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Astronomy in Arizona

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. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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The Night Sky

SCI49
Raymond Leung, James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2017
1583550879
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A guide to the major constellations in the Northern Hemisphere featuring color photographs and glow-in-the-dark star charts.
$7.95

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Night Sky

SCI48
Mark R. Chartrand
Alfred Knopf
1991
714
0679408525
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This concise guide to the cosmos includes essays on celestial phenomena, monthly sky charts and constellation charts for both the Northern and Southern skies.
$22.95

Insider's Guide to Tucson

USW823
Mary Paganelli
Insider's Guides
2012
400
0762773243
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive practical guide to Tucson includes extensive recommendations on not just what to see but also where to sleep and eat.
$16.95

Tucson and Southeast Arizona Map

USW123
North Star Maps
North Star
2006
2
0942927036
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of Southeast Arizona covering Saguaro National Park, Tucson and the Chiricahua Mountains.
$3.95

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

Arizona, A Cavalcade of History

USW274
Marhsall Trimble
Rio Nuevo
2003
368
1887896430
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A delightful collection of stories about Arizona's rugged history, both informative and entertaining.
$15.95

The Laughing Boy

USW240
Oliver La Farge
Mariner Books
2004
193
0618446729
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An ethnographer and archaeologist, La Farge captures the flavor of the landscapes and ways of life in Northern Arizona in the early 20th century in this Pulitzer Prize-winning short novel.
$14.95

A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

BJA26
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
University of California Press
2015
592
0520287479
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive natural history with 35 color illustrations, 25 black and white photographs, and 450 line drawings.
$39.95

Blind Watchers of the Sky, The People and Ideas That Shaped Our View of the Universe

SCI10
Rocky Kolb
HarperCollins
1997
352
020115496X
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
A popular history of astronomy, focusing on ideas and personalities of Tycho Brache, Kepler, Galileo and other great scientists in the field.
$18.00

Origins, Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

SCI94
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Donald Goldsmith
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
336
0393327582
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
A lively, illustrated primer on astrophysics and cosmology, published in conjunction with the NOVA series of the same name.
$22.95

Planets, Stars, and Galaxies: A Visual Encyclopedia of Our Universe

SCI286
David Aguilar
2007
192
1426301707
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The farthest reaches of the universe are captured in atlas form for readers ages 9 and up, with vivid illustrations, engaging text and color photography.
$24.95

Sonoran Desert Summer

BJA21
John Alcock
University of Arizona Press
1994
187
0816514380
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Alcock evokes the plants, animals, ecology and terrain of the Sonoran desert in this extended natural history essay.
$17.95

Star Maps for Beginners

SCI02
I.M. Levitt, Roy K. Marshall (Contributor)
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1992
64
0671791877
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
A brief guide to viewing and understanding the heavens, originally published in 1942 and a perennial favorite among budding astronomers.
$14.00

When the Rains Come, A Naturalist's Year in the Sonoran Desert

SWU471
John Alcock
University of Arizona Press
2009
336
0816527628
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Combining scientific observation with a personal perspective and color photographs, longtime Sonoran resident John Alcock tracks the changes in plant and animal life over the course of a drought year, offering new insights into the desert's natural history, conservation and astonishing diversity.
$22.95

A Field Guide to the Stars and Planets, revised 4th ed.

SCI01
Jay M. Pasachoff
Houghton Mifflin Company
1999
578
0395934311
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The fourth edition of this best-selling field guide is now updated and revised, with new and valid information through 2017. A guided tour of the heavens in the Peterson series equally useful in Des Moines or Montevideo. With an atlas of the sky, detailed moon maps and an overview of the science of astronomy.
$19.99

A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians

FG08
Robert Stebbins
Houghton Mifflin Company
2003
533
0395982723
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The definitive field guide, with a special section on Baja's endemic species.
$22.00

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

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

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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

Sonoran Desert Spring

BJA20
John Alcock
University of Arizona Press
1994
134
0816513996
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Alcock, a professor of insect behavior at the University of Arizona, writes of the plants and animals and ecology in this lyrical meditation on the Sonoran desert.
$17.95

Gathering the Desert

USW120
Gary Paul Nabhan
University of Arizona Press
1985
209
0816510148
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An ecologist with a particular interest in the origins of foodstuffs, Nabhan interweaves ethnography, biochemistry, natural history and journalism in this well-written account of desert cultures and botany in the American Southwest.
$22.95

Roadside Geology of Arizona

USW122
Halka Chronic
Mountain Press Publishing Company
2003
322
0878421475
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Designed for the roadside traveler, this book explains in detail the geologic history of Arizona as seen through the window. It's a great introduction to basic geomorphology and how the dramatic landscapes were formed.
$20.00

Revenge of the Saguaro, Offbeat Travels Through America's Southwest

USW327
Tom Miller
Consortium
2009
256
1933693606
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Tom Miller's digressive, witty and willfully eccentric account of travel and obsession in the American Southwest (originally published as Jack Ruby's Kitchen Sink) captures the spirit of his beloved homeland.
$14.95

Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert

USW398
Terry Tempest Williams
Vintage Books
2002
240
0375725180
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A series of lyrical, thoughtful essays on the power and beauty of the Red Rock Wilderness of southern Utah, including Grand Staircase, Canyonlands, Glen Canyon, Moab and the Great Basin.
$15.95

A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona

SWU60
Anne Orth Epple, Lewis Epple (Photographer)
Falcon Press
1997
350
1560445637
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A photographic field guide to the flora of Arizona.
$29.95

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

Deep Sky Companions, The Messier Objects

SCI71
Stephen James O'Meara
Cambridge University Press
2014
432
1107018374
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
A guide to the celestial discoveries of Messier, the 18th-century astronomer and comet hunter who cataloged many of the sky's fuzzy "objects." Compiled and written by Stephen James O'Meara, an editor for "Sky and Telescope" and one of today's leading astronomers.
$51.00

A Short History of Nearly Everything

GEN298
Bill Bryson
Broadway Books
2004
560
076790818x
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Bryson's humorous, overly ambitious take on the story of our universe.
$18.00

Astronomy for Dummies

SCI309
Stephen P. Maran
John Wiley & Son
2012
384
1118376978
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
Maran (30 years of experience with NASA) outlines the basic in this excellent volume in the Dummies series. The witty style keeps the subject fun and interesting -- and the information is terrific!
$22.99

For Kids

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

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

Kinaalda, A Navajo Girl Grows Up

SWU23
Monty Roessel
Lerner Publishing Group
1993
48
0822596415
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This children's book follows Celinda McKelvey, a 13-year-old Navajo girl, as she performs and celebrates Kinaalda, a traditional Navajo rite-of-passage ceremony. An informative guide for middle school children, with color photographs.
$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

The Navajo

SWU26
Peter J. Iverson
Chelsea House Publishers
2005
111
0791085953
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated introduction to Navajo culture and art for a middle-school audience in the Indians of North America series from Chelsea House.
$41.75

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