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The Resource A weird and wild beauty : the story of Yellowstone, the world's first national park, Erin Peabody

A weird and wild beauty : the story of Yellowstone, the world's first national park, Erin Peabody

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A weird and wild beauty : the story of Yellowstone, the world's first national park
Title
A weird and wild beauty
Title remainder
the story of Yellowstone, the world's first national park
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Erin Peabody
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weird and wild beauty
Title variation remainder
the story of Yellowstone, the worlds first national park
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eng
Summary
"The summer of 1871, a team of thirty-two men set out on the first scientific expedition across Yellowstone. Through uncharted territory, some of the day's most renowned scientists and artists explored, sampled, sketched, and photographed the region's breathtaking wonders--from its white-capped mountain vistas and thundering falls to its burping mud pots and cauldrons of molten magma. At the end of their adventure, the survey packed up their specimens and boarded trains headed east, determined to convince Congress that the country needed to preserve the land from commercial development. They returned with 'stories of wonder hardly short of fairy tales,' to quote the New York Times. With the support of conservationists such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Law Olmsted, and John Muir, the importance of a national park was secured. On March 1, 1872, Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone Park Bill into law. It set aside over two million acres of one-of-a-kind wilderness as 'a great national park for the benefit and enjoyment of people.' This important and fascinating book will introduce young adults to the astonishing adventure that led to 'the best idea America ever had.' Today over 130 countries have copied the Yellowstone model, and billions of acres of critical habitat and spectacular scenery are being preserved for all of us to enjoy. This book has a wonderful ecological and historical message for readers ages 12 and up. No book about Yellowstone's founding has been written for this age group before, yet Yellowstone National Park is a major destination for many families, so many readers will likely have heard of Yellowstone or even have visited there. This is a great book for any school library or for history or science classrooms in middle and high school, where information can be used for research projects"--
Summary
Documents the explorations of a nineteenth-century team of scientists and artists who surveyed the natural wonders of Yellowstone before appealing to Congress to have the region preserved from development
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10473338
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Peabody, Erin
Dewey number
978.7/52
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illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
Grades 7 to 8
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 12
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bibliography
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True
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  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • National parks and reserves
  • Landscape protection
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Symbols, Monuments, National Parks, etc.
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Exploration & Discovery
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Ecology
  • Landscape protection
  • National parks and reserves
  • United States
  • United States
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • National parks and reserves
  • Landscape protection
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of Yellowstone, the world's first national park
Label
A weird and wild beauty : the story of Yellowstone, the world's first national park, Erin Peabody
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907190373
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 181 pages
Isbn
9781634502047
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015035831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907190373
Label
A weird and wild beauty : the story of Yellowstone, the world's first national park, Erin Peabody
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907190373
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 181 pages
Isbn
9781634502047
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015035831
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907190373

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