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Exploring Glacier and Waterton National Parks

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Exploring Glacier National Park

Exploring Glacier National Park

by Jane Gildart | Bert Gildart

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

This excellent naturalist's overview of Glacier National Park includes the region's geologic history, flora, fauna and insider recommendations for hikes, visitor sites and other outdoor activities. With color and black-and-white photos and sketch maps. (RKY19, $16.95)

Glacier National Park, The First 100 Years

Glacier National Park, The First 100 Years

by C. W. Guthrie

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 168 PAGES

Celebrating the designation of Glacier as our nation's tenth national park on May 11, 1910, C.W. Guthrie traces the history of the park from its Native American Heritage and earliest settlers to the present in 240 vintage paintings and historical and stunning color photographs. (USW645, $39.95)

This High, Wild Country: A Celebration of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

This High, Wild Country: A Celebration of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

by Marsha Karle | Paul Schullery

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

Featuring 80 watercolors of the wildlife and landscapes of the park by his wife Marsha Karle, Schullery weaves nature, history and anecdote in this excellent portrait of the park. (USW651, $27.95)

Glacier National Park Wildlife

Glacier National Park Wildlife

by James Kavanagh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2008
  • PLASTIC CARD

Take it along! This handy, fold-up plastic card includes color illustrations of commonly encountered birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and butterflies. (USW500, $6.95)

Glacier/Waterton Lakes National Parks Map

Glacier/Waterton Lakes National Parks Map

by Trails Illustrated

  • 2004
  • MAP

A detailed topographic map of Glacier and Waterton national Parks (USW96, $11.95)

 
Glacier-Waterton, International Peace Park

Glacier-Waterton, International Peace Park


by Vicky Spring | Tom Kirkendall

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A comprehensive guide for active travelers to Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks. It details the best hikes and bike rides, along with other adventure activities, and is full of helpful sketch maps. (RKY33, $17.95)

Insiders' Guide to Glacier National Park, Including the Flathead Valley and Waterton Lakes National Park

Insiders' Guide to Glacier National Park, Including the Flathead Valley and Waterton Lakes National Park


by Susan Olin

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 273 PAGES

A practical, comprehensive guide for travelers, including recommendations on outdoor recreation as well as his-torical, natural and cultural information. Sixth edition. (USW546, $18.95)

Moon Handbook Glacier National Park

Moon Handbook Glacier National Park


by Becky Lomax

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 332 PAGES

A comprehensive, no-nonsense guide in the popular series, with good background information about history, culture, and popular attractions. (USW487, $17.99)

The Best of Glacier National Park

The Best of Glacier National Park


by Alan Leftridge

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 130 PAGES

Former Glacier National Park ranger Alan Leftridge shares a comprehensive guide to enjoying the park along with a handy field guide. (USW737, $19.95)

Going-to-the-Sun-Road: Glacier National Park's Highway to the Sky

Going-to-the-Sun-Road: Glacier National Park's Highway to the Sky


by C. W. Guthrie

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 48 PAGES

Guthrie (Glacier Park, The First 100 Years) tells the intriguing tale of the history and the construction of Glacier National Park's epic Going-to-the-Sun Road, an engineering marvel and "one of America's most beautiful highways." (USW658, $12.95)

Montana, High, Wide, and Handsome

Montana, High, Wide, and Handsome


by Joseph Kinsey Howard | William Kittredge | Alfred Guthrie

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 347 PAGES

A classic history, first published in 1943, this delightful book is a spirited, appreciative testimony to the great prairie, its indigenous peoples, geography, climate, turf battles, economy and environment by an early newspaperman. (USW50, $19.95)

Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians

Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians


by Clark Wissler | D.C. Duvall | Alice Beck Kehoe

  • HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A classic collection of myths and tales originally published in 1908. (USW105, $17.95)

Stars Over Montana

Stars Over Montana


by Warren Hanna

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

The classic history of Glacier National Park, published in celebration of the 2010 centennial. (USW560, $16.95)

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)

Claiming Ground

Claiming Ground


by Laura Bell

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 241 PAGES

Looking back at 30 years in the mountain west, Bell writes lyrically of the rangelands and high sagebrush benches of remote Wyoming. (RKY120, $15.00)

Why I Came West, A Memoir

Why I Came West, A Memoir


by Rick Bass

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Nature writer Bass describes settling in the remote Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana, painting an appreciative portrait of his new home while advocating a common-sense approach to conservation. (USW582, $14.95)

A River Runs Through It, and Other Stories

A River Runs Through It, and Other Stories


by Norman MacLean

  • LITERATURE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 226 PAGES

A classic meditation on family, fly-fishing and the Blackfoot River of Montana. Colored with MacLean's haunting descriptions of the landscape, it is a vivid portrait of a minister and his two sons. (USW107, $12.00)

Blackfeet Tales of Glacier National Park

Blackfeet Tales of Glacier National Park


by James Willard Schultz

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

Blackfoot legends and tales gathered by a man who lived among them during the turn of the 20th century in what is now Glacier National Park. (RKY55, $19.95)

The Big Sky

The Big Sky


by Alfred Guthrie | Wallace Stegner

  • LITERATURE
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 386 PAGES

First published in 1947, this classic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning Guthrie examines mountain man Boone Caudill and his adventures in the American West -- a saga that continues in five more volumes. (USW52, $14.95)

The Last Best Place, A Montana Anthology

The Last Best Place, A Montana Anthology


by William Kittredge

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 1158 PAGES

Farmer-turned-writer Kittredge collects historic and contemporary writings on Montana -- a monumental undertaking justified by the diversity of memoirs, stories and history included. (USW55, $40.00)

Bear Attacks, Their Causes and Avoidance

Bear Attacks, Their Causes and Avoidance


by Stephen Herrero

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 296 PAGES

Despite its frightening title, this book is a helpful introduction to the natural history and behavior of the bear by a long-term researcher in the field. With useful tips on "avoidance." (BST21, $16.95)

In the Presence of Grizzlies

In the Presence of Grizzlies


by Doug Peacock

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A compelling chronicle of the complicated and sometimes tragic interactions between grizzlies and humans, revealed through interviews with biologists, hunters and mauling victims, and observations of the bears themselves. (BST134, $16.95)

National Geographic: Glacier National Park

National Geographic: Glacier National Park


by Artist Not Provided

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • DVD

This National Geographic Channel program includes Sun Mountain and the Going-to-the-Sun highway. (USW665, $19.97)

The Wolverine Way

The Wolverine Way


by Douglas H. Chadwick

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 277 PAGES

A volunteer with the 5-year Glacier Wolverine Project, Chadwick writes engagingly of the biology and conservation of this mighty predator. (RKY124, $17.95)

A Flora of Glacier National Park, Montana

A Flora of Glacier National Park, Montana


by Peter Lesica

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 512 PAGES

Featuring line drawings and full-color photographs, this guide not only helps identify, but also provides information on habitats, geographical range, taxonomy, and ethnobotanical uses of each species of plant. (USW647, $34.95)

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, $22.00)

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)

Northern Rocky Mountain Wildflowers, Including Glacier, Waterton Lakes, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke, and Yoho

Northern Rocky Mountain Wildflowers, Including Glacier, Waterton Lakes, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke, and Yoho


by Wayne Phillips

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 293 PAGES

Compiled by a former forest service ecologist and botany teacher at Yellowstone Institute, this handy guide features 300 species, expertly photographed, explained and organized by color and family for quick identification. (RKY127, $24.95)

Rocky Mountain Trees & Wildflowers

Rocky Mountain Trees & Wildflowers


by Raymond Leung | James Kavanaugh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PLASTIC CARD

A laminated, fold-out guide to almost 150 of the conspicuous plants of the Rocky Mountains. (USW387, $6.95)

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains


by James Halfpenny | Todd Telander

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 145 PAGES
  • COMING IN MARCH

An essential pocket guide to 70 species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, with line drawings, range maps and descriptions. (USW118, $9.95)

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)

Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains

Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains


by George W. Scotter

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 255 PAGES

Nicely organized by color of flower, and small enough for your daypack, this handy guide covers 350 species of flowering plants. (RKY113, $29.95)

Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks Exploring Map Guide

Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks Exploring Map Guide


by

  • 2007
  • PAPER

A full-color, topographic map, layered with information on hiking, biking, camping, fishing, birding, backcountry travel, and more. (RKY98, $9.95)

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