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Yellowstone and the Smithsonian : centers of wildlife conservation

Author: Diane Smith
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2017.
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"As America's first national park--established thirty years before the creation of the National Park Service--Yellowstone lacked any sort of systems or procedures to shape and direct its early wildlife conservation practices. The soldiers who manned the park thus spent a considerable amount of time establishing connections with scientific institutions and arranging to transfer specimens from the park to researchers
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Smith, Diane, 1949-
Yellowstone and the Smithsonian.
Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, 2017
(DLC) 2016051185
(OCoLC)960894879
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Smith
ISBN: 9780700623907 0700623906
OCLC Number: 971252580
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part I. Center of New Knowledge --
The Smithsonian Institution : Type Specimens and the Origins of Specimen Exchange --
Yellowstone National Park : The Survival of the Specimens --
Centennial Exhibition : Object Maps of US Commercial Resources --
Part II. Centers of Conservation --
In the Beginning Were the Bison : Habitat Groups and the Vital Spark --
A National and Zoological Park : "A Home and City of Refuge for the Vanishing Races of the Continent" --
Part III. Animals and Artifacts --
An Almost Certain Fate : Animal Displays and the Contest for Yellowstone Resources --
The Greatest Game Preserve in the Country : City of Refuge or a National Zoo --
Yellowstone and Wild Animal Displays : "The Most Wonderful and Best Known of the Great Government Reservations."
Responsibility: Diane Smith.

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The book explores the early relationship between Yellowstone National Park and the Smithsonian Institution as they tried to conserve American wildlife for future generations.  Read more...

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