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Arizona: Grand Canyon & Sedona

Reading and Travel Guide
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-EXSWU167

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Eyewitness Guide Arizona & the Grand Canyon

SWU173
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
176
1465428593
PAPER
Guidebook
11/21/2017
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to Arizona, complete with over 500 photographs, illustrations and maps, as well as plenty of travel information.
$20.00

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons

USW80
John Wesley Powell
Penguin
2003
397
0142437522
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

Field Guide to the Grand Canyon

USW334
Pocket Naturalist
Waterford Press
2001
1583550216
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy, laminated card features color illustrations of commonly encountered birds, mammals and reptiles of the Grand Canyon and can be easily slipped in your pocket.
$7.95

Southwestern Desert Life

SWU43
Raymond Leung (Illustrator), James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2000
1583551247
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A pocket-size, fold-out guide to the life of the desert Southwest.
$7.95

Recreational Map of Arizona

USW271
GTR Mapping
GTR Mapping
2013
2
1881262146
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This up-to-date detailed road map, at a scale of 1:790,000, features colorful, shaded relief.
$4.95

Moon Handbook Grand Canyon

SWU175
Bill Weir
Avalon Travel Publishing
2014
277
1612389066
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handy, practical guide to the Grand Canyon and nearby regions, this book is a good resource for planning a trip, featuring extensive, up-to-date listings, maps and other background information.
$19.99

Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest

USW131
Stephen Plog, Amy Elizabeth Grey (Illustrator)
Thames & Hudson
2008
224
0500286930
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This illustrated introduction provides an in-depth look at the ancient cultures that first inhabited the pueblos and cliff dwellings of the American Southwest. Organized chronologically, it features hundreds of maps, mostly black-and-white photographs and site diagrams.
$26.95

How the Canyon Became Grand, A Short History

USW76
Stephen J. Pyne
Viking
1999
199
0140280561
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The history of the idea and allure of the Grand Canyon, and its transformation from worthless real estate to marvel of nature.
$15.00

Images of America: Sedona

SWU241
Sedona Historical Society
Arcadia
2008
126
0738548006
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This lovingly produced collection of 200 archival photographs shows the transformation of Sedona from a tiny outpost along Oak Creek Canyon to a popular recreational destination.
$21.99

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

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

USW78
Wallace Stegner
Viking
1992
438
0140159940
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.00

Grand Canyon, Travelers' Tales

USW333
James O'Reilly (Editor), Larry Habegger (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
1999
281
1932361235
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A diverse collection of excellent stories and essays on the nature, history and people of the Grand Canyon. Organized by topic, the selection includes Barry Lopez, Terry Tempest Williams, Ann Zwinger, Colin Fletcher, Edward Abbey and other greats.
$17.95

The Desert Year

USW652
Joseph Wood Krutch
University of Iowa Press
2010
272
1587299011
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Joseph Wood Krutch celebrates the austere beauty, rugged plants and many animals of American Southwest in this classic account of his first year in Arizona, winner of the 1954 John Burroughs Medal for a Distinguished Book of Natural History -- and as enchanting today. With 33 original illustrations by Rudolf Freund.
$19.95

The Man Who Walked Through Time

USW94
Colin Fletcher
Vintage Books
1989
247
0679723064
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Fletcher's much-loved account of a remarkable two-month odyssey below the rim of the Grand Canyon, first published in 1967.
$16.00

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

Downcanyon, A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon

USW11
Ann Zwinger
University of Arizona Press
1995
320
0816515565
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A vivid overview of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River, from Mile 0 at Lees Ferry to Mile 278 at Grand Wash Fault. Zwinger interweaves geology, plants, animals and human history in her account.
$24.95

Lasting Light, 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography

USW508
Stephen Trimble
Northland Publishing
2007
126
0873588940
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A celebration of the canyon and its allure for great photographers, this book showcases work of prominent photographers over the last 125 years. The images are enhance by Trimble's profiles of 21 contemporary artists.
$40.00

Our Sonoran Desert

USW567
Bill Broyles
Rio Nuevo
2003
80
1887896406
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
Broyles showcases the diverse landscapes, plants and animals of the Sonoran from its rugged mountains, sand dunes and lava flows to its cactus, horned lizards and bighorn sheep in this compact introduction.
$14.95

A Field Guide to the Grand Canyon

USW06
Stephen Whitney
Mountaineers
1996
268
0898864895
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to the natural history of the Grand Canyon with 71 handsome color plates, maps and illustrations.
$19.95

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

SWU14
Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1999
448
067944680x
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the American Southwest.
$22.95

Scats and Tracks of the Desert Southwest

SWU61
James Halfpenny, Todd Telander (Illustrator)
Falcon Press
2015
192
1493009931
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An essential pocket guide to tracks, scats and signs of not just the mammals of the region but also the reptiles, amphibians and birds. Each of the species gets a double-page spread with line drawings of the animal, scat and track, range map, and description.
$12.95

Southwestern Desert Birds

SWU42
Raymond Leung (Illustrator), James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2001
1583550917
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A fold-out, laminated guide to the birds of the desert Southwest, with illustrations of almost 150 species. Kids will enjoy this identification guide, too.
$7.95

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

For Kids

Old Father Story Teller

USW317
Pablita Velarde
Clear Light Publishers
1994
54
0940666103
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A collection of six Tewa Indian legends from a famous Native American artist, written down and illustrated for very young children.
$24.95

Brighty of the Grand Canyon

USW330
Marguerite Henry, Wesley Dennis (Illustrator)
Aladdin Books
1991
224
0689714858
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Originally published in 1953, this classic is based on the real-life adventures of a much-adored burro who lived at the Grand Canyon from 1892 to 1922. Written for readers ages 9-12.
$7.99

Exploring the Grand Canyon

SWU03
Lynne Foster
Grand Canyon Association
1990
150
0938216333
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Readers ages 9-12 and their parents can explore the geology, history and wildlife of the Grand Canyon in this engaging, illustrated introduction and activity book.
$15.95

Meet the Wild Southwest: Land of Hoodoos and Gila Monsters

SWU06
Susan J. Tweit, Joyce Bergen (Illustrator)
Alaska Northwest Books
1995
124
0882404687
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This lively, artfully illustrated compendium of facts and trivia on geology, climate, plants, animals, birds and bugs, geared for readers 9-12, is a great introduction to the natural history of the Southwest for the whole family.
$14.95

Songs from the Loom, A Navajo Girl Learns to Weave

SWU22
Monty Roessel
Lerner Publishing Group
1995
48
0822597128
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An introduction to Navajo weaving for children 9-12 and presented in the form of a photographic essay depicting the author's daughter learning the traditions of her ancestors.
$8.95

Children of Clay, A Family of Pueblo Potters

SWU24
Rina Swentzell, Bill Steen (Photographer)
Lerner Publishing Group
1993
40
082259627X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A Pueblo family finds, prepares and shapes clay, in this photo-essay on pottery traditions. Part of the "We Are Still Here" series for children 9-12.
$8.95

The Butterfly Dance

SWU25
Gerald Dawavendawa
Abbeville Publishing Group
2001
32
0789201615
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
To bring rain to the parched land of the Southwest, a young Hopi girl and her family, part of the "Rabbit Clan," perform the "Butterfly Dance." This tale depicts the characters as animals in wonderful illustrations.
$14.95

American Indian Games

SWU28
Jay Miller
Children's Press
1997
48
0516260928
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A look at traditional games played by Native American children for elementary school children, featuring color photographs.
$9.75

When Clay Sings

SWU103
Bird Baylor
Aladdin Books
1987
32
0689711069
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Bird Baylor's book, first published in 1972, endures as a remarkable evocation of the southwestern landscape and its ancient inhabitants. Tom Bahti illustrated; ages 4-8.
$7.99

The Desert is Theirs

SWU106
Byrd Baylor, Peter Parnall (Illustrator)
Aladdin Books
1987
32
0689711050
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Baylor sweetly conjures the desert and its residents, both human and animal, in verse in this Caldecott Honor Book for younger readers, featuring large, evocative watercolor paintings.
$7.99

Navajo Long Walk, The Tragic Story of a Proud People's Forced March from Their Homeland

SWU131
Shonto Begay (Illustrator), Joseph Bruchac
2002
64
0792270584
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A shameful chapter of American policy, the Navajos' forced relocation in the 1860s, is introduced to a new generation of readers in this handsomely illustrated history. Ages 9-12.
$18.95