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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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Moon Colorado

SWU267
Steve Knopper
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
400
163121506X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive, up-to-date guide in the popular series includes good background information about history, culture and popular attractions.
$21.99

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

USW44
Isabella Bird
Dover Publications
2003
256
0486428036
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Isabella Bird was an inspiring -- and intrepid -- Victorian traveler. This book collects her letters home to her sister Henrietta during travels through the Colorado Rockies in 1873, a side-trip she made on the way home from Hawaii.
$7.95

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

Recreational Map of Colorado

RKY13
GTR Mapping
GTR Mapping
2
1881262103
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A very good fold-out map of Colorado at a scale of 1:820,000.
$3.95

Fleximap Denver

RKY40
Kunth Verlag
Kunth Verlag
2013
1
9812582622
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This detailed map of the "Mile High City" includes a light rail map and a regional map of the Denver area.
$8.95

Rocky Mountain National Park, A Visitor's Companion

RKY07
George Wuerthner
Stackpole Books
2001
272
0811729192
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
A compact, illustrated guide to Rocky Mountain National Park.
$19.95

Cowgirls: Women of the American West

USW13
Teresa Jordan
Bison Books
1992
309
0803275757
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The story of the western woman, past and present, is intimately recounted through the words of the women themselves.
$19.95

Empire Express, Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

USW135
David Haward Bain
Viking
2000
816
0140084991
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A magisterial history of the railroad that connected the East to the West -- and radically changed the face of America. It is quite a tale, featuring greed, corruption, disaster and many memorable characters.
$30.00

Mesa Verde National Park, Shadows of the Centuries

SWU159
Duane Smith
University Press of Colorado
2003
272
0870816845
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A cultural and archaeological guide to Mesa Verde, including a history of the Anasazi, the story of the creation of the national park and the impact of modern tourism.
$17.95

The City and the Saloon, Denver, 1858-1916

USW207
Thomas J. Noel
University Press of Colorado
1996
148
0870814265
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief, scholarly portrait of saloon life in the old West.
$23.95

The Oxford History of the American West

USW02
Clyde Milner, Carol A. O'Connor, Martha A. Sandweiss
Oxford University Press
1996
872
0195112121
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A collection of wonderfully written essays by 25 contributors on the cultural and environmental history of the American West. With color illustrations and period photographs.
$60.00

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

Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey

USW395
Lillian Schlissel
Schocken Books
2004
278
0805211764
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fascinating, well researched selection of women's diaries and journals from the Wild West, including vivid accounts of buffalo hunts, Indian raids, childbirth under difficult circumstances, geological wonders and a telling amount of inward trepidation. With black-and-white photographs throughout.
$16.95

In Search of the Old Ones, Exploring the Anasazi World of the Southwest

USW157
David D. Roberts
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1997
271
0684832127
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An exuberant, engaging account of archaeological adventures in the desert Southwest. Roberts investigates the factors that may have led to the demise of the Anasazi civilization and looks into longstanding controversies.
$16.00

The Magnificent Mountain Women, Adventures in the Colorado Rockies

USW199
Janet Robertson
Bison Books
1991
220
0803289952
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A collection of biographical stories based on the adventures of Colorado's pioneering explorers, sportswomen, lady botanists and modern climbers, quite a colorful group.
$16.95

Angle of Repose

USW301
Wallace Stegner
Vintage Books
2014
632
1101872764
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of one man's search for his grandparents' story. It beautifully weaves the history of the American West and a glimpse of their life in California, Colorado and Idaho.
$16.95

Centennial

USW344
James Michener
Random House
2007
928
0812978420
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Michener's epic novel, written in celebration of America's bicentennial and the American West, spans 136 million years of Colorado history.
$18.00

The Best of the West, An Anthology of Classic Writing from the American West

USW87
Tony Hillerman (Editor)
HarperCollins Publishers
1992
528
0060923520
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A campfire collection of unforgettable portraits of the West, this anthology takes in travelers, homesteaders, Navajos, government officials, pioneers and authors as diverse as Meriwether Lewis, John Steinbeck and Edward Abbey.
$18.99

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 Wildflowers

USW41
John J. Craighead
Houghton Mifflin Company
1998
277
0395936136
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
A Peterson guide to 590 species of wildflowers, with both line drawings and a section of color photographs. Focusing on family and genus, the book includes the most conspicuous and commonly encountered flowers.
$21.00

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

Fleximap Denver

RKY40
Kunth Verlag
Kunth Verlag
2013
1
9812582622
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This detailed map of the "Mile High City" includes a light rail map and a regional map of the Denver area.
$8.95

Cowgirls: Women of the American West

USW13
Teresa Jordan
Bison Books
1992
309
0803275757
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The story of the western woman, past and present, is intimately recounted through the words of the women themselves.
$19.95

Empire Express, Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

USW135
David Haward Bain
Viking
2000
816
0140084991
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A magisterial history of the railroad that connected the East to the West -- and radically changed the face of America. It is quite a tale, featuring greed, corruption, disaster and many memorable characters.
$30.00

Mesa Verde National Park, Shadows of the Centuries

SWU159
Duane Smith
University Press of Colorado
2003
272
0870816845
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A cultural and archaeological guide to Mesa Verde, including a history of the Anasazi, the story of the creation of the national park and the impact of modern tourism.
$17.95

The City and the Saloon, Denver, 1858-1916

USW207
Thomas J. Noel
University Press of Colorado
1996
148
0870814265
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief, scholarly portrait of saloon life in the old West.
$23.95

The Oxford History of the American West

USW02
Clyde Milner, Carol A. O'Connor, Martha A. Sandweiss
Oxford University Press
1996
872
0195112121
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A collection of wonderfully written essays by 25 contributors on the cultural and environmental history of the American West. With color illustrations and period photographs.
$60.00

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

Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey

USW395
Lillian Schlissel
Schocken Books
2004
278
0805211764
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fascinating, well researched selection of women's diaries and journals from the Wild West, including vivid accounts of buffalo hunts, Indian raids, childbirth under difficult circumstances, geological wonders and a telling amount of inward trepidation. With black-and-white photographs throughout.
$16.95

In Search of the Old Ones, Exploring the Anasazi World of the Southwest

USW157
David D. Roberts
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1997
271
0684832127
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An exuberant, engaging account of archaeological adventures in the desert Southwest. Roberts investigates the factors that may have led to the demise of the Anasazi civilization and looks into longstanding controversies.
$16.00

The Magnificent Mountain Women, Adventures in the Colorado Rockies

USW199
Janet Robertson
Bison Books
1991
220
0803289952
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A collection of biographical stories based on the adventures of Colorado's pioneering explorers, sportswomen, lady botanists and modern climbers, quite a colorful group.
$16.95

Angle of Repose

USW301
Wallace Stegner
Vintage Books
2014
632
1101872764
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of one man's search for his grandparents' story. It beautifully weaves the history of the American West and a glimpse of their life in California, Colorado and Idaho.
$16.95

Centennial

USW344
James Michener
Random House
2007
928
0812978420
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Michener's epic novel, written in celebration of America's bicentennial and the American West, spans 136 million years of Colorado history.
$18.00

The Best of the West, An Anthology of Classic Writing from the American West

USW87
Tony Hillerman (Editor)
HarperCollins Publishers
1992
528
0060923520
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A campfire collection of unforgettable portraits of the West, this anthology takes in travelers, homesteaders, Navajos, government officials, pioneers and authors as diverse as Meriwether Lewis, John Steinbeck and Edward Abbey.
$18.99

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

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

More Books

American Railroads

USW53
John F. Stover
University of Chicago Press
1997
328
0226776581
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
The rise, sad decline, and recent recovery of railroads in the United States.
$28.00

A Beast the Color of Winter

RKY28
Douglas Chadwick
University of Nebraska Press
2002
234
0803264216
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A lively portrait of the mountain goat, its ecology, behavior and environment.
$18.95

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

xxxxx

NAM21
x
x
0
0
0
x
x
0
0
1
1
x
x
$0.00

Blood Meridian, or The Evening Redness in the West

SWU31
Cormac McCarthy
Vintage Books
1992
337
0679728759
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
McCarthy's tale of a young man's involvement with a gang of marauding bandits, set in the glory days of the Wild West, is based on real events along the Tex-Mex border in the 1840s.
$16.00

Boulder, Evolution of a City

USW305
Silvia Pettem
University Press of Colorado
2006
208
0870818317
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A handsome collection of 300 black-and-white photographs presenting Boulder's history and development over the past century.
$19.95

Buffalo Nation: History and Legend of the North American Bison

BST61
Valerius Geist
Voyageur Press
1998
144
0896583902
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
An examination of the bison, its natural history and its place in the American story. Photographs complement an informative text by Valerius Geist, an authority on North America's large mammals.
$22.95

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

National Geographic Colorado GuideMap

USW201
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2015
2
1597750700
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A water-resistant, fold-up map of Colorado, with insets, a national park listing, information on major sites and a full index. Scaled at 1:1,584,000.
$7.95

Colorado National Monument Map

RKY44
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2008
2
1566954010
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed hiker's topographic map of Colorado National Monument at a scale of 1:24,000, printed on tear-resistant, waterproof paper.
$11.95

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

Crazy Horse and Custer, The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors

USW136
Stephen Ambrose
Doubleday
1996
483
0385479662
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Renowned historian Stephen Ambrose offers up another chapter in the story of America in this portrait of two powerful men. He parallels the life of Crazy Horse, the great leader of the Oglala Sioux, with that of General George Armstrong Custer, the man he defeated at the battle of Little Bighorn.
$18.00

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

The Emerald Sea, Exploring the Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska

PNW54
Dale Sanders (Photographer), Diane Swanson (Contributor)
Alaska Northwest Books
1993
147
0882404504
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of the diverse underwater life of the Pacific Northwest featuring hundreds of color photographs.
$34.95

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

Fire on the Mountain, The True Story of the South Canyon Fire

USW212
John MacLean
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2000
288
0743410386
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
A gripping account of the deadly 1994 wildfire that raged on Storm King Mountain.
$14.00

Goin' Railroading

USW204
Sam Speas, Margaret Coel
University Press of Colorado
1998
200
0870814974
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An account of two generations of railroad engineers who have worked on the Colorado and Southern railroads since the late 19th century.
$21.95

Grassland, The History, Biology, Politics and Promise of the American Prairie

USW178
Richard Manning
Viking
1997
320
0140233881
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An environmental history of the great plains, Manning traces the catastrophe wrought by plowing over the huge middle section of the United States.
$17.00

The Great Divide, A Biography of the Rocky Mountains

RKY84
Gary Ferguson
Countryman Press
2006
288
0881507075
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The exciting adventurers -- trappers, hippies and women's suffragists -- of the Rocky Mountains, past and present, come to life in Ferguson's account of the lands that have always encouraged exploration, inspired dreams and represented American freedom.
$24.95

Great Plains

USW172
Ian Frazier
Picador USA
2001
292
0312278500
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A marvelously digressive, wide-ranging account of 25,000 miles worth of travels criss-crossing throughout the Great Plains, combining first-rate reportage and history.
$18.00

The Great Plains

USW179
Walter Prescott Webb
University of Nebraska Press
1981
525
0803297025
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Originally published in 1931, this classic and still provocative book traces the mindset and circumstances that pushed the settlers west.
$28.50

The Journals of Lewis and Clark

USW48
Frank Bergon (Editor)
Penguin
1995
505
0140252177
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
An expanded version of the journals with more on the natural history and peoples encountered.
$17.00

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

Mammals of North America

NAM11
Roland W. Kays, Don E. Wilson
Princeton University Press
2009
248
0691140928
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Fully revised, this second edition covers 462 mammals found throughout the United States and Canada. With 112 color plates, range maps and concise descriptive information.
$19.95

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest

PNW50
Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1998
448
0679446796
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the Pacific Northwest.
$22.95

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

Native Universe, Voices of Indian America

USA95
Clifford E. Trafzer
National Geographic
2008
320
1426203357
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This sumptuously illustrated cultural history, written exclusively by Native Americans, is published in celebration of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
$22.00

The Oregon Trail, Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life

USW369
Francis Parkman, David Levin (Introduction)
Penguin
1989
504
0140390421
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The original, 19th-century account by the great American historian and romantic, based in part on the author's wanderings on the Oregon Trail through the plains of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas.
$16.00

Remember D-Day, Both Sides Tell Their Stories

USA96
Ronald J. Drez, David Eisenhower (Introduction)
2004
64
0792266668
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
1
YOUNG ADULTS
An engaging and well-constructed history of the D-Day invasion for readers in grades 5 to 8, complete with anecdotes from soldiers, black-and-white photographs and plenty of historical information.
$17.95

Richard Wetherill, Anasazi

USW39
Frank McNitt
University New Mexico
1974
380
0826303293
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An engrossing biography of a man instrumental in discovering, exploring, and excavating ancient sites throughout the Southwest.
$29.95

Riders of the Purple Sage

USW15
Zane Grey
Penguin
1912
280
0140184406
PAPER
0
0
0
0
A best-selling dime novel of the mythic West, a classic hymn to the land and the rough-and-ready Western code of honor among the cowboys and frontiersmen.
$14.00

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

The Rockies, A Natural History

RKY82
Richard Cannings
Douglas & McIntyre
2007
320
1553651146
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
This engaging, illustrated guide to the geology, history, habitats, wildlife and climate of the Rockies is geared for naturalist-travelers and includes hundreds of color photographs.
$29.95

Rocky Mountain National Park Map

USW295
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2008
2
0925873004
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color topographic map of Rocky Mountain National Park at a scale of 1:50,000, printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper.
$11.95

Rocky Mountain National Park: A History

USW281
Curt W. Buchholtz
University Press of Colorado
1983
255
0870811460
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
History of Rocky Mountain National Park from its earliest days of exploration to its present day popularity.
$25.95

Silverton, Ouray, Telluride, Lake City Colorado Map

SWU164
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2010
2
1566951453
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color topographic map of Telluride and surroundings at a scale of 1:67,000, printed on water and tear resistant paper and geared for hikers.
$11.95

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

A Thief of Time

USW46
Tony Hillerman
HarperCollins
2009
352
0061808407
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
A mystery of stolen artifacts from an ancient Anasazi burial site set against a detailed depiction of Southwestern culture.
$9.99

Tomboy Bride, A Woman's Personal Account of Life in Mining Camps of the West

USW340
Harriet Fish Backus
Graphic Arts Center Publishing
1985
288
0871085127
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An absorbing memoir of Harriet Fish Backus, whose husband was a miner in the American West in the early 20th century.
$17.99

Trains of Discovery, Railroads and the Legacy of the National Parks

USW56
Alfred Runte
Taylor Trade Publishing
2011
128
1570984425
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An advisor to Ken Burns on National Parks, America's Best Idea, one-time Seattle mayoral candidate and all-around advocate for open space, Al Runte has revised his classic tribute to the golden age of railroads and national parks to now include protected and historic sites east of the Mississippi from the Hudson River Valley to Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg and Shenandoah. With hundreds of colorful period advertisements, posters and memorabilia of Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon and Denali and other great places across the nation.
$24.95

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

Volcano, The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens

PNW41
Patricia Lauber
Aladdin Books
1993
60
0689716796
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Geared for middle schoolers, this Newbery Award-winning book documents the 1980 eruption, its aftermath and the return of life to the volcano with 80 full-color photos and text.
$9.99

Western USA Map

USW51
Hildebrand
Hildebrand
2
3889892795
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of the Central and Western United States.
$5.99

More Books

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

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

Riders of the Purple Sage

USW15
Zane Grey
Penguin
1912
280
0140184406
PAPER
0
0
0
0
A best-selling dime novel of the mythic West, a classic hymn to the land and the rough-and-ready Western code of honor among the cowboys and frontiersmen.
$14.00

Trains of Discovery, Railroads and the Legacy of the National Parks

USW56
Alfred Runte
Taylor Trade Publishing
2011
128
1570984425
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An advisor to Ken Burns on National Parks, America's Best Idea, one-time Seattle mayoral candidate and all-around advocate for open space, Al Runte has revised his classic tribute to the golden age of railroads and national parks to now include protected and historic sites east of the Mississippi from the Hudson River Valley to Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg and Shenandoah. With hundreds of colorful period advertisements, posters and memorabilia of Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon and Denali and other great places across the nation.
$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

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

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 Journals of Lewis and Clark

USW48
Frank Bergon (Editor)
Penguin
1995
505
0140252177
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
An expanded version of the journals with more on the natural history and peoples encountered.
$17.00

Volcano, The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens

PNW41
Patricia Lauber
Aladdin Books
1993
60
0689716796
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Geared for middle schoolers, this Newbery Award-winning book documents the 1980 eruption, its aftermath and the return of life to the volcano with 80 full-color photos and text.
$9.99

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

Richard Wetherill, Anasazi

USW39
Frank McNitt
University New Mexico
1974
380
0826303293
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An engrossing biography of a man instrumental in discovering, exploring, and excavating ancient sites throughout the Southwest.
$29.95

A Thief of Time

USW46
Tony Hillerman
HarperCollins
2009
352
0061808407
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
A mystery of stolen artifacts from an ancient Anasazi burial site set against a detailed depiction of Southwestern culture.
$9.99

Western USA Map

USW51
Hildebrand
Hildebrand
2
3889892795
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of the Central and Western United States.
$5.99

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

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

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest

PNW50
Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1998
448
0679446796
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the Pacific Northwest.
$22.95

The Emerald Sea, Exploring the Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska

PNW54
Dale Sanders (Photographer), Diane Swanson (Contributor)
Alaska Northwest Books
1993
147
0882404504
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An illustrated overview of the diverse underwater life of the Pacific Northwest featuring hundreds of color photographs.
$34.95

Crazy Horse and Custer, The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors

USW136
Stephen Ambrose
Doubleday
1996
483
0385479662
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Renowned historian Stephen Ambrose offers up another chapter in the story of America in this portrait of two powerful men. He parallels the life of Crazy Horse, the great leader of the Oglala Sioux, with that of General George Armstrong Custer, the man he defeated at the battle of Little Bighorn.
$18.00

Great Plains

USW172
Ian Frazier
Picador USA
2001
292
0312278500
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A marvelously digressive, wide-ranging account of 25,000 miles worth of travels criss-crossing throughout the Great Plains, combining first-rate reportage and history.
$18.00

Grassland, The History, Biology, Politics and Promise of the American Prairie

USW178
Richard Manning
Viking
1997
320
0140233881
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An environmental history of the great plains, Manning traces the catastrophe wrought by plowing over the huge middle section of the United States.
$17.00

The Great Plains

USW179
Walter Prescott Webb
University of Nebraska Press
1981
525
0803297025
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Originally published in 1931, this classic and still provocative book traces the mindset and circumstances that pushed the settlers west.
$28.50

National Geographic Colorado GuideMap

USW201
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2015
2
1597750700
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A water-resistant, fold-up map of Colorado, with insets, a national park listing, information on major sites and a full index. Scaled at 1:1,584,000.
$7.95

Goin' Railroading

USW204
Sam Speas, Margaret Coel
University Press of Colorado
1998
200
0870814974
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An account of two generations of railroad engineers who have worked on the Colorado and Southern railroads since the late 19th century.
$21.95

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

Rocky Mountain National Park: A History

USW281
Curt W. Buchholtz
University Press of Colorado
1983
255
0870811460
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
History of Rocky Mountain National Park from its earliest days of exploration to its present day popularity.
$25.95

Rocky Mountain National Park Map

USW295
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2008
2
0925873004
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color topographic map of Rocky Mountain National Park at a scale of 1:50,000, printed on waterproof, tear-resistant paper.
$11.95

Boulder, Evolution of a City

USW305
Silvia Pettem
University Press of Colorado
2006
208
0870818317
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A handsome collection of 300 black-and-white photographs presenting Boulder's history and development over the past century.
$19.95

Tomboy Bride, A Woman's Personal Account of Life in Mining Camps of the West

USW340
Harriet Fish Backus
Graphic Arts Center Publishing
1985
288
0871085127
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An absorbing memoir of Harriet Fish Backus, whose husband was a miner in the American West in the early 20th century.
$17.99

Blood Meridian, or The Evening Redness in the West

SWU31
Cormac McCarthy
Vintage Books
1992
337
0679728759
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
McCarthy's tale of a young man's involvement with a gang of marauding bandits, set in the glory days of the Wild West, is based on real events along the Tex-Mex border in the 1840s.
$16.00

The Oregon Trail, Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life

USW369
Francis Parkman, David Levin (Introduction)
Penguin
1989
504
0140390421
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The original, 19th-century account by the great American historian and romantic, based in part on the author's wanderings on the Oregon Trail through the plains of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas.
$16.00

A Beast the Color of Winter

RKY28
Douglas Chadwick
University of Nebraska Press
2002
234
0803264216
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A lively portrait of the mountain goat, its ecology, behavior and environment.
$18.95

Colorado National Monument Map

RKY44
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2008
2
1566954010
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed hiker's topographic map of Colorado National Monument at a scale of 1:24,000, printed on tear-resistant, waterproof paper.
$11.95

Mammals of North America

NAM11
Roland W. Kays, Don E. Wilson
Princeton University Press
2009
248
0691140928
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Fully revised, this second edition covers 462 mammals found throughout the United States and Canada. With 112 color plates, range maps and concise descriptive information.
$19.95

Silverton, Ouray, Telluride, Lake City Colorado Map

SWU164
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2010
2
1566951453
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color topographic map of Telluride and surroundings at a scale of 1:67,000, printed on water and tear resistant paper and geared for hikers.
$11.95

Native Universe, Voices of Indian America

USA95
Clifford E. Trafzer
National Geographic
2008
320
1426203357
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This sumptuously illustrated cultural history, written exclusively by Native Americans, is published in celebration of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
$22.00

The Great Divide, A Biography of the Rocky Mountains

RKY84
Gary Ferguson
Countryman Press
2006
288
0881507075
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The exciting adventurers -- trappers, hippies and women's suffragists -- of the Rocky Mountains, past and present, come to life in Ferguson's account of the lands that have always encouraged exploration, inspired dreams and represented American freedom.
$24.95

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

For Kids

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

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

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

USW313
Paul Goble
Aladdin Books
1993
32
0689716966
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An award-winning retelling of an old Native American legend about a girl whose love for wild horses is so strong that she is magically transformed into one. Illustrated with brightly colored paintings, it's good for beginning readers.
$7.99

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

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

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

Shane

USW321
Jack Shaefer
Harcourt Books
2014
168
0544239474
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The classic Western of a mysterious gunman who rides into a Wyoming town to rescue homesteaders from the powerful grip of local cattlemen.
$8.99

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

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

USW313
Paul Goble
Aladdin Books
1993
32
0689716966
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
An award-winning retelling of an old Native American legend about a girl whose love for wild horses is so strong that she is magically transformed into one. Illustrated with brightly colored paintings, it's good for beginning readers.
$7.99

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

Shane

USW321
Jack Shaefer
Harcourt Books
2014
168
0544239474
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
The classic Western of a mysterious gunman who rides into a Wyoming town to rescue homesteaders from the powerful grip of local cattlemen.
$8.99

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

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

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