Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Lee Whittlesey
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Introduction, Chapters 1-2, Hold Fast to Your Children: Death in Hot Water, 'These Animals Are Not Real': The Myth That Can Kill You!

• Yellowstone National Park is a beautiful place but it is full of fatal dangers.

• The stories teach and their pedagogical value is the reason the author wrote about them.

• The author, Lee H. Whittlesey, was a Yellowstone Park Ranger and later a law student who studied wrongful death and personal injury cases in Yellowstone.

• It became clear to Whittlesey that some deaths and injuries were due to nature but others were caused by man; many were the result of stupidity and negligence.
• This book covers three hundred deaths, which the author has tried to cover delicately; the central message of the book is to play safely and think before you act.

• On July 20th, 1981, David Allen Kirwan died while trying to save his friend's dog...

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