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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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Essential Reading Package-EXPNW270

Item EXPNW270. Buy these 4 items as a set for $68 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Ancient Places, People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest

PNW352
Jack Nisbet
Sasquatch Books
2016
256
1632170809
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The Pacific Northwest's leading historian picks through his cabinet of literary curiosities to tell great tales about its nature and ancient peoples. Nisbet's narrative features floods, great landscapes, the Northern Lights, meteors, a giant mound of thatching ants and much more.
$18.95

Breaking into the Backcountry

PNW282
Steve Edwards
Bison Books
2010
192
0803226535
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Edwards shares stories of seven months in "unparalleled solitude" along the Rogue River.
$16.95

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

Moon Oregon

PNW321
Judy Jewell
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
650
1631212540
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 Oregon.
$21.99

Oregon Map

PNW166
Benchmark Maps
Marshall Cavendish
2015
2
0783499108
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded recreation map of Oregon at a scale of 1:800,000.
$7.95

The Complete Whitewater Rafter

OCE59
Jeff Bennett
McGraw-Hill
1996
196
007005505X
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
A popular, practical guide to whitewater rafting, with information on preparing for your trip, choosing equipment, safety and rescue, the history of rafting, as well as introductions to water currents and rapid classifications.
$17.95

The Rogue River, A Comprehensive Guide from Prospect to Gold Beach

PNW232
Matt Leidecker
2008
96
1605854484
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Leidecker's comprehensive, practical guide features detailed topographic maps with mile-by-mile text and plenty of information, including regional history and a diagramed exploration of the Rogue's geology. Printed on waterproof paper.
$25.00

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

Owning It All

PNW49
William Kittredge
Graywolf Press
2002
182
1555973663
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A beautifully written memoir of growing up on a ranch in Oregon's Warner Valley in the 1930s by one of the great writers on the American West.
$15.00

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

The Living, A Novel

PNW108
Annie Dillard
HarperCollins
1993
416
006092411X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Pulitzer Prize-winning memoirist Annie Dillard tries her hand at fiction in this tale of 19th-century pioneers, adjusting to a difficult new life in the Pacific Northwest.
$15.99

Winterkill

PNW117
Craig Lesley
St. Martin's Press
1997
336
0312152442
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A highly acclaimed novel by a Pacific Northwest literary lion, this book is a tale of fathers and sons, of modern Native American life, of the salmon and the spirit world.
$22.00

Owyhee Canyonlands

PNW365
Mark W. Lisk (Photographer), William Fox
Caxton Press
2008
120
0870044648
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Beautiful photographs celebrate the rugged Owyhee Mountain Canyonlands of Oregon and Idaho in this inspiring homage to the pristine region. Includes an introductory essay by William Fox.
$27.95

Rivers of America

NAT148
Tim Palmer
Harry N. Abrams
2006
0810954850
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Palmer celebrates the natural history of America's waterways in 200 dazzling color photographs and accompanying incisive essays on the vital role of rivers. A Discovery Channel Book Club.
$45.00

Rivers of Oregon

PNW364
Tim Palmer
Oregon State University Press
2016
176
0870718509
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
According to Tim Palmer, rivers are the essence of Oregon. He captures them here through 140 photos and supplemental text, including essays on the nature and ecology of the rivers as well as Oregonians’ commitment to maintaining and preserving their beloved waterways.
$40.00

The Good Rain

PNW11
Timothy Egan
Vintage Books
1991
254
0679734856
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully readable portrait of the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle journalist travels along the Columbia River in the footsteps of 1853 visionary Theodore Winthrop, focusing on history, people and natural resources.
$15.95

The Klamath Knot

CAL251
David Rains Wallace
University of California Press
2003
0520236599
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The 20th-anniversary edition of Wallace's celebrated meditation on the natural history, myth and meaning of the Klamath mountains of northern California and southern Oregon.
$29.95

The Restless Northwest, A Geological Story

PNW135
Hill Williams
Washington State University Press
2002
176
0874222508
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A popular geological history of the region by a native Washingtonian and former science writer for the Seattle Times. He divides the book between ancient and quaternary geology, explaining not only the formation of the varied terrain but also the ongoing geologic processes giving shape to the landscape.
$19.95

The Rogue: Portrait of a River

PNW234
Roger Dorband
Aa Balkema
2007
191
0972860932
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Dorband's large-format color photographs of the Rogue capture the grandeur and beauty of this wild and scenic river. With quotations by western writer Zane Grey and a forward by Oregon's governor John Kitzhaber.
$49.95

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.
$22.00

Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest

PNW10
Eugene Kozloff
University of Washington Press
1978
264
029595597X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A convenient single-volume introduction to the natural history of the Pacific Northwest. Divided by habitat, it covers plant life in detail with some information on associated invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians and a few mammals.
$35.00

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

Oregon Map

PNW166
Benchmark Maps
Marshall Cavendish
2015
2
0783499108
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded recreation map of Oregon at a scale of 1:800,000.
$7.95

The Complete Whitewater Rafter

OCE59
Jeff Bennett
McGraw-Hill
1996
196
007005505X
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
A popular, practical guide to whitewater rafting, with information on preparing for your trip, choosing equipment, safety and rescue, the history of rafting, as well as introductions to water currents and rapid classifications.
$17.95

The Rogue River, A Comprehensive Guide from Prospect to Gold Beach

PNW232
Matt Leidecker
2008
96
1605854484
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Leidecker's comprehensive, practical guide features detailed topographic maps with mile-by-mile text and plenty of information, including regional history and a diagramed exploration of the Rogue's geology. Printed on waterproof paper.
$25.00

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

Owning It All

PNW49
William Kittredge
Graywolf Press
2002
182
1555973663
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A beautifully written memoir of growing up on a ranch in Oregon's Warner Valley in the 1930s by one of the great writers on the American West.
$15.00

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

The Living, A Novel

PNW108
Annie Dillard
HarperCollins
1993
416
006092411X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Pulitzer Prize-winning memoirist Annie Dillard tries her hand at fiction in this tale of 19th-century pioneers, adjusting to a difficult new life in the Pacific Northwest.
$15.99

Winterkill

PNW117
Craig Lesley
St. Martin's Press
1997
336
0312152442
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A highly acclaimed novel by a Pacific Northwest literary lion, this book is a tale of fathers and sons, of modern Native American life, of the salmon and the spirit world.
$22.00

Owyhee Canyonlands

PNW365
Mark W. Lisk (Photographer), William Fox
Caxton Press
2008
120
0870044648
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Beautiful photographs celebrate the rugged Owyhee Mountain Canyonlands of Oregon and Idaho in this inspiring homage to the pristine region. Includes an introductory essay by William Fox.
$27.95

Rivers of America

NAT148
Tim Palmer
Harry N. Abrams
2006
0810954850
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Palmer celebrates the natural history of America's waterways in 200 dazzling color photographs and accompanying incisive essays on the vital role of rivers. A Discovery Channel Book Club.
$45.00

Rivers of Oregon

PNW364
Tim Palmer
Oregon State University Press
2016
176
0870718509
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
According to Tim Palmer, rivers are the essence of Oregon. He captures them here through 140 photos and supplemental text, including essays on the nature and ecology of the rivers as well as Oregonians’ commitment to maintaining and preserving their beloved waterways.
$40.00

The Good Rain

PNW11
Timothy Egan
Vintage Books
1991
254
0679734856
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully readable portrait of the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle journalist travels along the Columbia River in the footsteps of 1853 visionary Theodore Winthrop, focusing on history, people and natural resources.
$15.95

The Klamath Knot

CAL251
David Rains Wallace
University of California Press
2003
0520236599
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The 20th-anniversary edition of Wallace's celebrated meditation on the natural history, myth and meaning of the Klamath mountains of northern California and southern Oregon.
$29.95

The Restless Northwest, A Geological Story

PNW135
Hill Williams
Washington State University Press
2002
176
0874222508
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A popular geological history of the region by a native Washingtonian and former science writer for the Seattle Times. He divides the book between ancient and quaternary geology, explaining not only the formation of the varied terrain but also the ongoing geologic processes giving shape to the landscape.
$19.95

The Rogue: Portrait of a River

PNW234
Roger Dorband
Aa Balkema
2007
191
0972860932
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Dorband's large-format color photographs of the Rogue capture the grandeur and beauty of this wild and scenic river. With quotations by western writer Zane Grey and a forward by Oregon's governor John Kitzhaber.
$49.95

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.
$22.00

Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest

PNW10
Eugene Kozloff
University of Washington Press
1978
264
029595597X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A convenient single-volume introduction to the natural history of the Pacific Northwest. Divided by habitat, it covers plant life in detail with some information on associated invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians and a few mammals.
$35.00

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

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska

PNW02
Andy MacKinnon, Jim Pojar
Lone Pine Press
2004
528
1551055309
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A terrific handbook to nearly 800 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska.
$24.95

More Books

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska

PNW02
Andy MacKinnon, Jim Pojar
Lone Pine Press
2004
528
1551055309
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A terrific handbook to nearly 800 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska.
$24.95

For Kids

Orca's Song

PNW111
Anne Cameron, Nelle Olsen (Illustrator)
Aa Balkema
1987
32
0920080294
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A retelling of a traditional Indian myth, gracefully explaining the origins of the killer whale's song. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings that evoke Haida art. For children 5-9.
$7.95

Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest

ALA62
Gerald McDermott
Harcourt Books
1993
0152656618
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
1
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Told in simple language, this beautifully illustrated traditional tale of the raven -- a familiar symbol on totem poles -- is geared for children ages 4-8. A Caldecott Honor Book.
$17.00

Ancient Forests, Discovering Nature

ALA67
Margaret Anderson
Aa Balkema
2003
40
0941042146
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The ecology and folklore of the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest come alive in this workbook, featuring 16 activities for children ages 9-12.
$6.95

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

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 Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark

PNW91
Rhoda Blumberg
Aa Balkema
1995
144
0688144217
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An award-winning, illustrated version of the Lewis and Clark story, written for middle school students.
$12.99

Thunder Rolling in the Mountains

PNW103
Scott O'Dell
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
1993
128
0440408792
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A novel for middle schoolers about the expulsion of the Nez Perce from their homeland, drawn mostly from primary sources.
$6.50

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

I Heard the Owl Call My Name

PNW90
Margaret Craven
Aa Balkema
1993
159
0440343690
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this brief novel, a young vicar comes to live with the Kwakiutl Indians of the town of Kingcome in the Pacific Northwest. Written for teens but worthwhile for adults.
$6.99

Touching Spirit Bear

PNW127
Ben Mikaelsen
HarperCollins
2002
241
038080560X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This young adult novel follows Cole, an abused and abusive teen, who chooses banishment to an Alaskan island over incarceration. But for Cole to reform, it takes an encounter with the white Spirit Bear of First Nation legends.
$7.99

For Kids

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

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

Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest

ALA62
Gerald McDermott
Harcourt Books
1993
0152656618
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
1
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Told in simple language, this beautifully illustrated traditional tale of the raven -- a familiar symbol on totem poles -- is geared for children ages 4-8. A Caldecott Honor Book.
$17.00

Ancient Forests, Discovering Nature

ALA67
Margaret Anderson
Aa Balkema
2003
40
0941042146
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The ecology and folklore of the old-growth forests of the Pacific Northwest come alive in this workbook, featuring 16 activities for children ages 9-12.
$6.95

I Heard the Owl Call My Name

PNW90
Margaret Craven
Aa Balkema
1993
159
0440343690
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this brief novel, a young vicar comes to live with the Kwakiutl Indians of the town of Kingcome in the Pacific Northwest. Written for teens but worthwhile for adults.
$6.99

The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark

PNW91
Rhoda Blumberg
Aa Balkema
1995
144
0688144217
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An award-winning, illustrated version of the Lewis and Clark story, written for middle school students.
$12.99

Thunder Rolling in the Mountains

PNW103
Scott O'Dell
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
1993
128
0440408792
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A novel for middle schoolers about the expulsion of the Nez Perce from their homeland, drawn mostly from primary sources.
$6.50

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

Orca's Song

PNW111
Anne Cameron, Nelle Olsen (Illustrator)
Aa Balkema
1987
32
0920080294
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A retelling of a traditional Indian myth, gracefully explaining the origins of the killer whale's song. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings that evoke Haida art. For children 5-9.
$7.95

Touching Spirit Bear

PNW127
Ben Mikaelsen
HarperCollins
2002
241
038080560X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This young adult novel follows Cole, an abused and abusive teen, who chooses banishment to an Alaskan island over incarceration. But for Cole to reform, it takes an encounter with the white Spirit Bear of First Nation legends.
$7.99

Worth Looking For

Rogue River Feud

PNW235
Zane Grey
HarperCollins
1948
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
Sadly out of print, Grey's 1948 novel contains some of the best writing on the wild beauty of the region. Zane follows the fate of native son Kevin Bell, who returns to Grant's Pass after the devastation of WWI. A serious fisherman, Zane Grey had a cabin on the Rogue River.
$0.00

Rogue River Journal: A Winter Alone

PNW233
John Daniel
Avalon Travel
2006
352
1593761058
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
In this lyrical chronicle of five months alone in the wilderness of Southwestern Oregon, Daniel writes not only of the nature and beauty of the Rogue River Valley but also of his coming of age in the 1950s and 1960s with a powerful, difficult father -- a key personality in the American labor movement. Winner of the 2006 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.
$16.00

Worth Looking For

Rogue River Journal: A Winter Alone

PNW233
John Daniel
Avalon Travel
2006
352
1593761058
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
In this lyrical chronicle of five months alone in the wilderness of Southwestern Oregon, Daniel writes not only of the nature and beauty of the Rogue River Valley but also of his coming of age in the 1950s and 1960s with a powerful, difficult father -- a key personality in the American labor movement. Winner of the 2006 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.
$16.00

Rogue River Feud

PNW235
Zane Grey
HarperCollins
1948
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
Sadly out of print, Grey's 1948 novel contains some of the best writing on the wild beauty of the region. Zane follows the fate of native son Kevin Bell, who returns to Grant's Pass after the devastation of WWI. A serious fisherman, Zane Grey had a cabin on the Rogue River.
$0.00