Review: Atlas of Yellowstone

atlasbannerI am very lucky to live 2.5 hours from Yellowstone. I visit on a regular basis and get to watch the seasons, wildlife, and tourists move and change.

Atlas of Yellowstone
ed. by W. Andrew Marcus et al California, 2012
ISBN-13: 978-0520271555, ISBN-10: 0520271556

A comprehensive geographic look at the world’s first National Park.

Table of Contents:

Prefatory material ix
Geographic Setting 2
Human Geography 14
Physical Geography 80
Wildlife 148
Reference Maps 178
Afterword, Sources and Sponsors 252

The complete table of contents can be found at:

The scope of this book includes not only Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks but the surrounding region including Billings and Bozeman in Montana, Idaho Falls, and Cody in Wyoming. The many charts, graphs, maps, and photographs illustrate the history, life, and geography of the park. These details interconnect showing how there is a whole ecosystem of political, social, economic and natural history factors which continually create and evolve the park. I recommend this book to anyone interested in the science and history of Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks. I would also recommend it to any map aficionados.

Check this book out at your local public library before you head to Yellowstone. You are likely to find it at the LC call number: G 1477 .Y4 A8 2012, or the Dewey call number: 912.09787/52

— Jenny

To see more images from the book, take a look at the slideshow From Grizzlies to Geysers: Creating the Atlas of Yellowstone,

Back of the book:

“Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park was the world’s first national park. In a fitting tribute to this diverse and beautiful region, the Atlas of Yellowstone is a compelling visual guide to this unique national park and its surrounding area. Ranging from art to wolves, from American Indians to the Yellowstone Volcano, and from geysers to population, each page explains something new about the dynamic forces shaping Yellowstone. Equal parts reference and travel guide, the Atlas of Yellowstone is an unsurpassed resource.”The ATLAS of YELLOWSTONE includes:

  • Over 500 maps, with detailed topographic maps for Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks
  • Contributors from more than 100 experts
  • Place-name references for Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and the region

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