Colorado Plateau, Wild and Beautiful
A coffee table tribute to the geological wonderland of “Red Rock Country.” Award-winning photographer and writer John Annerino takes us through the echoing canyons, towering hoodoos and cliff dwellings of the region’s beautiful parks and reserves.
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.
David Williams, Gloria Brown (Illustrator)
A Naturalist’s Guide to Canyon Country
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.
Insight Guide Arizona & the Grand Canyon
This lavishly illustrated guide includes excellent color maps and thoughtful short essays on history, culture and attractions. With chapters on numerous destinations including Phoenix, Sedona, Navajo and Hopi reservations and ghost towns.
USA Southwest, Southern Rockies Map
A map of the American Southwest at a scale of 1:3,000,000 with roads, parks and topography.
Grand Canyon National Park Destination Map
A fold-up map of the Grand Canyon, shown at a scale of 1:70,000.
National Geographic Maps
Zion National Park
A detailed hiker’s topographic map of Zion National Park at a scale of 1:38,000, printed on tear-resistant, waterproof paper.
Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks
A practical guidebook in the popular series, with up-to-date advice on what to see and what to skip. Includes highlights, suggested itineraries, updated contact info, 65 full-color maps and much more.
Rough Guide Pocket Las Vegas
Neither too big nor too slight, these handy guides include just the right amount of information on neighborhoods, shops, hotels, restaurants and sites for a short visit. Well-organized and with an excellent pullout map.
Sedona: Treasure of the Southwest
A short visual tour of Sedona, covering the region’s many beautiful attractions and breathtaking landscapes through gorgeous color photos and brief text.
Picturing America’s National Parks
A fascinating look at how we “picture” America, this art book traces the history of national park photography, featuring a wide variety of the most magnificent parks (from Acadia to Zion) and the historic work of artists such as Ansel Adams and Lee Friedlander.
Glen Canyon Dammed, Inventing Lake Powell and the Canyon Country
Focusing on the example of Glen Canyon, Farmer traces the development and exploration of the Four Corners region, and discusses the role of tourism in changing the face of the West.
John Wesley Powell
The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons
The classic tale of adventure and exploration of the rivers and canyonlands of the Colorado Plateau, originally published in 1875 — and still terrific reading for any traveler to the Grand Canyon.
Revenge of the Saguaro, Offbeat Travels Through America’s Southwest
Tom Miller’s digressive, witty and willfully eccentric account of travel and obsession in the American Southwest (originally published as Jack Ruby’s Kitchen Sink) captures the spirit of his beloved homeland.
Joseph Wood Krutch
The Desert Year
Joseph Wood Krutch celebrates the austere beauty, rugged plants and many animals of American Southwest in this classic account of his first year in Arizona, winner of the 1954 John Burroughs Medal for a Distinguished Book of Natural History — and still enchanting today. With 33 original illustrations by Rudolf Freund.
Lance Newman (Editor)
The Grand Canyon Reader
Both an English professor and river guide, Lance Newman selects well from the accounts of early explorers, popular fiction and contemporary literature by writers as diverse as John McPhee, Ann Zwinger, Edward Abbey and Barry Lopez.
The Sonoran Desert, A Literary Field Guide
Melding literature and biology, this diverse collection of work contains eco-poems and essays, illustrations and detailed scientific information. Think of it as a “guidebook with an imagination.”
Jon Ortner (Photographer)
Canyon Wilderness of the Southwest
This unprecedented collection of photographs explores the diverse canyon country of the Colorado Plateau, including: Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion and Arches. Quotations by authors and explorers accompany the 200 color photographs.
Cadillac Desert, The American West and Its Disappearing Water
The definitive history of water development in the American desert — and a now-classic chronicle of wrong-headed policies and misadventures in controlling the great rivers of the West.
Pages of Stone: Geology of Western National Parks and Monuments, Grand Canyon and the Plateau Country
An informative guide to the geology of the Colorado Plateau, some of the most ruggedly beautiful land in the Southwest. With mostly black-and-white photographs, maps, diagrams and glossary.
A Field Guide to the Grand Canyon
A compact guide to the natural history of the Grand Canyon with 71 handsome color plates, maps and illustrations.
Field Guide to the Grand Canyon
This handy laminated card features color illustrations of commonly encountered birds, mammals and reptiles of the Grand Canyon. Can be easily slipped in your pocket.