A Weird And Wild Beauty: The Story Of Yellowstone, The World's First National Park

ISBN-10: 1634502043
ISBN-13: 9781634502047
Author: Peabody, Erin
Interest Level: 6-12
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

Publication Date: February 2016

Copyright: 2016

Page Count: 192

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Interest Level

Grades 6-12

Reading Level

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / General

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Exploration & Discovery

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century

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.