Regional Guide Books
A geological field guide to northern Idaho and the Channeled Scabland
By Bruce Bjornstad and Eugene Kiver
Nonfiction, 480 pages, 6″ x 9″ inches softcover, 400 black-and-white illustrations, maps and photos, 50 color plates, index
Following up on his first volume, On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: A geological field guide to the Mid-Columbia Basin, geologist Bruce Bjornstad joined forces with colleague Eugene Kiver to guide readers upstream – northward into the Channeled Scabland and northern Idaho in The Northern Reaches. Illustrated with 400 maps, schematics, photos and illustrations, including 32 pages of color plates, On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: The Northern Reaches provides a clear, concise and easily useable guide to the remarkable geologic record of the great Ice Age floods.
A geological field guide to the Mid-Columbia Basin
By Bruce Bjornstad
Nonfiction, 308 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 262 black-and-white illustrations, maps and photos, 20 color plates, index, in its third printing
In this first volume of On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods, geologist Bruce Bjornstad explores those legendary floods, explains the features they created, and guides readers to trails and tours in the Mid-Columbia Basin to witness the floods’ awesome power for themselves. This readable, useable field guide is rich in detail and makes the Ice Age floods tale more fascinating and intriguing than ever.
By Dennis Nicholls with Jim Mellen
Nonfiction, 176 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 86 maps and photos, appendixes, second edition
Trails of the Wild Cabinets is a hiker’s and biker’s bible for the Cabinet Mountains – that magnificent range stretching from northern Idaho’s panhandle 150 miles southeast into Montana. The second edition published in 2008 includes trail updates and new trails!
NEW! The second edition is now available!
Dennis Nicholls with Jim Mellen
Nonfiction, 340 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, maps and photos, appendixes
Now updated as a second edition, Trails of the Wild Selkirks: South of the Canadian Border focuses on the portion of this spectacular range that spans northeastern Washington and northern Idaho, before it stretches far into Canada. The second edition released in July 2014 includes trail updates and new trails!
By Jane Fritz and Friends
Nonfiction, 416 pages plus photo sections, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 100+ photos, 16 pages of color plates, 16-page Ross Hall classic photos section, and fold-out color map by Terrapen Geographics, in its second printing
Legendary Lake Pend Oreille is far more than a recreationist’s directory: Rich with sketches about biology and botany, loaded with fascinating historical lore, and abundantly illustrated, this is a bible for Lake Pend Oreille.
Full color map, shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube
A perfect companion for either volume of On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods, this updated map produced by the Ice Age Floods Institute in conjunction with Eastern Washington University is also a great companion for anyone traveling the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail.
Proceeds benefit the Ice Age Floods Institute
A guide to their natural history and identification
By Dennis Dauble
Nonfiction, 244 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 147 illustrations, glossary, list of fish species, index and 16 pages of color plates
For anyone who has a natural curiosity about the abundant variety of fish species in the Columbia Basin, fisheries biologist and author Dennis Dauble answers familiar questions and delves into a variety of factors related to 60-plus species in his guidebook, Fishes of the Columbia Basin. If you’re on a quest for fishes and the places they live, Fishes of the Columbia Basin is an indispensable guide.
By Bob Carson and Scott Babcock
Nonfiction, 272 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 85 photos, 7 maps and a fully detailed guide to 56 trails
Hiking Guide to Washington Geology leads readers into the beautiful scenery of Washington state, which holds some of the most geologically diverse landscapes anywhere, and gives them the dramatic geologic story behind it all. Besides being a useful field guide, this book includes chapters on gearing up for field geology and “Geology 101,” with everything you need to know on reading the rocks of Washington.
By Thaddeus Laird
Nonfiction, 224 pages, 6″ x 9″ softcover, 108 illustrations, 6 technical route topo maps, 62 photographic route overlays, 2 appendixes and 2 indexes, by route name and by rating
Climber and writer Thaddeus Laird rendered his years exploring the region’s rock crags and alpine peaks into the region’s most comprehensive climbing guide yet, Climber’s Guide to North Idaho and the Cabinet Wilderness. Laird followed after gurus Chris Kopczynski, John Roskelley and Randall Green to dig deeper into this unruly landscape of empty ranges and unclimbed routes.
By Bob Carson
Foreword by Don Snow; photography by Duane Scroggins
Nonfiction, 184 pages, 11″ x 8.5″ softcover, road logs, bibliographic references, full color with 138 illustrations including photos and maps
East of Yellowstone invites the curious into the dramatic geologic beauty of the Clarks Fork Valley just east of the world’s first national park, as guided by geologist and professor Bob Carson. Featuring beautiful images by photographer Duane Scroggins, this book is essential to exploring the geology along roads and trails outside Yellowstone National Park.