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Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon

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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Essential Reading Package-EXSWU206

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Eyewitness Guide Southwest USA and National Parks

SWU147
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
304
1465441123
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This thorough, gorgeously illustrated guidebook provides an excellent overview of the Southwest, its history, traditions, cultures and sights.
$23.00

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

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

Grand Canyon Map 261, Bright Angel Canyon, North & South Rims

USW628
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2009
2
4971700261
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed hiker's map (1:35,000) of Colorado River miles 60-98, perfect for those hiking to Bright Angel and Indian Gardens campgrounds.
$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

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

Four Corners Regional Map

USW165
G.M. Johnson Maps
2015
2
1770684433
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided road map shows national parks, archaeological sites and attractions from the Grand Canyon to Chaco, Mesa Verde, Monument Valley, Bryce and Zion.
$5.95

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

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

Canyon Wilderness of the Southwest

USW632
Jon Ortner (Photographer)
Welcome Books
2016
248
1599621312
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This unprecedented collection of photographs explores the diverse canyon country of the Colorado Plateau, including Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion and Arches. The 200 color photographs are accompanied by quotations by authors and explorers.
$45.00

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

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

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

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

In the Heart of the Canyon

SWU292
Elisabeth Hyde
Vintage Books
2010
336
0307276422
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hyde's gripping novel follows a group of rafters, both seasoned and inexperienced, through the physical and emotional challenges of a trip through the Grand Canyon.
$15.00

The Butterflies of Grand Canyon

USW635
Margaret Erhart
Plume
2009
352
0452295491
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Erhart, a river and hiking guide based in Flagstaff, draws from her own experience to create this exciting murder-mystery with lots of local color.
$15.00

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

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

National Geographic Grand Canyon Country

SWU13
Seymour L. Fishbein, Kenneth Brower
National Geographic
2010
200
1426205864
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An overview of the Grand Canyon presented in the style of National Geographic, featuring spectacular color photographs, maps and good travel information.
$16.00

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 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

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

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

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

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

Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk

SWU278
Greg MacGillivray (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2009
6312592928
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
Filmed in stunning IMAX, this family-friendly documentary follows Wade Davis and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., with their two daughters, on a rafting adventure.
$19.98

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.
$27.75

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

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

Over the Edge, A Mystery in Grand Canyon National Park

USW520
Gloria Skurzynski
2008
158
1426301774
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The life of a biologist studying condors in the Grand Canyon is threatened in this entry in Mysteries in Our National Parks -- and the hostile teenage computer whiz in her family's foster care may be involved.
$4.99

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

Animals Count in Grand Canyon National Park

SWU469
Donna Love
Grand Canyon Association
2009
32
1934656054
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Published by the Grand Canyon Association, this delightful counting book stars a myriad of furry, feathered, stealthy, scaly, slithering and slippery creatures of the Grand Canyon and the Desert Southwest.
$9.95

Mule Train Mail

SWU468
Craig Brown
2009
1580891888
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night will keep the postman from completing his rounds -- even if it is Anthony and his team of six mules on the celebrated and very steep trail into the Grand Canyon from the South Rim to Supai.
$7.95