Ecology and Natural History of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
"Breathtaking, beautiful, and broad in scope, this book brings heart and head together, setting a high standard for future nature writing."
T. Johnson, CHOICE
Yellowstone Wildlife is a natural history of the wildlife species that call Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem their home. Illustrated with stunning images by renowned wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen, Yellowstone Wildlife describes the lives of species in the park, exploring their habitats from the Grand Tetons to Jackson Hole.
From charismatic megafauna like elk, bison, wolves, bighorn sheep, and grizzly bears, to smaller mammals like bats, pikas, beavers, and otters, to some of the 279 species of birds, Johnsgard describes the behavior of animals throughout the seasons, with sections on what summer and autumn mean to the wildlife of the park, especially with the influx of millions of tourists each year. Enhanced by Mangelsen's wildlife photography, Yellowstone Wildlife reveals the beauty and complexity of these species' intertwined lives and that of Yellowstone's greater ecosystem.
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