Books

The uncompromising environmentalist behind the Sierra Club
The uncompromising environmentalist behind the Sierra Club
A new book details the rise of the Sierra Club from hiking group to political force.
Saints and sinners in the Southwest
Saints and sinners in the Southwest
A new book explores the dark characters that make the wide-open West their home.
The cyclone in the Great Salt Lake
The cyclone in the Great Salt Lake
An encyclopedia encapsulates a lasting earthwork of the 70s Land Movement.
The winding beauty of Southwest deserts
The winding beauty of Southwest deserts
A collection of photographs capture nature’s rhythms.
Happy 108th birthday, Wallace Stegner
Happy 108th birthday, Wallace Stegner
Reflections on a seminal Western author, years after his death.
How to see the urban wild
How to see the urban wild
Practical advice for the nature-lonely city-dweller.
The Grand Canyon, like you’ve never seen it
The Grand Canyon, like you’ve never seen it
An artist’s connection to the landscape through her paintings.
The heartache of Montana’s solitude
The heartache of Montana’s solitude
Two new fiction works from Big Sky Country crave human connectivity.
The story behind New Mexico’s lowriders
The story behind New Mexico’s lowriders
A new collection examines the elaborate cars and their place in Mexican-American culture.
Gilded pain in the heart of New Mexico
Gilded pain in the heart of New Mexico
A new collection of short stories offers a portrait of people on the fringes.
How to name a rose
How to name a rose
A recent book provides a road map to finding literature in nature.
Peace River flood survivors live with a dam’s disruptive legacy
Peace River flood survivors live with a dam’s disruptive legacy
Tensions remain between residents and the hydropower company responsible for the event.
‘The blurring of the then and the now’
‘The blurring of the then and the now’
An author returns West, looking for unexpected intersections.
Seeking ancient lives in harsh lands
Seeking ancient lives in harsh lands
A review of “The Lost World of the Old Ones,” a voyage through Southwestern archaeology.
Reconciling two views of a Hopi massacre
Reconciling two views of a Hopi massacre
Native American and European approaches to history still clash.
An inside look at the national parks
An inside look at the national parks
Hard-won photos of the National Park Service’s ‘Treasured Lands.’
The historical lifetime of the beaver
The historical lifetime of the beaver
Explaining our complex relationship with North America’s largest rodent.
The captivating magic of a dry, dusty text
The captivating magic of a dry, dusty text
An encyclopedia-style book published in 1933 offers surprising perspective.
More books essential to understanding the American West
More books essential to understanding the American West
Readers tell us their favorites from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Terry Tempest Williams and the refuge of change
Terry Tempest Williams and the refuge of change
One of the West’s most beloved authors revisits Great Salt Lake.
How to tell the story of the West, rural and urban
How to tell the story of the West, rural and urban
A residential library for readers, poets and naturalists takes shape.
Why we don’t mention my great-grandfather’s name
Why we don’t mention my great-grandfather’s name
Aaron A. Abeyta on his family’s shadowy past in New Mexico
The promise of Alaska’s wilderness
The promise of Alaska’s wilderness
Two novels offer perspectives on the allure of the last frontier.