From the sublime to the satanic

Belated congratulations to Michael Barton over at the Dispersal of Darwin for the publication of his article Between Heaven and Hell: Religious Language in Early Descriptions of Yellowstone in vol. 16 no. 3 of Yellowstone Science.

Michael's well-research and profusely illustrated article is available here (PDF, 802kb). It is based on a paper he wrote as part of a history internship in 2007, and discusses how early explorers in the Yellowstone area, influenced perhaps by the Romantics, gave biblical, often satanic, names to the area's breathtaking natural features. It's well worth a read.

Richard Carter, FCD

Writer and photographer Richard Carter, FCD is the founder of the Friends of Charles Darwin. He lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.WebsiteNewsletterMastodonetc…

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