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Bryce & Zion

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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Falcon Guide, Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

USW138
Tamara Martin, Erik Molvar
Falcon Press
2013
256
0762782765
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In addition to useful trail descriptions, maps and safety techniques, this practical hiking guide to Zion and Bryce National Parks gives an overview of the area's natural history.
$21.95

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

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

Zion National Park Map

USW144
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2012
2
1566952972
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed hiker's topographic map of Zion National Park at a scale of 1:38,000, printed on tear-resistant, waterproof paper.
$11.95

Bryce Canyon National Park Map

USW143
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2006
2
1566952042
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed hiker's map of Bryce Canyon at a scale of 1:35,000, printed on tear-resistant, waterproof paper.
$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

Moon Handbook Zion and Bryce

SWU181
W.C. McRae
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
350
1631215000
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to traveling and hiking in Utah's Zion and Bryce National Parks, with shorter sections on nearby Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Escalante.
$19.99

The Southwest Inside Out, An Illustrated Guide to the Land and its History

USW345
Thomas Wiewandt, Maureen Wilks
Mountain Press Publishing Company
2010
208
1879728060
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An outstanding guide to understanding the geomorphology of the Southwest, featuring the author's color photographs of canyons, dunes and other landforms.
$24.95

Mormon Country

USW38
Wallace Stegner
University of Nebraska Press
2003
362
0803293054
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Stegner's story of Brigham Young and early history of Utah, originally published in 1942, includes marvelous portraits of people and places in the Salt Lake Basin.
$21.95

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

In Search of the Old Ones, Exploring the Anasazi World of the Southwest

USW157
David D. Roberts
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1997
271
0684832127
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An exuberant, engaging account of archaeological adventures in the desert Southwest. Roberts investigates the factors that may have led to the demise of the Anasazi civilization and looks into longstanding controversies.
$16.00

The Bassett Women

USW350
Grace McClure
Ohio University Press
1985
247
0804008779
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.95

Basin and Range

GEO13
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1990
216
0374516901
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
McPhee's illuminating account of travels in the company of geologist Kenneth S. Deffeyes along Route 80 from Utah to California.
$16.00

Cadillac Desert, The American West and Its Disappearing Water

USW246
Marc Reisner
Penguin Putnam
1993
582
0140178244
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A definitive history of water development in the American desert -- and a now-classic chronicle of wrong-headed policies and misadventures controlling the great rivers of the West.
$19.00

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

Roadside Geology, Utah

USW30
Halka Chronic
Mountain Press Publishing Company
2014
416
0878426183
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
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.
$26.00

Zion Canyon, A Storied Land

USW502
Greer K. Chesher
University of Arizona Press
2007
96
0816524874
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Chesher, a park ranger and longtime resident of the region, brings a personal and in-depth perspective to Zion Canyon, examining its geological wonders, ecology and the interplay between the landscape and its human settlers.
$14.95

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

Canyon Country Wildflowers

USW155
Damian Fagan
Falcon Press
2012
152
1560445602
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive field guide covers 190 of the most commonly encountered wildflowers, shrubs and trees of the Four Corners area.
$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

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

Walker of Time

USW160
Helen Hughes Vick
Roberts Rinehart Publishers
1993
205
0943173809
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Two Hopi teens travel back 750 years to their ancestral home, visiting the world of the Sinagua people.
$13.95

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

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

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

Ghost Horses, A Mystery in Zion National Park

USW521
Gloria Skurzynski
2007
1426301081
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Life-threatening accidents keep plaguing the Landon family as they investigate the mysterious deaths of white mustangs at Zion National Park.
$4.99

Geology Rocks!, 50 Hands-On Activities to Explore the Earth

GEO57
Cindy Blobaum
Aa Balkema
1999
96
1885593295
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Illustrations and instructions help kids design an earthquake-proof building, create a "forming" cave, become a paleontologist, and observe first-hand the effects of erosion, acid rain, volcanoes, and earthquakes.
$12.95

Utah

SWU287
P. J. Neri
Children's Press
2008
80
053120815X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An entry in the "From Sea to Shining Sea" series, this illustrated panorama of Utah's past and present helps young readers understand how the state fits into the mosaic of America's history.
$7.95