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GRAND CANYON RIVER GUIDE, by Bill Belknap Waterproof for use on the river trip. A mile-by-mile log of the Grand Canyon river trip from Lees Ferry to Lake Mead. Rapids are rated, attractions noted, historic facts and folklore. Many photos and illustrations. The latest edition with full color photographs and illustrations.


GRAND CANYON MAP & GUIDE, by Bronze Black The Grand Canyon Map and Guide is a comprehensive resource for Grand Canyon National Park, covering the entire Grand Canyon from Lake Powell to Lake Mead. It contains a thorough review of geology, plants, animals, and human history. Beautiful color photographs illustrate many features and key locations. It is great for sightseeing and perfect for a day hike, backpack trip, or raft adventure! This map has been used in educational exhibits in Grand Canyon National Park as well as the National Geographic Visitor Center near Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon Map and Guide labels all of the major side canyons, rapids, points along the rim and all the major buttes, and temples within the Grand Canyon. Author, Bronze Black has combined his background in geology, graphic design, and river running to produce this unique, compact, and educational map. 2nd edition 2008, 22 x 30 inch poster, folds to 4.5 x 11 inches, water-proof, tear-proof.

$ 10.00

OFFICIAL GUIDE TO HIKING THE GRAND CANYON, by Scott Thybony This guidebook presents an overview of the major trails in the Grand Canyon. It provides basic information needed for planning an inner canyon hike or a walk along the rim.



A NATURALIST’S GUIDE TO HIKING THE GRAND CANYON, by Steward Aitchison For novice and experienced hikers alike, this guide offers a complete compendium of Canyon lore and practical advice for navigating the challenging depths of the majestic Grand Canyon. Includes detailed guides and route maps for hiking 30 Grand Canyon trails, rated in difficulty.



ON FOOT IN THE GRAND CANYON - HIKING THE TRAILS OF THE SOUTH RIM, by Sharon Spangler A detailed, interpretive hiking guide to the trails of the South Rim, woven with a lively narrative and adventures of real hikers. Sharon’s personal adventure stories allow the reader to experience the inner canyon.



GUIDE TO HIKING THE INNER CANYON, by Scott Thybony A nifty guidebook written by one of the foremost Grand Canyon hikers. Contains descriptions and maps of major trails and routes in the Grand Canyon, including the safety, and minimum hiking impact.



GUIDE TO THE NORTH KAIBAB TRAIL, by Alan Berkowitz, Grand Canyon natural History Assoc. The Kaibab Trail is the only cross-canyon route between the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon. This trail guide covers the route between the river and the North Rim.



GUIDE BOOK TO THE SOUTH KAIBAB TRAIL, by Rose Houk, Grand Canyon Natural History Assoc. Covers the trail on the south side of the Colorado River from Yaki Point on the South Rim to Phantom Ranch. Rather than a mile-by-mile description, this guide book is composed of three essays on the outstanding elements of rock, desert and river reflected at major stops along the trail. Pocket-sized, 15 pages, with illustrations.



SOUTH & NORTH BASS TRAIL, by James Babbit & Scott Thybony, Grand Canyon Nat. Hist. Assoc. Since prehistoric times, the Bass trails have been the main routes into the central region of the Grand Canyon. This trail guide covers the route between the river and the North Rim.



GRANDVIEW TRAIL GUIDE, by John Good This trail booklet contains a lot of interesting historical information about copper mining in the Grand Canyon. The trail is located in the east section of the park and goes from Grandview Point to Horseshoe Mesa and then on down to the Colorado River. The trail was used to access mining claims around the turn of the century. Similar in style and format to Bright Angel and Kaibab Trail pamphlets.



HERMIT TRAIL GUIDE, by Scott Thybony, Grand Canyon Natural History Assoc. The Hermit Trail is located in the West Rim area of the park. It is not a regularly maintained trail. This guide book has two sections. The first is a trail log providing straightforward information on the route and points of interest. The second concerns the natural and cultural history of Hermit Canyon.



TRAIL GUIDE TO HAVASU CANYON, By Scott Thybony, Grand Canyon Natural History Assoc. This pocket-sized trail guide provides information about the trails that lead to the village of Supai located in the bottom of the Grand Canyon of Havasu Creek. There is a lot of useful and interesting information about the Havasupai people and their way of life.


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A FIELD GUIDE TO THE GRAND CANYON, by Stephen Whitney, 2nd edition (soft cover) An extremely comprehensive field guide that includes birds, wildflowers, cacti, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, butterflies, trees and shrubs, ferns, rocks, and fish. Also includes information on fossils, human artifacts, canyon history, climate, trails and visitor facilities. Illustrated with color photographs.



GRAND CANYON: A VISITOR’S COMPANION, by George Wuerthner A very good handbook that addresses the history, geology, ecology, plants, wildlife and geography of the Grand Canyon region in an interesting and understandable way. Color plates depict vegetation, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals found in the canyon.



THE GRAND CANYON, INTIMATE VIEWS, Robert C. Euler and Frand Tikalsky, eds. Geology and biology, Indians and explorers, rafting and hiking - it’s all here in this one handy guide. Includes, maps, nice photos and diagrams, plus a bibliography for each subject covered.



GRAND CANYON VISUAL, by John F. Hoffman A beautiful magazine-style book that includes sections on the geography, geology, wildlife, Indians, history, and physical environment of the Grand Canyon. Excellent photographs and illustrations, interesting bits of trivia, a very nice “all-around” publication about the Grand Canyon.



DOWNCANYON, by Ann Haymond Zwinger (Winner of the Western States Book Award for Creative Nonfiction) Tracing the seasons of the Grand Canyon through a full year, Zwinger paints a dynamic portrait of an immense, ever-changing ecosystem. Zwinger is one of the best known naturalists currently writing about the American Southwest.



THE BEST OF THE GRAND CANYON NATURE NOTES 1926-1935, Edited by Susan Lamb In 1926, Grand Canyon National Park began the publication of Nature Notes, a monthly collection of reports and reflections on the natural and human history of the park. For ten years, early park naturalists and visiting scientists recorded their insights into practically everything around them – from rocks to roses, raccoons to river dynamics – and published their “notes” for the visiting public. This anthology presents Nature Notes to the public again for the first time in decades. A splendid selection of favorites are featured in this lyrical reprise.



EARTH NOTES: EXPLORING THE SOUTHWEST’S CANYON COUNTRY FROM THE AIRWAVES, Edited by Peter Friederici This book includes some of the all-time favorite Earth Notes essays in a memorable portrait of a special place. Whether you are a visitor or a resident, you will find this book an inspiring look at how the human culture of the Colorado Plateau rises to the level of the extraordinary scenery.



THE GREAT SOUTHWEST NATURE FACT BOOK, by Susan J. Tweit From antlions, bats and desert varnish to sagebrush, salt cedar and yucca, you’ll find interesting facts, descriptions, and explanations pertaining to the remarkable plants, animals, and natural features found in the Grand Canyon and the greater Southwest. Easy to use alphabetical format. Fun and educational for the whole family!



ANCIENT LANDSCAPES OF THE COLORADO PLATEAU, By Ron Blakey and Wayne Ranney The Colorado Plateau is one of the world's great showplaces of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rock. The plateau's rocky landscapes are home to the greatest concentration of national parks and monuments in the world. Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau highlights the plateau's magnificent present through unique views of its fascinating past. It is a groundbreaking book featuring the geology of the American Southwest in a way you've never seen it before. This landmark book features: more than 70 state-of-the-art paleogeographic maps of the region and of the world, developed over many years of geologic research detailed yet accessible text that covers the geology of the plateau in a way nongeologists can appreciate more than 100 full-color photographs, diagrams, and illustrations, a detailed guide of where to go to see the spectacular rocks of the region 176 pages; paperback; 9" x 12" October 2008



LIFE IN STONE, FOSSILS OF THE SOUTHWEST, by Christa Sadler Not specific to the Grand Canyon, but covers the entire Colorado Plateau, where an extraordinary record of the history of life is preserved in the rock strata. A story of swamps and oceans, great slowmoving rivers, windblown sand dunes, tidal flats and tropical seas comes to life by learning to read fossil remains. Chapters explore deep time, diversification, dinosaurs, and fossil hunters. Magazine format with color photos and illustrations.



Anatomy of the Grand Canyon: Panoramas of the Canyon's Geology, by W. Kenneth Hamblin Author-photographer W. Kenneth Hamblin has packed a lifetime of geologic study into a volume that is at once inspiring and instructive, and has given the reader access to the Grand Canyon's most intriguing secrets. This is not a textbook, but rather a visual tour from the canyon's rims, the Colorado River, and the air; from its beginning at Lee's Ferry to its end 277 miles downstream at the Grand Wash Cliffs. Supported by text, diagrams, and easy-to-understand maps, these panoramic photographs tell an amazing story. 144 pages; hardcover; 11" x 10"



An Introduction to Grand Canyon Geology by L. Greer Price

$ 9.95

This overview of Grand Canyon geology is perfect for the first-time visitor or the seasoned Grand Canyon traveler. Chapters cover the basic priciples of geology, the history of geological exploration at Grand Canyon, the canyon's structural features, and the Colorado River. Includes over 70 photos and illustrations, an index, and glossary. 64 pages, softcover, 7"x9"


Grand Canyon's North Rim and Beyond: A Guide to the North Rim & the Arizona Strip by Stewart Aitchison Visiting the Grand Canyon's North Rim is a unique experience. Just 10 miles across the abyss from the canyon's busy South Rim, the two settings are worlds apart. Fewer than 10 percent of park visitors find their way to the remote North Rim. Sublime beauty, rugged terrain, and quiet solitude await those who do. Those who visit the park with this book in hand take a personal guide. In these pages author Stewart Aitchison shares his knowledge of the plant and animal communities, geologic forces, and human history that set this place apart. And the stories don't stop at the park's boundary. They stretch across the broad Arizona Strip to provide insights into the vast scenery of this little known land. 96 pages; softcover; 6" x 9" 2008.


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THE EXPLORATION OF THE COLORADO RIVER AND ITS CANYONS, by J.W. Powell Complete reprint of “Canyons of the Colorado” 1895 edition, with supplementary map. This was the first published account in book format of Powell’s 1869 discovery journey down the Green and Colorado Rivers. 150 illustrations and photographs. Dover Publications.



A CANYON VOYAGE, THE NARRATIVE OF THE SECOND POWELL EXPEDITION, by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh Dellenbaugh (1853-1935) enjoyed a career as an artist, writer and explorer that began in 1871 when he joined Powell’s second Grand Canyon expedition at age seventeen. This book, first published in 1908, is a detailed account of the venture. This edition includes photos and illustrations from the original book.



A RIVER RUNNER’S GUIDE TO THE HISTORY OF THE GRAND CANYON, by Kim Crumbo An easy reading, interesting depiction of man’s history in the Grand Canyon. Early river runners, miners, settlers, fortune hunters, etc. A nice companion and supplement to Belknap’s Grand Canyon River Guide.



RIVER RUNNERS OF THE GRAND CANYON, by David Lavendar A 188-page history of river running on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon, beginning with John Wesley Powell’s voyages up through the closing of Glen Canyon Dam in 1963. 75 historical black and white photographs.


LIVING AT THE EDGE: EXPLORERS, EXPLOITERS AND SETTLERS OF THE GRAND CANYON REGION, by Michael F. Anderson A look at the pioneer history of the Grand Canyon region, from its earliest residents to the creation of the national park at the end of the pioneer era (circa 1920). Included in this volume are nearly two hundred historic photographs, many never published before, and 12 custom maps of the region.




THERE’S THIS RIVER – Grand Canyon Boatman Stories, edited by Christa Sadler Boatmen always have a story to tell. You’ll hear many of them on your river trip. In the book, you can read many more. It’s a fun and enjoyable anthology by people who love the Grand Canyon up close and personal.



RECOLLECTIONS OF PHANTOM RANCH, by Elizabeth J. Simpson Weary travelers have savored this delightful spot since the turn of the century. Discover the modern history of adventures, developers and builders of the Phantom Ranch area from J. W. Powell’s 1869 expedition forward.



THE KOLB BROTHERS OF GRAND CANYON, by William C. Suran A collection of tales of high adventure, memorable incidents, and humorous anecdotes. Ellsworth and Emery Kolb were famous turn-of-the-century photographers whose adventures at the Grand Canyon, and whose river journeys from Wyoming to the Gulf of Mexico are legendary. The book includes stories of their excursions and many early photographs.



POWELL’S CANYON VOYAGE, by W.L. Rusho A booklet published in 1969 commemorating the 100th anniversary of Major J.W. Powell’s first trip (1869) down the Green and Colorado Rivers of the West. Historian W.L. Rusho uses engravings from the original articles about the expedition to illustrate his text. A very readable account about the men, the boats, and the difficulties of that historical event. Western Americana collector item.



THE DOING OF THE THING: THE BRIEF BRILLIANT WHITEWATER CAREER OF BUZZ HOLSTROM, by Vince Welch, Cort conley, and Brad Dimock Buzz Holmstrom was an unknown service station attendant from Coquille, Oregon, who made headlines in 1937 as he navigated over 1,000 miles of the Green and Colorado Rivers, alone, in a boat he built and designed by himself. Nine years and thousands of river miles later, Holmstrom’s body was found beside the Grand Ronde River in Oregon. At 37, his story had ended in even greater mystery than it began. Now, fifty years later, three boatmen have brought to light a story about rivers and wooden boats, heroes, humility, unbearable beauty, solitude, and death.

$20.00 (Soft cover) $35.00 (Hard cover collectors edition)


THE CANYONS OF THE COLORADO: THE 1869 VOYAGE DOWN THE COLORADO RIVER, by Major J. W. Powell, with illustrations by Thomas Moran and others. Editor, Wiliam R. Jones, reproduced in 1981. This is a reprint of an article that was prepared by Powell as a popular presentation of his river-running discoveries. It was first printed in 1875 in Scribner’s Monthly, a national journal of that early day. The original illustrations are included. Western Americana collector item.



THE COLORADO, by Frank Waters In this classic account of the great Red River of the West, first published in 1946, Frank Waters attempts to perceive the nature and presence of a spirit of place in this immense region and its effects upon man. From the high country to the delta, from the conquistadors to the modern inheritors of the Colorado, Waters traces the expression of the land in its history and people.



THE GRAND CANYON, EARLY IMPRESSIONS, edited by Paul Schullery This anthology presents a selection of both well-known and obscure essays on the Grand Canyon that date from before the turn of the century to the eve of World War II. The first and last essays deal with river running, and here we are immersed in the drama of a Colorado River trip and the feelings of those people driven by a need to explore and experience the Canyon from the river.



THE ENCHANTED LIGHT - IMAGES OF THE GRAND CANYON, by Barry Thomson A collection of stunning black and white photographs of the backcountry. The artist’s rendition of these canyon profiles, his patient searching for the exact combination of stone, water, light and form are all unique reflections of Canyon time and space.



EXPLORING THE COLORADO PLATEAU, Plateau, Vol. 62, No. 3, Museum of No. Arizona The history of the exploration of the Colorado Plateau, including first explorers, Spanish exploration, and the scientific explorations of Powell, Ives, Kit Carson, and many others. Interesting reading. Nice photographs and illustrations in full color.



GRAND CANYON AND OTHER SELECTED POEMS, by Amil Quayle Amil Quayle was born near the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River in St. Anthony, Idaho, in 1938. In 1961 he ran his first river trip and has been hooked ever since. He was a full-time guide, mostly in the Grand Canyon, for many years and earned a B.S. degree in sociology from the University of Utah. Amil sold his river business and ranched in Nebraska for seven years. He then received a M.A. and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska and taught English for Utah State University and Idaho State University. But his heart is on the river, and he has been privileged to guide on many trips throughout his adventurous life. Soft cover, 112 pages.


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JOHN WESLEY POWELL AND THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE CANYON COUNTRY, by Don Fowler, Robert C. Euler, & Catherine S. Fowler From 1868 to 1879, John Wesley Powell devoted part of his time to a study of the Indians of the Canyon Country. The Prehistoric human history of the Grand Canyon region is briefly described here by Euler. The origins of the Indians in the Canyon Country are portrayed by the Fowlers, and brief accounts are presented using Powell’s notes on Indian customs, practices, and beliefs.



HAVASUPAI HABITAT: A.F. WHITING’S ETHNOGRAPHY OF A TRADITIONAL INDIAN CULTURE, edited by S. A. Weber and P. D. Seaman The Havasupai Indians have lived for centuries in Havasu Canyon, a branch of the Grand Canyon. When anthropologist Alfred F. Whiting set out to study the Havasupai in the early 1940's, he found a culture that in many aspects had remained unchanged since before the coming of the White Man. Havasupai life has changed in the years since Whiting studied it: modern conveniences abound, tourism prospers, and the reservation extends up onto the plateau. In light of this, Whiting’s work stands as a unique perspective on life ways now lost to time.

$15.00 (Hard Cover)


CANYON COUNTRY PREHISTORIC INDIANS, by F. A. Barnes and M. Pendleton A well-illustrated guide to the prehistoric cultures of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. It lists ruins, rock art sites, and museums containing artifacts.



PEOPLE OF THE PLATEAU, Plateau, Vol. 64, No. 4, Museum of Northern Arizona The people of the Plateau belong to separate tribes, speak different languages, and practice their own customs. Yet they are all linked by points of commonality, shared beliefs that wed them to one another in important ways. With beautiful photographs, this magazine-style book captures the spirit of the ancient plateau inhabitants and the three traditions of Havasupai, Hopi, and Navajo.



BEFORE THE ANASAZI, Plateau, Vol. 61 No. 2, Museum of Northern Arizona A nice booklet with the latest information about the prehistoric people of the Colorado Plateau. Very interesting with nice full color photographs and illustrations. Includes descriptions of the Clovis people, the Folsom people, the Plano Culture, and the Pleistocene Big-Game Hunters.



IMAGES ON STONE, Plateau, Vol. 55, No. 2, Museum of Northern Arizona The subject of this issue of Plateau is the prehistoric rock art of the Colorado Plateau. Chapters include the distinction between petroglyphs and pictographs, an analysis of the various rock art styles and techniques, how the rock art is dated, and a list of rock art sites on the Colorado Plateau. Many nice photographs in full color.



THE BASKET WEAVERS; ATRISIANS OF THE SOUTHWEST, Plateau, Vol. 53, No. 4, Museum of Northern Arizona This issue reviews basketry among native populations of the Southwest. Construction, design, function, and symbolism are discussed as the art of basket weaving changes throughout time and struggles to survive. Photos show the creativity, variety, and richness of this craft art.


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GRAND CANYON BIRDS, by Bryan T. Brown, Steven W. Carothers, and R. Roy Johnson, University of Arizona The Grand Canyon is more than a natural wonder, it is an avian environment unlike any other in the world. Rising six thousand feet from river to rim, it comprises a variety of habitats that host more than 300 species of birds. At few other places will you find birds of the deep forest only one short mile (albeit vertical) from those of the arid desert.



RIVER AND DESERT PLANTS OF THE GRAND CANYON, by Kristin Huisinga, Lori Makarick, and Kate Watters The Grand Canyon’s isolation, great elevational range, and position at the convergence of three North American deserts – the Mojave, Sonoran, and the Great Basin – have created unique habitats for an unusual assemblage of plants. Some grow at seeps and springs, others emerge from cracks in the bedrock, and still others inhabit sandbars within reach of the Colorado River’s scouring currents. This book is the first comprehensive field guide devoted to the plants that live below the canyon rims, describes more than 300 plan species, including ferns, grasses, forbs, shrubs, and trees.



SPRING WILDFLOWERS OF NORTHERN ARIZONA, Plateau, Vol. 55, No. 3 Detailed presentation of the colorful wildflowers that decorate the landscape of northern Arizona during spring time.



FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE LAKE MEAD REGION, by various authors This attractive publication includes color photos and descriptive texts of the most commonly seen plants in the Lake Mead region. Divided into sections according to flower color.



100 DESERT WILDFLOWERS OF THE SOUTHWEST, by Janice Emily Bowers An easy reference for 100 wildflowers typical of the Arizona and New Mexico regions. Categorized by color, each flower is described and interesting facts are given.



DESERT TREE FINDER, by May Theigaard Watts A pocket-size manual for identifying trees of the southwest deserts (cactus, etc.) This book guides you through a step-by-step process of elimination until you correctly identify common desert trees. Tree identification is really easy and fun! Illustrated. Nontechnical language.



70 COMMON CACTI OF THE SOUTHWEST, by Pierce C. Fischer Cacti are some of the most dramatic flora of the Southwest. Get acquainted with the Saguaro, the Hedgehog, and the Queen of the Night. Crisp, full-color photographs accompany each description. This handy guide is complete with glossary and indexing by common and Latin name.



GATHERING THE DESERT, by Gary Paul Nabhan The author has combed the desert in search of plants forgotten by all but a handful of American Indians and Mexican-Americans, and in this book readers will discover that the bounty of nature is much more than meets the eye - whether found in the luscious fruit of the stately organpipe cactus or in the lowly temporary bean. Nabhan has chosen a dozen of the more than 425 edible wild species found in the Sonoran Desert. Each chapter focuses on a particular plant and is accompanied by an original drawing that depicts the plant in its relationship with humans.



100 ROADSIDE WILDFLOWERS OF SOUTHWEST UPLANDS IN NATURAL COLOR, by Natt N. Dodge This booklet describes wildflowers found between 45007500 feet in the Southwest. Good description and color photo of each species.



POISENOUS DWELLERS OF THE DESERT, by Natt Dodge It is the purpose of this booklet to discuss accurately the various poisonous dwellers of the desert, as well as to debunk some of the superstitions and misunderstandings which have developed. A final chapter deals with harmless creatures that are often believed to be poisonous.



50 COMMON REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS OF THE SOUTHWEST, by J. Hanson and Roseann Beggy Hanson Did you know that a snake breathes only through their skin? In this guide, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll meet these and more fascinating snakes, lizards, toads, frogs, and turtles.



SNAKES, LIZARDS & TURTLES OF THE LAKE MEAD REGION, by Russell K Grater An interesting and informative booklet on the various reptiles of the Lake Mead area. Each species of snake, lizard and turtle is described. Over 40 color photographs. Attractive format.



THE INTIMATE DESERT, by Walter Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Kane Habits of more than 30 birds and mammals and an equal number of plants are briefly and imaginatively described.



MAMMALS OF THE SOUTHWEST, by Lendell Cockrum, University of Arizona The Southwest is inhabited by more kind of creatures than road runners, gila monsters, and tarantulas. Mammals make their home here as well, and this handy guide helps you identify them.



50 COMMON BIRDS OF THE SOUTHWEST, by Richard L. Cunningham Birding is one of the most popular and fastest growing outdoor recreational activities in the United states and the Southwest, with its varietal habitats, boasts a number of species. The dramatic photographs and description in this book will help you jump on the birding bandwagon and add the curve-billed thrasher, the cactus wren, a Gila woodpecker, and 47 others to your checklist.



BIRDS OF PREY ON THE COLORADO PLATEAU, Plateau, Vol. 63, No. 3 Museum of Northern Arizona In recent decades, scientists have come to recognize that the raptors (birds of prey), from their position at the top of the food web, provide us with commanding view of the overall health of the ecosystem they occupy. Birds of prey play a critical role because they serve as barometers of ecological health and change on the Colorado Plateau. Read this book to learn about the relationships among raptors, the various birds of prey on the Colorado Plateau, how they adapt to changing conditions, etc.



THE DESERT BIGHORN, ITS LIFE HISTORY, ECOLOGY, AND MANAGEMENT, Monson and Sumner, Editors This book is a comprehensive study by 16 contributing authors that offers hard-to-find facts on the elusive desert bighorn. Natural history, physical characteristics, behavior, life cycle, and ecological consideration are covered in depth, as well as guidelines for field identification, transplantation, and habitat protection, making this an effective â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bighorn Bibleâ&#x20AC;? necessary for safeguarding these species.


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WILDLIFE OF THE COLORADO PLATEAU, Plateau, Vol. 57, No. 4 and Vol. 58, No. 1, by Steven W. Carothers, published by the Museum of Northern Arizona This issue discusses the habitat, wildlife, and wildlife management of the Colorado plateau. Because of evolution, many plant and animal species in this region are habitat-specific and can be found nowhere else in the world. This magazine enlightens the reader to these diverse populations, their habitats, and manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s influence in their environment.



WILDERNESS AREAS OF THE COLORADO PLATEAU, Plateau, Vol. 60, No. 4, Museum of Northern Arizona This issue of Plateau pertains to designated wilderness. There is a discussion of the Wilderness Act, a description of areas set aside as wilderness, proposed wilderness areas, and the future of wildlands on the Colorado Plateau. Good reading for anyone interested in the wilderness issues of today.



THE LAST OF THE GREAT EXPEDITIONS, Plateau, Vol. 58, NO. 4, Museum of Northern Arizona This is the story of the Rainbow Bridge / Monument Valley Scientific Expedition of 1933-38. Historic photographs document the difficulty and adventure encountered by the anthropologists, geologists, and biologists who ventured into this harsh land. They added to our store of knowledge about man, his history, and his environment.



THE FINE YOUNG CHIEF, Native Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coyote on the Colorado Plateau, Pleateau, Vol. 61, No. 1, Museum of Northern Arizona This is a wonderful book focusing on the stories, myths, and legends surrounding Coyote, and his importance to the native American people who inhabit the Colorado Plateau. Gorgeous illustrations.



BENEATH THE RIM: A photographic Journey Through the Grand Canyon, by C.C. Lockwood, Luisiana State University Press A “coffee table book” with brilliant photographs that enable the reader to share Lockwood’s adventures in the Grand Canyon, including riding a mule to Phantom Ranch, trout fishing in Nankoweap Creek, hiking in Matkatamiba Canyon, running the rapids of the Colorado River, and more. A favorite of our guides (especially those who are featured in some of the photographs).

$39.95 (Hard Cover)


PIECES OF WHITE SHELL, A JOURNEY TO NAVAJOLAND, By Terry Tempest Willliams A warm, sensitive, informative, and delightful journey to the land of the Navajo through the art of storytelling. The author recounts the myths, legends, and beliefs of the Navajo people and leads us to know the importance of such tradition in sustaining the people though times of change. The stories tie the people to their land. Terry shows us how we can find our own history, our own traditions, our sense of how to live well. Recipient of many literary awards, including best non-fiction, American Southwest Literature, 1986.



COYOTE’S CANYON, Stories by Terry Tempest Williams, photographs by John Telford Evokes the beauty and the mystery of the Four Corners desert canyons, home to Navajo and to the Anasazi, who came before, and spiritual homeland to the Coyote Clan, thousands of individuals who draw nourishment from this land. “This is an intimate meditation on one of the Earth’s most extraordinary landscapes, and it is one of the most beautiful books we’ve ever published,” says Gibbs Smith. Acid-free paper.



EVERETT RUESS: A VAGABOND FOR BEAUTY, by W. L. Rusho, introduction by John Nichols, afterword by Edward Abbey Everett Ruess was a young poet and artist who disappeared into the desert of southern Utah in 1934. He has become widely known posthumously as the spokesman for the spirit of the high desert. Those who knew him (including photographers Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Dorothea Lange) and those who know his writings have been inspired by Ruess’ intense search for adventure and beauty.



THE DESERT, by John C. Van Dyke The first paperback publication of this classic account of the aesthetic qualities of the desert environment of the southwestern United States. First published in 1901, the book has been widely acclaimed by Lawrence Clark Powell, Joseph Krutch, and other noted writers on the beauties of the desert as the first and best of the American desert appreciations.



HOUSE IN THE SUN, by George Olin Written for young readers to help them understand and appreciate the desert, Olin’s book is very informative as he instructs the reader about what a desert is, plant and animal life it contains, and fragile biological interrelationships it sustains.



THE WOVEN SPIRIT OF THE SOUTHWEST, by Don and Debra McQuiston, with text by Lynne Bush and photography by Tom Till The spectacular landscape of the Southwest has long influenced the gorgeous weavings of the Navajo people who lived there. With stunning, full-color images and a vivid text interspersed with Native American legends, “the Woven Spirit of the Southwest reveals how the ancient weaving traditions have evolved through time to create beautiful, invaluable, and enduring works of art.



ON NATURE’S TERMS, CONTEMPORARY VOICES, edited by Thomas J. Lyon and Peter Stine Today, many of us seek a connection with Nature that is meaningful and comforting. In this book, some of the most observant American naturalists of our day explore the world of Nature in powerful essays that show the vitality and range of contemporary nature writing.





LAKE POWELL, by C. Gregory Crampton

“Better than memories, perhaps, and not so heartbreaking, we have the historic record, here compiled by C. Gregory Crampton, of what was lost when we allowed the flooding of Glen Canyon. It was vitally important that such a record be made, not merely for the sake of our curiosity about the past, but for the sake of our conduct in the future” Edward Abbey.


THE COLORADO RIVER THROUGH GLEN CANYON BEFORE LAKE POWELL: HISTORIC PHOTO JOURNEY 1872-1964, compiled and edited by Elinot Inskip of Moab, Utah, Inskip Press, 1996 Already considered a “rare-book” because of the limited number of copies printed, the beautiful format, and the quality paper and printing, this nostalgic publication is an extraordinary visual history of Glen Canyon. There is a modern-day map of Lake Powell with buoy markers that identify the place where each photograph was taken, allowing the reader to compare today’s lake with history’s canyon.



PEBBLE CREEK, BY Amil Quayle For long-time river guide, Amil Quayle, Pebble Creek is a retreat outpost, and observation center from which he conducts his field studies. Poised on the edge of things, he looks many ways, downward to the ravaged city below, around him at nature in its precarious condition, backward in time to family and ancestors, and into his own soul.



UTAH THEN AND NOW, by Tom Till Contemporary Re-photography by Tom Till with essays by former Salt Lake City major Ted Wilson. In this spectacular large format, hard cover book, Tom Till has made contemporary photos of Utah sights and scenes that were photographed long ago. This book is a genuine collector’s volume comparing today’s landscapes with what used to be there. It is also a testament to Till’s fortitude in tracking down the places in the old photos.


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RIVER RUNNERS OF THE GRAND CANYON The history of River Running in the Grand Canyon on DVD or Video. “River Runners” traces the evolution of an adventure that is unique to the American West. From its origins in Native American myths to the development of a major recreational industry that it is today, it is the story of people testing their limits in one of the most spectacular places on Earth. Produced by Don Briggs, a photographer, filmmaker, and river guide who has spent more than two decades on the Colorado River.

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