Some Like it Hot

BySusan Neider


Some Like It Hot! is a beautiful visual portrait of Yellowstone National Park's best and most favorite thermal features. This stunning portfolio of photographs by Susan M. Neider is uniquely organized by geographic region, so it's easy to find specific geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and fumaroles. Fascinating historical descriptions by early explorers of the geyser basins—including General H.D. Washburn, F.V. Hayden, and famed conservationist John Muir—accompany these vibrant images and emphasize the timeless beauty and wonder of Yellowstone.


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-60639-006-1
Author: Susan Neider
Size: 9 x 9 inches
Pages: 128

Yellowstone is filled with intriguing natural mysteries and has fascinated geologists for centuries. "Some Like it Hot! Yellowstone's Favorite Geysers, Hot Springs, and Fumaroles, with Personal Accounts by Early Explorers" focuses on the extreme natural features of Yellowstone National Park and is packed cover to cover with nature photos that will awe-inspire. A strong pick for any nature collection, "Some Like It Hot!" will surely bring joy to any extreme nature enthusiast.

—Midwest Book Review

With only a couple of exceptions, I have had the good fortune to photograph every national park and monument in the American west, and then, of course, Yellowstone, our first national park. Add to that list most of the numerous state parks and scenic places along the way. I'd estimate this amounts to roughly 60,000 car miles and as many firings of the shutter, over ten years, traveling about four weeks a year.

It's hard to beat the breathtaking scenery of southern Utah and places like Sequoia and Yosemite, but I have had more fun in Yellowstone than in all those other parks combined. It's dynamic, it's elusive, it's chance, it's varied, and surprisingly, the thermal features are largely ignored as subjects of great beauty. Photographers hunt the wildlife but walk right by gems like Emerald Pool. To be honest, Yellowstone is not easy to photograph, but I have tried to find a way to make it so.

Some Like It Hot! is a portfolio of photographs of my favorite thermal features of Yellowstone. Additionally, I've added as captions excerpts from a great variety of the journals of early expedition members reacting and describing what they were seeing. These personal accounts are beautifully written and timeless, as one would expect from good minds when writing about a newly discovered wonder of nature. While this collection provides a well-organized overview of the major and most beautiful thermal features, it is not intended to be a guidebook to Yellowstone National Park. There are many fine titles for that purpose. Rather, it is my hope to usher you in to the very best places, and then set you free.

Susan M. Neider

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