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Liceul Teoretic “Bolyai Farkas”

LUCRARE DE ATESTAT LA LIMBA ENGLEZĂ

Parcul Naţional Yellowstone

Prof.coordinator: Absolvent: Kádár Adrienne Koncz Krisztina
XII.A

Tg-Mureş
2013
“Bolyai Farkas” High School

Yellowstone National Park

Guiding teacher: Student:
Kádár Adrienne Koncz Krisztina
XII.A

Tg-Mureş
2013 
Table of contents:
Introduction................................................................................3 Chapter 1
Yellowstone National Park...................................................4 Chapter 2
2.1. History...........................................................................6 2.2. Park creation.................................................................10
2.2.1. The Act of Dedication.........................................11 Chapter 3
3.1. Later history.................................................................17 3.2. Heritage and research center........................................20 Chapter 4
4.1. Geography....................................................................21 4.2. Geology........................................................................23 Chapter 5
5.1. Biology and ecology.....................................................29 5.2. Flora..............................................................................30 5.3. Fauna............................................................................32 Chapter 6

Forest fires.........................................................................38 Chapter 7
Climate..............................................................................42 Chapter 8
8.1. Recreation..................................................................44 8.2. Legal jurisdiction.......................................................48 Conclusion.............................................................................49 Bibliography.........................................................................50


Introduction
Yellowstone National Park is one of the most popular places people choose for vacation. Thousands of Americans and foreigners come to the park to enjoy wonderful landscapes and unbelievable beauty of nature .For an individual to visit Yellowstone National Park means to become a part of the unique natural culture, where impressions are closely intertwined with excellent views and informative exhibitions. It is believed that Native Americans inhabited the lands of what is now Yellowstone National Park for more than 11,000 years, until approximately 200 years ago, when European settlers began to drive many of them from their homelands. In 1872 Yellowstone was declared the world’s first national park as a way to preserve and protect the land for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations. Yellowstone National Park covers a vast area in the Northwestern United States. Its landscape is very complex and ever changing thanks to the many geological forces that are found there. In fact, the unique geological features such as the geysers, hot springs, steam vents, among many others, are what lead to Yellowstone being named a national park. The remainder of this paper will describe Yellowstone in more detail, and cover its size, location, altitude, climate and distinctive features.

Chapter 1
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park (Arapaho: Henihco'oo' or Héetíhco'oo) is a national park located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Yellowstone, widely held to be the first national park in the world, is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal...
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