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Southwest Utah: Zion National Park

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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 Handbook Utah

USW552
W. C. McRae
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
475
1631215027
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 Utah.
$21.99

A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country

USW289
David Williams, Gloria Brown (Illustrator)
Falcon Press
2013
225
0762780711
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact field guide to the wildlife of the high desert of the Colorado Plateau and the nine national parks of the region. Williams includes an overview of the history, geology and ecology of the high desert along with basic information on identifying common plants and animals.
$24.95

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

Zion National Park

USW144
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2012
2
1566952972
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed hiker's topographic map of Zion National Park at a scale of 1:38,000, printed on tear-resistant, waterproof paper.
$11.95

Canyonlands National Park Map

USW164
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2009
2
0925873101
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A durable topographic map of Canyonlands, printed on tear- and water-resistant paper at a scale of 1:70,000.
$11.95

Falcon Guide, Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

USW138
Tamara Martin, Erik Molvar
Falcon Press
2013
256
0762782765
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In addition to useful trail descriptions, maps and safety techniques, this practical hiking guide to Zion and Bryce National Parks gives an overview of the area's natural history.
$21.95

Moon Handbook Zion and Bryce

SWU181
W.C. McRae
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
350
1631215000
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to traveling and hiking in Utah's Zion and Bryce National Parks, with shorter sections on nearby Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Escalante.
$19.99

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

Canyon Wilderness of the Southwest

USW632
Jon Ortner (Photographer)
Welcome Books
2016
248
1599621312
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This unprecedented collection of photographs explores the diverse canyon country of the Colorado Plateau, including Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion and Arches. The 200 color photographs are accompanied by quotations by authors and explorers.
$45.00

Mormon Country

USW38
Wallace Stegner
University of Nebraska Press
2003
362
0803293054
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Stegner's story of Brigham Young and early history of Utah, originally published in 1942, includes marvelous portraits of people and places in the Salt Lake Basin.
$21.95

Under the Banner of Heaven, A Story of Violent Faith

SWU149
Jon Krakauer
Random House
2004
400
1400032806
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Krakauer's engrossing account of murder among the Mormon fundamentalist community. More than just a true crime story, it's also a history of the Mormon faith and its disparate sects in the American West.
$16.95

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

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 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 Bassett Women

USW350
Grace McClure
Ohio University Press
1985
247
0804008779
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The story of a pioneering family in eastern Utah, drawn from interviews, historical documents and memoirs. "Queen" Anne Bassett and her family were a resilient group who endured the harsh life of settlers in eastern Utah.
$18.95

The Last Cheater's Waltz, Beauty and Violence in the Desert Southwest

USW292
Ellen Meloy
University of Arizona Press
2001
256
0816521530
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A naturalist's travels through the desert Southwest of her youth, reflecting on native peoples, landscape and ecology. Meloy explores Los Alamos, Trinity National Historic Landmark, and White Sands Missile Range -- including the impact of the laboratory and bomb testing on the environment.
$19.95

Basin and Range

GEO13
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1990
216
0374516901
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
McPhee's illuminating account of travels in the company of geologist Kenneth S. Deffeyes along Route 80 from Utah to California.
$16.00

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

Pages of Stone: Geology of Western National Parks and Monuments, Grand Canyon and the Plateau Country

USW380
Halka Chronic
Mountaineers
2004
158
0898866804
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An informative guide to the geology of the Colorado Plateau, some of the most ruggedly beautiful land in the Southwest. With mostly black-and-white photographs, maps, diagrams and glossary.
$21.95

Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert

USW398
Terry Tempest Williams
Vintage Books
2002
240
0375725180
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A series of lyrical, thoughtful essays on the power and beauty of the Red Rock Wilderness of southern Utah, including Grand Staircase, Canyonlands, Glen Canyon, Moab and the Great Basin.
$15.95

Run, River, Run: A Naturalist's Journey Down One of the Great Rivers of the American West

USW394
Ann Zwinger
University of Arizona Press
1984
317
0816508852
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An account of travels on the author's beloved Green River, which runs from western Wyoming to eastern Utah before joining the Colorado.
$19.95

Zion Canyon, A Storied Land

USW502
Greer K. Chesher
University of Arizona Press
2007
96
0816524874
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Chesher, a park ranger and longtime resident of the region, brings a personal and in-depth perspective to Zion Canyon, examining its geological wonders, ecology and the interplay between the landscape and its human settlers.
$14.95

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

Canyon Country Wildflowers

USW155
Damian Fagan
Falcon Press
2012
152
1560445602
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive field guide covers 190 of the most commonly encountered wildflowers, shrubs and trees of the Four Corners area.
$19.95

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

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

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

Bryce Canyon National Park Map

USW143
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2006
2
1566952042
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed hiker's map of Bryce Canyon at a scale of 1:35,000, printed on tear-resistant, waterproof paper.
$11.95

Falcon Guide, Hiking Canyonlands and Arches National Parks

USW154
Bill Schneider
Falcon Press
2017
240
1493027395
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the hiking trails and backcountry roads of Canyonlands and Arches, published in cooperation with the National Park Service.
$24.95

Arches National Park

USW163
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2013
2
0925873128
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A durable topographic map of Arches, printed on tear- and water-resistant paper and shown at a scale of 1:35,000.
$11.95

USA Southwest, Southern Rockies Map

SWU21
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2016
1
3828302483
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the American Southwest at a scale of 1:3,000,000 with roads, parks and topography.
$9.95

Recreational Map of Utah

SWU48
GTR Mapping
GTR Mapping
2014
2
188126209X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A very good fold-out map of Utah at a scale of 1:800,000 showing topography, parks and wilderness areas, cities, towns and roads.
$4.95

Glen Canyon/Capitol Reef Map

SWU57
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2009
2
0925873136
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed topographic map of Glen Canyon and Capitol Reef National Parks.
$11.95

Moab South Map

SWU140
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2013
2
1566950538
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Designed for mountain bikers and hikers, this colorful topographic map of Moab and surroundings, at a scale of 1:72,500, shows bike trails, roads and mileage.
$11.95

Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks

USW534
Jeff Campbell
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
288
1742202012
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guidebook in the popular series, with up-to-date advice on what to see and what to skip. Includes highlights, suggested itineraries, updated contact info, 65 full-color maps and much more.
$19.99

For Kids

Walker of Time

USW160
Helen Hughes Vick
Roberts Rinehart Publishers
1993
205
0943173809
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Two Hopi teens travel back 750 years to their ancestral home, visiting the world of the Sinagua people.
$13.95

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

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

Ghost Horses, A Mystery in Zion National Park

USW521
Gloria Skurzynski
2007
1426301081
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Life-threatening accidents keep plaguing the Landon family as they investigate the mysterious deaths of white mustangs at Zion National Park.
$4.99

Utah

SWU287
P. J. Neri
Children's Press
2008
80
053120815X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An entry in the "From Sea to Shining Sea" series, this illustrated panorama of Utah's past and present helps young readers understand how the state fits into the mosaic of America's history.
$7.95