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Utah: Bryce & Zion Canyons

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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Eyewitness Guide Southwest USA and National Parks

SWU147
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
304
1465441123
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This thorough, gorgeously illustrated guidebook provides an excellent overview of the Southwest, its history, traditions, cultures and sights.
$23.00

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

The Southwest Inside Out, An Illustrated Guide to the Land and its History

USW345
Thomas Wiewandt, Maureen Wilks
Mountain Press Publishing Company
2010
208
1879728060
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An outstanding guide to understanding the geomorphology of the Southwest, featuring the author's color photographs of canyons, dunes and other landforms.
$24.95

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

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

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

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

The Lost World of the Old Ones

USW787
David Roberts
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
352
0393352331
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A fascinating look at prehistoric civilization in the Four Corners region. Roberts goes deep into the Southwest backcountry to find yet-undiscovered ruins of the Ancestral Puebloans, known by their modern descendants as The Old Ones.
$16.95

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

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

Roadside Geology, Utah

USW30
Halka Chronic
Mountain Press Publishing Company
2014
416
0878426183
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Designed for the roadside traveler, this series explains in detail the geologic history of Utah as seen through the car window. A great introduction to basic geomorphology and how the dramatic landscapes were formed.
$26.00

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

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 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

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Anasazi America

USW228
David Stuart
University of New Mexico Press
2014
264
0826321798
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A thought-provoking, engaging account of the rise and fall of Anasazi society in the desert southwest.
$29.95

River Notes, A Natural and Human History of the Colorado

RKY128
Wade Davis
Island Press
2013
162
1610910206
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A hymn to the Colorado River, including thrilling accounts of Davis' rafting adventures in the Grand Canyon and a vivid report on the state of the American West. The author includes excellent quotes from his heroes Edward Abbey, Eliot Porter, Aldo Leopold and others.
$17.50

For Kids

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