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America the Beautiful, Red Rocks to Mount Rushmore

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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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Essential Reading Package-EXUSW189

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Desert Solitaire

DES02
Edward Abbey
Touchstone
1990
303
0671695886
PAPER
Natural History
0
1
0
0
One of the great works on the value of the desert, eloquent and laugh-out-loud funny. Although Abbey writes specifically about his experiences as a ranger at Arches National Park outside Moab, Utah, his message is universal.
$16.00

Yellowstone, A Visitor's Companion

USW54
George Wuerthner
Stackpole Books
1992
218
0811730786
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, An Indian History of the American West

USW288
Dee Brown
Henry Holt and Company
2007
450
0805086846
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An unsettling history of the violent conquest of the Native Americans of the West, from 1860 to 1890, as told by members of the tribes themselves. 30th anniversary edition.
$19.00

Great White Fathers

USP19
John Taliaferro
Perseus
2004
464
158648205X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the development, art and legacy of Mount Rushmore.
$18.95

Arches National Park

USW163
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2013
2
0925873128
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A durable topographic map of Arches, printed on tear- and water-resistant paper and shown at a scale of 1:35,000.
$11.95

Black Hills South, Black Hills National Park

USP06
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2014
2
1566950112
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color topographic map of the southeast corner of South Dakota's Black Hills, shown at a scale of 1:24,000
$11.95

Bozeman, Big Sky, West Yellowstone Montana Map

USW564
Beartooth Publishing
MapLink
2007
2
1887460055
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This beautifully detailed outdoor recreation map, with handsome shaded relief and topography at a scale of 1:100,000, includes descriptions of day hikes and mountain bike routes in the Gallatin Valley and surroundings.
$11.95

Canyonlands National Park Map

USW164
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2009
2
0925873101
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A durable topographic map of Canyonlands, printed on tear- and water-resistant paper at a scale of 1:70,000.
$11.95

Fleximap Denver

RKY40
Kunth Verlag
Kunth Verlag
2013
1
9812582622
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This detailed map of the "Mile High City" includes a light rail map and a regional map of the Denver area.
$8.95

Moab South Map

SWU140
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2013
2
1566950538
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Designed for mountain bikers and hikers, this colorful topographic map of Moab and surroundings, at a scale of 1:72,500, shows bike trails, roads and mileage.
$11.95

Recreational Map of Utah

SWU48
GTR Mapping
GTR Mapping
2014
2
188126209X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A very good fold-out map of Utah at a scale of 1:800,000 showing topography, parks and wilderness areas, cities, towns and roads.
$4.95

Yellowstone National Park Map

USW32
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2012
2
0925873012
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A hiker's map with great topographic detail, shown at a scale of 1:127,000.
$11.95

Compass Guide Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

USW577
Brian Kevin
Compass American Guides
2016
352
1101879696
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Exquisitely photographed, this sumptuous guide in the newly relaunched Compass Guides series is an excellent overview of the history, culture, nature, activities and attractions of the parks. With a 20-page section of practical information.
$21.99

Day Hikes In Yellowstone National Park, 80 Great Hikes

USW566
Robert Stone
Globe Pequot Press
2005
184
1573420484
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent guide to the best hikes in the area, including both popular geyser trails and those off the beaten path. Contains maps and concise descriptions for each hike.
$13.95

Falcon Guide, Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks

USW154
Bill Schneider
Falcon Press
2017
240
1493027395
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the hiking trails and backcountry roads of Canyonlands and Arches, published in cooperation with the National Park Service.
$24.95

Fishing Yellowstone National Park

RKY34
Richard Parks
Falcon Press
2007
208
1599211424
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive handbook to fishing throughout the park from Falcon Guides.
$18.95

Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

USW438
Bradley Mayhew, Carolyn McCarthy
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
288
174220743X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.99

Moon Handbook Denver, Boulder & Colorado Springs

USW590
Mindy Sink
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
350
1631212915
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A no-nonsense practical guide in the Moon series, jam-packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history, flora and fauna and geology.
$17.99

The Yellowstone Winter Guide

USW69
Jeff Henry
Taylor Trade Publishing
1998
104
1570982546
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to Yellowstone in winter geared towards snowmobilers. With maps, ski trails, color photographs -- and a chapter on wildlife.
$13.95

Yellowstone Country, The Enduring Wonder

SWU76
Seymour L. Fishbein
National Geographic
2010
288
1426205856
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An overview of Yellowstone presented in the National Geographic style, featuring spectacular color photographs, maps and good travel information.
$16.00

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

SWU465
Alice Wondrak Biel
University Press of Kansas
2006
200
0700614583
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Biel goes beyond Yogi and Smokey, showing changing attitudes toward the bears from the 19th-century up to current conservation policy.
$17.95

The City and the Saloon, Denver, 1858-1916

USW207
Thomas J. Noel
University Press of Colorado
1996
148
0870814265
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief, scholarly portrait of saloon life in the old West.
$23.95

The Spirit of Yellowstone

RKY25
Judith L. Meyer, Vance Howard (Photographer)
Taylor Trade Publishing
2003
144
157098395X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

"Boots and Saddles" or, Life in Dakota with General Custer

USP14
Elizabeth Bacon Custer
University of Oklahoma Press
2003
0806111925
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An account of life in the American West with General George Armstrong Custer in the wake of the Civil War, as recalled by wife Elizabeth.
$20.25

Black Elk Speaks

SWU133
Nicholas Black Elk, John Neihardt
Bison Books
2014
424
0803283911
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The remarkable, celebrated biography of an Oglala Sioux spiritual leader (1863-1950), as recorded by John Neihardt.
$19.95

Crazy Horse, A Life

USW205
Larry McMurtry
Viking
2006
148
0143034804
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The story of Sioux warrior Crazy Horse, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Lonesome Dove." McMurtry blends history, biography and a dose of good storytelling in this short, thought-provoking biography. A volume in the excellent "Penguin Lives" series.
$16.00

Travels in the Greater Yellowstone

USW563
Jack Turner
St. Martins
2009
288
0312560958
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Turner celebrates the diversity of the park and its wildlife in a series of 12 lyrical essays.
$21.99

Wapiti Wilderness

USW68
Margaret Murie, Olaus Murie (Illustrator)
University Press of Colorado
2001
302
087081155X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

Centennial

USW344
James Michener
Random House
2007
928
0812978420
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Michener's epic novel, written in celebration of America's bicentennial and the American West, spans 136 million years of Colorado history.
$18.00

Bear Attacks, Their Causes and Avoidance

BST21
Stephen Herrero
Lyons Press
2002
296
158574557X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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."
$16.95

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

USW276
Lee H. Whittlesey
Roberts Rinehart Publishers
2014
412
1570980217
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.95

Decade of the Wolf, Returning the Wild to Yellowstone

RKY90
Douglas Smith, Gary Ferguson
Lyons Press
2012
256
0762779055
PAPER
Natural History
9/20/2014
0
0
0
0
Biologist Smith (Yellowstone Wolf Recovery Project) and nature writer Ferguson look at the 10 years since the re-introduction of wolves to Yellowstone.
$16.95

In the Presence of Grizzlies

BST134
Doug Peacock
Lyons Press
2009
256
1599214903
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A compelling chronicle of the complicated and sometimes tragic interactions between grizzlies and humans, revealed through interviews with biologists, hunters and mauling victims, and observations of the bears themselves.
$16.95

Mountain Time, A Yellowstone Portrait

USW392
Paul Schullery
University of New Mexico Press
2008
280
0826343457
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A former ranger, Schullery writes with depth and grace on the natural history of Yellowstone National Park, its wildlife, rangers and visitors in this classic collection of essays, originally published in 1984.
$24.95

Rising from the Plains

USW18
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1986
213
0374520658
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
McPhee's elegant and accessible essays show the geology of the Rockies through his travels with U.S. Geological Survey scientist David Love.
$16.00

Searching For Yellowstone, Ecology and Wonder in the Last Wilderness

USW59
Paul D. Schullery
Globe Pequot Press
2004
338
0972152210
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Spectacular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

USW547
Charles R. Preston
Universe Publishing
2008
132
0789399946
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The gorgeous landscapes of Yellowstone and Grand Teton come to life in 300 color photographs, including panoramic spreads. The large-format book offers a guided tour of the majestic parks through every season of the year.
$50.00

The Complete Dinosaur

SCI42
James O. Farlow (Editor), M.K. Brett-Surman (Editor), Robert K. Walters (Editor)
Indiana University Press
2012
752
0253213134
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
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.
$85.00

Windows into the Earth, The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

USW356
Robert B. Smith, Lee J. Siegel
Oxford University Press
2000
240
0195105974
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

Yellowstone, The Story Behind the Scenery

USW585
Roger Anderson
KC Publications
1998
64
0887141404
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This slim picturebook provides an overview of Yellowstone's main sites and geothermal features.
$11.95

A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country

USW289
David Williams, Gloria Brown (Illustrator)
Falcon Press
2013
225
0762780711
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact field guide to the wildlife of the high desert of the Colorado Plateau and the nine national parks of the region. Williams includes an overview of the history, geology and ecology of the high desert along with basic information on identifying common plants and animals.
$24.95

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2011
576
1426208286
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$27.95

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America

USW418
David Sibley
Alfred Knopf
2016
512
0307957926
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Yellowstone Trees & Wildflowers

USW501
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2006
1583553258
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, laminated fold-up card.
$7.95

Yellowstone Wildlife

RKY88
Pocket Naturalist
Waterford Press
2006
1583553169
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy plastic card illustrates the birds, mammals, fishes, amphibians and reptiles of Yellowstone. We also carry its companion, Yellowstone Trees & Wildflowers (Item USW501).
$7.95

More Books

Mac's Field Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Trees and Wildflowers

USW194
Craig MacGowan, Gary McCue
Mountaineers
1999
0898866731
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This laminated card is waterproof and small enough to slip into your backpack.
$5.95

Mac's Field Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Birds and Mammals

USW195
Craig MacGowan
Mountaineers
1999
0898866723
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This laminated card is waterproof and small enough to slip into your backpack.
$5.95

Natural History of the Black Hills and Badlands

USP05
Sven G. Froiland
Aa Balkema
1990
223
0931170478
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A concise introduction to the natural history of the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota, with descriptions of its geology and geography, wildlife, vegetation and human involvement.
$13.95

For Kids

Once a Wolf, How Wildlife Biologists Brought Back the Gray Wolf

USW112
Stephen R. Swinburne, Jim Bradenburg (Photographer)
Houghton Mifflin Company
1999
48
0395898277
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Swinburne documents conservationists' efforts to reintroduce gray wolves to the ecosystems of Yellowstone and New York State. For kids 9-12.
$9.99

Expedition Yellowstone, A Mountain Adventure

USW319
Sandra Chisholm Robinson, Ellen Meloy (Illustrator)
Taylor Trade Publishing
1986
172
0911797254
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The discovery of Yellowstone is the subject of this tale of a mountain man in the Rockies. Illustrated and geared to preteens.
$12.50

Jenny of the Tetons

USW320
Kristiana Gregory
Harcourt Books
1989
168
0152167706
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The story of an orphan girl who goes to live with a trapper, his Shoshone wife and their children in the 1870s Rockies. Geared to children 10-14, the novel employs real historical figures and a fictional plot as it explores the possibilities for tolerance and friendship between white settlers and Native Americans.
$6.95

Moccasin Trail

USW370
Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Penguin Putnam
1986
247
0140321705
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The enduring tale of a young man raised by Crow Indians who must readjust to life as a white American. For ages 9 to 12.
$7.99

Rocky Mountains

USW407
Jonathan Grupper
2001
31
0792277228
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This National Geographic "Destinations" book, featuring breathtaking color photographs, introduces the wildlife and terrain of the Rocky Mountains. Geared for kids ages 6 to 12.
$16.95

Wolf Stalker, A Mystery in Yellowstone National Park

RKY45
Gloria Skurzynski, Alane Ferguson
2007
128
0792270347
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
On the trail of a wounded wolf mysteriously shot in Yellowstone National Park, the Langdon kids soon find themselves caught up in adventure, suspense -- and danger.
$4.99

The Ranger's Guide to Yellowstone, Insider Advice from Ranger Norm

SWU243
Susan Frank
Avalon Travel Publishing
2008
230
1598801279
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Meet Ranger Norm, your personal Yellowstone guide to the best hikes, accommodations and recreations. He answers the FAQ for visiting the park in family-friendly cartoons.
$16.95

Face to Face With Wolves

BST118
Jim Brandenburg
2010
32
1426306989
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Photographer Jim Brandenburg presents lone wolves by moonlight, Arctic wolves leaping onto ice floes, and wolves hunting and foraging for food and the packs of gray wolves that surround his house in Minnesota in this illustrated overview for youngsters.
$6.95

Face to Face With Grizzlies

BST120
Joel Sartore
2008
32
1426304749
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Ever been face-to-face with a grizzly bear? Joel Sartore has -- and he lived to tell this and other great tales in his engaging, illustrated introduction for young readers to the natural history of the grizzly.
$6.95

When the Wolves Returned, Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone

USW580
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Bloomsbury USA
2008
39
0802796869
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
With spectacular photographs and a dual-level text, this inspirational photo-essay for younger readers captures wolves in the natural habitat of Yellowstone, where the natural balance of the park's wildlife is finally being realized again thanks to the return of the once-extinct Yellowstone wolves. An engaging read for parents as well as for kids.
$19.99

The Wolves Are Back

BST135
Wendell Minor (Illustrator), Jean Craighead George
Dutton Inc.
2008
32
0525479473
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The Caldecott-winner relates the history of the wolves of Yellowstone through the eyes of a pup in this lyrical, illustrated tale for youngsters.
$16.99

Eye of the Grizzly

USW598
Mike Graf
2012
93
155591568X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The Parker family travels to Yellowstone, where they marvel over geysers and thermal pools and survive a run-in with a grizzly. Fourth in the series of fun and educational travel adventures.
$12.95