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Exploring Glacier and Waterton National Parks

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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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Glacier National Park, The First 100 Years

USW645
C. W. Guthrie
Far Country Press
2008
168
1560373369
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Celebrating the designation of Glacier as our nation’s 10th national park on May 11, 1910, C.W. Guthrie traces the history of the park from its Native American heritage and earliest settlers to the present in 240 vintage paintings and stunning historical
$39.95

This High, Wild Country: A Celebration of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park

USW651
Marsha Karle (Illustrator), Paul Schullery
University of New Mexico Press
2010
160
0826346022
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Featuring 80 watercolors of the wildlife and landscapes of the park by his wife Marsha Karle, Schullery weaves nature, history and anecdote in this excellent portrait of the park.
$27.95

Moon Handbook Glacier National Park

USW487
Becky Lomax
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
352
1631214896
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, no-nonsense guide in the popular series, with good background information about history, culture, and popular attractions.
$21.99

Glacier National Park Wildlife

USW500
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2008
1583553592
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Take it along! This handy, fold-up plastic card includes color illustrations of commonly encountered birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and butterflies.
$7.95

Glacier/Waterton Lakes National Parks Map

USW96
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2009
2
0925873152
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed topographic map of the Montana and Alberta national parks. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper, it's a good choice for planning a hike. Scales vary.
$11.95

Exploring Glacier National Park

RKY19
Jane Gildart, Bert Gildart
Falcon Press
2007
320
0762736445
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This excellent naturalist's overview of Glacier National Park includes the region's geologic history, flora, fauna and insider recommendations for hikes, visitor sites and other outdoor activities. With color and black-and-white photos and sketch maps.
$16.95

Glacier-Waterton, International Peace Park

RKY33
Vicky Spring, Tom Kirkendall
Mountaineers
2003
256
089886805x
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide for active travelers to Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks. It details the best hikes and bike rides, along with other adventure activities, and is full of helpful sketch maps.
$17.95

Insiders' Guide to Glacier National Park, Including the Flathead Valley and Waterton Lakes National Park

USW546
Susan Olin
Globe Pequot Press
2011
273
0762756721
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, comprehensive guide for travelers, including recommendations on outdoor recreation as well as historical, natural and cultural information. Sixth edition.
$18.95

The Best of Glacier National Park

USW737
Alan Leftridge
Farcountry press
2013
130
1560375604
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Former Glacier National Park ranger Alan Leftridge shares a comprehensive guide to enjoying the park along with a handy field guide.
$19.95

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

Glacier National Park

RKY139
Bill Yenne
Arcadia
2006
128
0738530115
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this brief history of Glacier National Park, historian Bill Yenne discusses the christening of the park, the creation of its alpine highways, the parks' mountain chalets and much more. A concise primer in the Images of America series.
$21.99

Going-to-the-Sun-Road: Glacier National Park's Highway to the Sky

USW658
C. W. Guthrie
Farcountry press
2006
48
1560373350
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Guthrie (Glacier Park, The First 100 Years) tells the intriguing tale of the history and the construction of Glacier National Park's epic Going-to-the-Sun Road, an engineering marvel and "one of America’s most beautiful highways."
$12.95

Montana, High, Wide, and Handsome

USW50
Joseph Kinsey Howard, William Kittredge (Introduction), Alfred Guthrie (Introduction)
University of Nebraska Press
2003
347
0803273398
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This delightful book is a spirited, appreciative testimony to the great prairie, its indigenous peoples, geography, climate, turf battles, economy and environment by an early newspaperman.
$19.95

Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians

USW105
Clark Wissler, D.C. Duvall (Editor), Alice Beck Kehoe (Introduction)
University of Nebraska Press
1995
168
0803260237
PAPER
History
1/1/2008
0
0
0
0
A classic collection of myths and tales originally published in 1908.
$17.95

Stars Over Montana

USW560
Warren Hanna
Globe Pequot Press
2009
256
0762749032
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The classic history of Glacier National Park, published in celebration of the 2010 centennial. It features satisfying biographical sketches of the men who made the park what it is.
$16.95

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

Claiming Ground

RKY120
Laura Bell
Vintage Books
2011
241
030747464X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Looking back at 30 years in the mountain west, Bell writes lyrically of the rangelands and high sagebrush benches of remote Wyoming.
$16.00

Why I Came West, A Memoir

USW582
Rick Bass
Houghton Mifflin Company
2009
256
0547237715
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Nature writer Bass describes settling in the remote Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana, painting an appreciative portrait of his new home while advocating a common-sense approach to conservation.
$16.95

A River Runs Through It, and Other Stories

USW107
Norman MacLean
University of Chicago Press
2017
226
0226500667
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A classic meditation on family, fly-fishing and the Blackfoot River of Montana. Colored with MacLean's haunting descriptions of the landscape, it is a vivid portrait of a minister and his two sons. Originally published in 1976.
$15.00

Blackfeet Tales of Glacier National Park

RKY55
James Willard Schultz
Aa Balkema
2002
240
1931832145
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Blackfoot legends and tales gathered by a man who lived among them during the turn of the 20th century in what is now Glacier National Park.
$19.95

The Big Sky

USW52
Alfred Guthrie, Wallace Stegner (Introduction)
Houghton Mifflin Company
1992
386
0618154639
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First published in 1947, this classic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning Guthrie examines mountain man Boone Caudill and his adventures in the American West -- a saga that continues in five more volumes.
$14.95

The Last Best Place, A Montana Anthology

USW55
William Kittredge (Editor)
University of Washington Press
2003
1158
0295969741
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Farmer-turned-writer Kittredge collects historic and contemporary writings on Montana -- a monumental undertaking justified by the diversity of memoirs, stories and history included.
$40.00

Bear Attacks, Their Causes and Avoidance

BST21
Stephen Herrero
Lyons Press
2002
296
158574557X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Despite its frightening title, this book is a helpful introduction to the natural history and behavior of the bear by a long-term researcher in the field. With useful tips on "avoidance."
$16.95

In the Presence of Grizzlies

BST134
Doug Peacock
Lyons Press
2009
256
1599214903
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A compelling chronicle of the complicated and sometimes tragic interactions between grizzlies and humans, revealed through interviews with biologists, hunters and mauling victims, and observations of the bears themselves.
$16.95

National Geographic: Glacier National Park

USW665
Artist Not Provided
Baker & Taylor Video
2010
6313684028
DVD
Natural History
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
This National Geographic Channel program includes Sun Mountain and the Going-to-the-Sun highway.
$19.97

The Wolverine Way

RKY124
Douglas H. Chadwick
2012
277
0980122740
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A volunteer with the 5-year Glacier Wolverine Project, Chadwick writes engagingly of the biology and conservation of this mighty predator.
$17.95

A Flora of Glacier National Park, Montana

USW647
Peter Lesica
Oregon State University Press
2002
512
0870715380
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Featuring line drawings and full-color photographs, this guide not only helps identify, but also provides information on habitats, geographical range, taxonomy, and ethnobotanical uses of each species of plant.
$34.95

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

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2017
592
1426218354
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages.
$29.99

Northern Rocky Mountain Wildflowers, Including Glacier, Waterton Lakes, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke, and Yoho

RKY127
Wayne Phillips
Falcon Press
2012
293
0762777664
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Compiled by a former forest service ecologist and botany teacher at Yellowstone Institute, this handy guide features 300 species, expertly photographed, explained and organized by color and family for quick identification.
$24.95

Rocky Mountain Trees & Wildflowers

USW387
Raymond Leung (Illustrator), James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2001
1583551158
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A laminated, fold-out guide to almost 150 of the conspicuous plants of the Rocky Mountains.
$7.95

Scats and Tracks of the Rocky Mountains

USW118
James Halfpenny, Todd Telander (Illustrator)
Falcon Press
2015
176
1493009966
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 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

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

Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains

RKY113
George W. Scotter
Whitecap Books
2007
255
1552858480
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Nicely organized by color of flower, and small enough for your daypack, this handy guide covers 350 species of flowering plants.
$29.95

More Books

Undaunted Courage, Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

USW20
Stephen Ambrose
Touchstone
1997
528
0684826976
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Ambrose recreates the high adventure and politics of late 18th-century America in this classic history, rich in details of Native American life, geography, flora and fauna.
$19.00

Young Men & Fire

USW95
Norman MacLean
University of Chicago Press
1993
301
0226500624
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lyrical and finely wrought story of the famous Mann Gulch, Montana firestorm, which took the lives of 13 of the elite Smokejumpers of the U.S. Forest Service in August 1949.
$16.00

The Blackfeet, Raiders on the Northwest Plains

PNW47
John Canfield Ewers
University of Oklahoma Press
1983
345
0806118369
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic history of the Blackfeet, first published in 1958. It is old-fashioned, authoritatively written, factual and full of detail of daily life.
$24.95

Falcon Guide, Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

USW102
Erik Molvar
Falcon Press
2012
215
0762736321
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide covers major hikes and trails in both parks, including sketch maps, mile-by-mile descriptions, easy-to-follow maps, elevation charts and descriptions of geographical features and wildlife to be seen en route.
$21.95

Fool's Crow

USW308
Thomas McGuane (Introduction), James Welch
Penguin
2011
416
0143106511
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Montana shortly after the Civil War, this novel tells of Fools Crow, a young Blackfoot Indian on the verge of manhood, and his tribe, known as the Lone Eaters.
$17.00

View with a Room, Glacier's Historic Hotels and Chalets

RKY79
Ray Djuff
Farcountry press
2013
168
1560375566
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated history of the grand hotels and camps at Glacier National Park.
$24.95

All Aboard For Glacier, The Great Northern Railway and Glacier National Park

RKY80
Carol Guthrie
Far Country Press
2004
96
1560372761
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A pictorial history of the Great Northern Railroad.
$15.95

Wildflowers Of Montana

USW746
Donald Anthony Schiemann
Mountain Press Publishing Company
2005
306
0878425047
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to 350 species of Montana flora, including flowers the traveler is likely to find in Glacier National Park and the Big Snowy Mountains. Color photographs are accompanied by descriptive narratives, identifying features and ranges.
$22.00

Crown of the Continent, The Wildest

RKY129
Steven Gnam (Photographer)
Aa Balkema
2014
192
1594857725
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Award-winning writer Chadwick, along with photographer Steven Gnam, present this photographic tribute to one of the Earth’s last fully intact ecosystems. The Crown of the Continent, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
$29.95

The National Parks, An Illustrated History

USA584
Kim Heacox (Photographer)
National Geographic
2015
384
1426215592
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This photographic celebration of the US National Parks’ 100th anniversary takes readers from California's redwood forests to the Gettysburg battlefield and every park in between through the lens of award-winning photographer Kim Heacox.
$50.00

For Kids

How We Crossed the West

PNW40
Rosalyn Schanzer
2002
48
0792267265
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The adventures of Lewis and Clark are recast for ages 6-10 in this National Geographic picture book depicting the explorers and the people, wildlife and landscapes they encountered.
$7.95

Crow and Weasel

USW371
Barry Lopez
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1998
64
0374416133
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this tale of the adventures of two young Plains Indians who journey to the far north the great naturalist and writer Barry Lopez has written a children's tale that is fully as wise as his adult writings.
$14.99

Om-Kas-Toe, Blackfeet Twin Captures an Elkdog

USW410
Kenneth Thomasma, Jack Brouwer (Illustrator)
Aa Balkema
2000
1880114054
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Evoking the rich storytelling traditions of the Blackfoot Indians, this tale, written for children ages 9-12, recounts the discovery of an animal unknown to the Blackfeet, something they name the "elkdog."
$7.99

The Hunted, A Mystery in Glacier National Park

ALA252
Gloria Skurzynski
2007
160
1426300956
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The fifth installment from the popular series follows the Landon family’s attempts to uncover the mysterious disappearance of grizzly cubs in Glacier National Park.
$4.99

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

The Wild West on 5 Bits a Day

USW663
Joan Tapper
Thames & Hudson
2010
160
0500288720
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A time-traveler's guide to exploring and surviving in the Wild West of 1880, including sites, saloons, gunfights, people to meet (like Buffalo Bill) and people to avoid (including Billy the Kid and Geronimo). Fun for the whole family!
$18.95

Let's Explore... City

TVL668
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
48
1786572303
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 on safari with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete.
$9.99

Let's Explore... Mountain

TVL669
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
48
1786573156
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 on through the mountains with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete.
$9.99

Seek and Find National Parks

USA639
Maud Lienard (Illustrator)
Chronicle Books
2017
24
2733848216
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Twelve of North America's most visited national parks appear in this colorful activity book for young children. Kids use their powers of observation to explore busy illustrations for fun, hidden objects.
$14.95