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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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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)

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)

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)

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)

Canadian Rockies Explorer's Map and Guide

Canadian Rockies Explorer's Map and Guide

by Gem Trek Maps

  • 2012
  • MAP

A driver's map of Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta, at a birds-eye scale of 1:400,000. (CND36, $5.95)

 
Glacier-Waterton, International Peace Park

Glacier-Waterton, International Peace Park


by Vicky Spring | Tom Kirkendall

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A comprehensive guide for active travelers to Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks. It details the best hikes and bike rides, along with other adventure activities, and is full of helpful sketch maps. (RKY33, $17.95)

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)

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One


by Ian Ferguson | Will Ferguson

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 275 PAGES

A tongue-in-cheek portrait of Canadian people and society, written by two native sons. Not entirely (but mostly) in jest, the book is an insightful look at the Canadian national character. (CND208, $19.95)

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)

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)

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)

The National Parks, America's Best Idea

The National Parks, America's Best Idea


by Ken Burns | Dayton Duncan

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

Now in a paper edition, this lavishly illustrated tale by the dynamic PBS duo brings to life the conservationists, politicians, presidents and dreamers who created our national park system. (USA356, $32.50)

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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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)

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 Compact Guide to the Wildflowers of the Rockies

The Compact Guide to the Wildflowers of the Rockies


by Dana Bush

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

100 species of wildflowers commonly encountered in the Rocky Mountains. (USW10, $7.95)

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