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Arizona: Grand Canyon & Sedona

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

Essential Reading

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Eyewitness Guide Arizona & the Grand Canyon

Eyewitness Guide Arizona & the Grand Canyon

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 175 PAGES

A comprehensive guide to Arizona, complete with over 500 photographs, illustrations and maps, as well as plenty of travel information. (SWU173, $20.00)

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

by John Wesley Powell

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 397 PAGES

The classic tale of adventure and exploration of the rivers and canyonlands of the Colorado Plateau, originally published in 1875 -- and still terrific reading for any traveler to the Grand Canyon. (USW80, $17.00)

Field Guide to the Grand Canyon

Field Guide to the Grand Canyon

by Pocket Naturalist

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PLASTIC CARD

This handy, laminated card features color illustrations of commonly encountered birds, mammals and reptiles of the Grand Canyon and can be easily slipped in your pocket. (USW334, $6.95)

Southwestern Desert Life

Southwestern Desert Life

by Raymond Leung | James Kavanaugh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2000
  • PLASTIC CARD

A pocket-size, fold-out guide to the life of the desert Southwest. (SWU43, $6.95)

Recreational Map of Arizona

Recreational Map of Arizona

by GTR Mapping

  • 2006
  • MAP

This up-to-date detailed road map, at a scale of 1:790,000, features colorful, shaded relief. (USW271, $7.95)

 
Moon Handbook Grand Canyon

Moon Handbook Grand Canyon


by Bill Weir

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 277 PAGES

A handy, practical guide to the Grand Canyon and nearby regions, this book is a good resource for planning a trip, featuring extensive, up-to-date listings, maps and other background information. (SWU175, $19.99)

Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest

Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest


by Stephen Plog | Amy Elizabeth Grey

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

This illustrated introduction provides an in-depth look at the ancient cultures that first inhabited the pueblos and cliff dwellings of the American Southwest. Organized chronologically, it features hundreds of maps, mostly black-and-white photographs and site diagrams. (USW131, $26.95)

How the Canyon Became Grand, A Short History

How the Canyon Became Grand, A Short History


by Stephen J. Pyne

  • HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 199 PAGES

The history of the idea and allure of the Grand Canyon, and its transformation from worthless real estate to marvel of nature. (USW76, $15.00)

Sedona


by Sedona Historical Society

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 126 PAGES

This lovingly produced collection of 200 archival photographs shows the transformation of Sedona from a tiny outpost along Oak Creek Canyon to a popular recreational destination. (SWU241, $21.99)

Walking

Walking


by Henry David Thoreau

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 92 PAGES

Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration. (WLK04, $9.99)

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West


by Wallace Stegner

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 438 PAGES

The classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of explorer John Wesley Powell by the great Wallace Stegner, first published in 1954. It's both an adventure and an insightful look at the politics of development in the American West. (USW78, $18.00)

Grand Canyon, Travelers' Tales

Grand Canyon, Travelers' Tales


by James O'Reilly | Larry Habegger

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 281 PAGES

A diverse collection of excellent stories and essays on the nature, history and people of the Grand Canyon. Organized by topic, the selection includes Barry Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, Ann Zwinger, Colin Fletcher, Edward Abbey and other greats. (USW333, $17.95)

The Man Who Walked Through Time

The Man Who Walked Through Time


by Colin Fletcher

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 247 PAGES

Fletcher's much-loved account of a remarkable two-month odyssey below the rim of the Grand Canyon, first published in 1967. (USW94, $16.00)

Desert Solitaire

Desert Solitaire


by Edward Abbey

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 303 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

One of the great works on the value of the desert, eloquent and laugh-out-loud funny. Although Abbey writes specifically about his experiences as a ranger at Arches National Park outside Moab, Utah, his message is universal. (DES02, $16.00)

Downcanyon, A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon

Downcanyon, A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon


by Ann Zwinger

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

A vivid overview of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River, from Mile 0 at Lees Ferry to Mile 278 at Grand Wash Fault. Zwinger interweaves geology, plants, animals and human history in her account. (USW11, $19.95)

Lasting Light, 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography

Lasting Light, 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography


by Stephen Trimble

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 126 PAGES

A celebration of the canyon and its allure for great photographers, this book showcases work of prominent photographers over the last 125 years. The images are enhance by Trimble's profiles of 21 contemporary artists. (USW508, $40.00)

Our Sonoran Desert

Our Sonoran Desert


by Bill Broyles

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 80 PAGES

Broyles showcases the diverse landscapes, plants and animals of the Sonoran from its rugged mountains, sand dunes and lava flows to its cactus, horned lizards and bighorn sheep in this compact introduction. (USW567, $14.95)

The Desert Year

The Desert Year


by Joseph Wood Krutch

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

Joseph Wood Krutch celebrates the austere beauty, rugged plants and many animals of American Southwest in this classic account of his first year in Arizona, winner of the 1954 John Burroughs Medal for a Distinguished Book of Natural History -- and as enchanting today. With 33 original illustrations by Rudolf Freund. (USW652, $19.95)

A Field Guide to the Grand Canyon

A Field Guide to the Grand Canyon


by Stephen Whitney

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 268 PAGES

A compact guide to the natural history of the Grand Canyon with 71 handsome color plates, maps and illustrations. (USW06, $19.95)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah


by Peter Alden

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the American Southwest. (SWU14, $22.00)

Scats and Tracks of the Desert Southwest

Scats and Tracks of the Desert Southwest


by James Halfpenny | Todd Telander

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

A pocket guide to tracks, scats and signs of the animals of the region. (SWU61, $9.95)

Southwestern Desert Birds

Southwestern Desert Birds


by Raymond Leung | James Kavanaugh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PLASTIC CARD

A fold-out, laminated guide to the birds of the desert Southwest, with illustrations of almost 150 species. Kids will enjoy this identification guide, too. (SWU42, $6.95)

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America


by David Sibley

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 474 PAGES

A compact, geographically specific version of the Sibley Guide with all new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird. (USW418, $19.95)

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