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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-EXUSW304

Buy these 5 items as a set for $61 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Crazy Horse, A Life

USW205
Larry McMurtry
Viking
2006
148
0143034804
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The story of Sioux warrior Crazy Horse, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Lonesome Dove." McMurtry blends history, biography and a dose of good storytelling in this short, thought-provoking biography. A volume in the excellent "Penguin Lives" series.
$16.00

Yellowstone Country, The Enduring Wonder

SWU76
Seymour L. Fishbein
National Geographic
2010
288
1426205856
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An overview of Yellowstone presented in the National Geographic style, featuring spectacular color photographs, maps and good travel information.
$16.00

Yellowstone Wildlife

RKY88
Pocket Naturalist
Waterford Press
2006
1583553169
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy plastic card illustrates the birds, mammals, fishes, amphibians and reptiles of Yellowstone. We also carry its companion, Yellowstone Trees & Wildflowers (Item USW501).
$7.95

Moon Wyoming

USW770
Carter G. Walker
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
280
1631215809
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Wyoming.
$17.99

Recreational Map of Wyoming

USW303
GTR Mapping
GTR Mapping
2012
2
1881262111
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful topographic map of Wyoming at a scale of 1:800,000.
$4.95

Grand Teton National Park Map

USW34
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2008
2
0925873020
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color, double-sided topographic map of the park at a scale of 1:80,000. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

Yellowstone National Park Map

USW32
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2012
2
0925873012
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A hiker's map with great topographic detail, shown at a scale of 1:127,000.
$11.95

Compass Guide Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

USW577
Brian Kevin
Compass American Guides
2016
352
1101879696
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Exquisitely photographed, this sumptuous guide in the newly relaunched Compass Guides series is an excellent overview of the history, culture, nature, activities and attractions of the parks. With a 20-page section of practical information.
$21.99

The Ranger's Guide to Yellowstone, Insider Advice from Ranger Norm

SWU243
Susan Frank
Avalon Travel Publishing
2008
230
1598801279
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Meet Ranger Norm, your personal Yellowstone guide to the best hikes, accommodations and recreations. He answers the FAQ for visiting the park in family-friendly cartoons.
$16.95

Yellowstone, A Visitor's Companion

USW54
George Wuerthner
Stackpole Books
1992
218
0811730786
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handbook to the geology, ecology, wildlife and plants of Yellowstone. Includes photographs, a bird list and brief field guide with black-and-white drawings.
$15.95

Great White Fathers

USP19
John Taliaferro
Perseus
2004
464
158648205X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the development, art and legacy of Mount Rushmore.
$18.95

The Solace of Open Spaces

USW67
Gretel Ehrlich
Viking
1987
131
0140081135
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
A loosely organized travelogue and meditation on the high plains of Wyoming. While Ehrlich writes of ranchers, cowboys and weather, the real star of this lyrical celebration of Wyoming is the landscape itself.
$16.00

The Spirit of Yellowstone

RKY25
Judith L. Meyer, Vance Howard (Photographer)
Taylor Trade Publishing
2003
144
157098395X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An engaging, scholarly history of Yellowstone and its place in America's imagination, covering the establishment of the park, geography, wildlife and more. Complemented by color photographs, archival illustrations and maps.
$19.95

Wilderness and the American Mind

USW97
Roderick Nash
Yale University Press
2014
440
0300190387
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic essay on changing American attitudes toward wilderness and the environment, including an enlightening discussion on western expansion. With chapters on Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Alaska and wilderness preservation.
$25.00

Out West

USW374
Dayton Duncan
Bison Books
2000
464
080326626X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
In this spirited tale of history, exploration and travel, Duncan recounts his adventures in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark
$24.95

Miles from Nowhere

USW675
Dayton Duncan
Bison Books
2000
320
0803266278
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Touring the American West from the Rio Grande to the Cascades in a GMC Suburban, covering more than 30,000 miles, Duncan paints a vivid, perceptive portrait of frontier life in contemporary America.
$19.95

Travels in the Greater Yellowstone

USW563
Jack Turner
St. Martins
2009
288
0312560958
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Turner celebrates the diversity of the park and its wildlife in a series of 12 lyrical essays.
$21.99

Wapiti Wilderness

USW68
Margaret Murie, Olaus Murie (Illustrator)
University Press of Colorado
2001
302
087081155X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Margaret and her biologist husband (who did the illustrations for the book) write of a winter, and especially the elk, at a ranch in Jackson Hole. They alternate chapters, mixing tales of work as a field biologist with stories of life in the region, where they lived for 37 years.
$24.95

Close Range: Wyoming Stories

USW349
Annie Proulx
Scribner
2000
285
0684852225
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Proulx's brilliantly-drawn characters personify the loneliness, harsh beauty and wild nature of Wyoming in this luminous collection, which includes the story "Brokeback Mountain."
$16.00

Decade of the Wolf, Returning the Wild to Yellowstone

RKY90
Douglas Smith, Gary Ferguson
Lyons Press
2012
256
0762779055
PAPER
Natural History
9/20/2014
0
0
0
0
Biologist Smith (Yellowstone Wolf Recovery Project) and nature writer Ferguson look at the 10 years since the re-introduction of wolves to Yellowstone.
$16.95

Mountain Time, A Yellowstone Portrait

USW392
Paul Schullery
University of New Mexico Press
2008
280
0826343457
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A former ranger, Schullery writes with depth and grace on the natural history of Yellowstone National Park, its wildlife, rangers and visitors in this classic collection of essays, originally published in 1984.
$24.95

Rising from the Plains

USW18
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1986
213
0374520658
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
McPhee's elegant and accessible essays show the geology of the Rockies through his travels with U.S. Geological Survey scientist David Love.
$16.00

Searching For Yellowstone, Ecology and Wonder in the Last Wilderness

USW59
Paul D. Schullery
Globe Pequot Press
2004
338
0972152210
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An engaging social and environmental history of Yellowstone from the Pleistocene to the present focusing on the park since its founding in 1872. Schullery has worked in Yellowstone as a ranger, a historian and the chief of cultural resources.
$19.95

Spectacular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

USW547
Charles R. Preston
Universe Publishing
2008
132
0789399946
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The gorgeous landscapes of Yellowstone and Grand Teton come to life in 300 color photographs, including panoramic spreads. The large-format book offers a guided tour of the majestic parks through every season of the year.
$50.00

Windows into the Earth, The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

USW356
Robert B. Smith, Lee J. Siegel
Oxford University Press
2000
240
0195105974
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A geologic history and tour of the northern Rockies, particularly Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. With an outstanding overview of the geologic formation of the region and 50 color photographs.
$29.95

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States

USW286
Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1999
447
0679446818
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact field guide to 1,000 commonly encountered plants and animals of Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. With 1,500 color photographs, 11 maps and 16 night-sky charts.
$22.95

Yellowstone Trees & Wildflowers

USW501
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2006
1583553258
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, laminated fold-up card.
$7.95

More Books

Lewis & Clark, An Illustrated History

PNW36
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
1999
248
0375706526
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The handsomely produced companion volume to Ken Burns' PBS documentary film, featuring essays and 150 illustrations, most in full color.
$29.95

Of Wolves and Men

BST31
Barry Lopez
Scribner
2004
302
0684163225
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This eloquent, powerful book is an outstanding overview of the wolf, as well as a survey of wolf mythology and its relationship to human society. First published in the 1980s, it has been reprinted with a new afterword by the author.
$20.00

Black Hills South, Black Hills National Park

USP06
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2014
2
1566950112
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color topographic map of the southeast corner of South Dakota's Black Hills, shown at a scale of 1:24,000
$11.95

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

Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

USW438
Bradley Mayhew, Carolyn McCarthy
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
288
174220743X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With personality and local savvy, Montana residents Bradley Mayhew and Carolyn McCarthy cover the practicalities of where to go and what to do. With more photographs, detailed itineraries, family-friendly options, suggested hikes, two-color maps and a good overview of natural history.
$19.99

Horatio's Drive, America's First Road Trip

USA439
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
2003
173
037541536X
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The companion volume to the PBS film chronicles the nation's first road trip by Horatio Jackson, a 31-year-old Vermont doctor who drove his car from San Francisco to New York on mainly unpaved roads in 1903.
$24.95

For Kids

Expedition Yellowstone, A Mountain Adventure

USW319
Sandra Chisholm Robinson, Ellen Meloy (Illustrator)
Taylor Trade Publishing
1986
172
0911797254
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The discovery of Yellowstone is the subject of this tale of a mountain man in the Rockies. Illustrated and geared to preteens.
$12.50

Jenny of the Tetons

USW320
Kristiana Gregory
Harcourt Books
1989
168
0152167706
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The story of an orphan girl who goes to live with a trapper, his Shoshone wife and their children in the 1870s Rockies. Geared to children 10-14, the novel employs real historical figures and a fictional plot as it explores the possibilities for tolerance and friendship between white settlers and Native Americans.
$6.95

Moccasin Trail

USW370
Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Penguin Putnam
1986
247
0140321705
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The enduring tale of a young man raised by Crow Indians who must readjust to life as a white American. For ages 9 to 12.
$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

Wolf Stalker, A Mystery in Yellowstone National Park

RKY45
Gloria Skurzynski, Alane Ferguson
2007
128
0792270347
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
On the trail of a wounded wolf mysteriously shot in Yellowstone National Park, the Langdon kids soon find themselves caught up in adventure, suspense -- and danger.
$4.99

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

Walking the Big Wild, From Yellowstone to the Yukon on the Grizzly Bears' Trail

USW473
Karsten Heuer
Mountaineers
2004
238
0898869838
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Heuer's riveting, personal account of an 18-month, 2,100-mile Yellowstone to Yukon trek along the proposed Y2Y wildlife corridor.
$16.95

Face to Face With Wolves

BST118
Jim Brandenburg
2010
32
1426306989
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Photographer Jim Brandenburg presents lone wolves by moonlight, Arctic wolves leaping onto ice floes, and wolves hunting and foraging for food and the packs of gray wolves that surround his house in Minnesota in this illustrated overview for youngsters.
$6.95

Face to Face With Grizzlies

BST120
Joel Sartore
2008
32
1426304749
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Ever been face-to-face with a grizzly bear? Joel Sartore has -- and he lived to tell this and other great tales in his engaging, illustrated introduction for young readers to the natural history of the grizzly.
$6.95

When the Wolves Returned, Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone

USW580
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Bloomsbury USA
2008
39
0802796869
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
With spectacular photographs and a dual-level text, this inspirational photo-essay for younger readers captures wolves in the natural habitat of Yellowstone, where the natural balance of the park's wildlife is finally being realized again thanks to the return of the once-extinct Yellowstone wolves. An engaging read for parents as well as for kids.
$19.99

The Wolves Are Back

BST135
Wendell Minor (Illustrator), Jean Craighead George
Dutton Inc.
2008
32
0525479473
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The Caldecott-winner relates the history of the wolves of Yellowstone through the eyes of a pup in this lyrical, illustrated tale for youngsters.
$16.99

Buster Goes to Cowboy Camp

USW599
Denise Fleming
Harry N. Abrams
2008
40
0805078924
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Sent off to Cowboy Camp, the lonely pooch is nervous at first, but his worries disappear as he paints, plays ball, and helps with the campfire. Fleming's intensely hued pulp-painting illustrations display Buster's transformation from house dog to cowpoke in all its humorous detail.
$16.95