Stephen G. Hyslop
The Old West
To bring the legendary American West to life, National
Geographic combined 450 historical photographs with archival maps and personal accounts. Their lavish miscellany includes Oregon Trail pioneers, Annie Oakley, trappers and traders, the famed “golden spike,” wagon-loads and more!
Crazy Horse, A Life
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.
Margaret Murie, Olaus Murie (Illustrator)
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 they lived for 37 years.
Compass Guide Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks
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 park. With a 20-page section of practical information.
National Geographic Maps
Yellowstone National Park Map
A hiker’s map with great topographic detail, shown at a scale of 1:127,000.
National Geographic Maps
Badlands National Park Map
This full-color topographic map of Badlands National Park,
shown at a scale of 1:55,000, is printed on waterproof and tear-resistant paper.
National Geographic Maps
Grand Teton National Park Map
A full-color, double-sided topographic map of the park at a scale of 1:80,000. Printed on tear- and water-resistant paper.
Yellowstone, A Visitor’s Companion
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.
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, An Indian History of the American West
An unsettling history of the violent conquest of the Native
Americans of the West from 1860 to 1890, as told by members of the tribes themselves. 30th anniversary edition.
Great White Fathers
A history of the development, art and legacy of Mount Rushmore.
Wilderness and the American Mind
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.
Terry Tempest Williams
The Hour of Land, A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks
Equal parts memoir, natural history and ecology manifesto, this illustrated narrative by an award-winning author honors 12 national parks and explores why they matter to the soul of America.
Charles R. Preston
Spectacular Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
Three hundred color photographs, including panoramic six-page foldout spreads, archival pictures and essays on history and ecology, capture the splendor of these national parks.
Kim Heacox (Photographer)
The National Parks, An Illustrated History
This photographic celebration of the US National Parks’ 100th anniversary takes readers from California’s redwood forests to the Gettysburg battlefield and every park in between through the lens of award-winning photographer Kim Heacox.
Osborne Russell, Aubrey L. Haines (Editor)
Journal of a Trapper
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.
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.
Close Range: Wyoming Stories
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.”
Seymour L. Fishbein
Yellowstone Country, The Enduring Wonder
An overview of Yellowstone presented in the National Geographic style, featuring spectacular color photographs, maps and good travel information.
Douglas Smith, Gary Ferguson
Decade of the Wolf, Returning the Wild to Yellowstone
Biologist Smith (Yellowstone Wolf Recovery Project) and nature writer Ferguson look at the 10 years since the re-introduction of wolves to Yellowstone.
Mountain Time, A Yellowstone Portrait
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.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Rocky Mountain States
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.
This handy plastic card illustrates the birds, mammals, fishes, amphibians and reptiles of Yellowstone.