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Compass Guide Wyoming

Compass Guide Wyoming

by Nathaniel Burt | Don Pitcher

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

Handsomely produced, illustrated and informative, this compact guide covers the history, nature and attractions of Wyoming in detail, including a long chapter on Yellowstone. (USW61, $21.95)

Crazy Horse, A Life

Crazy Horse, A Life

by Larry McMurtry

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 148 PAGES

The story of Sioux warrior Crazy Horse, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Lonesome Dove." McMurtry blends history, biography and a dose of good storytelling in this short, thought-provoking biography. A volume in the excellent "Penguin Lives" series. (USW205, $14.00)

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)

Recreational Map of Wyoming

Recreational Map of Wyoming

by GTR Mapping

  • MAP

A colorful topographic map of Wyoming at a scale of 1:800,000. (USW303, $3.95)

 
Black Hills, South Dakota Southeast Map

Black Hills, South Dakota Southeast Map


by Trails Illustrated

  • MAP

A full-color topographic map of the southeast corner of South Dakota's Black Hills, shown at a scale of 1:24,000 (USP06, $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)

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)

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)

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)

The Ranger's Guide to Yellowstone, Insider Advice from Ranger Norm

The Ranger's Guide to Yellowstone, Insider Advice from Ranger Norm


by Susan Frank

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 230 PAGES
  • FAMILY

Meet Ranger Norm, your personal Yellowstone guide to the best hikes, accommodations and recreations. He answers the FAQ for visiting the park in family-friendly cartoons. (SWU243, $16.95)

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)

Great White Fathers

Great White Fathers


by John Taliaferro

  • HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

A history of the development, art and legacy of Mount Rushmore. (USP19, $18.95)

The Solace of Open Spaces

The Solace of Open Spaces


by Gretel Ehrlich

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1987
  • PAPER
  • 131 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

A loosely organized travelogue and meditation on the high plains of Wyoming. While Ehrlich writes of ranchers, cowboys and weather, the real star of this lyrical celebration of Wyoming is the landscape itself. (USW67, $15.00)

The Spirit of Yellowstone

The Spirit of Yellowstone


by Judith L. Meyer | Vance Howard

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

An engaging, scholarly history of Yellowstone and its place in America's imagination, covering the establishment of the park, geography, wildlife and more. Complemented by color photographs, archival illustrations and maps. (RKY25, $19.95)

The West: An Illustrated History

The West: An Illustrated History


by Ken Burns | Geoffrey C. Ward

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
  • >

The lavish illustrated companion to the PBS series with essays from seven renowned writers and historian. (USW674, $27.99)

Out West

Out West


by Dayton Duncan

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

In this spirited tale of history, exploration and travel, Duncan recounts his adventures in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark (USW374, $24.95)

Horatio's Drive, America's First Road Trip

Horatio's Drive, America's First Road Trip


by Dayton Duncan | Ken Burns

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 173 PAGES

The companion volume to the PBS film chronicles the nation's first road trip by Horatio Jackson, a 31-year-old Vermont doctor who drove his car from San Francisco to New York on mainly unpaved roads in 1903. (USA439, $24.95)

Miles from Nowhere

Miles from Nowhere


by Dayton Duncan

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Touring the American West from the Rio Grande to the Cascades in a GMC Suburban, covering more than 30,000 miles, Duncan paints a vivid, perceptive portrait of frontier life in contemporary America. (USW675, $19.95)

Travels in the Greater Yellowstone

Travels in the Greater Yellowstone


by Jack Turner

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Turner celebrates the diversity of the park and its wildlife in a series of 12 lyrical essays. (USW563, $17.99)

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)

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)

Mountains and Plains, The Ecology of Wyoming Landscapes

Mountains and Plains, The Ecology of Wyoming Landscapes


by Dennis H. Knight

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 340 PAGES

This book documents the landscape ecology of Wyoming through dozens of photographs, maps, text and line drawings. The author pays particular attention to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Of interest to both serious students and curious travelers. (USW64, $34.00)

Of Wolves and Men

Of Wolves and Men


by Barry Lopez

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 302 PAGES

This eloquent, powerful book is an outstanding overview of the wolf, as well as a survey of wolf mythology and its relationship to human society. First published in the 1980s, it has been reprinted with a new afterword by the author. (BST31, $20.00)

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)

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)

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
  • COMING IN MAY

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)

Wolves, A Legend Returns to Yellowstone

Wolves, A Legend Returns to Yellowstone


by National Geographic

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2007
  • DVD

Four years in the making, this amazing National Geographic documentary by Bob Landis invites you to run with the pack for a wolf's-eye view of Yellowstone. (BST136, $24.95)

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, $22.00)

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)

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)

Yellowstone Trees & Wildflowers

Yellowstone Trees & Wildflowers


by James Kavanagh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2006
  • PLASTIC CARD

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

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