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Author’s note: While researching The Story of Yellowstone, I turned to countless web sites for information. The sites I visited most frequently include the ones for: the National Park Service, the US Geological Survey (including the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory), NASA, the BBC, National Geographic, PBS (including NOVA), NPR, EarthSky, the American Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Magazine, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the Billings Gazette and Wikipedia. I also made many trips to the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana, to learn about the area’s geology and prehistory.

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