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Canadian Rockies

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-EXCND480

Item EXCND480. Buy these 2 items as a set for $33 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains

USW118
James Halfpenny, Todd Telander (Illustrator)
Falcon Press
2015
176
1493009966
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
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An essential pocket guide to tracks, scats and signs of not just the mammals of the region, but also of the reptiles, amphibians and birds. Each of 70 species gets a double-page spread, with line drawings of the animal, scat and track, range map and description.
$12.95

Moon Handbook Canadian Rockies

CND231
Andrew Hempstead
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
400
1631213466
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive and authoritative guide by Banff-based Hempstead covers where to go and what to do from Jasper to Waterton.
$19.99

Banff & Mt. Assiniboine Map

RKY51
Gem Trek Maps
Gem Trek
2016
2
1895526841
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper, this double-sided map depicts Banff and Mt. Assiniboine with topographic outlines and major trails.
$14.95

Canadian Rockies Explorer's Map and Guide

CND36
Gem Trek Maps
Gem Trek
2016
2
1895526795
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A driver's map of Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta, at a birds-eye scale of 1:400,000.
$9.95

Canadian Rockies Access Guide

CND250
John Dodd
Lone Pine Press
2009
400
1551055600
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This full-color, comprehensive guide covers Banff, Jasper, Kooteney, Yoho, Waterton and Kanaskis parks in splendid detail.
$26.95

Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks

CND292
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
288
1742206182
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This informative, compact guidebook in the excellent Lonely Planet series includes details on the history, geology and wildlife of the region.
$19.99

Beautiful Alberta

CND456
Mike Grandmaison
Firefly Books
2015
144
1770855785
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This oversized, photographic portrait of Canada's most prosperous province reveals the natural beauty of the Canadian West. From towering mountains to crystal clear lakes, Grandmaison's photos capture the beauty of Alberta.
$29.95

Canada, Images of the Land

CND455
J. Kraulis
Firefly Books
2015
224
1770856242
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
From the country's expansive prairies and forests to its magnificent coastline, the 200-plus images in this oversized photo book capture the sublime and staggeringly diverse landscape of Canada.
$49.95

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One

CND208
Ian Ferguson, Will Ferguson
Douglas & McIntyre
2008
275
1553653114
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A tongue-in-cheek portrait of Canadian people and society, written by two native sons. Not entirely (but mostly) in jest, the book is an insightful look at the Canadian national character.
$18.95

The Amazing Death of Calf Shirt and Other Blackfoot Stories, Three Hundred Years of Blackfoot History

USW104
Hugh A. Dempsey
University of Oklahoma Press
1996
256
0806128216
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderful collection of stories that illuminates the history of the Blackfoot people of the prairies of southern Alberta and northern Montana.
$19.95

The West Beyond the West, A History of British Columbia

CND116
Jean Barman
University of Toronto Press
2007
450
0802094953
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fascinating history of the Canadian province from the 18th century to the mid-1990s. The author weaves portraits of major personalities and events into a readable overview of the cultural and social influences that have shaped the region.
$48.95

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

Why I Hate Canadians

CND154
Will Ferguson
Douglas & McIntyre
2007
305
1553652797
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This is the 10th anniversary edition of Ferguson's wickedly astute cultural salvo, the collection of humorous essays that launched his career. As you might guess, the title is tongue-in-cheek.
$15.95

Switchbacks, True Stories from the Canadian Rockies

CND186
Sid Marty
McClelland and Stewart
2008
316
0771056702
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A native Albertan and park warden in the Canadian Rockies, Marty relates colorful anecdotes from friends, colleagues and his own youth in this collection of tales, which includes A Horse Named Candy.
$19.99

A Field Guide to Alpine Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains

RKY137
Halle Flygare
Harbour
2012
155017553X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With full-color photographs and information on distribution, Latin names, plant sizes and more this easy-to-use guide is a helpful trail companion.
$7.95

Alberta Wildlife

CND279
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2005
1583552812
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Identify Rockies wildlife with this handy, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions.
$7.95

Rocky Mountain Birds

USW386
Raymond Leung (Illustrator), James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2001
1583551239
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A laminated, fold-out guide to almost 150 species of birds, from Montana to New Mexico. This pocket-size reference is handy for quick identification.
$7.95

Rocky Mountain Nature Guide

RKY108
Andy Bezener
Lone Pine Press
1999
192
1551051788
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide includes information on mammals, fish, birds, trees, shrubs, wildflowers, insects and reptiles from the entire span of the Rockies - Alaska to New Mexico. Featuring over 300 exact full-color illustrations.
$21.95

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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Banff & Mt. Assiniboine Map

CND53
Gem Trek Maps
Gem Trek
2
1895526345
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A hiking map for Banff National Park, at a scale of 1:100,000 with colorful relief shading, topographic lines, trails and travel information.
$8.95

Historical Atlas of Canada, Canada's History Illustrated With Original Maps

CND450
Derek Hayes
Douglas & McIntyre
2015
272
177162079X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Covering over 1,000 years of Canadian history (from above), this historical atlas includes previously unpublished maps, charts and illustrations, newly discovered in archives and libraries from around the world.
$34.95

For Kids

The Rocky Mountain Berry Book

USW402
Bob Krumm
Falcon Press
2013
163
0762781637
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
In an inspired move, Bob Krumm included recipes in this family oriented field guide to 15 berry species of the Rockies. Now children may pick and parents may cook, and everyone will be pleased.
$16.95

Owl's Eyes and Seeking a Spirit, Kootenai Indian Stories

CND109
Confederated Salish, Debbie Joseph (Illustrator), Howard Kallowat (Illustrator)
National Book Network
2000
32
0917298667
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
As written and illustrated by residents of the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana, this little storybook is a personable, unassuming introduction to Kootenai folktales. Ages 4 to 8.
$5.95

Hatchet

CND110
Gary Paulsen
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
186
1416936475
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In the first of Paulsen's wilderness adventure novels, 13-year-old Brian must fend for himself after his plane crashes in the Canadian woods.
$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

Rocky Mountains Plants and Animals Coloring Book

RKY58
Dot Barlowe
Dover Publications
2004
32
0486430456
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A great way to occupy travelers ages 10 and up, these detailed line drawings realistically depict the flora and fauna of the Rockies and come ready to color!
$3.99

The Cowgirl Aunt of Harriet Bean

USW477
Alexander McCall Smith, Laura Rankin (Illustrator)
Bloomsbury USA
2006
80
1582349770
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Nine-year-old sleuth Harriet Bean sets off to solve the mystery of her missing-in-action Wild West aunt Formica, in this book for ages 4 to 8 by the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.
$9.95