Yellowstone, Land of Wonders: Promenade in North America's National Park (BOK)

Jules Leclercq

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In the summer of 1883 Belgian travel writer Jules Leclercq spent ten days on horseback in Yellowstone the worlda's first national park exploring myriad natural wonders: astonishing geysers majestic waterfalls the vast lake and the breathtaking canyon. He also recorded the considerable human activity including the rampant vandalism. Leclercqa's account of his travels is itself a small marvel blending natural history firsthand impressions scientific lore and anecdote.

Along with his observations on the parka's long-rumoured fountains of boiling water and mountains of glass Leclercq describes camping near geysers washing clothes in a bubbling hot spring and meeting such diverse characters as local guides and tourists from the United States and Europe. Notables including former president Ulysses S. Grant and then-president Chester A. Arthur were also in the park that summer to inaugurate the newly completed leg of the Northern Pacific Railroad.

A sensation in Europe the book was never published in English. This deft translation at long last makes available to English-speaking readers a masterpiece of western American travel writing that is a fascinating historical document in its own right.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Jules Leclercq
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780803244771
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,7cm
Vekt 562 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Lee H. Whittlesey Emner og form Classic travel writing