for Yellowstone Ecology and Wonder in the Last Wilderness
is one of the best-known places on earth-or is it? The popular image
of the world's first national park is composed of equal parts myth,
hype, and rare glimpses of the incredible wonder of the place. Searching
for Yellowstone is the first environmental history of one of America's
greatest and most far-reaching experiments. Combining exhaustive research
with twenty-five years of experience at Yellowstone, Paul Schullery
paints a dramatically new picture of the park and its meaning to the
world, showing how Yellowstone's "discovery" by whites followed
10,000 years of occupation and use by native Americans, and how the
park's founding became a creation myth for the conservation movement.
Yellowstone's image as a peaceful, unchanging American wilderness is
belied by a century of bitter debate over what its real purpose should
be, as our continually changing relationship with nature has altered
our preconceptions about wild country. The park's founders had no idea
that the hot springs they preserved would someday provide us with the
material for such miraculous technologies as DNA fingerprinting. Nor
could they have imagined that Yellowstone would become a global conscience,
a barometer of the health of a rapidly changing planet. The search for
Yellowstone is as vital and unpredictable today as it was in 1872, and
Paul Schullery makes an urgent, eloquent, and startlingly practical
case for ensuring that Yellowstone lasts for another 125 years.
Association Bookstore (Yellowstone History) Bookstore to purchase this book!
for Yellowstone is available from Houghton Mifflin Press (ISBN 0-395-84174)
is available for $25. Houghton Mifflin Press (222 Berkley Street, Boston,
MA 02116-3764) at 617-351-3240, or email at Peter_Strupp@hmco.com.
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