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The Resource Myth and history in the creation of Yellowstone National Park, Paul Schullery and Lew Whittlesey

Myth and history in the creation of Yellowstone National Park, Paul Schullery and Lew Whittlesey

Label
Myth and history in the creation of Yellowstone National Park
Title
Myth and history in the creation of Yellowstone National Park
Statement of responsibility
Paul Schullery and Lew Whittlesey
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Yellowstone National Park, a global icon of conservation and natural beauty, was born at the most improbable of times: the American Gilded Age, when altruism seemed extinct and society's vision seemed focused on only greed and growth. Perhaps that is why the park's "creation myth" portrayed a few saintlike pioneer conservationists laboring to set aside this unique wilderness against all odds. In fact, the establishment of Yellowstone was the result of complex social, scientific, economic, and aesthetic forces. Its creators were not saints but mortal humans with the full range of ideals and impulses known to the species. Authors Paul Schullery and Lee Whittlesey, both longtime students of Yellowstone's complex history, present the first full account of how the fairy tale origins of the park found universal public acceptance and the long, painful process by which the myth was reconsidered and replaced with a more realistic and ultimately more satisfying story. In this evocative exploration of Yellowstone's creation myth, the authors trace the evolution of the legend, its rise to incontrovertible truth, and its revelation as a mysterious and troubling episode that remains part folklore, part wish, and part history. This study demonstrates the passions stirred by any challenge to cherished national memories, just as it honors the ideals and dreams represented by our national myths
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schullery, Paul
Dewey number
978.7/52
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
F722
LC item number
.S375 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Whittlesey, Lee H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • HISTORY
  • United States
  • Natuurbeheer
  • Landschapsbeheer
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Geschichte
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • United States Local History
  • Regions & Countries - Americas
  • History & Archaeology
Label
Myth and history in the creation of Yellowstone National Park, Paul Schullery and Lew Whittlesey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. In Camp That Night -- 2. A Rather Unusual Discussion -- 3. On the Documentary Trail from Madison Junction -- 4. Coming to Terms with Nathaniel Langford -- 5. Altruists and Realists -- 6. Spreading the Word -- 7. The Debate -- 8. It Came Out All Right! -- 9. Leaving It All Behind -- 10. Myth and Responsibility -- Conclusion: Campfire Lessons -- App. Known and Reported Accounts of the Washburn Expedition
Control code
53119564
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 125 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610465804
Lccn
2003040994
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53119564
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Myth and history in the creation of Yellowstone National Park, Paul Schullery and Lew Whittlesey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. In Camp That Night -- 2. A Rather Unusual Discussion -- 3. On the Documentary Trail from Madison Junction -- 4. Coming to Terms with Nathaniel Langford -- 5. Altruists and Realists -- 6. Spreading the Word -- 7. The Debate -- 8. It Came Out All Right! -- 9. Leaving It All Behind -- 10. Myth and Responsibility -- Conclusion: Campfire Lessons -- App. Known and Reported Accounts of the Washburn Expedition
Control code
53119564
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 125 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786610465804
Lccn
2003040994
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53119564
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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