Yellowstone National Park was the first national park in America. It was created by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1872 and contains many different types of ecosystems, animals, fish, and plants. Yellowstone Lake, sits on top and alongside of the Yellowstone Caldera, which is North America’s largest super-volcano. As an area of active volcanism, it is of extreme interest to geologists. Old Faithful and other geysers erupt all over the park. Forest fires, hot springs, and earthquakes constantly keep visitors and scientists on their toes. With many animals calling the park home like bison, bears, wolves, and elk, the area helps protect threatened and endangered species. The author lays out the history of Yellowstone in its many facets. He includes geological and volcanic history, ecological history, human history, and its history as a park. You can learn all about this in All About Yellow Stone.
By weaving these all together, the author allows the reader to better understand the great American treasure. Home to half of the world’s geothermal features, what else is Yellowstone hiding? Hot springs, geysers, and volcanic rock show there might be more going on underneath the surface. What happened to the petrified trees? What’s happening to the bison? These questions and more are answered in All About Yellowstone.
Illustrated throughout and accompanied by a glossary, index, and historical timeline this book offers young readers an interesting and informative introduction to Yellowstone National Park.
About the Author
Lew Freedman is a reporter for covering Yellowstone National Park for the Cody Enterprise newspaper published out of Cody Wyoming. He is an Outdoor Writers Association Hall-of-Fame journalist, the author of dozens of biographies and histories of outdoor subjects. He also enjoyed a long career as a journalist and newspaper editor for the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Anchorage Daily News.