The second edition of the award-winning Atlas of Yellowstone contains 50% new material, making it the authoritative reference for the world's first national park on its 150th anniversary.
The publication of the Atlas of Yellowstone, second edition coincides with the 150th anniversary of the founding of Yellowstone National Park – a major international event. The atlas is an accessible, comprehensive guide that presents Yellowstone's story through compelling visualizations rendered by international award-winning cartographers. 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 and carnivore interactions 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
W. Andrew Marcus is Professor and Head of the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon. James E. Meacham is Senior Research Associate and InfoGraphics Lab Director in the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon. Ann W. Rodman is GIS Manager at Yellowstone National Park. Alethea Y. Steingisser is Cartographic Production Manager in the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon. Justin T. Menke is Graduate Researcher and Cartographer in the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon.
'Atlas of Yellowstone' shows that good things happen when top-notch cartography, tasteful design, solid research, and compelling geography come together. The atlas will delight professional and armchair readers alike. Its treasure trove of maps explore wide-ranging topics-from geology to wildlife to people and the land. Better still, these well-orchestrated elements reveal a bigger idea: the place we call the Greater Yellowstone.
- Tom Patterson, former president, North American Cartographic Information Society
"An extremely attractive, first-rate volume that is sure to become a fundamental resource for scholars and anyone who loves Yellowstone."
- Richard Marston, Kansas State University
"While much has been written on the Yellowstone region, nothing compares to this volume in scope or presentation. This will become the standard reference and starting point for anyone interested in the history of Yellowstone."
- Anthony Barnosky, author of "Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming"