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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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Switchbacks, True Stories from the Canadian Rockies

Switchbacks, True Stories from the Canadian Rockies

by Sid Marty

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 316 PAGES

A native Albertan and park warden in the Canadian Rockies, Marty relates colorful anecdotes from friends, colleagues and his own youth in this collection of tales, which includes A Horse Named Candy. (CND186, $19.95)

Rocky Mountain Nature Guide

Rocky Mountain Nature Guide

by Andy Bezener

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

This guide includes information on mammals, fish, birds, trees, shrubs, wildflowers, insects and reptiles from the entire span of the Rockies - Alaska to New Mexico. Featuring over 300 exact full-color illustrations. (RKY108, $18.95)

Moon Handbook Canadian Rockies

Moon Handbook Canadian Rockies

by Andrew Hempstead

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 347 PAGES

This comprehensive and authoritative guide by Banff-based Hempstead covers where to go and what to do from Jasper to Waterton. (CND231, $17.99)

 
Lake Louise and Yoho Map

Lake Louise and Yoho Map


by Gem Trek Maps

  • 2001
  • MAP

A topographic map of this popular hiking region from Lake Louise to Emerald Lake, at a scale of 1:50,000. (RKY50, $13.95)

Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks

Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks


by Lonely Planet Publications

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 296 PAGES

This informative, compact guidebook in the excellent Lonely Planet series includes details on the history, geology and wildlife of the region. (CND292, $19.99)

A Traveller's History of Canada

A Traveller's History of Canada


by Robert Bothwell

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 220 PAGES

A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline. (CND82, $14.99)

The Day the World Came to Town, 9/11 In Gander, Newfoundland

The Day the World Came to Town, 9/11 In Gander, Newfoundland


by Jim Defede

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than six thousand displaced travelers. (CND305, $14.99)

After the Ice Age: The Return of Life to Glaciated North America

After the Ice Age: The Return of Life to Glaciated North America


by E.C. Pielou

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 366 PAGES

Eighteen thousand years ago, an immense sheet of ice covered all of present day Canada and northernmost U.S. This story tells of how a harsh terrain was transformed into the environment we know today. (ALA41, $25.00)

The Great Rocky Mountain Nature Factbook

The Great Rocky Mountain Nature Factbook


by Susan Ewing

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 223 PAGES

Ewing's family-friendly guide, with black-and-white drawings throughout, answers the curiosity of engaged visitors about the plants, animals and natural features of the Rockies. (RKY03, $14.95)

Field Guide to Banff National Park

Field Guide to Banff National Park


by James Kavanagh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2011
  • PLASTIC CARD
  • 16 PAGES

This fold-up, laminated card features 133 color drawings and short descriptions of commonly encountered wildlife and a map. (RKY122, $6.95)

How Old Is That Mountain?

How Old Is That Mountain?


by Chris Yorath

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2006
  • PAPER

A geological field guide for the visitor, this handy book explains the faults, glaciers, hot springs and mountains of Banff and Yoho National Parks. (CND253, $24.95)

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)

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)

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)

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