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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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Run, River, Run: A Naturalist's Journey Down One of the Great Rivers of the American West

Run, River, Run: A Naturalist's Journey Down One of the Great Rivers of the American West

by Ann Zwinger

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1984
  • PAPER
  • 317 PAGES

An account of travels on the author's beloved Green River, which runs from western Wyoming to eastern Utah before joining the Colorado. (USW394, $18.95)

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)

Dinosaur National Monument Map

Dinosaur National Monument Map

by Trails Illustrated

  • MAP

A topographic map of Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado and Utah, at a scale of 1:78,000. (RKY38, $9.95)

 
Northeastern Utah Map

Northeastern Utah Map


by Utah Travel Council

  • 1975
  • MAP

A map of northeastern Utah, containing Salt Lake City, the Green River and Wasatch National Forest, at a scale of 1:357,000. (USW353, $4.95)

Compass Guide Colorado

Compass Guide Colorado


by Jon Klusmire | Paul Chesley

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

This wonderfully written handbook features archival photographs, literary excerpts and practical travel information. (USW200, $21.95)

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)

Digging Up Butch and Sundance

Digging Up Butch and Sundance


by Anne Meadows

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 396 PAGES

A woman and her husband try to uncover the truth behind the story of the famous outlaws. (USW351, $24.95)

Encounters with the Archdruid

Encounters with the Archdruid


by John McPhee

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 245 PAGES

McPhee profiles the former president of the Sierra Club as he faces a developer, a geologist, and the Secretary of the Interior. (NAT47, $16.00)

The Bonehunters' Revenge, Dinosaurs and Fate in the Gilded Age

The Bonehunters' Revenge, Dinosaurs and Fate in the Gilded Age


by David Rains Wallace

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

In this riveting chronicle, Wallace details how Marsh and Cope battled for headlines during the golden age of dinosaur discovery. (GEN125, $20.95)

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West

Beyond the Hundredth Meridian, John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West


by Wallace Stegner

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 438 PAGES

The classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of explorer John Wesley Powell by the great Wallace Stegner, first published in 1954. It's both an adventure and an insightful look at the politics of development in the American West. (USW78, $18.00)

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons


by John Wesley Powell

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 397 PAGES

The classic tale of adventure and exploration of the rivers and canyonlands of the Colorado Plateau, originally published in 1875 -- and still terrific reading for any traveler to the Grand Canyon. (USW80, $17.00)

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains


by Isabella Bird

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Isabella Bird was an inspiring -- and intrepid -- Victorian traveler. This book collects her letters home to her sister Henrietta during travels through the Colorado Rockies in 1873, a side-trip she made on the way home from Hawaii. (USW44, $7.95)

The Bassett Women

The Bassett Women


by Grace McClure

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1985
  • PAPER
  • 247 PAGES

The story of a pioneering family in eastern Utah, drawn from interviews, historical documents and memoirs. "Queen" Anne Bassett and her family were a resilient group who endured the harsh life of settlers in eastern Utah. (USW350, $18.95)

Centennial

Centennial


by James Michener

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 928 PAGES

Michener's epic novel, written in celebration of America's bicentennial and the American West, spans 136 million years of Colorado history. (USW344, $17.00)

Great and Peculiar Beauty, A Utah Reader


by Thomas Lyon | Terry Tempest Williams

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 1995
  • HARD COVER
  • 1010 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A diverse collection of writing on Utah from natives and visitors to the state, including Mark Strand, Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner. (USW133, $49.95)

Basin and Range

Basin and Range


by John McPhee

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 216 PAGES

McPhee's illuminating account of travels in the company of geologist Kenneth S. Deffeyes along Route 80 from Utah to California. (GEO13, $16.00)

Life Through the Ages, A Commemorative Edition

Life Through the Ages, A Commemorative Edition


by Charles R. Knight | Stephen Jay Gould | Philip J. Currie

  • SCIENCE
  • 2001
  • HARD COVER
  • 96 PAGES

A classic by influential paleoartist Charles R. Knight, originally published in 1946. Knight's dinosaur reconstructions have fueled the imaginations of several generations of visitors to the American Museum of Natural History and Field Museum. (SCI41, $19.95)

Roadside Geology, Utah

Roadside Geology, Utah


by Halka Chronic

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

Designed for the roadside traveler, this series explains in detail the geologic history of Utah as seen through the car window. A great introduction to basic geomorphology and how the dramatic landscapes were formed. (USW30, $26.00)

T. Rex and the Crater of Doom

T. Rex and the Crater of Doom


by Walter Alvarez

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

A new edition of Alvarez's landmark account of the famous impact crater found in the Yucatan. (CAM68, $18.95)

The Complete Dinosaur

The Complete Dinosaur


by James O. Farlow | M.K. Brett-Surman | Robert K. Walters

  • SCIENCE
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 752 PAGES

A scholarly survey of dinosaurs, their discovery, study, biology and evolution, geared to the serious dinosaur enthusiast. With hundreds of black-and-white drawings and photographs. (SCI42, $85.00)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah


by Peter Alden

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the American Southwest. (SWU14, $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)

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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