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Utah: Bryce & Zion Canyons

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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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Moon Handbook Zion and Bryce

Moon Handbook Zion and Bryce

by W.C. McRae

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 298 PAGES

A practical guide to traveling and hiking in Utah's Zion and Bryce National Parks, with shorter sections on nearby Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Escalante. (SWU181, $17.99)

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)

A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country

A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country

by David Williams | Gloria Brown

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 188 PAGES

A compact field guide to the wildlife of the high desert of the Colorado Plateau and the nine national parks of the region. Williams includes an overview of the history, geology and ecology of the high desert along with basic information on identifying common plants and animals. (USW289, $24.95)

Zion National Park

Zion National Park

by Trails Illustrated

  • 2009
  • MAP

This hiker's map (1:28,000) is printed on tear-resistant, waterproof paper. (USW144, $11.95)

Bryce Canyon National Park Map

Bryce Canyon National Park Map

by Trails Illustrated

  • 2006
  • MAP

With portions of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and surrounding parks. (USW143, $11.95)

 
Recreational Map of Utah

Recreational Map of Utah


by GTR Mapping

  • MAP

A very good fold-out map of Utah at a scale of 1:800,000 showing topography, parks and wilderness areas, cities, towns and roads. (SWU48, $3.95)

Eyewitness Guide Southwest and Las Vegas

Eyewitness Guide Southwest and Las Vegas


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 314 PAGES

This thorough, gorgeously illustrated guidebook provides an excellent overview of the Southwest, its history, traditions, cultures and sights. (SWU147, $23.00)

Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks


by Tamara Martin | Erik Molvar

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

In addition to useful trail descriptions, maps and safety techniques, this practical hiking guide to Zion and Bryce National Parks gives an overview of the area's natural history. (USW138, $21.95)

The Southwest Inside Out, An Illustrated Guide to the Land and its History

The Southwest Inside Out, An Illustrated Guide to the Land and its History


by Thomas Wiewandt | Maureen Wilks

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 208 PAGES

An outstanding guide to understanding the geomorphology of the Southwest, featuring the author's color photographs of canyons, dunes and other landforms. (USW345, $24.95)

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)

Mormon Country

Mormon Country


by Wallace Stegner

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 362 PAGES

Stegner's story of Brigham Young and early history of Utah, originally published in 1942, includes marvelous portraits of people and places in the Salt Lake Basin. (USW38, $21.95)

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, $17.00)

The Bassett Women

The Bassett Women


by Grace McClure

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1985
  • PAPER
  • 247 PAGES

The story of a pioneering family in eastern Utah, drawn from interviews, historical documents and memoirs. "Queen" Anne Bassett and her family were a resilient group who endured the harsh life of settlers in eastern Utah. (USW350, $18.95)

Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert

Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert


by Terry Tempest Williams

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A series of lyrical, thoughtful essays on the power and beauty of the Red Rock Wilderness of southern Utah, including Grand Staircase, Canyonlands, Glen Canyon, Moab and the Great Basin. (USW398, $15.95)

Roadside Geology, Utah

Roadside Geology, Utah


by Halka Chronic

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 325 PAGES

Designed for the roadside traveler, this series explains in detail the geologic history of Utah as seen through the car window. A great introduction to basic geomorphology and how the dramatic landscapes were formed. (USW30, $20.00)

Run, River, Run: A Naturalist's Journey Down One of the Great Rivers of the American West

Run, River, Run: A Naturalist's Journey Down One of the Great Rivers of the American West


by Ann Zwinger

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1984
  • PAPER
  • 317 PAGES

An account of travels on the author's beloved Green River, which runs from western Wyoming to eastern Utah before joining the Colorado. (USW394, $18.95)

Zion Canyon, A Storied Land

Zion Canyon, A Storied Land


by Greer K. Chesher

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 96 PAGES

Chesher, a park ranger and longtime resident of the region, brings a personal and in-depth perspective to Zion Canyon, examining its geological wonders, ecology and the interplay between the landscape and its human settlers. (USW502, $14.95)

Canyon Country Wildflowers

Canyon Country Wildflowers


by Damian Fagan

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 152 PAGES

This comprehensive field guide covers 190 of the most commonly encountered wildflowers, shrubs and trees of the Four Corners area. (USW155, $19.95)

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America


by Jon Dunn

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 576 PAGES

This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages. (FG09, $27.95)

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)

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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