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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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Item EXSWU152. Buy these 4 items as a set for $57 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Desert Solitaire

DES02
Edward Abbey
Touchstone
1990
303
0671695886
PAPER
Natural History
0
1
0
0
One of the great works on the value of the desert, eloquent and laugh-out-loud funny. Although Abbey writes specifically about his experiences as a ranger at Arches National Park outside Moab, Utah, his message is universal.
$16.00

The Spell of New Mexico

USW134
Tony Hillerman (Editor)
University of New Mexico Press
1984
105
0826307760
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A selection of 12 thoughtful essays on the New Mexico state of mind by great writers, including C.G. Jung, Mary Austin, D.H. Lawrence and Lawrence Clark Powell. Hillerman succeeds in communicating the lure of the desert Southwest in this wonderful, literate introduction to the state.
$16.95

Moon Handbook New Mexico

USW613
Zora O'Neill
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
400
1631214209
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide is packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history, culture and destinations throughout New Mexico.
$21.99

Recreational Map of New Mexico

USW209
GTR Mapping
GTR Mapping
2015
2
1881262081
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A very good fold-out map of New Mexico.
$4.95

Bandelier National Monument Map

USW142
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2010
2
1566954932
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed hiker's map of Bandelier National Monument at a scale of 1:35,000, printed on tear-resistant, waterproof paper.
$11.95

Santa Fe Map

SWU16
MapEasy
MapLink
2005
2
1878979213
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A plastic-coated, fold-up map of Santa Fe, including Taos and Albuquerque. Size: 18x27 inches.
$5.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque

USW482
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2012
128
0756685478
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring the best natural and cultural attractions of the region.
$14.00

Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest

USW131
Stephen Plog, Amy Elizabeth Grey (Illustrator)
Thames & Hudson
2008
224
0500286930
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This illustrated introduction provides an in-depth look at the ancient cultures that first inhabited the pueblos and cliff dwellings of the American Southwest. Organized chronologically, it features hundreds of maps, mostly black-and-white photographs and site diagrams.
$26.95

If Mountains Die, A New Mexico Memoir

USW216
John Treadwell Nichols, William Davis (Photographer)
W. W. Norton & Company
1994
0393311597
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A visual survey of Taos old from the perspective of a 30-year Taos resident, who's still as in love with the land now as he was when the book was first published in 1979.
$19.95

New Mexico, An Interpretive History

USW219
Marc Simmons
University of New Mexico Press
1988
207
0826311105
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of New Mexico following its path from Spanish conquest to statehood.
$17.95

Santa Fe, History of an Ancient City

SWU15
David Grant Noble (Editor)
School of American Research Press
2008
144
1934691046
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A revised edition of of this classic history of Santa Fe to the mid-nineteenth century, featuring essays by ten scholars and hundreds of archival photographs, drawings and maps.
$19.95

The Great Taos Bank Robbery

USW132
Tony Hillerman
University of New Mexico Press
2012
160
0826351921
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Nine indelible tales of life in New Mexico by the great newspaperman and author of the terrific series of mysteries set on the Navajo Nation.
$17.95

Cities of Gold, A Journey Across the American Southwest in Coronado's Footsteps

SWU85
Doug Preston
University of New Mexico Press
1999
480
0826320864
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This entertaining travelogue tells of Preston's discoveries and difficulties in 1989 as he attempted to recreate the thousand mile journey of Coronado in his legendary quest to find the Seven Cities of Gold.
$29.95

Edge of Taos Desert, An Escape to Reality

USW127
Mabel Dodge Luhan
University of New Mexico Press
1987
338
0826309712
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
First published in 1937, this story reveals the spiritual awakening the New York socialite experienced through Taos, the Pueblo Indians and Indian Tony Luhan, whom she later married.
$27.95

Portrait of an Artist, A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe

USW221
Laura Lisle
Washington Square Press
1997
496
0671016660
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Lisle shows how O'Keeffe was both changed and inspired by her Southwestern surroundings in this insightful biography of Georgia O'Keeffe.
$37.95

Death Comes for the Archbishop

USW79
Willa Cather
Vintage Books
1990
297
0679728899
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Based in part on the life of Bishop Jean Baptiste L'Amy, this classic novel of missionary life in New Mexico is rich in the texture of Old Santa Fe and New Mexican landscapes.
$14.00

The Laughing Boy

USW240
Oliver La Farge
Mariner Books
2004
193
0618446729
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An ethnographer and archaeologist, La Farge captures the flavor of the landscapes and ways of life in Northern Arizona in the early 20th century in this Pulitzer Prize-winning short novel.
$14.95

The Milagro Beanfield War

USW222
John Treadwell Nichols, Rini Templeton (Illustrator)
Henry Holt
2000
456
0805063749
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A charming novel about struggles between farmers and water barons in a small New Mexican town. It went from a local favorite to a cult classic to a major motion picture.
$22.00

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah

SWU14
Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1999
448
067944680x
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the American Southwest.
$22.95

Southwestern Desert Birds

SWU42
Raymond Leung (Illustrator), James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2001
1583550917
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A fold-out, laminated guide to the birds of the desert Southwest, with illustrations of almost 150 species. Kids will enjoy this identification guide, too.
$7.95

Southwestern Desert Life

SWU43
Raymond Leung (Illustrator), James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2000
1583551247
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A pocket-size, fold-out guide to the life of the desert Southwest.
$7.95

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

A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians

FG08
Robert Stebbins
Houghton Mifflin Company
2003
533
0395982723
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The definitive field guide, with a special section on Baja's endemic species.
$22.00

Wild Plants of the Pueblo Province, Exploring Ancient and Enduring Uses

USW09
William Dunmire, Gail Tierney
Museum of New Mexico
1995
304
0890132720
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An accessible guide to the diverse plant communities of the Pueblo people.
$22.50

Abbey's Road

DES04
Edward Abbey
Dutton Inc.
1991
198
0452265649
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This anthology of Abbey's travels includes the cantankerous desert rat's entertaining account of exploring the Sierra Madre of Mexico.
$17.00

Patterns of Culture

PNG10
Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead (Introduction)
Mariner Books
2006
290
0395500885
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This pioneering book compares and contrasts three native cultures.
$15.95

Gathering the Desert

USW120
Gary Paul Nabhan
University of Arizona Press
1985
209
0816510148
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An ecologist with a particular interest in the origins of foodstuffs, Nabhan interweaves ethnography, biochemistry, natural history and journalism in this well-written account of desert cultures and botany in the American Southwest.
$22.95

Enchantment and Exploitation, The Life and Hard Times of a New Mexico Mountain Range

USW215
William Eno DeBuys
University of New Mexico Press
1985
394
0826308201
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this study of the cultures in the Sangre de Cristos mountains of northern New Mexico, DeBuys mixes sources drawn from history, ethnography, geology and anthropology, with striking personal narrative.
$29.95

A Brief History of New Mexico

USW218
Myra Jenkins, Albert Schroeder
University of New Mexico Press
1974
89
0826303706
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This slim volume packs in more historical information than you could ever imagine in a mere 89 pages.
$14.95

Masked Gods, Navaho and Pueblo Ceremonialism

USW220
Frank Waters
Ohio University Press
1984
433
0804006415
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An excellent overview of Pueblo life and their many ceremonies.
$29.95

Desert Survival Skills

DES06
David Alloway
University of Texas Press
2000
288
0292704925
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to survival in the desert, leavened by Alloway's sense of humor and own experience in the Chihuahuan desert. Topics include finding and conserving water, fire, shelter, weather, plant and animal resources, vehicle repair and first aid.
$26.95

Pueblo Indians of North America

USW234
Edward P. Dozier
Waveland Press
1983
224
0881330590
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A rare glimpse into the life and culture of Eastern and Western Pueblos.
$19.95

Talking With the Clay, The Art of Pueblo Pottery

USW235
Stephen Trimble, Tom Ireland (Photographer)
School of American Research Press
2007
116
1930618786
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
With color photographs throughout, this 20th anniversary edition of Trmible's portrait of the Pueblo people as revealed through pottery traditions includes interviews with a new generation of artists.
$19.95

Bless Me, Ultima

USW264
Rudolfo A. Anaya
Warner Books
1999
290
0446675369
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The first-person tale of Antonio, a Chicano boy whose life is changed when a mystical woman named Ultima comes to live with his family.
$15.00

The Man Who Killed the Deer

USW265
Frank Waters
Ohio University Press
1942
266
0804001944
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A heartfelt tale of a Pueblo Indian in New Mexico. Waters captures the difficult position of his protagonist Martiniano, straddled between his tribe and white society.
$16.95

Brighter than a Thousand Suns, A Personal History of Atomic Scientists

HSC20
Robert Jungk
Harcourt Books
1970
0156141507
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An early history of the Manhattan project.
$21.95

Critical Assembly, A Technical History of Los Alamos During the Oppenheimer Years, 1943-1945

HSC23
Lillian Hoddeson, Paul W. Henriksen, Roger A. Meade, Catherine L. Westfall
Cambridge University Press
2004
509
0521541174
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
An exploration of how the 'critical assembly' of scientists at Los Alamos created the first atomic bombs.
$79.99

Utopian Vistas, The Mabel Dodge Luhan House and the American Counterculture

SWU30
Lois Palken Rudnick
University of New Mexico Press
1996
401
0826319262
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A cultural history of the Mabel Dodge House -- and the avant-guard community surroounding it.
$24.95

Roadside Geology, New Mexico

SWU59
Halka Chronic
Mountain Press Publishing Company
1987
260
0878422099
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Designed for the roadside traveler, this book explains in detail the geologic history of New Mexico as seen through the window. It's a great introduction to basic geomorphology and how the dramatic landscapes were formed.
$20.00

Scats and Tracks of the Desert Southwest

SWU61
James Halfpenny, Todd Telander (Illustrator)
Falcon Press
2015
192
1493009931
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 the reptiles, amphibians and birds. Each of the species gets a double-page spread with line drawings of the animal, scat and track, range map, and description.
$12.95

The Blessing Way

SWU94
Tony Hillerman
HarperCollins
2009
304
0061808350
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Hillerman's first mystery in the popular series introduces Detective Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police, as well as Hillerman's now-trademark attention to Southwestern peoples' cultures and histories.
$9.99

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

For Kids

Songs from the Loom, A Navajo Girl Learns to Weave

SWU22
Monty Roessel
Lerner Publishing Group
1995
48
0822597128
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An introduction to Navajo weaving for children 9-12 and presented in the form of a photographic essay depicting the author's daughter learning the traditions of her ancestors.
$8.95

Children of Clay, A Family of Pueblo Potters

SWU24
Rina Swentzell, Bill Steen (Photographer)
Lerner Publishing Group
1993
40
082259627X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A Pueblo family finds, prepares and shapes clay, in this photo-essay on pottery traditions. Part of the "We Are Still Here" series for children 9-12.
$8.95

The Butterfly Dance

SWU25
Gerald Dawavendawa
Abbeville Publishing Group
2001
32
0789201615
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
To bring rain to the parched land of the Southwest, a young Hopi girl and her family, part of the "Rabbit Clan," perform the "Butterfly Dance." This tale depicts the characters as animals in wonderful illustrations.
$14.95

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

When Clay Sings

SWU103
Bird Baylor
Aladdin Books
1987
32
0689711069
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Bird Baylor's book, first published in 1972, endures as a remarkable evocation of the southwestern landscape and its ancient inhabitants. Tom Bahti illustrated; ages 4-8.
$7.99

The Desert is Theirs

SWU106
Byrd Baylor, Peter Parnall (Illustrator)
Aladdin Books
1987
32
0689711050
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Baylor sweetly conjures the desert and its residents, both human and animal, in verse in this Caldecott Honor Book for younger readers, featuring large, evocative watercolor paintings.
$7.99

Navajo Long Walk, The Tragic Story of a Proud People's Forced March from Their Homeland

SWU131
Shonto Begay (Illustrator), Joseph Bruchac
2002
64
0792270584
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A shameful chapter of American policy, the Navajos' forced relocation in the 1860s, is introduced to a new generation of readers in this handsomely illustrated history. Ages 9-12.
$18.95

Worth Looking For

Majestic Journey, Corondo's Inland Empire

SWU86
Stewart L. Udall, Jerry D. Jacka (Photographer)
Museum of New Mexico
1995
176
0890132852
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
A photographic tribute to the Southwest, in the footsteps of Coronado.
$19.95