Yellowstone is America’s first, and arguably most iconic, national park. In his latest book, bestselling author David Quammen serves as tour guide to this national treasure, which is larger than both Rhode Island and Delaware combined.

“Quammen illuminates the park’s storied past and breaks down its rich ecosystem, blending history, science, and research from the field. His book is as much a visual ode to nature as an intimate tour of one of the world’s most celebrated conservation areas. Yellowstone: A Journey Through America’s Wild Heart offers a portrait of extremes—hot and cold, violent and serene, lush and ravaged.”

NSWA members and guests had a chance to chat with Quammen following his talk about Yellowstone at Town Hall Seattle on Sept. 30.