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$17.95


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.

There's this river

$11.95


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.

Downcanyon

$18.00


ALL MY RIVERS ARE GONE: A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY THROUGH GLEN CANYON

by Katie Lee and Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams


In 1963, the Colorado River was dammed at Glen Canyon, creating Lake Powell while flooding a great natural wonder. Like thousands of environmentalists, Lee would like to see Lake Powell drained and Glen Canyon restored. She writes poetically and soulfully of her years as a river runner in the 1950s and of the beauty, solitude, and excitement of a wild place visited by very few. As a folksinger and Hollywood performer in the late 1950s and early 1960s, she protested the damming of the river to no avail. In response to a letter she wrote, Sen. Barry Goldwater observed that Arizona's need for power and water required the dam and praised the reservoir's potential for recreation and beauty. That being the predominant mindset throughout Western expansion, it now seems surprising that there is support, in the form of the Sierra Club and Glen Canyon Institute, for the dismantling of some dams and water projects and that the people involved in the original works now think they may have been wrong.

All my rivers are gone

$19.95


THE GRAND CANYON READER

by Lance Newman


This superb anthology brings together some of the most powerful and compelling writing about the Grand Canyon--stories, essays, and poems written across five centuries by people inhabiting, surviving, and attempting to understand what one explorer called the "Great Unknown." The Grand Canyon Reader includes traditional stories from native tribes, reports by explorers, journals by early tourists, and contemporary essays and stories by such beloved writers as John McPhee, Ann Zwinger, Edward Abbey, Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez, Linda Hogan, and Craig Childs. Lively tales written by unschooled river runners, unabashedly popular fiction, and memoirs stand alongside finely crafted literary works to represent full range of human experience in this wild, daunting, and inspiring landscape.

The Grand Canyon Reader

$14.95


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.

$15.95


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.

$9.95


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.

$4.95


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.

$3.95


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 inter-relationships it sustains.

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$16.95


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.

On Nature's Terms

$12.00


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.

Pebble Creek

$14.95


LAST CHILD IN THE WOODS: SAVING OUR CHILDREN FROM NATURE-DEFICIT DISORDER

by Richard Louv


In his landmark work Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv brought together cutting-edge studies that pointed to direct exposure to nature as essential for a child’s healthy physical and emotional development. Now this new edition updates the growing body of evidence linking the lack of nature in children’s lives and the rise in obesity, attention disorders, and depression. Louv’s message has galvanized an international back-to-nature campaign. His book will change the way you think about our future and the future of our children.

Last Child in the Woods

$24.95--SOLD OUT


BUTCH CASSIDY WAS HERE

by James H. Knipmeyer


A collection of photographs of historic inscriptions along the Colorado River and in the Colorado Plateau.

Butch Cassidy was here

$12.95--SOLD OUT


RUN RIVER RUN

by Ann Zwinger


Ann Zwinger once wrote, “If there was a river in your growing up, you probably always hear it.” The sights and sounds of water echo through most of Zwinger’s books, especially this one pertaining to Utah’s Green River, which includes Desolation and Gray Canyons.

$12.95


RAVENS EXILE, A Season on the Green River

by Ellen Meloy


Desolation Canyon – awestruck first explorers described it as “empty, “tortuous”, and “worthless,” but Ellen Meloy introduces us to a canyon that abounds with ghosts, legends, and life. Here she chronicles a river ranger season in the back country of Utah’s canyons, where she and her husband spend half the year reveling in rapids and rooflessness.

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