Books

A book in hand deepens the backcountry experience
A book in hand deepens the backcountry experience
What’s the meaning of lugging literature into the wild?
New books to read this fall
New books to read this fall
A sampling of the season’s best new reads.
The West, when women are telling the story
The West, when women are telling the story
Do women write differently about wilderness?
The meaning behind the stones of Big Sur
The meaning behind the stones of Big Sur
Spanning eras, coastal rocks inspire a poet and photographer.
Why we should celebrate unlovely fish
Why we should celebrate unlovely fish
An angler documents his pursuit of the uglier species.
Podcast: Eccentric communes go mainstream
Podcast: Eccentric communes go mainstream
Desert love, the original tiny houses and Joan Didion’s West.
Cartographers have been making bad maps for centuries
Cartographers have been making bad maps for centuries
A new volume of maps shows the evolution of how we understand geography.
Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, revisited
Steinbeck’s Cannery Row, revisited
A new book examines six decades of transformation in Monterey, California.
See the bay ‘where water is gold’
See the bay ‘where water is gold’
Photos by Carl Johnson illustrate the cost of building the Pebble Mine in Alaska.
‘My Montana’: Depictions that resist Western myths
‘My Montana’: Depictions that resist Western myths
The works of painter Theodore Waddell, a rancher and Montanan.
Why are coyotes so polarizing?
Why are coyotes so polarizing?
A new book seeks to make sense of the hated canid’s history.
Learning to live with bears
Learning to live with bears
Two books examine our evolving relationship with bears.
What is owed to a damaged river?
What is owed to a damaged river?
A new book illustrates the Duwamish’s difficult path to recovery.
Love, loss and nuclear reactors
Love, loss and nuclear reactors
Two new books explore the perspectives of women during the West’s nuclear boom.
At home with the ‘unsettlers’
At home with the ‘unsettlers’
A new book features characters who have gone far beyond what most of us consider ‘good enough.’
Nature got your heart?
Nature got your heart?
These photos tell the story of writer John Nichols’ love affair with the wild.
A tale of two Roosevelts
A tale of two Roosevelts
Two books examine how both Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt helped build an American conservation ethos.
A way of unforgetting
A way of unforgetting
Author Lauret Savoy on tracing personal and national history through landscapes.
Relics of Montana’s everyday past
Relics of Montana’s everyday past
Abstract photos offer an unsentimental beauty.
An island from the past
An island from the past
Teow Lim Goh’s poetry revisits a dark place in the West’s immigration history.
West Obsessed: Nature on the brain
West Obsessed: Nature on the brain
Journalist and author Florence Williams discusses her new book, The Nature Fix.
Artful science
Artful science
Data and poetry converge in an experimental forest.
The winding beauty of Southwest deserts
The winding beauty of Southwest deserts
A collection of photographs capture nature’s rhythms.