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Reference Books

Montana Geographic Series

A series of natural history and geographic books about Montana. Individual titles examine specific rivers, mountain ranges, parks and regions. Books are written for a wide audience and include lots of color photography.

Montana Geographic Series
PO Box 5630
Helena , MT 59604 USA
tel: 406-443-2842
toll-free: 800-821-3874
fax 800-654-1105

Falcon Press

Publisher of outdoor recreation guides. Detailed how-to and where-to guides to fishing, floating, hiking, hunting, rockhounding and climbing in Montana. Also wildlife viewing and wildflower identification. Photos and maps included.For a complete list of field guides, general books and maps about Glacier and Yellowstone:

Falcon Press
PO Box 1718
Helena, MT 59624 USA
tel: 406-442-6597
toll-free: 800-582-2665
fax: 406-442-2995

Glacier Natural History Association

Glacier Natural History Association
PO Box 327
West Glacier, MT 59936 USA
tel: 406-888-5756
fax: 406-888-5271

Yellowstone Association

Yellowstone Association
PO Box 117
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 USA
tel: 307-344-2293

Mountain Press Publishing Company

Mountain Press Publishing Company publishes books on western U.S. history, natural history, and non technical earth science and ecology, as well as children's books. They also publish the popular Roadside Geology and Roadside History books.

Mountain Press Publishing Company
PO Box 2399
Missoula, MT 59806 USA
tel: 406-728-1900
fax: 800-234-5308

A Selected Reading List

A Travelers Companion to Montana History
Carroll Van West, Montana Historical Society, Helena, 1986.

Journals of Lewis and Clark
Bernard DeVoto, ed., Houghton-Mifflin Co., Boston, 1953

The Last Best Place
William Kittredge and Annick Smith, eds. University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1988.

Norma Tirrell, Fodor's Travel Publications, 1995.

Montana Indians: Yesterday and Today
William L. Bryan and Michael Crummet, American & World Geographic Publishing, Helena, MT, 1995.

Montana: A History of Two Centuries
Michael P. Malone, Richard B. Roeder and William Lang, University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1991.

Montana Almanac, 2nd Edition
Andrea Merrill-Maker, Globe Pequot Press, 2005

Montana Wildlife Viewing Guide
Carol and Hank Fischer, Falcon Press, Helena, MT, 1990.

Roadside History of Montana
Don Spritzer, Mountain Press Publishing Company, Helena, MT 2001

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis,Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Stephen Ambrose, Simon & Schuster,New York, 1996

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