We specialize in river books, hiking guides, and natural history publications pertaining to the Green and Colorado Rivers in Utah, the Grand Canyon, and the Tatshenshini-Alsek River in Southeast Alaska. Our inventory contains mile-by-mile river guides of the Colorado River, the Green River, and the Tatshenshini River, including Westwater Canyon, Cataract Canyon, Canyonlands National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, and Tatshenshini Wilderness Park. We also have books about the geology, anthropology, and natural history of these areas. We have over 300 titles, many of which are collector items that are now out of print.
CARVING GRAND CANYON: EVIDENCE, THEORIES, AND MYSTERY
by Wayne Ranney
Carving Grand Canyon provides a synopsis of the intriguing ideas and innovative theories that geologists have developed over time. This story of a fascinating landscape is told in an engaging style that nonscientists will find inviting. The story’s end, however, remains a mystery yet to be solved.
ROCK ART OF THE GRAND CANYON REGION by Don D. Christensen, Jerry Dickey and Steven M. Freers
Over the past 25 years the authors have worked in cooperation with the Kaibab National Forest, Grand Canyon National Park, Bureau of Land Management/Arizona Strip, and the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument to analyze the hard data and to form a comprehensive overview of the 5,000 years of Native American art painted and engraved on the walls and boulders within the greater Grand Canyon region…. This visually stunning book opens a window to the past within the majestic Grand Canyon region rarely seen by the millions of visitors who visit this area annually. It is a feast to both the serious rock art researcher and to the general public who may not be aware of the enticing and elaborately rich rock art found in some of the more remote areas within this spectacular landscape.
TRACES OF FREMONT: SOCIETY AND ROCK ART IN ANCIENT UTAH
text by Steven R. Simms, Photographsy By Francois Gohier
Fremont is a culture (ca. 300–1300 A.D.) first defined by archaeologist Noel Morss in 1928 based on characteristics unique to the area. Initially thought to be a simple socio-political system, recent reassessments of the Fremont assume a more complex society. This volume places Fremont rock art studies in this contemporary context. Author Steven Simms offers an innovative model of Fremont society, politics, and worldview using the principles of analogy and current archaeological evidence. Simms takes readers on a trip back in time by describing what a typical Fremont hamlet or residential area might have looked like a thousand years ago, including the inhabitants' daily activities. François Gohier's captivating photographs of Fremont art and artifacts offer an engaging complement to Simms's text, aiding us in our understanding of the lives of these ancient people.
THE GLEN CANYON COUNTRY: A PERSONAL MEMOIR by Don D. Fowler
In his new book, The Glen Canyon Country, archaeologist Don D. Fowler shares the history of a place and the peoples who sojourned there over the course of several thousand years. To tell this story, he weaves his personal experience as a student working on the Glen Canyon Salvage Project with accounts of early explorers, geologists, miners, railroad developers, settlers, river runners, and others who entered this magical place. The book details the canyon’s story via historical and scientific summaries, biographical sketches, personal memoir, and previously unpublished photos of the land and its explorers.
Readers will experience the intrigue and beauty of the Canyon while following not only the story of an individual but also of Glen Canyon itself. Infused with the breadth and depth of a lifetime of archaeological experience, The Glen Canyon Country is the definitive account of the prehistory and history of a significant river corridor and the surrounding land.
THE GRAND CANYON READER, edited by Lance Newman
$19.95 (can be autographed upon request.)
Lance Newman worked as a river guide while pursuing a PhD at Brown University. He is now a professor of English at Westminster College in Sale Lake City. His experience as a guide provided a unique perspective for the readings included in this anthology. Lively tales written by unschooled river runners, unabashedly popular fiction, and personal memoirs stand alongside finely crafted literary works that represent five centuries of human experiences in the Grand Canyon. The cover is a painting by Grand Canyon river guide Kimo Nelson, and the first selection is the "Grand Canyon," poem by rafting icon, Amil Quayle. Each and every selection is absorbing and never boring. You will love this book, and so will anyone else who has an affinity for the Canyon.