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The Art of Photographing Nature
Nature photographer and former photography editor of Audubon Magazine collaborate to show the novice to experienced amateur how to see like a professional.
A Ranger's Guide to Yellowstone Day Hikes
Consider wildlife etiquette and tips for hiking in bear country then choose trails by area, difficulty and distance; appreciate highlights and naturalist notes while on the trail.
Decade of the Wolf, revised and updated edition: Returning the Wild to Yellowstone
Research and storytelling meld to document wolf recovery in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Wolf biologist, Smith, and nature writer, Ferguson, provide an inside look at the Yellowstone Wolf Recovery Project ten years after the controversial decision was made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services to reintroduce wolves into the park. Smith, wolf project leader who has worked with the Yellowstone Wolf Project since its inception, has studied wolves for 25 years. Ferguson, whose writing largely arises from intimate experiences, followed through the seasons, the first 14 wolves released into Yellowstone National Park. Their collaboration offers hard facts and 'impressionistic portraits of individual wolves that reveal their epic lives full of struggle and conquest.' Here is the history of the return of the top predator to Yellowstone.
Focus on Nature: The Creative Process Behind Making Great Photographs in the Field
"Photographing nature is an attempt to order the chaos around us by emphasizing some aspects of the environment while ignoring others. There is a big difference between the procedures and the process of photography and this book attempts to help the reader recognize the difference."
Restoring a Presence: American Indians and Yellowstone National Park
This first comprehensive account of Indians in and around Yellowstone corrects more than a century of ignorance. Detailed here is Yellowstone's native peoples and their story of a long engagement with a remarkable landscape.
Roadside Geology of Yellowstone Country
Updated, classic roadside geology book for the Yellowstone Region explains current geological theories.
Designing Wildlife Photographs: Professional Field Techniques for Composing Great Pictures
Learn how to create a well-designed image of an animal in its natural environment. Features crisp instructions and critiquing and a short list of suppliers of photographic wares.
The Art of Bird Photography: The Complete Guide to Professional Field Techniques
The author ia an acclaimed freelance nature photographer and writer specializing in avian subjects. The hands-on guide provides practical guidance and professional advice covering topics from buying the right camera equipment to composing the perfect picture, making correct exposures, capturing bird behavior and action and evaluating and selling work. Consider ethics relating to bird photography and information on bird watching locations. Colorful images of birds in action are sure to inspire.
Searching for Yellowstone: Ecology and Wonder in the Last Wilderness
Eloquent, elegant, truthful and practical - an environmental history of America's best idea, Yellowstone.
The Nature Photographer's Complete Guide to Professional Field Techniques
Field-tested handbook includes beautiful photographs and well-written text which covers everything the photographer needs to know.
Scorched Earth: How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America
The Yellowstone fires brought to the forefront longstanding conflict over whether federal land management should go with immediate fire suppression procedures or the ‘let it burn’ philosophy. The author, who experienced the Yellowstone fires of 1988 as an environmental reporter there, reviews US wildlands fire history by highlighting wildlands fire management. Discussion of this history and the history of federal lands management considers how these policies shaped the protection of public lands in the US today. Further explained are the details behind the creation of Yellowstone National Park and the role the US Army played in ‘protecting Yellowstone and shaping public lands in the West.’