ACROSS THE PLAINS IN THE DONNER PARTY: a personal narrative of the overland trip to California, 1846-47. by Virginia Reed Murphy.
Virginia was 12 years old when her family left Springfield, Illinois to trek across the plains to California, their intended new home, along with 25 fellow emigrants. Along the way, her grandmother died, her pony had to be left, her family lost their oxen and had to abandon a wagon with their possessions, her stepfather killed a man and was banished from the train, and then she and her group were trapped in snows at the eastern foot of the Sierra Nevada crest at and near what is now Donner Lake and Truckee, California. As a result, 13 of those who started with her in Springfield, and 29 more who joined her along the way, never did cross those mountains. Here is the little girl's story, written by her later as an adult, now a part of the American epic of winning the West. Reprinted from Century Magazine with illustrations added from Frederic Remington and others. 64 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN: 978-0-89646-099-7. Order #: VIST0099 paper$7.95.
#ALTA CANYON GUIDE.
History, nature, activities, winter weather. Photos, maps, 114 pages.
Inventory = 3.ISBN: None. 1977. Order #: WASA1688 paper$4.95.
ANCIENT LANDSCAPES OF THE GRAND CANYON REGION. by Edwin D. McKee.
The geological story of Zion, Bryce, Petrified Forest, Painted Desert, and Grand Canyon. Details events in geologic periods from the earth's oldest rocks in the Grand Canyon through the formation of mountains, early climates, oldest known life and the first animal life, the age of fish, deposits of sedimentary rocks that make up so much of the landscapes of this area. Includes fossil trees, dinosaur tracks, and the "frozen" sand dunes of massive cliffs plus arches and bridges. Concludes with the erosive origins of features including cutting of canyons, glaciers, volcanic eruptions, and recent but now extinct animals, ending with the advent of man. Photographs, drawings, charts, and maps, bibliography, 52 pages.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: None. 1972. Order #: NOLA1008 paper$4.95.
ARCHES: the story behind the scenery (UT).
How rock shapes formed in Utah national park, life on the outcrops, history. Color photos, 48 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 0-88714-002-5. 1987. Order #: KCPU0742 paper$8.95.
ARCHES NATIONAL PARK: guide to an auto tour.
National Park Service.
History and natural features are described at stops along the park roads. Photos, 28 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: None. 1969. Order #: CALA2201 paper$3.95.
THE BEST BIKE PATHS OF THE SOUTHWEST. by Wendy Williams.
Safe, scenic, and traffic-free bicycling in Arizona, Nevada, California, and Utah. Describes 56 bike paths organized by state, with maps showing locations, descriptions including mileages, general backgrounds and histories of the paths and useful tourist information; level of difficulty; type of scenery; condition of pavement; availability of food and bathroom; directions and parking. Illustrated, 222 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-684-81400-5. Undated. Order #: SISC8425 paper$11.00.
BRYCE CANYON AND ZION NATIONAL PARKS--a photographic and comprehensive guide.
by Michael D. Yandell.
History, geology, hiking, motoring. Tells how the cliffs, spires, and textures were eroded from massive rock to create their forms, tells of man's use of the land and the coming of a new civilization, then provides a motorist's view of each of the parks; features, explaining the individual characters of features seen from the roads. Tells of the hiking trails. Color photos, maps, 64 large-format pages.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: None. 1972. Order #: WOWI1811 paper$7.95.
BRYCE CANYON: the story behind the scenery.
Colorful eroded columns, spires, and arches--how they formed, plus history, plants and wildlife, scenery. 48 large-format pages, color illustrations.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-916122-69-7 1981. Second printing. 1981. Order #: KCPU4619 paper$8.95.
BRYCE CANYON IN PICTURES: the continuing story (UT).
Extended captions with full color photographs explain the origin of the landscape features of this Utah national park. Includes wildlife, history. 48 large-format pages, color illus.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 0-88714-032-7. 1989 First printing. Order #: KCPU4723 paper$8.95.
#THE BRYCE CANYON AUTO AND HIKING GUIDE (UT).
Describes views from rim road--scenic features, history, geologic erosion; details hiking trips into canyons. Color photos, 52 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: . Order #: BRCA2320 paper$3.95.
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK topographic map (UT).
US Geological Survey.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: . Order #: USGS9598 map$9.00.
BRYCE CANYON: A Wish You Were Here Postcard Book (UT).
15 postcards each portray individual scenes of this national park in Utah--its unusual eroded cliff-breaks, spires, castles, arches, tunnels, and hoodoos. Interpretive information describes the features and explains how they were formed--with plenty of room for entering your own notes and send-to address. In book format, color photographs..
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-939365-06-5. Order #: SIER5275 paper$4.95.
C.P.R.R.: the Central Pacific Railroad. by Charles Nordhoff.
Reprinted from Marvels of the New West,1882. This is the epic story of building the line across the Sierra Nevada of California, the deserts of Nevada, and the salt flats of Utah to meet the Union Pacific Railroad at Promontory Point on May 10, 1869. Rail fans and history buffs have access today to historic parks and museums at the ends of this line in Sacramento and Promontory Point and along the way at the Donner Lake State Park. There is also an article explaining train travel by passengers at this early date. Period engravings. 48 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-097-8. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-097-3. Order #: VIST0097 paper$6.95.
CACHE TOURS: a ski touring guide to the mountains around Logan, Utah. by Ann Schimpf and Scott Datwyler.
Introduction observes that a ski tour is only as good as the snow and gives tips on dealing with various conditions. Advice is given on ski waxes, with a wax chart, and an equipment section explains what to bring--and what not to bring, plus a note on water and emergency supplies. The avalanche risk is discussed and where to park at the trailheads. 34 trails are described with destinations, elevations, mileages, route-finding, and terrain features, and there are several beginner trails included. Drawings, maps, 64 little pages for easy carrying on a tour..
Inventory = 4. ISBN: 0-915272-11-3. 1977. Order #: WASA1672 paper$4.95.
CACHE TRAILS: a hiking guide for trails in the Cache Valley, Utah, area. by Mel Davis and Ann Schimpf.
Introduction gives insights on hiking considerations for this area and introduces the regional plants and wildlife as well as geology including fossils that occur here. Describes 40 trails with mileages, trail distances, elevations gained and terrain features, historical and natural history notes and route-finding tips. Easier hikes for beginners are noted. Drawings, maps, 96 pages.
Inventory= 22. ISBN: None. 1978. Order #: WASA1673 paper$4.95.
THE CACTI OF ZION NATIONAL PARK.
by Carolyn Trapp.
Description and identification of cactus species of this desert national park in southern Utah. Explains the park has three general cactus categories: hedgehog, cholla, and prickly pear. Tells where the various kinds can be expected to be found with the park. Includes a key to the cacti, glossary of cactus terms, and descriptions of the individual species. Diagrams, map, 21 pages.
Inventory = 8. ISBN: None. 1969. Order #: ZION1881 paper$3.95.
CANYON COUNTRY CAMPING: a complete guide to all kinds of camping within the canyon country of southeastern Utah. by F. A. Barnes.
Introduction describes general terrain of the region (seemingly unusual for those new to the area and with its special concerns such as when dirt roads are wet or temperatures high), regional highways, backcountry roads and trails, types of camping. Camping sites are listed under headings of Off-highway, Overnight Parking, Commercial Campgrounds, Public Campgrounds, and Primitive Camping. Tables of camping sites are given for numbered highways and for national and state park areas and other areas giving locations and directions to reach them, with comments on conditions. Authors note to be aware that conditions change, so be updated, but change is usually for the better. Photographs, maps, drawings, charts, 96 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-915272-16-4. 1978. Order #: WASA1692 paper$4.95
CANYON COUNTRY HIKING AND NATURAL HISTORY.
by F.A. Barnes.
Sandstone canyons and mountains of southeastern Utah. Introduction explains the unusual aspects of this region, with bluffs, arches, cliff walls, slot canyons, slickrock expanses and its associated Native American pre-history and present. 57 hikes are described with features to be seen, routes to follow, mileages, hiking times, terrain, hazards, and seasons. Hikes are arranged by region: "Island", "Arches", "La Sals", "Canyon Rims", "Lisbon", "Needles", "Abajo","Montezuma"."San Juan". 40 photos, 14 drawings, 10 maps, 176 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-915272-07-5. 1981. a few loose pages but all present. Order #: WASA1675 paper$5.00.
CANYONLANDS OFF-ROAD VEHICLE TRAILS--Island Area. by F.A. Barnes.
Covers the large area west of Moab, Utah, including the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park, listing and describing all of the backcountry access roads and 29 (most)of the major off-road vehicle segments. This is a land of unusual, often spectacular scenery including tall cliffs, narrow (even slot) canyons, desert landscape, spires, arches, colored rock, occasional wide rivers, more common dry sandy wash streambeds and potential heat and flash floods or wet and slick dirt roads. Trail notes give times and distances with notes on special features to see and situations to negotiate, often with notes on abandoned mines or settlements and geological features. Photographs, drawings, maps, 96 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-915272-15-6. 1978. bent cover. Order #: WASA1679 paper$4.95.
CANYON COUNRY PADDLES: a practical, informative, and entertaining guide to river running using the kayak, canoe, or rubber raft in southeastern Utah. by Verne Huser.
Explains general terrain of this unusual region where a few large rivers flow through deserts and steep-walled canyons. Ethics of camping and respect for antiquities are addressed as are the importance of variations of conditions seasonally and even from year to year. One must "go with the flow" not only on the river. Discussion is given on the various crafts to use and other equipment as well as the importance of considering logistics of transportation, food and water, cooking and camping, health and safety. Vegetation, animals, birds, geology, and history are given for the region. Descriptions explain the special characters and give tips for running Colorado River, Green River, San Juan River, Muddy Creek, Dolores River, Escalante River and Dirty Devil. Bibliography, photographs, map. 96 pages.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: 0-915272-18-0. 1978. Order #: WASA1695 paper$4.95.
CANYONLANDS: the story behind the scenery (UT). by David Johnson.
Imagine an arid land of colored rock; a land of cliffs, canyons, arches, spires and mesas carved by water and time; a land of grand vistas and narrow rocky crevices; a wild land visited by people for millennia--Canyonlands.
The Colorado Plateau is a rugged land, a land of contrasts--unbroken expanses of rock, towering monoliths, great rivers, scorching canyon bottoms and icy mountain peaks. At the heart of the Plateau is a mile-high maze of canyons, mesas and spires carved by the Green and Colorado rivers--Canyonlands National Park. Canyonlands, the Story Behind the Scenery, escorts the reader through this high-desert land of rock as far as the eye can see and opens eyes to a close look at the life that thrives and has thrived for eons. Natural and human history is sensitively examined and explained, as is the remarkable geology of this awe inspiring region. 9x12, 48 pages, 66 color photos & 2 maps.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-88714-034-1. 1989. First printing. Order #: KCPU4628 paper$8.95.
CANYONLANDS: the story behind the scenery (UT). Johnson.
Geologic wonderland of rocks, spires, mesas, Indian petroglyphs at Utah National park. Color photos, 48 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-034-3. 1993. Third printing . Order #: KCPU3823paper$8.95.
CANONS GRANDE: visions of the Grand Staircase. by Lynn Wilson, Jim Wilson, & Jeff Nicholas.
Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Parks--famous landmarks to subtle details are presented as a celebration of this landscape in all its moods. The staircase is a region of Utah and Arizona in which the landscape steps in broad levels due to underlying geologic factors, exposing at the Earth surface varying rock types that themselves give rise to unusual scenic formations. Chart showing interrelationships of geologic formation in the steps separately bearing Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce. Nearly 100 color photographs, 96 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-939365-09-X. Order #: SIER1281 paper$12.95.
THE CAÑONS OF THE COLORADO-- the 1869 discovery voyage down the Colorado River. by Major John Wesley Powell.
Note the word cañons in the title would today be spelled canyons but we have preserved the usage from the time when this voyage was made and written about by the major himself. From Wyoming, into Colorado, through Utah, to Arizona and the Grand Canyon, and to Nevada--this was the journey of the "Colorado River Exploring Expedition", what Powell called his group of 9 men and 4 boats as they began charting what was the last major unexplored part of the then United States. The trip was not only scientific in its goals, but it naturally became a grand adventure, with two of their party opting to leave the expedition before attempting a furious cascade, only to be killed by Indians. Much of the land and scenery which they drifted or dashed past is today included in National Park System areas.
Illustrations are by Thomas Moran and others. 64 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-059-2. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-059-1. Order #: VIST0059 paper$4.95.
CAPITOL REEF: the story behind the scenery (UT). Olsons.
Colorful, bold rock formations, desert plants, man at this Utah national park. 69 color photos, 48 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-043-2. 1992. Sixth printing. Order #: KCPU0727 paper$8.95.
DEVILS GARDEN TRAIL GUIDE: Arches National Park.
Canyonlands Natural History Association.
Trail leads to seven arches, provides views of several more, overlooks Fin Canyon, and wanders through the habitat of plants and animals that have adapted to this arid climate of Utah desert. Arches seen are Pine Tree, Tunnel, Double O, Landscape (with a span of 291 feet, largest in the world), Partition, Navajo, Wall. Tells how arches are formed, identifies geological formations and plants of this desert environment in Utah. Map shows trail, indicates approximate hiking time (one-way) of 2 hours and a distance of 2 1/4 miles, although arches are seen all along the way so one can take a shorter hike. Photographs, map, 21 pages.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: None. Order #: CALA2202 paper$3.95.
DIARY OF PATRICK BREEN: one of the Donner Party. by Frederick J. Teggart.
Diary kept by 1846-47 Donner Party emigrant who survived over-winter entrapment in Sierra snow near Truckee, California. Breen and his family all survived the ordeal, but many from other groups perished. The diary records days of snowfall, the experiences of others who were marooned with them, and the scant food available, plus delayed attempts from outside to rescue them. 7 photos, 16 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN: 978-0-89646-102-4. Order #VIST0102 paper$3.95.
DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT topographic map (UT/CO).
US Geological Survey.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: . Order #: USGS9607 map$9.00.
Dinosaur National Monument quarry.
by Linda West & Dan Chure.
Fossil quarry plus geology of rocks and nature of dinosaurs contained in them. Discovery of this rich fossil bone deposit in Utah and early excavations. How the bones were deposited and preserved, the colossal beasts that were buried and revealed through painstaking toil to become displayed in international museums. How scattered bones and fragments are reassembled into once-living forms and speculation on the functions of ancient structures and how the dinosaurs "made their living" before their extinction. Color illustrations, 40 large-format pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: None. 1994. Order #: DINO2313 paper$7.95.
DINOSAUR: the story behind the scenery (UT).
Fossil bones in fantastic quarry, river canyon, wildlife, history of Utah/CO National park. 65 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1972.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: 0-916122-10-7. 1981. Fourth printing. Order #: KCPU4006 paper$8.95.
GEOLOGY UNDERFOOT IN SOUTHERN UTAH. by Richard Orndorff, Wobert
Wieder, & David Fute.
Standing before any of southern Utah’s enigmatic landforms, it’s clear there’s a story here. What carved the goblins in Goblin Valley, the domes at Capitol Reef, the towering sandstone walls of Zion Canyon, and Bryce’s hoodoo fairyland, not to mention all those arches and natural bridges? Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah explores the stories behind 33 handpicked sites—some world-famous, others off the beaten path. Marvel at tales of ancient eruptions, deserts, seas, and swamps; the movements of massive rock units over eons; and the rock’s interactions with the life above it, including humankind. Along the way, visit dinosaur trackways, old mines, rock glaciers, oysters in the desert, and more. 318 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-87842-517-9. Order #: MOPR1103 paper$20.00.
GLEN CANYON--LAKE POWELL:the story behind the scenery (UT).
Canyon geology, native Americans, fishing, boating, dam history of Utah national recreation area. 69 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1983.
Inventory = 4. ISBN:0-916122-85-9 1983. Order #: KCPU0724 paper$8.95.
GLEN CANYON--LAKE POWELL IN PICTURES: the continuing story (UT). by Denny Davies.
The Lake Powell shoreline is 1,960 miles long yet the huge lake is only 13% of the park's 1.25 million acres of rugged attractions. Open this treasure trove of fascinating sights, sounds, and sensations. 9x12, 48 pages, 70 color photos & 2 maps.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-066-1. 1st printing 1992. Order #: KCPU8021 paper$11.95.
GRAND CIRCLE ADVENTURE.
Parks and monuments in southern Utah and Colorado, northern Arizona and New Mexico--desert and rockscapes, Indian sites. 72 color photos, 48 large-format pages.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: 0-916122-94-8. 1983. Order #: KCPU0726 paper$8.95.
THE GUIIDE TO AN AUTO TOUR OF ARCHES NATIONAL PARK. by National Park Service and Canyonlands Natural History Association..
Describes arches, spires, balanced rocks, and other geologic oddities along the roadways of this national park in Utah, explaining their origins and giving history of arch formation and collapse. Rock types are explained both as background to help understand the arch structures but also to know more about how Earth processes of erosion and sedimentation produced the original material that became the sandstones and shales of the region and in which the unusual features are carved. The role of upward movement of salt domes to create upward pressures on overlying earth is explained as are faults that have moved segments of the Earth into new positions. The pioneer Wolfe ranch is identified at one spot. Photographs, map, 28 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: None. Undated. Order #: CALA2201 paper$3.95.
A GUIDE TO NATURAL BRIDGES NATIONAL MONUMENT, UTAH.
by Canyonlands Natural History Association.
Nature and history at points along park roads of Utah site. Points out and describes the rocks and several bridges, trees, wildlife, and Native American heritage of this desert area. Photos, maps, 45 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: None. Order #: CALA2204 paper$3.95.
HIGH UINTA TRAILS: a hiking guide to the trails and lakes in the Uinta Mountains of Utah. by Mel Davis.
Gives table of access points from the south and from the north of the mountains and describes the features to be seen on the trails, including some 500 lakes. abrupt mountain slopes, glaciated canyons. Information is included for the hiker, backpacker, mountain climber, fisher persons, camper, and horseback rider, with tips for wilderness travel in this area. All the trails of the wilderness are described in some 61 sections; many are for backpackers. Maps, drawings, 132 pages, lake index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. 1974. Order #: WASA1694 paper$5.95.
HIKING AND EXPLORING UTAH'S HENRY MOUNTAINS AND ROBBERS ROOST.
by Michael R. Kelsey.
Describes 37 hikes in the canyon country of southern Utah, a part of Earth with unusual perhaps unique landforms. There are vertical canyon slots so narrow you can touch both walls at once, hot desert areas, the immense Lake Powell area with it arches and bluffs, and even some forested highlands. Hiking and exploring in this country is explained to require a different mindset than in many regions for here one must cope with potential flash floods where there is no escape, dangerous heat and yet cold nights, and finding water in a desert. Remnant structures from gold and uranium mines are strewn about. There are Native American structures and artifacts and rock paintings. Ever-present are geologic formations that determine much of the character of a particular place, and these are described.. Also includes "The Life and Legend of Butch Cassidy", outlaw who hid here. 159 photos, 55 maps, 224 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-9605824-6-0. 1987. Order #: KELS8351 paper$8.95.
HIKING IN ZION NATIONAL PARK: the trails.
by Bob Lineback.
Describes 18 of Zion's more popular trails such as Narrows, Angels Landing, Weeping Rock, Emerald Pool. Trail distances and hiking times are given as well as difficulty ratings, seasons, and use levels General information is given for hiking in this region of varied habitats, narrow canyons with potential for flash flooding, steep ascents and extreme dropoffs, lightning, campsites, hiking and backcountry ethics and rules. Color and black-and-white photographs, map, 48 pages.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: 0-915630-24-9. 1988. Order #: ZION0673 paper$3.95.
ISLANDS IN THE SKY: scenes from the Colorado Plateau. A Wish-You-Were-Here Book.
by Jeff Nicholas & Lynn Wilson and Jim Wilson.
Presents the parklands of southeastern Utah and northeast Arizona--famous landmarks to subtle details. Photo essays are presented on "Earth", "Rock", "Water", "Sky" showing the intricate sculpturing that has produced textured cliffs, expansive rock arches, layers of stone. Nearly 100 color photographs, 96 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN:0-939365-16-2 1991. Order #: SIER5280 paper$14.95.
LAKE MEAD IN PICTURES: the continuing story (NV). by Katherine M. Rohde.
Experience the variety of recreation in this urban wilderness park as you discover how plants, animals, and people have adapted to survive the desert's extremes of temperature and moisture. 9x12, 48 pages, 84 color photos & 2 maps.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-146-3. 1999. Order #: KCPU8031 paper$11.95.
#LAKE POWELL IN THE EIGHTIES.
Reinhart & Baker.
Fishing, house-boating, weather, cultural history, geology, vegetation, wildlife, navigation. Color photos, map, 72 pages.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: . Order #: SAND9534 paper$14.95.
LAKE POWELL: a photographic essay of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (UT). by Anne Markward; photos by Gary Ladd.
An artful pictorial display of the ordinary, unusual, and spectacular rock and scenic features of this region perhaps unique in the world--from intimate details to wide landscapes--arches, ripple-marks, Native American rock art, and reaches of the great reservoir. Color photographs, 96 pages.
Inventory =1. ISBN: 0-978-0-9441-97-29-5. 2009. Order #: MOPR6855 paper$24.95.
#LEE'S FERRY--a crossing on the Colorado.
History of river crossing used by Mormons, miners, and military during the westward push through Arizona and Utah. Photos, maps, 130 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-87108-592-5. Order #: PRUE1129 paper$8.95.
LIVING COLOR: wildflower communities of Bryce Canyon & Cedar Breaks.
by Hayle Buchanan.
Organizes the plants of these two National Park System areas in Utah into habitat groups and describes their appearances--size, color, stem and leaf characteristics--to help identify them and thereby get to know their stories. Plants may be on the breaks, in the ponderosa pine forests, on high plateau sagebrush, in fir-spruce-aspen forest, growing in subalpine open semi-moist meadows, or in subalpine marsh meadows. Another type of area is timberline forest, and there is even alpine tundra in one locality. Index of species and references. Draswing and color photographs. 66 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: None. 1979. Order #: BRCA6355 paper$6.95.
THE MORMON TEMPLE SQUARE: the story behind the scenery. Black.
Migration history of Mormons to Utah and the edifices they built in Salt Lake City--their temple and the tabernacle with its choir, organ, and marvelous acoustics, all built so early in their history. 48 large-format pages, color illustrations.
Inventory = 1. ISBN:0-88714-076-9. 1993. First printing. Order #: KCPU4908 paper$8.95.
MORMON TRAIL VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY: the story behind the scenery. Kimballs.
Mormon migration to Salt Lake City, Utah. 64 large-format pages, color illustrations. Out of print.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-887174-092-0. 1998. Order #: KCPU8091 paper$12.95.
MONUMENT VALLEY: the story behind the scenery (AZ). by Den Dooven.
The desert landscape of unusual rock formations and story of the past Indian people who have lived there, and of the present ones who still do. Author's handwritten note on page 7.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-88714-219-2. 2011. Thirteenth printing. Order #: KCPU4975 paper$11.95.
PARKS AND MONUMENTS OF NEW MEXICO, COLORADO, AND UTAH. (Southwest Traveler Guidebook).
Whether you live in the Southwest or plan to take a vacation here, you are amazed at the beauty of the parks and monuments in the area. No one takes them for granted. 32 locales await you. And if you're heading to Arizona, be sure to grab that book, too! 48 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 1-55838-146-5. Order #: amtr7609 paper$6.95.
PLANTS OF ZION NATIONAL PARK: wildflowers, trees, shrubs, and ferns. by Ruth Ashton Nelson.
Introduction explains how to use the book and describes vegetation zones and habitats as well as blooming seasons as factors useful in identifying plant species. Plants are described by families with habitats, uses, physical characteristics, and specific places in the park where they are likely to occur. Drawings and color photographs further enhance learning about the individuals. Common non-native plants are listed and common roadside flowers are noted by season and color. There is a glossary and references. 333 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-915630-01-X. 1976. Order #: ZION1256 paper$12.95.
POWELL'S CANYON VOYAGE.
W. L. Rusho.
History of J. W. Powell's first expedition through the Grand Canyon. 44pages, illustrated.
Inventory = 1 .ISBN: 0-910584-12-5. Order #: FILT0461 paper$4.00
RAINBOW BRIDGE: the story behind the scenery (UT). by Gary Ladd.
The largest natural rock span on Earth, Rainbow Bridge almost seems lost in a chaos of slickrock canyons, cliffs, pinnacles, cracks, and domes. See its beauty in all four seasons. 9x12, 48 pages, 65 color photos, 2 maps/diagrams.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-136-6. 1998. Order #: KCPU8049 paper$11.95.
REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS OF ZION NATIONAL PARK.
by Roland H. Wauer.
Lizards, snake, salamanders, toads, and frogs of the cliffs and canyons of this national park in southern Utah. Tells where to find the animals below the plateau of Zion and upon the plateau and more precisely within the various habitats of these places and what species may be expected. Common and scientific names are provided and there is a checklist and index of the species present. All 33 species of these creatures are described with notes on how and where they live and their identifying characteristics along with a color photograph. Map, 55 pages.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: None. 1964. Order #: ZION1878 paper$4.95.
RIVER RUNNER'S GUIDE TO CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK & VICINITY: with emphasis on geologic features. by Felix E. Mutschler.
Mileage logs--with emphasis on geology: Green River from Green River, Utah, to confluence of Green and Colorado Rivers; from above confluence to Hite, Utah; from Moab, Utah, to the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers. River guide with explanation of rock types, ages, and characteristics. Charts of geologic formations with geologic eras and ages. Glossary, references, photographs, river maps, 99 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: None. No date. Order #: POSO1165 paper$4.95.
RIVER RUNNER'S GUIDE TO THE CANYONS OF THE GREEN AND COLORADO RIVERS--Desolation and Gray Canyons. by Felix E. Mutschler.
Volume IV of a series by the Powell Society. Emphasis is on geologic features, with explanations of river meanders and re-channeling, geologic formations encountered, uplifts and swells in the region, geologic time chart. Mileage log of geologic features. Photos, maps, diagrams, 85 pages, glossary, references.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: None. Contents intact but extra pages bound in back, 2 pages with slight damage. Order #: POSO1166 paper$4.00.
SAGUARO: the desert flower book. by Millie Miller with flowers drawn by Millie Miller, Sally King, and Cyndi Nelson..
A couple hundred color drawings and notes on common flowers of Southwest deserts with descriptive notes and common and scientific names, including desert mallow, blazing star, creosote, yucca, desert phlox, paintbrush, barrel cactus, tidy tips, buckhorn cholla, and many more. 68 pages 4" x 6".
Inventory =1. ISBN:0-933472-69-2. 1982. Order #: JOHN3772 paper$5.95.
SCENES OF THE PLATEAU LANDS and how they came to be.
by Wm. Lee Stokes.
Geologic origin of rock formations in the Four Corners country of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. The scenery of this region is unusual, perhaps even unique in the world, and although the processes that formed the landscape are the same forces of wind and rain for erosion and gentler slopes for deposition, because of nature of the rocks and the weather here special forms have been created. Author explains natural bridges, spires, fossilized dinosaurs, slot canyons, table mesas, and more.. Sketches, 74 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. 1980. Order #: STST1906 paper$3.95.
A STORY OF LIFE AT WOLFE RANCH; Arches National Park.
by Maxine Newell.
History of pioneer living in the Moab, Utah area. In 1906 John Wolfe brought part of his family from Ohio to establish in what is now Arches National Park a 100-acre ranch and a one-room cabin, now gone, but with the next edition still standing near the Delicate Arch Trailhead. Ranching provided beef as food and for trading with prospectors and Indians and a small dam furnished water for a garden of vegetables. There are tales of family dynamics in this area of rugged living from folks with a "civilized" path and of educating their own children. Supplies were ordered by catalog and received four times per year after a day's ride. In 1975 Wolfe Ranch Historic District was listed on the Notational Register of Historic Places as a reminder of pioneer life in the western desert. Photos, 27 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. Order #: CALA2203 paper$3.95.
THIS IS ZION.
by Allen Hagood.
An interpretation of a colorful landscape in picture and story--geology and the erosion cycle. Presents a pictorial approach to the park's geological story--a theme of beauty in stone with much information on the origin of Zion landscapes. Zion's rocks in its cliffs and canyons were originally sand dunes, which were buried deeply, hardened, uplifted, then eroded into their present form, their sand grains once again released heading down the Virgin River to perhaps repeat the cycle. Color and black-and-white photographs, 74 pages.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: 0-915630-06-0. 1969. Order #: ZION1879 paper$6.95.
IMPANOGOS CAVE: window into the Earth.
by Stephen Trimble.
Utah national monument--natural and human history of this cave in the Wasatch Mountains. Begins with geologic setting in Mount Timpanogos, explores the cave itself, its dripstone formations and how they were formed and their various minerals, cave life living without light, how the cave was discovered and developed for use, plus life in the adjacent canyons and valleys and the regional story. 28 color photos, 48 pages, map.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-911408-64-9. 1983. Order #: SOPM1323 paper$6.95.
UTAH STATE PARKS: a complete recreation guide. by Jan Bannan.
Profiles all 45 parks and outdoor areas, including hiking, climbing, history, Indian ruins, fossils. Encompasses everything from red-rock canyons to rugged mountain slopes to early human settlements. Directions tell how to get to each park, where to go hiking boating, swimming, camping, bicycling, fishing and more. Gives park seasons and facts on plants, wildlife, history, and geology. 80 photos, 30 maps, 224 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-89886-421-6. 1995. Order #: MOUN0856 paper$14.95.
UTAH VALLEY TRAILS. by Shirley & Monroe Paxman and Gayle & Weldon Taylor.
Author team shares its experience in selecting clothing and hiking gear for this area and considers manners on the trail plus safety. 45 trails are described with trailhead parking locations, terrain features, attractions on the way, route-finding hints, lengths, steepness, and seasons. Areas covered are Battle Creek and Dry Canyon, Timpanogos, Provo Canyon, Rock Canyon, Y Mountain/Slide/Slate Canyon, Hobble Creek Canyon, and Payson Canyon. Special attention is given to "The Joy of Hiking". Maps, photographs, drawings, 71 pages.
Inventory = 17. ISBN: 0-915272-19-9. 1978. Order #: WASA1686 paper$4.95.
UTAH'S NATIONAL PARKS: hiking, camping, and vacationing in Utah's Canyon Country. by Ron Adkison.
For Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands National Parks--from brief strolls along paved paths to cross-country backpack treks--123 hikes in all. Driving directions get you to the trailheads and natural history of the rock formations, plants, and animals is presented. There is also practical advice on desert travel and survival. Route details of all hikes are shown on topo route maps. 354 pages, photos, maps, index..
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-89997-126-1. Order #: WILD8509 paper$14.95.
UTAH VALLEY TRAILS. Paxman.
Hiking guide to scenic trails around Provo. Photos, maps, 72 pages.
Inventory = 17. ISBN: 0-915272-19-9. Order #: WASA1686 paper$4.95.
VIEWS OF CEDAR BREAKS.
by Beth Gilcrest.
National monument in Utah comprising of a deep natural amphitheater that exposes colorful red and purple cliffs eroded into spires, columns, and arches. Text explains the geologic origin, and also their scenic wildlands above the rim of the break. Plants and animals and the changing seasons are introduced including park use in winter when road access is lacking or limited. Chart explains distribution of native species by altitude in life zones. Color photos, maps, 16 large-format pages.
Inventory = 7. ISBN: 0-915630-19-2. 1982. Order #: ZION1877 paper$4.95.
WASATCH GRANITE: a rock climbing guide. by Dave Smith.
For Wasatch Mountains area southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah, provides climbing descriptions including Little Cottonwood Canyon, Bell Towers, Lone Peak, and Hounds Tooth: climbing history, ethics for this region, weather, climbing history, equipment.. Describes 36 climbing areas with variations, grade ratings, pitches, and details of routes, plus first ascents. Photographs showing routes with options, 96 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-915272-04-0. 1977. Order #: WASA2988 paper$6.95.
WASATCH QUARTZITE: a guide to quartzite climbing in the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City Utah. by John W. Gottman.
Introduction explains climbing in this area, geologic history of the rock and technique for quartzite. Climb ratings are explained. Arranges climbs by area, with close to 50 climbs described, giving climbing grade, route descriptions, necessary techniques for each. Photos and drawings detail climbing routes. 75 little pages for carrying in the field.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-915272-23-7. Order #: WASA1693 paper$4.95.
WASATCH TOURS. by Alexis Kelner and David Hanscom.
Beginning, intermediate, advanced, and Super ski tours in the mountains east of Salt Lake City, Utah. Introduction tells of ski-touring equipment and snowshoes and provides a section on understanding avalanches, a real consideration for travel in this region. Avalanches, it points out "Easily Avoided/Rarely Survived." Starts with 9 beginner tours and then describes intermediate and advanced tours by region: Millcreek Canyon (7 tours), Neffs Canyon (9 tours), Big Cottonwood Canyon (17 tours), Little Cottonwood Canyon (12 tours), American Fork Canyon (14 tours). Photographs and diagrams showing routes. 221 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-915272-06-7. 1976. Order #: WASA 1136 paper$6.50.
WASATCH TRAILS, Vol. I. by Betty Bottcher.
Hiking guide for mountains near Salt Lake City. Introduction gives suggestions for successful hikes in this area, avoiding hazards and tells of the geology of the Wasatch--of granites and glaciers and of the benches left from the immense Lake Bonneville. 42 trails are described, including several ones for beginners, with attractions to be seen, terrain features, and tips for route-finding. Included areas are Wasatch Front, Mill Creek Canyon, Big Cottonwood Canyon, and Little Cottonwood Canyon. Trail distances are given along with elevation changes and best seasons for hiking., Drawings, maps, 77 pages.
Inventory =9. ISBN: None. 1982. Order #: WASA1689 paper$3.95.
WASATCH TRAILS, Vol. II. by Daniel Geery.
Hiking guide for mountains near Salt Lake City, for intermediate and advanced hikers. Additional suggestions beyond those made in Wasatch Trails, Vol. 1., provide more insight into trail use in this area for this book designed for more serious hikers. Although the area it covers overlaps some with the former volume, 31 different trails are described here with trail features, mileages hiking notes, elevations. Difficulty ratings are given. Drawings, photographs, maps, 112 pages.
Inventory =9. ISBN: 0-915272-10-5. 1983. Order #: WASA1690 paper$4.95.
WHY THE NORTH STAR STANDS STILL AND OTHER INDIAN LEGENDS.
by William R. Palmer.
Collection of 28 Paiute Indian legends told over a quarter of a century to the author. They tell of creation of living things and why they behave as they do, for instance, 'How the Eagle Became Bald-headed', "How the Seasons Were Set", and ;'Why the Moon Changes". All ages. Drawings, 118 pages, glossary of Paiute words.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-915630-12-5. 1973. Bent cover. Order #: ZION1873 paper$6.50.
#WILDLIFE OF THE COLORADO PLATEAU.
Describes the special animals that live in the 4-Corners Region of Southwest U. S.--including their habitat and management. Color photos, 48 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-89734-064-7. Order #: MUNA6890 paper$4.95.
WILDLIFE OF THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST. by Vinson Brown, Charles Yocom, and Aldine Starbuck.
Includes common plants and habitats, mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Covers wide region of eastern Washington and Oregon, Idaho, western Wyoming, and the Great Basin areas of Nevada, Utah, and western Colorado. Also describes the varied habitats of grasslands, semi-desert scrub, alkali flats and salt lakes, desert streamside woodland, pinyon-juniper, sandy areas, rocks and cliffs, and more. Drawings of species, 144 pages.
Inventory=2. ISBN: 0-911010-14-9. Order #: NAGR3767 paper$10.95.
ZION IN PICTURES: the continuing story.
History, wildlife, scenery, human use of southern Utah national park. Color photos, maps, 48 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-031-9. 1989. 1st printing. Order #: KCPU4237 paper$11.95.
ZION: A Wish-You-Were-Here Postcard Book.
by Sierra Press.
15 postcards of the cliffs, canyons, potholes, streams, mesas, spired of this southern Utah national park, each with interpretive information about the plant life included and the geologic nature of the rock that caused the formations to be eroded in such shapes. Plenty of room is left for writing your own note and for a send-to address. In book format, color photographs.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-939365-33-2. Order #: SIER0513 paper$4.95.
ZION: A Wish You Were Here Postcard Book.
by Sierra Press.
15 postcards of the cliffs, canyons, potholes, streams, mesas, spired of this southern Utah national park, each with interpretive information about the plant life included and the geologic nature of the rock that caused the formations to be eroded in such shapes. Plenty of room is left for writing your own note and for a send-to address. In book format, color photographs.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-939365-14-2. Order #: SIER3291paper$4.95.
ZION: the story behind the scenery (UT). Eardley & Schaack.
Fossil sand dunes form canyon walls, wildlife habitat; park history. 58 color photos, 48 pages, large format.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-916122-07-7. 1981. Sixth printing. Order #: KCPU6882 paper$8.95.
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