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

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6.42 X 9.3 X 1.06 inches | 1.24 pounds

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About the Author

Jules Leclercq (1848-1928), who wrote twenty-three travelogues, was a judge by profession and a founding member of the Royal Belgian Geographical Society. Janet Chapple is the author of Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler's Companion to the National Park. Suzanne Cane is a librarian and independent French translator.


"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last makes available to English-speaking readers a masterpiece of western American travel writing that is a fascinating historical document in its own right."--Christopher Lewis, Dad of Divas--Christopher Lewis"Dad of Divas" (05/18/2013)
"What a delightful discovery this book is. Jules Leclercq is the kind of writer we love to travel with--enthusiastic, energetic, observant, curious, and companionable. Janet Chapple and Suzanne Cane have produced a splendid translation and well-researched edition."--Robert Root, author of Postscripts: Retrospections on Time and Place -- (09/20/2012)
"This lost jewel by an overlooked but wonderful explorer reads like a Jules Verne novel and is astonishing in its poetic descriptions of the raw nature of Yellowstone in the nineteenth century. A beautiful, evocative work on those early days in the American wilderness, it is like a literary Ansel Adams." --Peter Schulman, translator, author, and professor at Old Dominion University -- (09/20/2012)
"Any nature scholar interested in provenance or the origins of the naming of landscapes will find in Janet Chapple and Suzanne Cane's translation a welcome addition to the genre."--Foreword Reviews --Foreword Reviews
"[Yellowstone, Land of Wonders is] a lovely translation . . . perfect for American history, natural history, or travel collections alike."--Midwest Book Review--Midwest Book Review
"Meticulously edited, with very good notes, this well-made book is both scholarly and easy to read."--Lois D. Atwood, Providence Journal-- (08/11/2013)