Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the by Lee H. Whittlesey

By Lee H. Whittlesey

The chilling tome that introduced a whole style of books in regards to the usually grotesque yet continually tragic methods humans have died in our nationwide parks, this up to date variation of the vintage comprises calamities in Yellowstone from the previous 16 years, together with the notorious grizzly undergo assaults in the summertime of 2011 in addition to a deadly sizzling springs coincidence in 2000. In those bills, written with sensitivity as cautionary stories approximately what to do and what to not do in a single of our wildest nationwide parks, Whittlesey recounts deaths starting from tragedy to folly—from being stuck in a freak avalanche to the goring of a photographer who simply acquired a bit too just about a bison. Armchair tourists and park viewers alike may be desirous about this crucial ebook detailing the risks looking ahead to in our first nationwide park.

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