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"The absorbing immediacy of the text and the eyewitness mood of the photographs and illustrations make this book a special treat in the literature of Yellowstone. All modern park explorers will recognize kindred spirits in Albert Peale and his artistic co-adventurers." Paul Schullery, author of Searching for Yellowstone "Here is another fascinating chapter in the legacy of the famous Peale family of Philadelphia. Marlene Merrill introduces us to Albert Peale, a twenty-one-year-old mineralogist with Hayden, who escorts us through Yellowstone on the historic 1871 expedition of discovery. His words, and the enticing images by artists who accompanied Hayden, combine to provide a travelogue that is both remarkable and memorable in its charm and immediacy." Peter H. Hassrick, author of Drawn to Yellowstone: Artists in America's First National ParkReseña del editor:
In 1871, the young mineralogist Albert Peale set out with the vaunted Hayden Expedition to map and explore the Yellowstone Basin. Ferdinand Hayden asked Peale, his former student, to write a series of letters to the Philadelphia Press about the survey's work. Just as these letters, the first impressions of Yellowstone sent back from the field, introduced nineteenth-century readers to some of the most breathtaking wonders of the American West, they allow readers today to rediscover one of the nation's most beloved and visited natural areas as it was just five months before it became the world's first national park. Written by a scientist for the general reader, Peale's letters convey the grandeur of Yellowstone with great clarity and immediacy, even as they offer apt, detailed descriptions of the basin's geologic features, from the geysers - Giant, Grotto, and Mud, among others - to the creeks and rivers, craters and springs. Illustrating these descriptions are the earliest artistic images of Yellowstone, also done during the expedition - watercolor field sketches by Thomas Moran, photographs by William Henry Jackson, and the now little-known works of the party's official artist, Henry Wood Elliott. Ranging from dramatic panoramic landscapes to lighthearted sketches of the expedition's more personal moments, these images combine with Peale's written impressions to give readers a true and rare sense of what it was like for these men to marvel at Yellowstone for the first time. Marlene Deahl Merrill is a documentary editor, historian, and Oberlin College Affiliate Scholar. She is the editor of "Yellowstone and the Great West: Journals, Letters, and Images from the 1871 Hayden Expedition", available in a Bison Books edition.
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Descripción Bison Books, 2005. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0803287879
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