foreword by Lee Whittlesey
"A tribute to and a tool for the geyser gazers. . . . Any visitor to Yellowstone for whom geysers carry an appeal at all needs the guide."
"I don't own a single guidebook to the geysers. I've never even thought about buying one. I've never been tempted to consult one while ambling through Yellowstone National Park. But Scott Bryan's field guide—now in its fourth edition—has me wondering if it's not time to reconsider. Geysers of Yellowstone tells the story of more than 700 springs, geysers, steam vents and fumaroles in the park. And in Bryan's naturalist-former park ranger hands, the stories are fascinating, hitting on the history, geography, and science of Yellowstone's geothermal phenomena. He's done pretty much all the work for us. There are maps, directions, descriptions, cautionary notes, photographs, you name it. All that's left is to grab the guidebook, stuff it in a backpack, and head for hot water."
This revised popular field guide describes in detail each of the more than 500 geysers in Yellowstone National Park. With updated information and a new foreword by park archivist Lee Whittlesey, Geysers of Yellowstone is both a reference work and a fine introduction to the nature of geyser activity for the newcomer to geothermal phenomena. A glossary of key terms is provided, along with a comprehensive appendix that discusses other geyser areas of the world. Detailed maps accompany each geyser basin described, and tables are provided for easy reference.