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Author Stum, Marlin, 1955-
Title Visions of Antelope Island and Great Salt Lake / by Marlin Stum ; photographs by Dan Miller.
Imprint Logan : Utah State University Press, 1999.

Subject Natural history -- Utah -- Great Salt Lake Region.
Natural history -- Utah -- Antelope Island.
Great Salt Lake Region (Utah) -- Description and travel.
Antelope Island (Utah) -- Description and travel.
Alt Name Miller, Dan, 1954-
Description 1 online resource (viii, 185 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-181) and index.
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Coyote creates a sanctuary for the animals -- Of schist and salt -- The view from a grotto -- Perilous journeys -- Building a home in the wilderness -- Condemned land? -- Wildfires on the island -- Inundated -- The long crossing -- Touching the bison spirit -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index -- Biographical note.
Summary "Along the urban corridor of the Wasatch Front, much of the western horizon is formed by the distinctive ridge line of Great Salt Lake's Antelope Island. A state park, the island is a favorite destination for Utah outdoor recreationists and visiting tourists. It is the most popular state park in Utah. Yet, despite its familiarity to Utahns and others, not much is generally known about the island's environment and history." "Marlin Stum, journalist and nature writer, grew up east of Antelope Island. He has spent much of his life exploring it and Great Salt Lake, in the field and through library research, and he currently is a state park volunteer on the island. Stum reviews Antelope's story in detail, from the dramatic impact of natural cycles of fire and flood to the island's emblematic, free-roaming buffalo herd. He covers geology and wildlife, archaeology and history, recreation and park management, and other topics, and he invariably considers Antelope Island in relation to the environment and history of Great Salt Lake and the Salt Lake Valley, from which its story should not be separated."--BOOK JACKET.
Note Description based on print version record.
ISBN 9780874213614 (electronic bk.)
0874213614 (electronic bk.)
0585101485 (electronic bk.)
9780585101484 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 43475836
Additional Format Print version: Stum, Marlin, 1955- Visions of Antelope Island and Great Salt Lake. Logan : Utah State University Press, 1999 0874212693 (DLC) 99006161 (OCoLC)40848425