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Treasures of the Canadian Rockies

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXCND225

Item EXCND225. Buy these 4 items as a set for $56 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Vancouver & Victoria

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

Moon Handbook Canadian Rockies

CND231
Andrew Hempstead
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
400
1631213466
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive and authoritative guide by Banff-based Hempstead covers where to go and what to do from Jasper to Waterton.
$19.99

Switchbacks, True Stories from the Canadian Rockies

CND186
Sid Marty
McClelland and Stewart
2008
316
0771056702
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A native Albertan and park warden in the Canadian Rockies, Marty relates colorful anecdotes from friends, colleagues and his own youth in this collection of tales, which includes A Horse Named Candy.
$19.99

Alberta Wildlife

CND279
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2005
1583552812
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Identify Rockies wildlife with this handy, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions.
$7.95

Banff & Mt. Assiniboine Map

CND53
Gem Trek Maps
Gem Trek
2
1895526345
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A hiking map for Banff National Park, at a scale of 1:100,000 with colorful relief shading, topographic lines, trails and travel information.
$8.95

Lake Louise and Yoho Map

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

Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks

CND292
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
288
1742206182
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This informative, compact guidebook in the excellent Lonely Planet series includes details on the history, geology and wildlife of the region.
$19.99

A Traveller's History of Canada

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

The West Beyond the West, A History of British Columbia

CND116
Jean Barman
University of Toronto Press
2007
450
0802094953
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fascinating history of the Canadian province from the 18th century to the mid-1990s. The author weaves portraits of major personalities and events into a readable overview of the cultural and social influences that have shaped the region.
$48.95

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

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

A River Lost, The Life and Death of the Columbia

PNW25
Blaine Harden
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
288
0393342565
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The single best introduction to the Pacific Northwest, Blaine Harden's superbly reported social and environmental history of the Columbia River combines interviews, anecdote and solid information.
$15.95

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

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

Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast

PNW06
Hilary Stewart
University of Washington Press
1979
111
0295956453
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A concise, illustrated overview of the diverse art produced by the peoples of the Pacific Northwest. It focuses on the spiritual and cultural meaning of common motifs that characterize the rich art of the area.
$17.95

Southwest British Columbia and Northern Washington Map

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

Nch'I-Wana: The Big River, Mid-Columbia Indians and their Land

PNW29
Eugene Hunn
University of Washington Press
1997
378
0295971193
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, fascinating survey of the Native American people of the eastern Washington and Oregon with a focus on ecology and the environment. The author includes a chapter on contemporary life.
$25.00

The Curve of Time

PNW48
Muriel Wylie Blanchet
Lightning Source
2011
271
1770500375
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
Blanchet's delightful, unlikely account of life aboard a 25-foot ketch with her young family. It's a funny, vivid account of Vancouver Island, full of memorable detail on people and place.
$24.95

Voyage of a Summer Sun

PNW39
Robin Cody
Oregon State University Press
2012
320
0870716611
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this sparkling account of adventure, encounters and, especially, of the Columbia River, Cody chronicles an 82-day voyage from source to sea, interweaving history and commentary with suspenseful tales of wind, weather, imposing dams, fearsome rapids, boulders and bears.
$19.95

Bear Attacks, Their Causes and Avoidance

BST21
Stephen Herrero
Lyons Press
2002
296
158574557X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Despite its frightening title, this book is a helpful introduction to the natural history and behavior of the bear by a long-term researcher in the field. With useful tips on "avoidance."
$16.95

Of Wolves and Men

BST31
Barry Lopez
Scribner
2004
302
0684163225
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This eloquent, powerful book is an outstanding overview of the wolf, as well as a survey of wolf mythology and its relationship to human society. First published in the 1980s, it has been reprinted with a new afterword by the author.
$20.00

The Blackfeet, Raiders on the Northwest Plains

PNW47
John Canfield Ewers
University of Oklahoma Press
1983
345
0806118369
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic history of the Blackfeet, first published in 1958. It is old-fashioned, authoritatively written, factual and full of detail of daily life.
$24.95

Southwest Alberta - Southeast British Columbia Map

CND29
Gem Trek Maps
Gem Trek
2
1895526051
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
At a scale of 1:600,000, this simple, foldup map shows from Edmonton to the U.S. Border.
$5.95

Insight Guide Canada

CND42
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2017
416
178671583X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An illustrated guide to Canada with essays on history, culture and nature.
$23.99

Glacier Ice

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

Lonely Planet Canada

CND54
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
896
1786573350
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With information on all the provinces, this comprehensive guide is perfect for travelers visiting multiple Canadian destinations.
$27.99

Moon Handbook British Columbia including the Alaskan Highway

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

Alberta Map

CND77
Map Art Maps
Map Art
2004
2
1551981084
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful travel map of Alberta.
$4.95

Wonderful Life, The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

CND86
Stephen Jay Gould
W. W. Norton & Company
1990
347
039330700X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A now-classic -- and still provocative -- study of the 600 million-year-old fossils found in the Burgess Shale of British Columbia. An intriguing look at a heated scientific debate, and an eloquent account of paleontology.
$17.95

Victoria, A History in Photographs

CND117
Peter Grant
Rocky Mountain Books
2010
112
1926613333
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of Victoria, British Columbia from its days as a mining colony to its development into a city. Nearly 150 archival photographs are organized together with a short text.
$14.95

Emily Carr, an Introduction to Her Life and Art

CND118
Anne Newlands
Firefly Books
1996
64
1552090450
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A brief, illustrated overview of the early 20th-century Canadian artist.
$14.95

The Old North Trail: Life, Legends and Religion of the Blackfeet Indians

USW411
Walter McClintock
University of Nebraska Press
1999
563
0803282583
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A portrait of Blackfoot culture from a photographer who spent four years in the late 19th century living among the tribes of northwestern Montana.
$24.95

Why I Hate Canadians

CND154
Will Ferguson
Douglas & McIntyre
2007
305
1553652797
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This is the 10th anniversary edition of Ferguson's wickedly astute cultural salvo, the collection of humorous essays that launched his career. As you might guess, the title is tongue-in-cheek.
$15.95

The National Dream, The Great Railway, 1871 to 1881

CND178
Pierre Berton
Doubleday
2002
456
0385658400
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Part one of the great Berton's exhilarating account of the boldest project in Canadian history, the building of the transcontinental railroad, from idea to the start of construction.
$24.95

The Last Spike, The Great Railway, 1881-1885

CND179
Pierre Berton
Doubleday
2002
496
0385658419
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Part two in Berton's exhilarating narrative of the boldest project in Canadian history, the building of the transcontinental railroad.
$24.95

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

Banff & Mt. Assiniboine Map

RKY51
Gem Trek Maps
Gem Trek
2016
2
1895526841
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper, this double-sided map depicts Banff and Mt. Assiniboine with topographic outlines and major trails.
$14.95

Jasper National Park & Maligne Lake Map

RKY52
Gem Trek Maps
Gem Trek
2001
2
1895526288
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed hiking map to popular trails at a scale of 1:100,000.
$9.95

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One

CND208
Ian Ferguson, Will Ferguson
Douglas & McIntyre
2008
275
1553653114
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A tongue-in-cheek portrait of Canadian people and society, written by two native sons. Not entirely (but mostly) in jest, the book is an insightful look at the Canadian national character.
$18.95

Thompson / Cariboo Region Map

CND213
ITMB
ITMB
1
1553418794
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A nicely detailed color map of the Thompson Cariboo region of Eastern British Columbia.
$5.95

Kingbird Highway, The Story of a Natural Obsession That Got a Little Out of Hand

BRD27
Kenn Kaufman
Mariner Books
2006
336
0618709401
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Kaufman's absorbing account of coming-of-age as a Wichita teenager on the road in 1973 with a summer's pay in his pocket and the goal of seeing as many birds as he could in a year.
$15.99

To See Every Bird On Earth: A Father, A Son, And A Lifelong Obsession

BRD28
Dan Koeppel
Penguin Putnam
2006
304
0452285399
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this enormously appealing memoir of a life devoted to birds. Koeppel chronicles his father's growing obsession and accomplishment as an elite birdwatcher, one of a handful of people who have tallied 7,000 species.
$14.00

The Big Year, A Tale Of Man, Nature, And Fowl Obsession

BRD29
Mark Obmascik
Free Press
2011
272
145164860X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Friday, October 14 sees the opening of David Frankel's The Big Year, the most unlikely Hollywood movie of the season. Who would have thought that Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson would star in a movie about ... birding. The movie is based on Mark Obmascik's utterly compelling account of a three-way race (roofing contractor, tycoon, software nerd) to see the most birds in a year.
$15.00

Return to Wild America, A Yearlong Search for the Continent's Natural Soul

USA123
Scott Weidensaul
North Point Press
2006
416
0865477310
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An eye-opening trek in the footsteps of conservation pioneers Roger Tory Peterson and James Fisher, whose 1953 journey across America resulted in the classic Wild America.
$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

Canadian Rockies Access Guide

CND250
John Dodd
Lone Pine Press
2009
400
1551055600
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This full-color, comprehensive guide covers Banff, Jasper, Kooteney, Yoho, Waterton and Kanaskis parks in splendid detail.
$29.75

Bear Tales from the Canadian Rockies

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

Plants of Southern Interior British Columbia and the Inland Northwest

CND252
Robert Parish
Lone Pine Press
1999
1551052199
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An illustrated guide, including sections on trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns and bryophytes.
$24.95

For Kids

The Rocky Mountain Berry Book

USW402
Bob Krumm
Falcon Press
2013
163
0762781637
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
In an inspired move, Bob Krumm included recipes in this family oriented field guide to 15 berry species of the Rockies. Now children may pick and parents may cook, and everyone will be pleased.
$16.95

Owl's Eyes and Seeking a Spirit, Kootenai Indian Stories

CND109
Confederated Salish, Debbie Joseph (Illustrator), Howard Kallowat (Illustrator)
National Book Network
2000
32
0917298667
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
As written and illustrated by residents of the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana, this little storybook is a personable, unassuming introduction to Kootenai folktales. Ages 4 to 8.
$5.95

Hatchet

CND110
Gary Paulsen
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
186
1416936475
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In the first of Paulsen's wilderness adventure novels, 13-year-old Brian must fend for himself after his plane crashes in the Canadian woods.
$7.99

Rocky Mountains

USW407
Jonathan Grupper
2001
31
0792277228
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This National Geographic "Destinations" book, featuring breathtaking color photographs, introduces the wildlife and terrain of the Rocky Mountains. Geared for kids ages 6 to 12.
$16.95

Rocky Mountains Plants and Animals Coloring Book

RKY58
Dot Barlowe
Dover Publications
2004
32
0486430456
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A great way to occupy travelers ages 10 and up, these detailed line drawings realistically depict the flora and fauna of the Rockies and come ready to color!
$3.99

The Cowgirl Aunt of Harriet Bean

USW477
Alexander McCall Smith, Laura Rankin (Illustrator)
Bloomsbury USA
2006
80
1582349770
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Nine-year-old sleuth Harriet Bean sets off to solve the mystery of her missing-in-action Wild West aunt Formica, in this book for ages 4 to 8 by the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.
$9.95