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Nature's Yellowstone
by Richard A. Bartlett
University of Arizona Press, 1974
Paper: 978-0-8165-1109-9

"In this handsome volume, the author discusses the region from geologic times until its withdrawal by an act of Congress as our first 'national park' in 1872. . . .This is an exceptionally fine book, a noteworthy blending of scholarly and popular history. Bartlett knows his subject well, both as a student and as an outdoorsman." —Pacific Northwest Quarterly

"A timely work; its 'mission' is to make the reader wish 'to have seen Yellowstone before the people came.' The author must be commended for writing a scholarly book with appeal for a popular audience." —Journal of American History

"A joy for the recreational reader and a solid reference for scholarly researchers . . .The author has been both energetic and fortunate in gathering material from a rich variety of original accounts and later writings, and he has used them skillfully." —Western Historical Quarterly
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