Winter in Yellowstone

SUGGESTED READING

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Times Journeys has teamed with Politics and Prose, Washington D.C.'s premier independent bookstore, to bring you a thoughtfully curated selection of books to help you get ready for the history and beauty of Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Here you can find some recent works, perennial favorites, and comprehensive guidebooks. You can purchase these books online at https://www.politics-prose.com/NYTJ-Yellowstone. For questions, call (800) 722-0790.

 

 

Highly Recommended

The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250132147
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Picador - July 3rd, 2017

Equal parts memoir, natural history and ecological manifesto, this illustrated narrative by an award-winning author honors 12 national parks and explores why they matter to the soul of America.


Silence & Solitude: Yellowstone's Winter Wilderness Cover Image
By Tom Murphy (Photographer), Tim Cahill (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781931832007
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Riverbend Publishing - December 1st, 2001

Murphy’s stunning photographs and descriptions depict the weather, wildlife and wonder of winter.

 

 

Maps & Guidebooks


Compass American Guides: Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (Full-Color Travel Guide #5) Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781640971028
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Published: Fodor's Travel Publications - August 28th, 2018

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.


National Geographic Park Profiles: Yellowstone Country: Over 100 Full-Color Photographs, plus Detailed Maps, and Firsthand Information Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781426205859
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Published: National Geographic - January 19th, 2010

An overview of Yellowstone presented in the National Geographic style, featuring spectacular color photographs, maps and good travel information.


Nyt. 36 Hours. USA & Canada. West Cover Image
By Barbara Ireland (Editor)
$25.00
ISBN: 9783836539401
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Taschen - July 27th, 2016

Filled with recommendations from The New York Times’ travel column, this well-curated guide to the West is organized in a day-by-day, hour-by-hour format. A great way to inject cool, quirky and inspired experiences into every moment.


Yellowstone: A Visitor's Companion (National Park Visitor's Companions) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811730785
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Stackpole Books - February 1st, 1992

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.

 

 

History, Culture & Exploration


Do (Not) Feed the Bears: The Fitful History of Wildlife and Tourists in Yellowstone Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780700614585
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Published: University Press of Kansas - March 16th, 2006

Biel goes beyond Yogi and Smokey, showing changing attitudes toward the bears from the 19th-century up to current conservation policy.


The Solace of Open Spaces Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140081138
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Penguin Books - December 2nd, 1986

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.


Wilderness and the American Mind Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780300190380
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Published: Yale University Press - January 28th, 2014

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.


Mountain Spirit: The Sheep Eater Indians of Yellowstone Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780874808674
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Published: University of Utah Press - May 30th, 2006

Mountain Spirit discusses the many groups that have in fact visited or lived in the area in prehistoric and historic times. In particular, the Shoshone group known at Tukudika, or Sheep Eaters, maintained a rich and abundant way of life closely related to their primary source of protein, the mountain sheep of the high-altitude Yellowstone area.

 

 

Travel, Biography & Memoir


Tales of the Mountain Men: Seventeen Stories of Survival, Exploration, and Outdoor Craft Cover Image
By Lamar Underwood (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781592284238
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Published: Lyons Press - August 1st, 2004

Tales of the Mountain Men presents in one book many of the most engaging and revealing portraits of mountain men ever written—ranging from nonfiction classics like Bernard DeVoto’s Across the Wide Missouri through fiction from such acclaimed novels as A. B. Guthrie Jr.’s The Big Sky.

 

 

Literature


The Big Sky Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780618154630
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Published: Mariner Books - January 9th, 2002

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.


Close Range: Wyoming Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780684852225
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Published: Scribner - February 10th, 2000

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.”

 

 

Natural History & Field Guides


The National Parks: America's Best Idea Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9780375712104
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Knopf - May 3rd, 2011

This lavishly illustrated tale by the dynamic PBS duo brings to life the conservationists, politicians, presidents and dreamers who created our national park system.


Decade of the Wolf, Revised and Updated: Returning the Wild to Yellowstone Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780762779055
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Published: Lyons Press - April 17th, 2012

Biologist Smith (Yellowstone Wolf Recovery Project) and nature writer Ferguson look at the 10 years since the re-introduction of wolves to Yellowstone.


The Field Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781560375555
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Published: Farcountry Press - April 23rd, 2013

This comprehensive guide features 1,200 color photographs.


Nature Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park (Pocket Field Guides) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780762770632
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Falcon Press Publishing - May 1st, 2012

This field guide dedicated to wildlife of Yellowstone National Park is an information-packed, pocket-sized book that introduces park visitors to the animals, plants, insects, and more that reside in Yellowstone National Park in a colorful and portable package.


Yellowstone: A Journey Through America's Wild Heart Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781426217548
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: National Geographic - August 23rd, 2016

With David Quammen’s trademark blend of history, science and field research, this ode to Yellowstone is filled with informative text and plenty of vivid photographs. Quammen brings readers deep into the heart of the park: its misty mountain peaks, gray wolves, sweeping valleys and geologic wonders.


The Man Who Planted Trees: A Story of Lost Groves, the Science of Trees, and a Plan to Save the Planet Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812981292
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Published: Random House - March 3rd, 2015

Despite being told it couldn’t be done, David Milarch, of northern Michigan, successfully cloned some of the planet’s oldest trees, including giant redwoods and sequoias, in a quest to save the forests and the ecosystem. This is his story.


The Wonder of Birds: What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812983760
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Published: Random House - March 6th, 2018

A New York Times contributor for over 35 years, Jim Robbins explores the role of birds on the evolution of homo sapiens. He illuminates the qualities unique to birds that demonstrate just how invaluable they are to humankind, both ecologically and spiritually.A New York Times contributor for over 35 years, Jim Robbins explores the role of birds on the evolution of homo sapiens. He illuminates the qualities unique to birds that demonstrate just how invaluable they are to humankind, both ecologically and spiritually.


Windows Into the Earth: The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780195105971
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 25th, 2000

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.