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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.

Essential Reading

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Compass Guide Idaho

Compass Guide Idaho

by John Gottberg | Kit Duane

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER

Handsomely produced, illustrated and informative, this guide is an overview of the culture, history and attractions of Idaho. It features archival photographs, literary excerpts and much practical travel information. (USW296, $21.95)

Salmon River Country

Salmon River Country

by Mark W. Lisk

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2005
  • HARD COVER
  • 120 PAGES

Splendid photographs showcasing the natural diversity of Idaho's Salmon River throughout the seasons. The accompanying text profiles the ecology and local people of the region. (PNW213, $27.95)

Home Below Hell's Canyon

Home Below Hell's Canyon

by Grace Jordan

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2003
  • PAPER

Jordan's affecting depression-era memoir of life at Kirkwood Bar, an Idaho sheep ranch in the Snake River gorge just below Hell's Canyon. (RKY30, $19.00)

Recreational Map of Idaho

Recreational Map of Idaho

by GTR Mapping

  • MAP

A colorful, topographic map of Idaho at a scale of 1:800,000. (USW300, $3.95)

 
The Complete Whitewater Rafter

The Complete Whitewater Rafter


by Jeff Bennett

  • REFERENCE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 196 PAGES

A popular, practical guide to whitewater rafting, with information on preparing for your trip, choosing equipment, safety and rescue, the history of rafting, as well as introductions to water currents and rapid classifications. (OCE59, $17.95)

The Middle Fork of the Salmon River, A Comprehensive Guide

The Middle Fork of the Salmon River, A Comprehensive Guide


by Matt Leidecker

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

This practical guide, featuring detailed maps along with good information on history, geology and wildlife, is by an experienced river guide. (USW498, $23.95)

Chief Joseph and the Nez Perces: A Photographic History

Chief Joseph and the Nez Perces: A Photographic History


by Jan and Bill Moeller

  • HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 96 PAGES

A husband and wife team track the trail of the Nez Perce Indians through Idaho, Montana and down to Oklahoma in this book of color photographs, showing the landscapes they encountered. (PNW93, $15.00)

In Mountain Shadows, A History of Idaho

In Mountain Shadows, A History of Idaho


by Carlos A. Schwantes

  • HISTORY
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

A concise, illustrated history of Idaho from the early 19th century to the present, covering Native Americans, economics, geography, industry and territorial disputes. (USW298, $26.00)

River of No Return

River of No Return


by Johnny Carrey | Cort Conley

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 309 PAGES

A history and guide to the Salmon River, featuring 150 black-and-white photographs and 10 maps. (USW309, $15.95)

In the Wilderness, Coming of Age in Unknown Country

In the Wilderness, Coming of Age in Unknown Country


by Kim Barnes

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 258 PAGES

A memoir of growing up during the 1960s and 70s in the isolation of the woods of rural Idaho. (USW299, $15.00)

Indian Creek Chronicles, A Winter Alone in the Wilderness

Indian Creek Chronicles, A Winter Alone in the Wilderness


by Peter Fromm

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 196 PAGES

Fromm's lyrical tale of a winter as a ranger deep in Idaho's Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness displays his sense of the land, self-deprecating humor, and the joys and solace of a winter alone. (USW310, $16.00)

Angle of Repose

Angle of Repose


by Wallace Stegner

  • LITERATURE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 592 PAGES

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of one man's search for his grandparents' story. It beautifully weaves the history of the American West and a glimpse of their life in California, Colorado and Idaho. (USW301, $17.00)

Housekeeping

Housekeeping


by Marilynne Robinson

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 219 PAGES

A both tragic and comic novel of a girl and her sister growing up in the mountains of Idaho. It's evocative of the landscape and written with vivid, poetic prose. (PNW89, $15.00)

River Tales of Idaho

River Tales of Idaho


by Darcy Williamson | Jim Paxton

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 344 PAGES

These 58 stories range from Native American legends to early accounts by explorers and settlers to modern tales of adventure. (RKY29, $17.95)

Roadside Geology, Idaho

Roadside Geology, Idaho


by Donald Hyndman | David D. Alt

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 403 PAGES

The geological history of Idaho as seen through the car window. A great introduction to basic geomorphology and how the dramatic landscapes were formed. (USW297, $20.00)

Water, The Fate of our Most Precious Resource

Water, The Fate of our Most Precious Resource


by Marq de Villiers

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

An examination of the world's water supply and the global impact of its mismanagement. (NAT57, $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
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

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)

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