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The Best Books About Yellowstone National park

“What are the best books about Yellowstone National Park?” We looked at 208 of the top Yellowstone books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 22 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Yellowstone” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 175+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 22 Books About Yellowstone



22 .) Best Easy Day Hikes Yellowstone written by Bill Schneider

 Best Easy Day Hikes Yellowstone

Lists It Appears On:

  • National Parked
  • Yellowstone Gift

Yellowstone National Park is one of the great outdoor destinations on the planet, with spectacular vistas, intriguing geology, and abundant and varied wildlife. This updated and revised edition, published in a convenient, pocket-size format, describes 30 of the best day hikes in the park.



21 .) Dangerous Beauty: Encounters with Grizzlies and Bison in Yellowstone written by Carolyn Jourdan

 Dangerous Beauty: Encounters with Grizzlies and Bison in Yellowstone

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • National Park Obsessed

Explore one of the world’s most dangerous and bizarre landscapes alongside an extraordinary team of wildlife photographers, scientists, wilderness guides, rangers, and professional trackers. This book contains nearly 100 real-life experiences from a wide variety of experts who share their hard-won wisdom from decades of adventures in the unique landscape of the Yellowstone. You’ll laugh out loud, cringe, and cry at the funny, scary, and touching true stories about unexpectedly encountering angry grizzly bears or stampeding bison, accidentally camping out for a week or two in -70°F temperatures, and much more. Learn from the comic and tragic mistakes of visitors who did all the wrong things when encountering the furry, famous, and ferocious icons of Yellowstone. Find out what it’s like to · confront grizzlies, buffalo, elk, moose, and wolves in the wild · start a snowball fight with a bison · cross a thermal basin in the dark while trying not to fall into a deadly hot spring · get accidentally steamed by a geyser · cower on a bald mountaintop during a lightning storm · struggle to survive a cold, wet night above 10,000’, alone, with a broken femur, hoping to be discovered by rescuers Sandy Sisti is an award-wining wildlife photographer whose Yellowstone imagery is displayed in the Smithsonian. Carolyn Jourdan is a 6-Time Top-10 in the USA Wall Street Journal and Audible best-selling author of wildlife biography and medical memoir.



20 .) Decade of the Wolf: Returning the Wild to Yellowstone written by Douglas W. Smith

 Decade of the Wolf: Returning the Wild to Yellowstone

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • National Park Obsessed

“In Decade of the Wolf, project leader Douglas W. Smith and acclaimed nature writer Gary Ferguson describe the journey of thirty-one Canadian gray wolves that were released in 1995 and 1996 into Yellowstone National Park and the people who faithfully followed them. With recently updated poignant details about the lives of these animals, including moving stories about survival and family dynamics, Decade of the Wolf serves to mark the end of the opening act of this inspired, often tumultuous tale of preservation. The wolves have not only survived but completely changed the ecosystem, spilling a fresh measure of wildness across the world’s first national park.”



19 .) Deep Into Yellowstone: A Year’s Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy written by Rick Lamplugh

 Deep Into Yellowstone: A Year's Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • National Park Obsessed

Deep Into Yellowstone: A Year’s Immersion in Grandeur and Controversy begins when Rick and his wife Mary trust Yellowstone’s pull and relocate to Gardiner, just outside the park’s north gate. During the year as they cross-country ski, hike, bicycle, canoe, and backpack into Yellowstone’s grandeur, Rick digs into important controversies: the outrage over the proposed removal of grizzlies from the endangered species list; the dispute over hunting park wolves along Yellowstone’s border; the debate about whether wolves help or harm the ecosystem and the economy; the fight to stop the slaughter of park bison; the overuse of the park; and their community’s battle to prevent gold mining on the park’s border. Rick ends the year with a stronger love for Yellowstone’s grandeur, a deeper knowledge of the controversies threatening the park, and a desire to inspire readers to protect our nation’s first national park.



18 .) Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature written by Jordan Fisher Smith

 Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial, and the Fight over Controlling Nature

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads

The fascinating story of a trial that opened a window onto the century-long battle to control nature in the national parks. When twenty-five-year-old Harry Walker was killed by a bear in Yellowstone Park in 1972, the civil trial prompted by his death became a proxy for bigger questions about American wilderness management that had been boiling for a century. At immediate issue was whether the Park Service should have done more to keep bears away from humans, but what was revealed as the trial unfolded was just how fruitless our efforts to regulate nature in the parks had always been. The proceedings drew to the witness stand some of the most important figures in twentieth century wilderness management, including the eminent zoologist A. Starker Leopold, who had produced a landmark conservationist document in the 1950s, and all-American twin researchers John and Frank Craighead, who ran groundbreaking bear studies at Yellowstone. Their testimony would help decide whether the government owed the Walker family restitution for Harry’s death, but it would also illuminate decades of patchwork efforts to preserve an idea of nature that had never existed in the first place. In this remarkable excavation of American environmental history, nature writer and former park ranger Jordan Fisher Smith uses Harry Walker’s story to tell the larger narrative of the futile, sometimes fatal, attempts to remake wilderness in the name of preserving it. Tracing a course from the founding of the national parks through the tangled twentieth-century growth of the conservationist movement, Smith gives the lie to the portrayal of national parks as Edenic wonderlands unspoiled until the arrival of Europeans, and shows how virtually every attempt to manage nature in the parks has only created cascading effects that require even more management. Moving across time and between Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier national parks, Engineering Eden shows how efforts at wilderness management have always been undone by one fundamental problem–that the idea of what is “wild” dissolves as soon as we begin to examine it, leaving us with little framework to say what wilderness should look like and which human interventions are acceptable in trying to preserve it. In the tradition of John McPhee’s The Control of Nature and Alan Burdick’s Out of Eden, Jordan Fisher Smith has produced a powerful work of popular science and environmental history, grappling with critical issues that we have even now yet to resolve.



17 .) Letters from Yellowstone written by Diane Smith

 Letters from Yellowstone

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • National Park Obsessed

In the spring of 1898, A. E. (Alexandria) Bartram–a spirited young woman with a love for botany–is invited to join a field study in Yellowstone National Park. The study’s leader, a mild-mannered professor from Montana, assumes she is a man, and is less than pleased to discover the truth. Once the scientists overcome the shock of having a woman on their team, they forge ahead on a summer of adventure, forming an enlightening web of relationships as they move from Mammoth Hot Springs to a camp high in the backcountry. But as they make their way collecting amid Yellowstone’s beauty the group is splintered by differing views on science, nature, and economics. In the tradition of A. S. Byatt’s Angels and Insects and Andrea Barrett’s Ship Fever, this delightful novel captures an ever-fascinating era and one woman’s attempt to take charge of her life.



16 .) Lost in My Own Backyard: A Walk in Yellowstone National Park written by Tim Cahill

 Lost in My Own Backyard: A Walk in Yellowstone National Park

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Oars

This title brings author Tim Cahill togather with one of his – and America’s – favourite destinations: Yellowstone, the world’s first national park. Cahill stumbles from glacier to geyser, encounters wildlife, muses on the microbiology of thermal pools, and sees moonbows arcing across waterfalls at midnight.



15 .) Searching for Yellowstone: Ecology and Wonder in the Last Wilderness written by Paul D. Schullery

 Searching for Yellowstone: Ecology and Wonder in the Last Wilderness

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Oars

The popular image of the world’s first national park is composed of equal parts myth and hype. Here at last is a true environmental history of Yellowstone, one of America’s greatest and most far-reaching experiments. The author, who has worked in the park as a ranger-naturalist, park historian, and the chief of cultural resources, makes an urgent, eloquent, and practical case for ensuring that Yellowstone lasts another 125 years and beyond.



14 .) The Geysers of Yellowstone written by T. Scott Bryan

 The Geysers of Yellowstone

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • National Parked

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.



13 .) The Hour of Land written by Terry Tempest Williams

 The Hour of Land

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Oars

America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks, an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them. From the Grand Tetons in Wyoming to Acadia in Maine to Big Bend in Texas and more, Williams creates a series of lyrical portraits that illuminate the unique grandeur of each place while delving into what it means to shape a landscape with its own evolutionary history into something of our own making. Part memoir, part natural history, and part social critique, The Hour of Land is a meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.



12 .) Who Pooped in the Park? written by Gary D. Robson

 Who Pooped in the Park?

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Yellowstone Gift

Watch where you step! Sometimes the animals in Yellowstone National Park are hard to find?but you can almost always find their poop! Come along with Michael, Emily, and their family as they find poop (scat) and footprints (tracks) and discover which animal made them! Who Pooped in the Park? Yellowstone National Park is an ideal tool for teaching young children about animal behavior, diet, and scats and tracks identification?it’s the perfect companion for in the car or in the field on your next trip to Yellowstone. Fun illustrations of the animals and their scat and tracks supplement the charming story, and a quick-reference chart at the back will make field identification a breeze.



11 .) Windows into the Earth: The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks written by Robert B. Smith and Lee J. Siegel

 Windows into the Earth: The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Oars

Millions of years ago, the North American continent was dragged over the world’s largest continental hotspot, a huge column of hot and molten rock rising from the Earth’s interior that traced a 50-mile wide, 500-mile-long path northeastward across Idaho. Generating cataclysmic volcanic eruptions and large earthquakes, the hotspot helped lift the Yellowstone Plateau to more than 7,000 feet and pushed the northern Rockies to new heights, forming unusually large glaciers to carve the landscape. It also created the jewel of the U.S. national park system: Yellowstone. Meanwhile, forces stretching apart the western U.S. created the mountainous glory of Grand Teton National Park. These two parks, with their majestic mountains, dazzling geysers, and picturesque hot springs, are windows into the Earth’s interior, revealing the violent power of the dynamic processes within. Smith and Siegel offer expert guidance through this awe-inspiring terrain, bringing to life the grandeur of these geologic phenomena as they reveal the forces that have shaped–and continue to shape–the greater Yellowstone-Teton region. Over seventy illustrations–including fifty-two in full color–illuminate the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, while two final chapters provide driving tours of the parks to help visitors enjoy and understand the regions wonders.



10 .) Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler’s Companion to the National Park written by Janet Chapple

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

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • National Parked

Covering everything there is to know about the world’s first and most diverse national park, this fourth edition of the bestselling guide to Yellowstone boasts more facts, anecdotes, history, and travel tips than ever before. Mile-by-mile road logs document every approach to the park and every interior road. Through easy-to-understand explanations and diagrams, readers will learn of Yellowstone’s campgrounds and facilities, geyser basins and the frequency of the geysers, out-of-the-way hikes, and flora and fauna. Updates to this edition include tinted tabs to indicate the six different regions of the park and their approach roads, in addition to the tabs in previous editions for the geological, historical, and natural history sections; up-to-date scientific information to reflect recent research, including two new geological diagrams; highlighted historic items in the road logs; a dozen new pictures; and fully revised maps to show recent road changes and other details. A 20-page index rounds out this indispensable addition to any travel library.



9 .) Yellowstone Trivia written by Janet Spencer

 Yellowstone Trivia

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Riverbend Publishing

“Trivia Queen” Janet Spencer (Montana Trivia) creates a fun book with the most incredible, unbelievable, wild, weird, fascinating, and true facts about Yellowstone National Park. Great for curious kids, inquisitive campers, inquiring hikers, and smart travelers.



8 .) Yellowstone: A Land of Wild and Wonder written by Christopher Cauble

 Yellowstone: A Land of Wild and Wonder

Lists It Appears On:

  • National Parks Traveler
  • Riverbend Publishing



7 .) A Weird and Wild Beauty: The Story of Yellowstone, the World’s First National Park written by Erin Peabody

 A Weird and Wild Beauty: The Story of Yellowstone, the World's First National Park

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads
  • National Parks Traveler

The summer of 1871, a team of thirty-two men set out on the first scientific expedition across Yellowstone. Through uncharted territory, some of the day’s most renowned scientists and artists explored, sampled, sketched, and photographed the region’s breathtaking wonders—from its white-capped mountain vistas and thundering falls to its burping mud pots and cauldrons of molten magma. At the end of their adventure, the survey packed up their specimens and boarded trains headed east, determined to convince Congress that the country needed to preserve the land from commercial development. They returned with “stories of wonder hardly short of fairy tales,” to quote the New York Times. With the support of conservationists such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Frederick Law Olmsted, and John Muir, the importance of a national park was secured. On March 1, 1872, Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone Park Bill into law. It set aside over two million acres of one-of-a-kind wilderness as “a great national park for the benefit and enjoyment of people.” This important and fascinating book will introduce young adults to the astonishing adventure that led to “the best idea America ever had.” Today over 130 countries have copied the Yellowstone model, and billions of acres of critical habitat and spectacular scenery are being preserved for all of us to enjoy. This book has a wonderful ecological and historical message for readers ages 12 and up. No book about Yellowstone’s founding has been written for this age group before, yet Yellowstone National Park is a major destination for many families, so many readers will likely have heard of Yellowstone or even have visited there. This is a great book for any school library or for history or science classrooms in middle and high school, where information can be used for research projects.



6 .) Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone written by George Black

 Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads
  • Oars

Empire of Shadows is the epic story of the conquest of Yellowstone, a landscape uninhabited, inaccessible and shrouded in myth in the aftermath of the Civil War. In a radical reinterpretation of the nineteenth-century West, George Black casts Yellowstone’s creation as the culmination of three interwoven strands of history – the passion for exploration, the violence of the Indian Wars and the “civilizing” of the frontier – and charts its course through the lives of those who sought to lay bare its mysteries: Lt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane, a gifted but tormented cavalryman known as “the man who invented Wonderland”; the ambitious former vigilante leader Nathaniel Langford; scientist Ferdinand Hayden, who brought photographer William Henry Jackson and painter Thomas Moran to Yellowstone; and Gen. Phil Sheridan, Civil War hero and architect of the Indian Wars, who finally succeeded in having the new National Park placed under the protection of the US Cavalry. George Black’s Empire of Shadows is a groundbreaking historical account of the origins of America’s majestic national landmark.



5 .) In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter’s Immersion in Wild Yellowstone written by Rick Lamplugh

 In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter's Immersion in Wild Yellowstone

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads
  • National Park Obsessed

More than 80 5-STAR reviews on Amazon. When Rick Lamplugh arrives at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch on New Year’s Eve, he has one goal: to learn as much as possible about the ecology of the Lamar Valley. All winter he will work and live in this remote corner of Yellowstone National Park, home to some of the best wildlife watching in the world. Winter-hungry elk and bison migrate there to graze. Wolves, coyotes, and mountain lions stalk the grazers while eagles, ravens, and magpies wait to scavenge. The snowy backdrop makes the saga of death and life easy to spot. He has three frigid months to explore on skis and snowshoes, observe with all his senses, listen to and talk with experts. A literary blend of facts and feelings, In the Temple of Wolves celebrates nature’s stark beauty and treacherous cruelty, while revealing Lamplugh’s inner battles with his own human nature.



4 .) The Year Yellowstone Burned: A Twenty-Five-Year Perspective written by Jeff Henry

 The Year Yellowstone Burned: A Twenty-Five-Year Perspective

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads
  • National Parks Traveler

“The Yellowstone fires of 1988 consumed nearly 800,000 acres–36 p ercent of the park. In the years following, spectacular wildflowers rose from the ashes and trees rapidly reclaimed the landscape. In this twenty-five-year look back at the fires, author and photographer Jeff Henry recalls not only the summer of 1988, when he witnessed and photographed nearly every aspect of the fires, but also the years since as nature healed the charred landscape.”–Back cover.



3 .) Women in Wonderland: Lives, Legends, and Legacies of Yellowstone National Park written by Elizabeth A. Watry

 Women in Wonderland: Lives, Legends, and Legacies of Yellowstone National Park

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads
  • Riverbend Publishing

Twelve women who made their mark on Yellowstone National Park are described in a highly praised new book, “Women in Wonderland: Lives, Legends, and Legacies of Yellowstone National Park” by Elizabeth (Betsy) Watry. The women rangers in the book include Marguerite “Peg” Arnold, an intrepid adventurer who drove a Harley Davidson motorcycle from Philadelphia to Yellowstone in 1924 and was the first woman to become a permanent ranger in the National Park Service. Also featured is Dr. Mary Meagher, an expert on Yellowstone’s bison and overall park ecology, who blazed a path for women scientists in the park service. Among the early pioneers in the tourist trade were sisters Anna Trischman Pryor and Belle Trischman with their “Devil’s Kitchenette,” and Ida “Mom” Eagle of the Eagle’s Store in West Yellowstone.



2 .) Yellowstone Has Teeth written by Marjane Ambler

 Yellowstone Has Teeth

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Goodreads
  • National Park Obsessed

Few people have experienced Yellowstone National Park like Marjane Ambler. She and her husband lived in a tiny community near the shores of Yellowstone Lake, deep in the park’s interior. The natural beauty was magnificent, but Ambler and her neighbors discovered that Yellowstone “had teeth.” It could be an unforgiving place where mistakes mattered. In this well-constructed narrative, Ambler reveals a hidden Yellowstone, a place where delight and danger are separated by the slimmest of margins: a degree of pitch on an avalanche slope, a few inches of a buffalo’s horn, a moment during a deadly wildfire. She also tells about: • The rangers and maintenance workers who handled everything from thundering avalanches to man-eating grizzly bears • The mothers who carried their babies inside their snowmobile suits and prayed their machines would not fail on the long ride home •The old-timers who forged communities despite the odds against them. With insight, love, and humor, Yellowstone Has Teeth paints a never-before-seen portrait of an iconic American landscape and the people who live there.



1 .) Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park written by Lee H. Whittlesey

 Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • National Park Obsessed
  • Oars
  • Yellowstone Gift

Intriguing stories of how people have died in Yellowstone warn about the many dangers that exist there and in wild areas in general.




The 175+ Additional Best Yellowstone Books



#BooksAuthorsLists
23A Ride to the Infernal Regions: Yellowstone’s First Tourists 
Riverbend Publishing
24A Trail Of Love Book Riot
25
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
 Book Riot
26
A Week In Yellowstone’s Thorofare: A Journey Through The Remotest Place
 
National Parks Traveler
27Adventures in Yellowstone: Early Travelers Tell Their TalesM. Mark MillerGoodreads
28All Aboard! National Parks: A Wildlife Primer Book Riot
29All Our Relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life Book Riot
30
All The Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
 Book Riot
31Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail Book Riot
32
Altitude Adjustment: A Quest For Love, Home, And Meaning In The Tetons
 Book Riot
33America’s best idea Book Riot
34America’s National Parks: A Pop-Up Book Book Riot
35
American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America
 Book Riot
36American WolfNate BlakesleeGoodreads
37
Among Wolves: Gordon Haber’s Insights into Alaska’s Most Misunderstood Animal
 Book Riot
38
Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America’s Wild Places
 Book Riot
39Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature Book Riot
40AshfallMike MullinGoodreads
41Atlas of YellowstoneW. Andrew MarcusGoodreads
42Bachelor Father Book Riot
43Back of Beyond Book Riot
44Bear Attacks: Their Causes and AvoidanceStephen HerreroGoodreads
45
Bear in the Back Seat: Adventures of a Wildlife Ranger in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
 Book Riot
46Bears I Have Known 
Riverbend Publishing
47Between a Rock and a Hard Place Book Riot
48
Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors
 Book Riot
49Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry Book Riot
50Bozeman Big Sky / West Yellowstone Recreation Map REI
51
Bring Jade Home: The True Story of a Dog Lost in Yellowstone and the People Who Searched for Her
 
National Park Obsessed
52Camping and Tramping with RooseveltJohn BurroughsOars
53Canyon Sacrifice Book Riot
54CelinePeter HellerGoodreads
55
Central Rocky Mountain Wildflowers: Including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
 Oars
56
Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict between Global Conservation and Native Peoples
 Book Riot
57Crazy Brave: A Memoir Book Riot
58
Crimes against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation
 Book Riot
59Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park – 4th Edition REI
60Deadliest Volcanoes 
Volcano Discovery
61Death Canyon Book Riot
62
Denali’s Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak
 Book Riot
63Desert Solitaire Book Riot
64
Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks
 Book Riot
65
Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell’s 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon
 Book Riot
66Ecology II: Throat Song from the Everglades Book Riot
67Endangered Book Riot
68Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens Book Riot
69FalconGuidesBest Easy Day Hikes: Yellowstone National Park REI
70FalconGuidesHiking Guide and Trail Map Bundle: Yellowstone REI
71FalconGuidesHiking Yellowstone National Park – Third Edition REI
72Farewell to Manzanar Book Riot
73Flames Book Riot
74Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park: An Insider’s Guide to the 50 Best PlacesNate SchweberGoodreads
75Flying Magazine 
National Parks Traveler
76For Everything There is a Season: The Sequence of Natural Events in the Grand Teton-Yellowstone AreaFrank C. Craighead, Jr.Oars
77Free FireC.J. BoxGoodreads
78Freshwater Road Book Riot
79from Sand Creek Book Riot
80Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone CountryMarc HendrixGoodreads
81Geyser Basins of YellowstoneN. Genean DunnGoodreads
82Gloryland Book Riot
83Good Night Yellowstone Book Riot
84Grizzlies on My Mind: Essays of Adventure, Love, and Heartache from Yellowstone CountryMichael W. LeachGoodreads
85Grizzly Bears: A Falcon Field GuideJack BallardOars
86Grizzly Years: In Search of the American WildernessDoug PeacockGoodreads
87Hawks Rest: A Season in the Remote Heart of YellowstoneGary FergusonGoodreads
88Heroes of the Frontier Book Riot
89
Hey Ranger! True Tales of Humor & Misadventure from America’s National Parks
 Book Riot
90Hiking Yellowstone National Park 
National Parked
91Homegirls and Handgrenades Book Riot
92In the Bear’s House Book Riot
93
In the Summer of 1903: Colonel Charles Young and the Buffalo Soldiers in Sequoia National Park
 Book Riot
94In Velvet Book Riot
95It Happened In YellowstoneErin TurnerGoodreads
96John Colter: His Years in the RockiesBurton HarrisGoodreads
97Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America’s National Parks Book Riot
98
Legacy on the Land: A Black Couple Discovers Our National Inheritance and Tells Why Every American Should Care
 Book Riot
99Lonely Planet Yellowstone and Grand Teton National ParksBradley Mayhew and Carolyn McCarthyOars
100Lost Canyon Book Riot
101Lost In the Yellowstone: Truman Everts’s Thirty Seven Days of PerilTruman EvertsGoodreads
102Love is a Monument Book Riot
103Making The Moose Out Of Life 
Yellowstone Gift
104
Mapping Yellowstone: A History of the Mapping of Yellowstone National Park
 Book Riot
105
Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape
 Book Riot
106Mountain Spirit: The Sheep Eater Indians of Yellowstone 
National Park Obsessed
107Mountain Time: A Yellowstone MemoirPaul SchulleryGoodreads
108Mountains and Plains: The Ecology of Wyoming LandscapesDennis Knight, George Jones, William Reiners and William RommeOars
109Mule Train Mail Book Riot
110National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain StatesPeter AldenOars
111National Parks Coloring Book Book Riot
112National Parks Traveler 
National Parks Traveler
113
National Parks: A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments and Landmarks
 Book Riot
114Nature Noir: A Park Ranger’s Patrol in the Sierra Book Riot
115No-No Boy Book Riot
116Of Wolves and MenBarry LopezOars
117Old Faithful Murder Book Riot
118Old Stagecoach EraYellowstone AssociationGoodreads
119Our Great Big Backyard Book Riot
120Out on a Limb: A Smoky Mountain Mystery Book Riot
121Photographing Yellowstone National Park 
National Parked
122
Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier
 Book Riot
123Poaching Daisies Book Riot
124Protecting Yellowstone 
National Parks Traveler
125
Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks
 Book Riot
126Redwoods Book Riot
127Rising from the PlainsJohn McPheeOars
128
Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class
 Book Riot
129Roadside Geology of the Yellowstone CountryWilliam J. FritzGoodreads
130
Rooted in the Earth: Reclaiming the African American Environmental Heritage
 Book Riot
131Sibley Birds West: Field Guide to Birds of Western North AmericaDavid SibleyOars
132Silvertip: A Year in the Life of a Yellowstone Grizzly 
Riverbend Publishing
133So Far from God Book Riot
134Spectacular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks 
National Parked
135Squatters in Paradise: A Yellowstone MemoirJames PerryGoodreads
136Strength to Love Book Riot
137Super Eruption 
Volcano Discovery
138Super Volcano: The Ticking Time Bomb Beneath Yellowston… 
Volcano Discovery
139Surviving the Yellowstone Supervolcano (Surviving the I… 
Volcano Discovery
140Take Down Flag Feed HorsesBill EverhartGoodreads
141Take Me with YouCatherine Ryan HydeGoodreads
142Taken by Bear in Yellowstone: A Century of Harrowing Encounters between Grizzlies and HumansKathleen SnowGoodreads
143
Talking to the Dead: Religion, Music, and Lived Memory among Gullah/Geechee Women
 Book Riot
144Teewinot: A Year in the Teton RangeJack TurnerOars
145Temple Grove Book Riot
146The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake (Disaster) 
Volcano Discovery
147The Abundance of SummerTom Murphy
Yellowstone Gift
148The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors Book Riot
149The Arrival Book Riot
150The Associated Press. 
National Parks Traveler
151The Best Of Yellowstone National Park 
National Parks Traveler
152
The Black & Brown Faces in America’s Wild Places: African Americans Making Nature and the Environment a Part of Their Everyday Lives
 Book Riot
153The Camping Trip that Changed America Book Riot
154The Carry Home Book Riot
155The Chief Ranger Book Riot
156The Complete Yellowstone Blu Ray, DVD and Book Combination 
Yellowstone Gift
157The Complete Yellowstone DVD and Book Combination 
Yellowstone Gift
158The Discovery of Yellowstone Park: Journal of the Washburn Expedition to the Yellowstone and Firehole Rivers in the Year 1870Nathaniel Pitt LangfordGoodreads
159
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon
 Book Riot
160
The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature
 Book Riot
161The Killing of Wolf Number Ten: The True StoryThomas McNameeGoodreads
162The Last Season Book Riot
163The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Book Riot
164The National Parks Coloring Book Book Riot
165
The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod
 Book Riot
166The Return of the Wolf to YellowstoneThomas McNameeOars
167The Solace of Open SpacesGretel EhrlichOars
168The Spirit of Winter by Tom Murphy 
Yellowstone Gift
169The Spirit of YellowstoneJudith L. MeyerOars
170
The Stories of Yellowstone: Adventure Tales from the World’s First National Park
 
National Park Obsessed
171The Ways of My Grandmothers Book Riot
172The Wild Inside: A Novel of Suspense Book Riot
173The Yellowstone National ParkJohn MuirGoodreads
174The Yellowstone National Park Cookbook 
Riverbend Publishing
175The Yosemite Book Riot
176The Young Explorer’s Guide To Yellowstone National Park 
National Parks Traveler
177To Save the Wild Bison: Life on the Edge in YellowstoneMary Ann FrankeGoodreads
178Top Trails Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks 
National Parked
179Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape Book Riot
180Track of the Cat Book Riot
181Trails IllustratedYellowstone National Park Trail Map REI
182Travels in the Greater YellowstoneJack TurnerGoodreads
183
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March
 Book Riot
184Under the Stars: How America Fell in Love with Camping Book Riot
185Waltzing In Ragtime Book Riot
186Watching Yellowstone & Grand Teton Wildlife 
Riverbend Publishing
187What I Saw in Grand Teton 
Riverbend Publishing
188What I Saw in Yellowstone 
Riverbend Publishing
189When the Killing’s Done Book Riot
190Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Book Riot
191
Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America
 Book Riot
192Yellowstone and the Snowmobile 
National Parks Traveler
193Yellowstone Eruption 
Volcano Discovery
194Yellowstone Ghost Stories 
Riverbend Publishing
195Yellowstone Is… 
Riverbend Publishing
196Yellowstone National Park (Images of America) 
National Parked
197Yellowstone National Park Topographic Map Pack REI
198Yellowstone Ranger 
National Parks Traveler
199Yellowstone Science: Celebrating 20 Years of WolvesU.S. National Park ServiceGoodreads
200Yellowstone Ski Pioneers: Peril and Heroism on the Winter TrailPaul SchulleryGoodreads
201
Yellowstone Summers: Touring with the Wylie Camping Company in America’s First National Park
 Book Riot
202Yellowstone Supervolcano 
Volcano Discovery
203Yellowstone Wolves in the Wild 
Riverbend Publishing
204Yellowstone, Land of Wonders: Promenade in North America’s National ParkJules LeclercqGoodreads
205Yellowstone: A Visitor’s CompanionGeorge WuethnerOars
206Yellowstone: Final Extinction 
Volcano Discovery
207Yellowstone’s Wildlife in TransitionP.J. WhiteGoodreads
208Young Explorer’s Guide to Yellowstone National Park 
National Parks Traveler



10 Best Yellowstone Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Book Riot 100 Must-Read Books About the National Parks
Goodreads Popular Yellowstone Books
National Park Obsessed 11 Books to Read Before Visiting Yellowstone National Park
National Parked Yellowstone Books and Guides
National Parks Traveler Good Books For Visiting…Yellowstone National Park
Oars The Best Yellowstone and Grand Teton Books
REI Yellowstone National Park Books and Maps
Riverbend Publishing Yellowstone National Park Books
Volcano Discovery Books about Yellowstone volcano
Yellowstone Gift Yellowstone Books

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