More Books from theRanger Pete® Library

More Books from the Ranger Pete® Library

More Books from the Ranger Pete® Library

The items listed are from Ranger Pete's Library and represent only what he has read... There are many more to be added! Ranger Pete's favorites are indicated with RED titles.

The Concise Visitor's Guide to Yellowstone

By Matt Bolton

Demystifying weather, wildlife populations, hundreds of square miles of backcountry, and park accommodations that are often sold out a year in advance, "The Concise Visitor's Guide to Yellowstone" by author and national park enthusiast Matt Bolton is the smartest tool to ensure your trip to America's first national park is unforgettable. He satisfies the vital needs of where to stay and where to eat, and answers general questions, like how to get to Yellowstone, for first-time visitors. Whether you have a single afternoon or an entire month, Bolton walks readers through how to make the most of their time at Yellowstone and doesn't just offer what he thinks are the best trails and tours but goes the extra mile to explain why. 2010. Paperback

Yellowstone Ranger Stories from a life spent with bears, backcountry, horses, and mules, from Yosemite to Yellowstone

By Jerry Mernin

Jerry Mernin’s distinguished career in the National Park Service spanned four decades, five national parks, and a remarkable 32-year stay in Yellowstone, the park he loved and never left. In his long-awaited memoir, Mernin takes readers behind the scenes to learn firsthand what it’s like to be a great park ranger. Along the way he shares a lifetime of exciting adventures, including dangerous rescues, remote backcountry patrols, and multiple heart-pounding encounters with grizzly bears. Thoroughly entertaining, this book also provides a valuable inside look at park operations from law enforcement to bear management. Paperback.

Yellowstone Treasures : The Traveler's Companion to the National Park

By Janet Chapple

This comprehensive guidebook provides mile-by-mile road logs, geyser walks, out-of-the-way hikes, geological explanations, and a field guide to plants and animals. Many travel tips, 200+ historic and modern photos, 37 color maps. Paperback. 400 pages.

Worthwhile Places : Correspondence of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Horace M. Albright

Edited By Joseph W. Ernst

Looks at the history of some of our treasured national parks. This book illuminates a public-private partnership that helped to shape our national park system., Worthwhile Places is a fascinating inside look at the history of some of our most treasured national parks. The book illuminates a remarkable public-private partnership that helped to shape our national park system. The close association and warm and lasting friendship between John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and Horace M. Albright is documented through 211 letters covering a 36-year period. Paperback.

Creating the National Park Service : The Missing Years

By Horace M. Albright and Marian Albright Schenck

Two men played a crucial role in the creation and early history of the National Park Service: Stephen T. Mather, a public relations genius of sweeping vision, and Horace M. Albright, an able lawyer and administrator who helped transform that vision into reality. In Creating the National Park Service, Albright and his daughter, Marian Albright Schenck, reveal the previously untold story of the critical "missing years" in the history of the service. During this period, 1917 and 1918, Mather's problems with manic depression were kept hidden from public view, and Albright, his able and devoted assistant, served as acting director and assumed Mather's responsibilities. Albright played a decisive part in the passage of the National Park Service Organic Act of 1916; the formulation of principles and policies for management of the parks; the defense of the parks against exploitation by ranchers, lumber companies, and mining interests during World War I; and other issues crucial to the future of the fledgling park system. Paperback. Pages: 326.

Gateway to Yellowstone: The Raucous Town of Cinnabar on the Montana Frontier

By Lee Whittlesey

By 1883 when the rail lines of the Northern Pacific reached the tiny town of Cinnabar, Montana Territory, newspaper and magazine stories of the wonders to be found in Yellowstone National Park had been firing the imaginations of eager potential visitors around the world for a decade. Once the railroad completed that critical bit of their route, the world was poised to actually see the magic of Yellowstone, and the prospect of a trip was no longer just exciting—it was a possibility. It seemed like everyone who could afford the ticket—from middle class residents of New York City to Army Generals William Tecumseh Sherman and Philip Sheridan to President Chester A. Arthur—wanted to ride the train to see Yellowstone . Their jumping off point for their journey into “Wonderland” was the town envisioned by Hugo Hoppe, a raucous Wild West town poised for greatness as the Gateway to all of Yellowstone’s offerings. The town of Cinnabar, Montana, no longer exists, but when it did, it served as the immediate railroad gateway for a generation of visitors to Yellowstone National Park. 2015. 336 pages. 5.9" x 8.9"

The 10 Best of Everything: National Parks

By National Geographic

Showcasing America's best natural parks, this guide provides hundreds of ideas for travelers planning - or dreaming about - trip to one of the countries iconic national parks. Ten-best lists, insider anecdotes, and advice from park rangers cover national parks, monuments, battlefields, and trails. Organized by region, season, theme or occasion, this book will inspire a lifetime of vacation ideas. 2011. Softcover. 478 pages. 8" x 8"

Ho! For Wonderland: Traveler's Accounts of Yellowstone, 1872-1914

Edited and annotated by Lee H. Whittlesey and Elizabeth A. Watry

This book is a collection of stories from Yellowstone's early days as the world's first national park. Read about long, dusty trails, stays in primitive hotels and tent camps, and more. Taken from historical archives, these 19 tales offer engaging perspective of the stagecoach days. 2009. Hardcover. 336 pages. 6.25" x 9.25"

To Yellowstone Park and Back

By Irene Angus

In the summer of 1929, three young ladies set out on a 4200-mile joumey from Michigan to Yellowstone. They deal with worrisome flat tires, interesting camp sites, hot weather, and incredible landscapes. The author uses her skill as a science teacher to fill this joumal with interesting facts, along with old maps and photography, while chronicling events of 1929 America. 2006. 128 pages. Softcover. 6" x 9"

The Yellowstone National Park Cookbook

By Durrae Johanek

Great food, stories, and history make a memorable feast in The Yellowstone National Park Cookbook. Treat yourself to 125 unique recipes collected from more than a dozen park employees. Enjoy reading about Yellowstone while preparing recipes from personalities ranging from Yellowstone Superintendent Suzanne Lewis to Yellowstone Association employee Carolyn Wallen. From Mudpot Stroganoff to Mama Bear's Lasagna each dish has its own flavor of Yellowstone. 2007. 176 pages. Softcover. 8 x 7"

Oh, Ranger! True Stories from Our National Parks

By Mark J. Saferstein

Anyone who has enjoyed rousing campfire talk or evening program knows that park rangers rank among the best storytellers. In this charming book, you can read more than three dozen stories of adventure, surprise, and humor by rangers from parks around the country. One of Yellowstone's own rangers-the recently retired John Varley-jokes about the "jargon-gene" he says infects scientists, then takes on the daunting task of explaining the polymerase chain reaction. Judge his success for yourself! The entertaining collection ends with two thought-provoking stories by rangers whose parks were the center of altacks on September 11,2001.2007.270 pages. Soft cover. 7 3/4"x 9 1/4"

Yellowstone by Train: A History of Rail Travel to America's First National Park

By Thomton Waite

Imagine departing the train in the shadow of the Roosevelt Memorial Arch, or disembarking within walking distance of the West Entrance. Yellowstone's railroad era comes alive with historic photographs, postcards, and memorabilia, while you read the fascinating story of railroad competition. You'll also find out what train travelers experienced on their way to "Wonderland." Includes a chronology, footnotes, and references. 2006. 168 pages. Soft cover. 8-1/2 x 11"

Yellowstone Trails: A Hiking Guide

By Mark and Joy Marschall

For 30 years the Yellowstone Association has published the official guide to Yellowstone's backcountry trails. This guide is written by Mark and Joy Marschall, whose work as park rangers has given them extensive knowlege of Yellowstone's back country. In addition to a compehensive general guide to Yellowstone's backcountry, this guide offers descriptions and mileage for more than 100 trails and 45 day hikes. This guide also offers topographical maps, 3D views of major peaks, and trail elevation profiles. Anyone planning a back country trip to Yellowstone must be sure to have one of these guides. 2008. 204 pages. Paper-back. Spiral Bound.

Hey Ranger! True Tales of Humor and Misadventure from America's National Parks

By Jim Burnett

You'll laugh your way through these excellent stories told by a ranger who participated in or witnessed many of them. He introduces the parks before launching into the tales, offers funny commentary on other events, and concludes the book with sage advice for anyone venturing onto trails or waterways in our national parks. 2005. Soft cover. 227 pages. 6 x 9"

Yellowstone Trivia

By Janet Spencer

Sure to please anyone in your family, from puzzle-crazy children to adults interested in fascinating details about Yellowstone National Park. Includes trivia and games about the park's geography, geology, history, and wildlife-even fatalities in the park. Did you know that car crashes kill more visitors than bears, hot springs, or drowning? 2006. Soft cover. 116 pages. 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"

Do (Not) Feed the Bears: The Fitful History of Wildlife and Tourists in Yellowstone

By Alice Wondrak Biel

Meet Jesse James, the bear who held up traffic, in this captivating history of bears, visitors, and management of both in the world's first national park. Read the memos and leiters, scientific summaries, and media outcry that lasted the 20th century as superintendents, managers, and scientists worked to return Yellowstone's bears from the brink of tameness back to their natural foods and wild ways. 2006. Soft cover. 186 pages. 6 x 9"

Yellowstone Ghost Stories: Spooky Tales from the World's First National Park

By Shellie Larios, with a foreword by Lee Whittlesey

With fine writing and story-telling, the author relates spooky stories old and new. She begins each account by skillfully setting the historic context, and then moves into the ghostly scenes quickly and spookily. You may never walk through geyser steam again without looking over your shoulder. 2006. Soft cover. 109 pages. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

Yellowstone Place Names

By Lee H. Whittlesey

Explore the origins of intriguing place names and learn the truth behind long-held assurnptions. Find out who gave their name to Isa Lake, what "surprise" is held inside Surprise Pool, and why the Bechler River might have been more properly named the Russell River. Author Paul Schullery believes that "Whittlesey is the premier authority on Yellowstone place narnes and it's the best book ever on the subject, a standard reference work of essential worth to both scholars and visitors." Sold out for years, Yellowstone Place Names returns in a new edition, with more names, facts, and historical photographs. 2006. Soft cover. 290 pages. 8-1/4" x 10-3/4"

The Comfort of Autumn

By Tom Murphy

Bring Yellowstone's autumn directly into the comfort of your own home and imagination with this book of words and photographs by Tom Murphy. His photos reveal details in Yellowstone's landscape and wildlife that only a seasoned photographer could capture, and his elegant, thoughtful text further illuminates this colorful season and its activity. 2005. Hardcover. 139 pages. 10 1/2" x12"

Searching For Yellowstone

By Paul Schullery

In his deeply personal yet sweeping history of Yellowstone, Schullery tells us that the place known from the start as "Wonderland" has always been the subject of pro- and anti-development forces and has always been seen through sometimes bitterly contrasting points of view. With the balance and grace borne of his training as a naturalist and historian, Schullery weaves a narrative through countless such arguments and leaves you wanting more. 2004. 5.5" x 8.25". 337 pages. Soft cover.

Yellowstone: The Official Guide to Touring America's First National Park

By the Yellowstone Association

Updated for 2009! An indispensable resource for Yellowstone visitors. Newly updated guidebook provides information to assist with all aspects of your trip, from reservations to road maps to recommended activities. The guide will explain Yellowstone's human and geologic history, providing information on the natural features with guidance on how to view the free-ranging wildlife and geothermal features safely. Along with a map of the entire park, the guide also includes an easy-to-use field guide section which contains color photos and descriptions of many of the park's most common mammals, plants, wildflowers and birds. 80 pages.

Old Faithful Inn: Crown Jewel of National Park Lodges

By Karen Wildung Reinhart and Jeff Henry

Just released! Writer Karen Wildung Reinhart, and nature photographer Jeff Henry, have compiled a lovely and complete history of the Old Faithful Inn. These topnotch local authors have thoroughly researched the Inn and will reveal the answers to history questions and long-wondered mysteries of the building. Complemented by beautiful photographs, this book is a memorable tribute to a building that has been an American icon since 1904. 2004. Hardcover. 143 pages.

The Yellowstone Story, Volume 1

By Aubrey Haines

Comprehensive in its scope and entertaining in its detail, these two volumes are vital reading for all visitors and historians interested in Yellowstone National Park. 408 pages.

The Yellowstone Story, Volume 2

By Aubrey Haines

Comprehensive in its scope and entertaining in its detail, these two volumes are vital reading for all visitors and historians interested in Yellowstone National Park. 568 pages.

It Happened In Yellowstone

By Erin H. Turner

Yellowstone has many wondrous tales to tell, and this book offers 24 fascinating stories from the archives of America's first national park From the wild adventures of early park visitors to the massive fires of 1988, It Happened in Yellowstone provides a quick tour through the history of this magnificent place. You'll marvel at one man's struggle to survive 37 days alone in Yellowstone, laugh at a little boy's pranks on unwary tourists, and trace the arduous reintroduction of wolves to the park. 2001. 96 pages. 6" x 9". Soft cover.

It Happened In Yellowstone, 2nd: Remarkable Events That Shaped History

By Erin H. Turner

This book offers an inside look at over 30 interesting and unusual episodes that shaped the history of Yellowstone Park. Read about the making of “Wonderland” over 600,000 years ago. Try to piece together the Great Stagecoach Robery of 1908. Discover why fishing at Fishing Bridge has been banned since 1973. 2012. Softcover. 117 pages. 6” x 9”

Lost in the Yellowstone: Truman Everts' Thirty-Seven Days of Peril

By Lee Whittlesey

This book contains Everts' original high-adventure chronicle of hardship and survival, newly augmented with biographical and background information. 62 pages.

The Inn At Old Faithful

By Susan Scofield

The Old Faithful Inn is a landmark in Yellowstone. This book contains old photographs and text that takes you through the winter of 1903-04 construction, with historical information and a walking tour of the building. 24 pages.

Death in Yellowstone (Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park)

By Lee Whittlesey

Yellowstone's historical Archivist details 300 deaths, caused by everything from earthquakes and bear attacks to poison gas and lightning. 276 pages.

Yellowstone Resources and Issues Handbook 2011

Written by the National Park Service's Yellowstone Division of Interpretation

This book was originally a source of information for seasonal employees. Now available to the public, it answers many questions about the park and looks at the many issues the park faces, such as bison management and wolf restoration. Spiral bound. 2011. 198 pages.

National Parks Portfolio

By Sterling Yard

Yard spent the winter of 1915-1916 working on his first major publication for the project, the "National Parks Portfolio." By the spring of 1916, Yard's various articles and essays on the national parks had reached the American people, and support for a unified NPS was growing in Congress. Yard's "Portfolio" had been distributed to every member of Congress, and bills were moving actively forward in both Houses towards the creation of the NPS by early summer. In August of 1916, Yard toured Yosemite with Mather and other officials. When they finished the trip on August 26, Mather received a telegram telling him that President Woodrow Wilson had signed the bill creating the National Park Service, thanks, in no small part, to Yard's tireless work. Historical and collectible item.

Truthful Lies of Yellowstone Park & A Thousand Laughs

By Chas. Van Tassell

Fourth Edition, Copyright 1921, by Chas. Van Tassell, Bozeman, Montana Historical and collectible item.

Yellowstone National Park White Print Portfolio

Published by Haynes Inc. st. Paul Minnesota and Yellowstone Park, Wyoming (no date circa 1937), stiff paper covers/cord binding, oblong quarto (10.25 x 13.50 in.) 24 superb full color, full page plates approx. 11 x 14. Historical and collectible item.

Yellowstone Souvenir Book

With over 40 images Yellowstones most popular wonders this book makes a great souviner gift! Book measures 7 inches tall by 8 1/4 inches wide. Book features many of the parks thermal features waterfalls landmarks historical hotels and more!

The Discovery of Yellowstone Park

By Nathaniel Pitt Langford

1905. Journal of the Washburn Expedition to the Yellowstone and Firehole Rivers in the Year 1870. Public domain - can view/download online by doing a title search.

Images of America: Yellowstone National Park

By Lee H. Whittlesey and Elizabeth A. Watry

Treat yourself to a photographic history tour of Yellowstone. Historians Whittlesey and Watry have chosen images that show the story, and extracted details from park archives and private collections to tell the story. Together, they have produced an arm-chair old-time tour every fan of Yellowstone will enjoy. 2008. Softcover. 128 pages. Arcadia Publishing. 6" x 9"

Plain to Fancy: The Story of the Lake Hotel

By Barbara Dittl, Joanne Mallmann

The lively history of Yellowstone's Lake Hotel. 32 pages.

Adventures In Yellowstone: Early Travelers Tell Their Tales

By M. Mark Miller

This compilation includes a dozen narratives-journal entries, letters, and diarieswith individual introductions, as well as historic photographs, postcards, and woodcuts. Read stories like Osborne Russell's early accounts of the daily lives of mountain men in the 1840's or a story by Eleanor Corthell, who in 1903 took her seven children on a two-month, 1 ,200-mile tour of the park by wagon. 2009. 264 pages. Softcover. 6" x 9"

The Yellowstone National Park

By John Muir

This description of Yellowstone's early days was originally written by John Muir in 1898. Republished in "The Atlantic Monthly" and in Muir's book, "Our National Parks," it is one of his most literary pieces of nature writing. This books pairs park illustrations from the late 1800's with Muir's writing. 1999. Softcover. 64 pages. 5.5" x 8.5"



More great books are available through the park gift shops, the Yellowstone Forever Association resource centers, or their on-line shop. Or you can ask Ranger Pete... always am glad to help.