This week marks the 150th anniversary of the world’s first national park. Readers can explore the wonders and history of this stunning natural treasure with our new second edition of the award-winning Atlas of Yellowstone, containing 50% new material.
“A must-have for fans of Yellowstone National Park!”—The Guardian
“A great resource, one you can either sit down with to explore a facet of this intriguing region or use to find an answer to a question about Yellowstone.”—National Parks Traveler
The atlas is an accessible, comprehensive guide that presents Yellowstone’s story through compelling visualizations rendered by award-winning cartographers at the University of Oregon. Readers of this new edition of the Atlas of Yellowstone will explore the contributions of Yellowstone to preserving and understanding natural and cultural landscapes, to informing worldwide conservation practices, and to inspiring national parks around the world, while also learning about the many struggles the park faces in carrying out its mission. Ranging from Indigenous Americans and local economies to geysers and wildlife migrations, from the life of one wolf to the threat of wildfires, each page provides leading experts’ insights into the complexity and significance of Yellowstone.
Key elements of the atlas include:
- More than 1,000 maps, graphics, and photographs
- Contributions from more than 130 experts
- Detailed topographic maps of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
- Exploration of Yellowstone National Park’s influence over 150 years on conservation practice, park management, and American culture
- New, detailed visualizations of wildlife that take advantage of modern GPS technology to track individual animals and entire herds
- Place-name origins for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the surrounding region