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Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

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. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXUSW267

Buy these 6 items as a set for $89 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Crazy Horse, A Life

USW205
Larry McMurtry
Viking
2006
148
0143034804
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The story of Sioux warrior Crazy Horse, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Lonesome Dove." McMurtry blends history, biography and a dose of good storytelling in this short, thought-provoking biography. A volume in the excellent "Penguin Lives" series.
$16.00

Wapiti Wilderness

USW68
Margaret Murie, Olaus Murie (Illustrator)
University Press of Colorado
2001
302
087081155X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Margaret and her biologist husband (who did the illustrations for the book) write of a winter, and especially the elk, at a ranch in Jackson Hole. They alternate chapters, mixing tales of work as a field biologist with stories of life in the region, where
$24.95

Yellowstone Wildlife

RKY88
Pocket Naturalist
Waterford Press
2006
1583553169
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy plastic card illustrates the birds, mammals, fishes, amphibians and reptiles of Yellowstone. We also carry its companion, Yellowstone Trees & Wildflowers (Item USW501).
$7.95

Compass Guide Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

USW577
Brian Kevin
Compass American Guides
2016
352
1101879696
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Exquisitely photographed, this sumptuous guide in the newly relaunched Compass Guides series is an excellent overview of the history, culture, nature, activities and attractions of the parks. With a 20-page section of practical information.
$21.99

Grand Teton National Park Map

USW34
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2008
2
0925873020
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color, double-sided topographic map of the park at a scale of 1:80,000. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

Yellowstone National Park Map

USW32
National Geographic Maps
Trails Illustrated
2012
2
0925873012
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A hiker's map with great topographic detail, shown at a scale of 1:127,000.
$11.95

Moon Wyoming

USW770
Carter G. Walker
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
280
1631215809
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 Wyoming.
$17.99

Yellowstone Country, The Enduring Wonder

SWU76
Seymour L. Fishbein
National Geographic
2010
288
1426205856
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An overview of Yellowstone presented in the National Geographic style, featuring spectacular color photographs, maps and good travel information.
$16.00

Cowgirls: Women of the American West

USW13
Teresa Jordan
Bison Books
1992
309
0803275757
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The story of the western woman, past and present, is intimately recounted through the words of the women themselves.
$19.95

Crazy Horse and Custer, The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors

USW136
Stephen Ambrose
Doubleday
1996
483
0385479662
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Renowned historian Stephen Ambrose offers up another chapter in the story of America in this portrait of two powerful men. He parallels the life of Crazy Horse, the great leader of the Oglala Sioux, with that of General George Armstrong Custer, the man he defeated at the battle of Little Bighorn.
$18.00

The Cowboy at Work, All about His Job and How He Does It

SWU473
Fay E. Ward
Dover Publications
1987
290
0486426998
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this classic, an old-time cowboy colorfully describes every detail of the working cowhand's life and job. Captivating reading for working cowboys and illustrated with 600 drawings and diagrams by the author, this book is also as indispensable for the dude ranch wrangler as it is for the armchair bronc-buster and anyone interested in cowboy life.
$24.95

The Look of the Old West

SWU477
William Foster-harris
Skyhorse
2007
160239024X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The fashions and feel of the Old West from the end of the Civil War through the 1890s.
$19.95

The Solace of Open Spaces

USW67
Gretel Ehrlich
Viking
1987
131
0140081135
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
A loosely organized travelogue and meditation on the high plains of Wyoming. While Ehrlich writes of ranchers, cowboys and weather, the real star of this lyrical celebration of Wyoming is the landscape itself.
$16.00

Great Plains

USW172
Ian Frazier
Picador USA
2001
292
0312278500
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A marvelously digressive, wide-ranging account of 25,000 miles worth of travels criss-crossing throughout the Great Plains, combining first-rate reportage and history.
$18.00

Miles from Nowhere

USW675
Dayton Duncan
Bison Books
2000
320
0803266278
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Touring the American West from the Rio Grande to the Cascades in a GMC Suburban, covering more than 30,000 miles, Duncan paints a vivid, perceptive portrait of frontier life in contemporary America.
$19.95

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

Blood Meridian, or The Evening Redness in the West

SWU31
Cormac McCarthy
Vintage Books
1992
337
0679728759
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
McCarthy's tale of a young man's involvement with a gang of marauding bandits, set in the glory days of the Wild West, is based on real events along the Tex-Mex border in the 1840s.
$16.00

Close Range: Wyoming Stories

USW349
Annie Proulx
Scribner
2000
285
0684852225
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Proulx's brilliantly-drawn characters personify the loneliness, harsh beauty and wild nature of Wyoming in this luminous collection, which includes the story "Brokeback Mountain."
$17.00

Decade of the Wolf, Returning the Wild to Yellowstone

RKY90
Douglas Smith, Gary Ferguson
Lyons Press
2012
256
0762779055
PAPER
Natural History
9/20/2014
0
0
0
0
Biologist Smith (Yellowstone Wolf Recovery Project) and nature writer Ferguson look at the 10 years since the re-introduction of wolves to Yellowstone.
$16.95

Mountain Time, A Yellowstone Portrait

USW392
Paul Schullery
University of New Mexico Press
2008
280
0826343457
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A former ranger, Schullery writes with depth and grace on the natural history of Yellowstone National Park, its wildlife, rangers and visitors in this classic collection of essays, originally published in 1984.
$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

The National Parks, America's Best Idea

USA356
Dayton Duncan, Ken Burns
Alfred Knopf
2011
400
0375712100
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This lavishly illustrated tale by the dynamic PBS duo brings to life the conservationists, politicians, presidents and dreamers who created our national park system.
$35.00

The Field Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

USW738
Kurt F. Johnson
Farcountry press
2013
244
1560375558
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide features 1,200 color photographs.
$24.95

More Books

Searching For Yellowstone, Ecology and Wonder in the Last Wilderness

USW59
Paul D. Schullery
Globe Pequot Press
2004
338
0972152210
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An engaging social and environmental history of Yellowstone from the Pleistocene to the present focusing on the park since its founding in 1872. Schullery has worked in Yellowstone as a ranger, a historian and the chief of cultural resources.
$19.95

Yellowstone, A Visitor's Companion

USW54
George Wuerthner
Stackpole Books
1992
218
0811730786
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handbook to the geology, ecology, wildlife and plants of Yellowstone. Includes photographs, a bird list and brief field guide with black-and-white drawings.
$15.95

The Big Sky

USW52
Alfred Guthrie, Wallace Stegner (Introduction)
Houghton Mifflin Company
1992
386
0618154639
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First published in 1947, this classic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning Guthrie examines mountain man Boone Caudill and his adventures in the American West -- a saga that continues in five more volumes.
$14.95

Wilderness and the American Mind

USW97
Roderick Nash
Yale University Press
2014
440
0300190387
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic essay on changing American attitudes toward wilderness and the environment, including an enlightening discussion on western expansion. With chapters on Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Aldo Leopold, Alaska and wilderness preservation.
$25.00

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States

USW286
Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1999
447
0679446818
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact field guide to 1,000 commonly encountered plants and animals of Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. With 1,500 color photographs, 11 maps and 16 night-sky charts.
$22.95

Windows into the Earth, The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

USW356
Robert B. Smith, Lee J. Siegel
Oxford University Press
2000
240
0195105974
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A geologic history and tour of the northern Rockies, particularly Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. With an outstanding overview of the geologic formation of the region and 50 color photographs.
$29.95

Lonely Planet Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

USW438
Bradley Mayhew, Carolyn McCarthy
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
288
174220743X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With personality and local savvy, Montana residents Bradley Mayhew and Carolyn McCarthy cover the practicalities of where to go and what to do. With more photographs, detailed itineraries, family-friendly options, suggested hikes, two-color maps and a good overview of natural history.
$19.99

Journal of a Trapper

USW439
Osborne Russell, Aubrey L. Haines (Editor)
University of Nebraska Press
2002
241
0803251661
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A simply-told account of the life of a fur trapper in the 1830s and 1840s, mainly in and around Yellowstone. It's both an eyewitness report from the heyday of fur trading and an engaging account of the region.
$18.95

Do (Not) Feed the Bears, The Fitful History of Wildlife and Tourists in Yellowstone

SWU465
Alice Wondrak Biel
University Press of Kansas
2006
200
0700614583
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Biel goes beyond Yogi and Smokey, showing changing attitudes toward the bears from the 19th-century up to current conservation policy.
$17.95

Home Ground, Language for an American Landscape

USW488
Barry Lopez (Editor)
2013
480
1595341757
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Edited by Barry Lopez, each of the 850 crisp entries by Gretel Ehrlich (Wyoming), William Kittredge (Montana), Terry Tempest Williams (Colorado Plateau) and other luminaries deftly describes a physical feature of American geography, from a'a (Hawaii's rough lava flows) to aquifer, canyon, slough, wharf and woodlot. Revised edition.
$18.95

Yellowstone Trees & Wildflowers

USW501
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2006
1583553258
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, laminated fold-up card.
$7.95

Spectacular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

USW547
Charles R. Preston
Universe Publishing
2008
132
0789399946
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The gorgeous landscapes of Yellowstone and Grand Teton come to life in 300 color photographs, including panoramic spreads. The large-format book offers a guided tour of the majestic parks through every season of the year.
$50.00

For Kids

Once a Wolf, How Wildlife Biologists Brought Back the Gray Wolf

USW112
Stephen R. Swinburne, Jim Bradenburg (Photographer)
Houghton Mifflin Company
1999
48
0395898277
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Swinburne documents conservationists' efforts to reintroduce gray wolves to the ecosystems of Yellowstone and New York State. For kids 9-12.
$9.99

Jenny of the Tetons

USW320
Kristiana Gregory
Harcourt Books
1989
168
0152167706
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The story of an orphan girl who goes to live with a trapper, his Shoshone wife and their children in the 1870s Rockies. Geared to children 10-14, the novel employs real historical figures and a fictional plot as it explores the possibilities for tolerance and friendship between white settlers and Native Americans.
$6.95

Moccasin Trail

USW370
Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Penguin Putnam
1986
247
0140321705
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The enduring tale of a young man raised by Crow Indians who must readjust to life as a white American. For ages 9 to 12.
$7.99

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

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

The Life and Death of Crazy Horse

USM49
Russell Freedman, Amos Bad Heart Bull (Illustrator)
Aa Balkema
1996
64
0823412199
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Here's a complex biography of the complex Sioux warrior. Perhaps most interesting are the pictographic illustrations by Amos Bad Heart Bull (1869-1913), a cousin of Crazy Horse whose art chronicled the history of the Sioux.
$26.95

Wolf Stalker, A Mystery in Yellowstone National Park

RKY45
Gloria Skurzynski, Alane Ferguson
2007
128
0792270347
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
On the trail of a wounded wolf mysteriously shot in Yellowstone National Park, the Langdon kids soon find themselves caught up in adventure, suspense -- and danger.
$4.99

Walking the Big Wild, From Yellowstone to the Yukon on the Grizzly Bears' Trail

USW473
Karsten Heuer
Mountaineers
2004
238
0898869838
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Heuer's riveting, personal account of an 18-month, 2,100-mile Yellowstone to Yukon trek along the proposed Y2Y wildlife corridor.
$16.95

The Ranger's Guide to Yellowstone, Insider Advice from Ranger Norm

SWU243
Susan Frank
Avalon Travel Publishing
2008
230
1598801279
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Meet Ranger Norm, your personal Yellowstone guide to the best hikes, accommodations and recreations. He answers the FAQ for visiting the park in family-friendly cartoons.
$16.95

Face to Face With Wolves

BST118
Jim Brandenburg
2010
32
1426306989
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Photographer Jim Brandenburg presents lone wolves by moonlight, Arctic wolves leaping onto ice floes, and wolves hunting and foraging for food and the packs of gray wolves that surround his house in Minnesota in this illustrated overview for youngsters.
$6.95

Face to Face With Grizzlies

BST120
Joel Sartore
2008
32
1426304749
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Ever been face-to-face with a grizzly bear? Joel Sartore has -- and he lived to tell this and other great tales in his engaging, illustrated introduction for young readers to the natural history of the grizzly.
$6.95

When the Wolves Returned, Restoring Nature's Balance in Yellowstone

USW580
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Bloomsbury USA
2008
39
0802796869
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
With spectacular photographs and a dual-level text, this inspirational photo-essay for younger readers captures wolves in the natural habitat of Yellowstone, where the natural balance of the park's wildlife is finally being realized again thanks to the return of the once-extinct Yellowstone wolves. An engaging read for parents as well as for kids.
$19.99

The Wolves Are Back

BST135
Wendell Minor (Illustrator), Jean Craighead George
Dutton Inc.
2008
32
0525479473
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The Caldecott-winner relates the history of the wolves of Yellowstone through the eyes of a pup in this lyrical, illustrated tale for youngsters.
$16.99

Two Hawk Dreams

USW740
Lawrence L. Loendorf
Bison Books
2014
88
0803264887
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Two Hawk is a young boy of the Tukudika Shoshones (Sheep Eaters), a Native American tribe that lived on the land now known as Yellowstone National Park, who learns about the traditional ways and the meaning of ritual in this illustrated tale of adventure in Montana.
$16.95