Books & Music

Reflections from Yellowstone and Beyond, Yellowstone National Park
David Tucker
If you spend 43 years in any one place, you’re going to know it pretty well. And that’s how long Orville Bach has been a seasonal ranger in Yellowstone National Park. Read more >>
Help Yourself: A Backcountry Survival Guide Review
England, Mike
The best defense, as the old adage goes, is a good offense. Read more >>
Hiking Safely in Grizzly Country, Tim Rubbert
England, Mike
Some things aren’t intuitive, and behaving properly around bears is one of them. Luckily there’s a vast library of material on the matter, including a new book by Montana bear expert Tim Rubbert. Read more >>
Yellowstone Ranger Book Review, Yellowstone National Park
Brayton, Lea
Interested in reading more about the Park? Pick up Yellowstone Ranger (Riverbend Publishing, $23). Read more >>
Imperiled Cutthroat Book, Yellowstone Cutthroat
Brayton, Lea
Australian writer and legendary fisherman Greg French lays it all out for us in his new book Read more >>
Where Roads Will Never Reach
David Tucker
In Bozeman, we’re lucky enough to have millions of acres of public land to recreate on, but that isn’t by accident. Read more >>
Tools for Grassroots Activists
David Tucker
While it might seem that a major corporation has no business writing a manual for grassroots environmental activists, Patagonia has done just that. Read more >>
Drews, Debbie
Author Keith McCafferty has an impressive Montana pedigree, and Read more >>
Swift Dam
Drews, Debbie
Local author (and veterinarian) Sid Gustafson’s latest book, Read more >>
What in the World book, Parks Reece
Brogger, Lilly
The latest from Parks Reece. Read more >>
the editors
A primer of classic Montana texts.“If you want to know a country, read its writers.” ―Aminatta Forna Read more >>
Yellowstone National Park, Nation Park, Montana
Lorton, Isaac
With fascinating factoids and captivating pictures, Park Scientists: Gila Monsters, Geysers, and Grizzly Bears in America’s Own Backyard (Houghton, Milton, Harcourt, $19) will enthrall any child interested in science or curious about wild creatures. Read more >>
Montana State Parks, State Parks, Montana parks
Solomon, Morgan
With 55 state parks in Montana, it’s hard to know the fine details about each one. Luckily, in light of the 75th anniversary of Montana’s state parks, someone has finally made a guide to all of them. Read more >>
American Plains Bison
Tucker, David
Few animals elicit more awe and debate than bison. In American Plains Bison: Rewilding an Icon (Sweetgrass Books, $20), retired professor of wildlife biology James A. Read more >>
Aspiring Traveler's Handbook
Hessman, Patrick
International travel is a dream of many, but often shelved for being too expensive or difficult to work into an already hectic life. Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
Any time the word “epic” is used, I’m skeptical, but in the case of the Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone (St. Martin’s Griffin Press; $20) nothing less would suffice. Read more >>
Tucker, David
A Montanan’s Short Stories (self-published, $16) is just that: small glimpses into Harlan Frank Pollmann’s life and times. The Harlowton, Montana native recounts anecdotes from his own experiences—adventures that could happen for anyone living under the Big Sky. Read more >>
Hessman, Pat
In Montana, the management of gray wolves is right up there with religion and politics on the list of things to avoid discussing in good company. Read more >>
McCarthy, Chris
Having grown up on Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front, I was excited to review the book Landscape and Legacy (Farcountry Press, $20) by John A. Vollertsen; I figured it would make a great coffee-table book. Read more >>
England, Mike
A combination of meticulous research and superb story-telling, David Baron’s The Beast in the Garden: A Modern Parable of Man and Nature (W.W. Norton, $15) never fails to engage, from the first page to the last. Read more >>
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