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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for any visitor to the first national park!
Death in Yellowstone is an amazing book that documents most of the deaths that have occured in the park since its beginning. The book is divided into two parts: death by nature and death by man. As an employee of the Old Faithful Inn this past summer, I recommend this book for anyone who has visited the park or is going to do so in the future. The stories are both...
Published on 18 Oct. 1998

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2.0 out of 5 stars Cross between Accident Reports and The Darwin Reports
Just a list of stupid people doing silly things, I gave up after fifty pages. It was a longwinded version of the Darwin awards.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for any visitor to the first national park!, 18 Oct. 1998
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This review is from: Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park (Paperback)
Death in Yellowstone is an amazing book that documents most of the deaths that have occured in the park since its beginning. The book is divided into two parts: death by nature and death by man. As an employee of the Old Faithful Inn this past summer, I recommend this book for anyone who has visited the park or is going to do so in the future. The stories are both educating and frightening at the same time but offer valuable lessons about traveling in the park. It is amazing to me how some people could even think of walking around the thermal pools at night, go camping alone, try to tame bears or get too close to the canyon's edge!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Reminders., 9 April 1999
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This review is from: Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park (Paperback)
This book is divided into two parts: Death by Nature (124 pages) and Death by Man (67 pages). I thought the "Death by Nature" section was the most entertaining and interesting. Although some incidents were brought on by people's stupidity, other incidents served as good learning experiences--things to watch out for when enjoying the outdoors. The author chronicles over 300 deaths which took place between 1839-1993.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books a Yellowstone lover could ever get., 1 July 1998
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This review is from: Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park (Paperback)
This book details deaths in the park, from accidents in hot water to falls from thousands of feet. This book will definitely inhance your awareness of danger and pleasure in the park. Will keep you on the edge of your seat, and scare you to death at the same time. Very well written, and also documented with sources for further information. A must have for anyone who has ever been to Yellowstone!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting, educational, and entertaining., 27 April 1999
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This review is from: Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park (Paperback)
A fascinating book about all the people who have died in Yellowstone (excluding auto accidents and illness). It seems strange that a book about death would be fun to read, but I definitely enjoyed this one. It also gives some good examples of what NOT to do when in Yellowstone. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has been to Yellowstone or is interested in the park.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! A must read for park visitors!, 29 Aug. 1998
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This review is from: Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park (Paperback)
I read this book on the way home from our family vacation in Yellowstone. It helped me understand the regulations and made me appreciate the wildness of the park. It is so well written; concise, factual yet very entertaining. I can't wait to read more of Whittlesey.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Danger in Paradise!!!!, 12 Jun. 1999
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This review is from: Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park (Paperback)
This book reminds you exactly how dangerous paradise can be. A must have for Yellowstone historians. If you like this book, you must also check out Lee's other books. At this time, I believe he is the number one authority on Yellowstone history in the world!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantatsic book, and very interesting, 19 Jun. 2010
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This review is from: Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park (Paperback)
This book is well written, interesting and in places very amusing. A lot of information and facts. A must read for those wishing to visit the park and those you have already been!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A true example that fact truly is stranger than fiction, 28 Oct. 2013
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Lee H. Whittlesey, Head Librarian for Yellowstone National Park, has written a truly entertaining chronicle about the unnatural deaths that have occurred in this first of all America's National Parks. On the one hand, it's a cautionary tale of how NOT to behave in a land where wild animals have the "right of way". On the other hand it is a darkly amusing list of people who suddenly found themselves receiving a Darwin Award.

We used it as a guide on our honeymoon in Yellowstone. We're still alive!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping, 18 Aug. 2014
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A gripping book, I couldn't put it down, it shows that the Wilderness is Wild and should be respected. A strange purchase when I visited the park, but this book has done the rounds of my friends and family and we have all found it strangely addictive. Worth a buy, especially if you have been to the park, you can really understand what's happened.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Birthday present, 3 May 2014
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I bought this for my son-in-law who visited Yellowstone last year. His birthday isn't until July but I have read some of it, very interesting
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