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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.

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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)

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)

Yellowstone Wolves in the Wild

Yellowstone Wolves in the Wild

by James Halfpenny

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 104 PAGES

A dazzling set of photographs of Yellowstone's wolf packs, paired with commentary and natural history from park researchers. (RKY59, $19.95)

Yellowstone National Park Map

Yellowstone National Park Map

by National Geographic Maps

  • 2011
  • MAP

A visitor's overview map of the park at a scale of 1:126,000 with good topographic relief. (USW32, $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)

 
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 Traveling Nature Photographer

The Traveling Nature Photographer


by Steven Morello

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition. (PHT31, $29.99)

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)

Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park


by Lee H. Whittlesey

  • HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 276 PAGES

A how-to-guide to safety in the park -- and a wry chronicle of what can go terribly wrong (including death by drowning, hypothermia, animal attacks, and such). A reminder to visitors that Yellowstone is the wilderness, not an amusement park. (USW276, $16.95)

Do (Not) Feed the Bears, The Fitful History of Wildlife and Tourists in Yellowstone

Do (Not) Feed the Bears, The Fitful History of Wildlife and Tourists in Yellowstone


by Alice Wondrak Biel

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 200 PAGES

Biel goes beyond Yogi and Smokey, showing changing attitudes toward the bears from the 19th-century up to current conservation policy. (SWU465, $15.95)

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)

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)

Journal of a Trapper

Journal of a Trapper


by Osborne Russell | Aubrey L. Haines

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 241 PAGES

A simply-told account of the life of a fur trapper in the 1830s and 1840s, mainly in and around Yellowstone. It's both an eyewitness report from the heyday of fur trading and an engaging account of the region. (USW439, $18.95)

Lost in My Own Backyard

Lost in My Own Backyard


by Tim Cahill

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 160 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

Cahill mixes tales of walks, hikes and treks with history, lore and gee-whiz wonder in this celebration of America's first national park. (USW430, $16.95)

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
  • COMING IN NOVEMBER

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)

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)

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)

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

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 Bears in the Wild

Yellowstone Bears in the Wild


by James Halfpenny

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 123 PAGES

A great primer on black bears and grizzly bears found in and around Yellowstone National Park. Halfpenny combines his scientific research and personal stories with plenty of photographs by renowned wildlife photographer Michael Francis. (RKY112, $19.95)

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)

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)

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