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Grand 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-EXCND409

Item EXCND409. Buy these 5 items as a set for $70 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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 Traveller's History of Canada

CND82
Robert Bothwell
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
220
1566563860
PAPER
History
1
0
0
0
A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.
$14.95

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

Moon Handbook British Columbia including the Alaskan Highway

CND132
Andrew Hempstead
Avalon Travel Publishing
2014
500
1612387438
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide stakes out the best sites throughout British Columbia, nicely balancing practical detail with a good overview of the region and its attractions.
$19.99

Southwest British Columbia and Northern Washington Map

PNW21
Gem Trek Maps
Gem Trek
2007
1
1895526116
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Covering all Vancouver Island, this handy, full-color map covers the region from Seattle and the coast of British Columbia to the Columbia River in detail. Scaled at 1:840,000.
$5.95

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

Lake Louise and Yoho Map

RKY50
Gem Trek Maps
Gem Trek
2001
2
1895526159
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A topographic map of this popular hiking region from Lake Louise to Emerald Lake, at a scale of 1:50,000.
$13.95

Vancouver Map

CND125
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2006
2
3866090455
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, folded map of Vancouver, British Columbia at a scale of 1:15,000.
$8.95

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.
$29.75

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Vancouver & Victoria

CND265
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2013
128
1465409971
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Vancouver and Victoria.
$14.00

Exploring Vancouver, The Architectural Guide

CND408
Harold Kalman
Douglas & McIntyre
2012
352
1553658663
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In this highly accessible and authoritative guide to Vancouver's architecture, specialists Harold Kalman and Robin Ward take us on a tour of Vancouver's fourteen neighborhoods, exploring the city's rich architectural heritage in over 450 entries. Each entry includes historical, social and architectural commentary accompanied by striking, full-color photographs.
$24.95

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

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

Burrard Inlet, A History

CND121
Doreen Armitage
Aa Balkema
2001
240
1550172727
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A short history of Burrard's Inlet, the port surrounding Vancouver. The Inlet's story is one of Native Americans, developers, businessmen, environmentalists and other influential figures in the rise of the Greater Vancouver area.
$32.95

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 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

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

Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast

CND133
Bill Richardson
St. Martin's Press
1997
152
0312171838
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Lake Woebegone goes British Columbian in this humorous slip of a novel about an unconventional Vancouver B&B, which features twin bookworm brothers, a talking parrot and a motley crew of hotel guests.
$16.99

Bear Tales from the Canadian Rockies

CND251
Brian Patton
Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
1999
224
1894004132
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Bears hold an honored place in the mythology of the Canadian Rockies. This collection of stories draws on the adventures of hunters and trappers, native legends and traditional tall tales to create a portrait of the animal that has captured the wild imagination of the region.
$14.95

Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest

PNW17
Katharine Berry Judson
University of Nebraska Press
1997
204
0803275951
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First collected in 1910, these age-old stories include revealing myths and creation narratives alongside noted geographical features of the territory. Presented with 52 photographs.
$14.95

After the Ice Age: The Return of Life to Glaciated North America

ALA41
E.C. Pielou
University of Chicago Press
1992
366
0226668126
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Eighteen thousand years ago, an immense sheet of ice covered all of present day Canada and the northernmost U.S. This story tells of how a harsh terrain was transformed into the environment we know today.
$25.00

Glacier Ice

SCI07
Austin Post, Edward R. LaChapelle
University of Washington Press
2000
145
0295979100
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A classic book of extraordinary black-and-white aerial photographs of mountains and glaciers by two devoted men of ice. Ed LaChapelle’s text is paired with Austin Post's stunning aerial photographs of glaciers from Alaska and Chile to Switzerland and the Himalayas.
$35.00

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

The Great Rocky Mountain Nature Factbook

RKY03
Susan Ewing
Graphic Arts Center Publishing
1999
223
0882405152
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Ewing's family-friendly guide, with black-and-white drawings throughout, answers the curiosity of engaged visitors about the plants, animals and natural features of the Rockies.
$14.95

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

Field Guide to Banff National Park

RKY122
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2011
16
1583552057
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This fold-up, laminated card features 133 color drawings and short descriptions of commonly encountered wildlife and a map.
$7.95

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2011
576
1426208286
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.
$27.95

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 Natural History, Grand Teton to Jasper, A Trailside Reference

RKY61
Daniel Mathews
Mountain Press Publishing Company
2003
672
0962078220
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive field guide and handbook covering the plants, animals, insects, geology and history of the region. With 480 color photographs and 11 line drawings.
$26.00

Rocky Mountain Nature Guide

RKY108
Andy Bezener
Lone Pine Press
1999
192
1551051788
PAPER
Field Guide
1/1/2112
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

More Books

The Day the World Came to Town, 9/11 In Gander, Newfoundland

CND305
Jim Defede
HarperCollins
2003
256
0060559713
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than six thousand displaced travelers.
$15.99

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

Goldstone

CND114
Julie Lawson
Stoddart
1998
176
0773758917
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A richly imagined historical novel, set in a railway town in the mountains of British Columbia circa 1900. It's a coming of age tale for readers ages 9-12.
$4.95

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