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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 National Geographic Maps

  • 2004
  • MAP

A detailed topographic map of Glacier and Waterton National Parks. Printed on tear- and water-resistant tyvek, it's a good choice for planning a hike. At scales of 1:125,000 and 1:83,333. (USW96, $11.95)

 
Falcon Guide, Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

Falcon Guide, Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks


by Erik Molvar

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • PAPER
  • 215 PAGES

This guide covers major hikes and trails in both parks, including sketch maps, mile-by-mile descriptions, easy-to-follow maps, elevation charts and descriptions of geographical features and wildlife to be seen en route. (USW102, $21.95)

Moon Handbook Glacier National Park

Moon Handbook Glacier National Park


by Becky Lomax

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2015
  • PAPER
  • 330 PAGES

A comprehensive, no-nonsense guide in the popular series, with good background information about history, culture, and popular attractions. (USW487, $19.99)

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)

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)

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, $25.00)

This House of Sky, Landscapes of a Western Mind

This House of Sky, Landscapes of a Western Mind


by Ivan Doig

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 314 PAGES

Doig's beautifully told, inspiring story of growing up tough on a ranch in western Montana. It's a powerful tale of place, family bonds and perseverance. A western favorite. (RKY18, $14.95)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains


by James Halfpenny | Todd Telander

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

An essential pocket guide to tracks, scats and signs of not just the mammals of the region, but also of the reptiles, amphibians and birds. Each of 70 species gets a double-page spread, with line drawings of the animal, scat and track, range map and description. (USW118, $9.95)

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)

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