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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)

 
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)

Glacier, A Natural History Guide


by David Rockwell

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

An essential handbook to the park and its six distinct regions, including human history, geology, plants and wildlife. (RKY99, $17.95)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Glacier On My Mind


by Michael Sample

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1997
  • HARD COVER
  • 120 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

Sample captures the unrivaled natural beauty of the unique "Crown of the Continent" region in 140 brilliant color images, from Glacier National Park in Montana to Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta. (USW100, $32.95)

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)

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


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, $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)

Rocky Mountain Wildflowers

Rocky Mountain Wildflowers


by John J. Craighead

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 277 PAGES

A Peterson guide to 590 species of wildflowers, with both line drawings and a section of color photographs. Focusing on family and genus, the book includes the most conspicuous and commonly encountered flowers. (USW41, $21.00)

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

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)

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