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Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

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Compass Guide Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

Compass Guide Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

by Brian Kevin

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 356 PAGES

Exquisitely photographed, this sumptuous guide in the newly relaunched Compass Guides series, featuring local authors, is an excellent overview of the history, culture, nature, activities and attractions of the park. With a 20-page section of practical information. (USW577, $21.99)

Spectacular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Spectacular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

by Charles R. Preston

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 132 PAGES

Three hundred color photographs, including panoramic six-page foldout spreads, archival pictures and essays on history and ecology, capture the splendor of these national parks. (USW547, $50.00)

Wapiti Wilderness

Wapiti Wilderness

by Margaret Murie | Olaus Murie

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 302 PAGES

Margaret and her biologist husband (who did the illustrations for the book) write of a winter, and especially the elk, at a ranch in Jackson Hole. They alternate chapters, mixing tales of work as a field biologist with stories of life in the region, where they lived for 37 years. (USW68, $24.95)

Yellowstone National Park Map

Yellowstone National Park Map

by Trails Illustrated

  • 2011
  • MAP

A visitor's overview map of the park at a scale of 1:126,000 with good topographic relief. (USW32, $11.95)

Grand Teton National Park Map

Grand Teton National Park Map

by Trails Illustrated

  • MAP

A detailed topographic map of Grand Teton National Park. (USW34, $11.95)

 
Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks


by Bradley Mayhew | Carolyn McCarthy

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

With personality and local savvy, Montana residents Bradley Mayhew and Carolyn McCarthy cover the practicalities of where to go and what to do. With more photographs, detailed itineraries, family-friendly options, suggested hikes, two-color maps and a good overview of natural history. (USW438, $19.99)

Yellowstone, A Visitor's Companion

Yellowstone, A Visitor's Companion


by George Wuerthner

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 218 PAGES

A handbook to the geology, ecology, wildlife and plants of Yellowstone. Includes photographs, a bird list and brief field guide with black-and-white drawings. (USW54, $15.95)

Do (Not) Feed the Bears, The Fitful History of Wildlife and Tourists in Yellowstone

Do (Not) Feed the Bears, The Fitful History of Wildlife and Tourists in Yellowstone


by Alice Wondrak Biel

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 200 PAGES

Biel goes beyond Yogi and Smokey, showing changing attitudes toward the bears from the 19th-century up to current conservation policy. (SWU465, $15.95)

Wilderness and the American Mind

Wilderness and the American Mind


by Roderick Nash

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 440 PAGES

A classic essay on changing American attitudes toward wilderness and the environment, including an enlightening discussion on western expansion. With chapters on Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Alaska and wilderness preservation. (USW97, $20.00)

Journal of a Trapper

Journal of a Trapper


by Osborne Russell | Aubrey L. Haines

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 241 PAGES

A simply-told account of the life of a fur trapper in the 1830s and 1840s, mainly in and around Yellowstone. It's both an eyewitness report from the heyday of fur trading and an engaging account of the region. (USW439, $18.95)

Close Range: Wyoming Stories

Close Range: Wyoming Stories


by E. Annie Proulx

  • LITERATURE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 285 PAGES

Proulx's brilliantly-drawn characters personify the loneliness, harsh beauty and wild nature of Wyoming in this luminous collection, which includes the story "Brokeback Mountain." (USW349, $15.00)

A Naturalist's Guide to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park

A Naturalist's Guide to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park


by Frank C. Craighead, Jr.

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

A memoir and classic natural history of the wildlife of Jackson Hole and the Tetons by a celebrated local biologist, organized week-by-week throughout the year. (SWU168, $18.95)

Decade of the Wolf, Returning the Wild to Yellowstone

Decade of the Wolf, Returning the Wild to Yellowstone


by Douglas Smith | Gary Ferguson

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Biologist Smith (Yellowstone Wolf Recovery Project) and nature writer Ferguson look at the 10 years since the re-introduction of wolves to Yellowstone. (RKY90, $16.95)

Mountain Time, A Yellowstone Portrait

Mountain Time, A Yellowstone Portrait


by Paul Schullery

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 280 PAGES

A former ranger, Schullery writes with depth and grace on the natural history of Yellowstone National Park, its wildlife, rangers and visitors in this classic collection of essays, originally published in 1984. (USW392, $19.95)

Rising from the Plains

Rising from the Plains


by John McPhee

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1986
  • PAPER
  • 213 PAGES

McPhee's elegant and accessible essays show the geology of the Rockies through his travels with U.S. Geological Survey scientist David Love. (USW18, $16.00)

Searching For Yellowstone, Ecology and Wonder in the Last Wilderness

Searching For Yellowstone, Ecology and Wonder in the Last Wilderness


by Paul D. Schullery

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 338 PAGES

An engaging social and environmental history of Yellowstone from the Pleistocene to the present focusing on the park since its founding in 1872. Schullery has worked in Yellowstone as a ranger, a historian and the chief of cultural resources. (USW59, $19.95)

Windows into the Earth, The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

Windows into the Earth, The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks


by Robert B. Smith | Lee J. Siegel

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A geologic history and tour of the northern Rockies, particularly Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. With an outstanding overview of the geologic formation of the region and 50 color photographs. (USW356, $29.95)

Yellowstone Country, The Enduring Wonder

Yellowstone Country, The Enduring Wonder


by Seymour L. Fishbein

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

An overview of Yellowstone presented in the National Geographic style, featuring spectacular color photographs, maps and good travel information. (SWU76, $16.00)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States


by Peter Alden

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 447 PAGES

A compact field guide to 1,000 commonly encountered plants and animals of Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. With 1,500 color photographs, 11 maps, and 16 night-sky charts. (USW286, $19.95)

The Field Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

The Field Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks


by Kurt F. Johnson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 244 PAGES

This comprehensive guide features 1,200 color photographs. (USW738, $24.95)

Yellowstone Trees & Wildflowers

Yellowstone Trees & Wildflowers


by James Kavanagh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2006
  • PLASTIC CARD

A handy, laminated fold-up card. (USW501, $6.95)

Yellowstone Wildlife

Yellowstone Wildlife


by Pocket Naturalist

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2006
  • PLASTIC CARD

This handy plastic card illustrates the birds, mammals, fishes, amphibians and reptiles of Yellowstone. We also carry its companion, Yellowstone Trees & Wildflowers (Item USW501). (RKY88, $6.95)

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