a colorful and portable package. Published in cooperation with Yellowstone National Park Association, this Nature Guide to Yellowstone National Park contains full-color photos and easy-to-understand descriptions. Here is the perfect companion guide for the 3 million visitors who travel to Yellowstone National Park every year.
Illinois--a flat and boring state with nothing but cornfields and crowded expressways, right? Balderdash! Geology Underfoot in Illinois scratches the Prairie State's surface to expose geologic diversity that stretches back more than a billion years. Copi
Pack up the car and enjoy 28 gorgeous drives through the crown jewels of the National Park system—Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Offering nearly 1,200 miles of riding pleasure, this indispensable highway companion maps out short trips for exploring the region’s scenic byways and back roads. Discover areas of Yellowstone and Grand Teton that many visitors miss, from marvelous Firehole Canyon to the ever-changing face of Norris Geyser Basin, from Flagg Ranch to the geologic wonders of the Gros Ventre Slide area. Inside you’ll find: Itineraries ranging from 5 miles to 155 miles in length Full-color photos and route maps for each drive In-depth descriptions of attractions along the way Historical information and suggested side trips Optional side trips to museums, parks, and landmarks Tips on lodging, camping, dining, travel services, and best driving seasons
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