Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Geysers of Yellowstone Paperback – June, 1995
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
It is extremely thorough and from what i can gather, covers every geyser in the park. It opens with an informative chapter "About Geysers" which lays down in great detail how geysers work. Then he provides some of the geologic background on the Yellowstone geyser basin, including the impact the many local earthquakes have had on their activity.
This is followed by a general discussion of they geyser basins in the park and the relationship between them. The next twelve chapters take the park basins one by one, with descriptions and index maps for each. This index include the name of they geyser, a reference to the particular map it is displayed on with interval, duration, and height. Bryan include un-named geysers in this list
He concludes with an extensive chapter covering the the Geyser Fields of the World. The index of geyser and hot springs is awesome, and with the Kindle edition the hyper links included increase the value of this version considerably.
When I first picked this up I immediately thought of a Woody Allen film of my youth "Everything You Wanted to Know About -". It is difficult to make writing about physical phenomena interesting, but Bryan makes it much better than expected. Having said that, unless you are an absolute geyser freak I am not sure of it's value. I also wish he had included the GPS coordinates (is my Bohanon bias showing?) at least for the major attractions. For simply knowing what geysers to look for perhaps Chapple does a better job but for detailed information on the a particular geyser Bryan can't be beat.
Superbly well organized, and written, this book readily conveys the author's enthusiasm for the subject. I would have preferred a few more color photographs in addition to the cover, but this is a minor quibble. The black and white photos are chosen carefully, and give a good idea of the feature involved.
The book discusses all known geysers in Yellowstone, which park contains a substantial majority of these features on the planet. Maps are supplied, and are easily deciphered. Data is given concerning the eruptive pattern of each geyser, where known, and this proved most helpful during a recent trip to this magnificent area.
The feature I enjoyed the most was the detailed appendix, setting forth all known geyser fields anywhere on Earth. I guarantee some of the locations and features will surprise you. The author also discuuses which of these fields are most endangered by unwise development of geothermal power.
Very, very highly recommended. Indeed, I should say it is indispensible for anyone planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park. Enjoy.
I've looked at them on my Kindle, on my iPad and in the Kindle for PC app. Even when zoomed in on the Kindle they are extremely hard to read.
Given that maps are important to this book, Amazon should have included better resolution maps.
Guess I'm going to have to buy the hard copy.
Smart marketing, Amazon.
It would be nice if the next edition included geographic coordinates for the geysers.
If you want to know what's really going on, what's really worth seeing, and where it is, this is the book that tells you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a wealth of information on literally every geyser in Yellowstone. It goes into lots of detail. Read morePublished on June 1, 2014 by CCMB
This is the most comprehensive book on geysers in Yellowstone that I have found. All the information I wanted and more. Read morePublished on April 2, 2014 by Bryan S.
The only good resource on Yellowstone's geysers written for public consumption. This is my fourth copy and I love it!!!Published on March 19, 2014 by L. Taubeneck
My husband wanted this. So I got it for him and he likes it. It was very informative and he learned a lotPublished on March 31, 2013 by SALT212
It is simple.... If you are going to yellowstone n want to know about the thermal features and there historiesPublished on January 19, 2013 by Greg Klesius
I love geothermal features. I watch and rewatch these geyser videos since I don't live near one. Plus you never know when the earth will shift and a particular geyser will be no... Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by CM Pants
This book breaks down the assorted geyser fields in Yellowstone into small groups. Each group's chapter begins with a map, showing where each geyser and pool is, with larger dots... Read morePublished on June 27, 2012 by Rural Life