Book Reviews

England, Mike
Google Earth is awesome, no doubt, and that fancy GPS of yours is not to be scoffed at—but there’s nothing quite like unfurling a map on the kitchen table and letting a world of adventure appear before you. Read more >>
O'Neal, Meghan
Yellowstone Yesterday and Today (Golden Valley Press, $45) provides a captivating photographic history of Yellowstone Park. Photographer Paul Horsted recreates historic photographs of Yellowstone, illustrating how the Park has developed over the years. Read more >>
England, Mike
“Multimedia” is a bland and nebulous term, and therefore fails to capture the elegant and symbiotic blend of song and imagery that is Mike Haring’s new DVD, Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (self-produced, $20). Read more >>
England, Mike
If you tend to walk around with your face buried in your cell phone, oblivious to the world around you, then The Tao of Survival (Gibbs Smith, $19) is not for you. Read more >>
England, Mike
A fisherman could spend a lifetime exploring Yellowstone’s waters—and it would be a life well spent. At least that’s what I got out of Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park: An Insider’s Guide to the 50 Best Places (Stackpole Books, $20). Read more >>
Slepian, Maggie
Montana ski fanatics: clear a space on your coffee table. Photographer Craig Hergert’s stunning images of all Montana’s 16 ski hills have been newly compiled in a large-format book for your viewing pleasure. Read more >>
Coble, Melynda
If you've ever had to pull porcupine quills out of a dog's face or wondered why your pal won't stop panting and laying in the shade during a trail run, then you need local veterinarian Sid Gustafson's new book First Aid for the Active Dog (Alpine Blue Ribbon Books, $18). Read more >>
Krueger, Ryan
The Ridge at Bridger Bowl demands respect. Pointing your skis down any old run can and will put you in way over your head, or cliffed out crying for your mother. Read more >>
Nostrant, Chloe
Dean Sauskojus’s Yellowstone: The Ultimate Photo Guide to Yellowstone National Park (self-published, $15) is a great companion for any photographer venturing into Yellowstone. Read more >>
England, Mike
From Spearfish, South Dakota to the islands of the Western Pacific, Making Up Amelia (Yokoi Books, $18) takes the reader on a sweeping journey through time and place, all centered around the disappearance of American aviator Amelia Earhart. Read more >>
Reed, Molly
Remember the old adage about not judging a book by its cover? Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
What makes a great Montana cookbook? Written by Jay Bentley (owner of the Mint in Belgrade) and Patrick Dillon, Open Range: Steaks, Chops & More from Big Sky Country (Running Press, $33) has the right recipe. Read more >>
England, Mike
Many wildlife guides claim to be “comprehensive,” but Mammals of Montana (Mountain Press, $32) by Kerry R. Foresman reminds us what that oft-abused term really means. Read more >>
England, Mike
John Steinbeck famously called Montana “a great splash of grandeur,” and in A Montana Journal (Riverbend Publishing, $25), photographer Christopher Cauble captures that majesty with 36 eclectic images from around the state. Read more >>
England, Mike
The next best thing to hunting is reading about it, and in 40 Days Under the Big Sky: A Birdhunter’s Journal (self-published, $25), author Jay Hanson relates an entire season on the wing, chasing birds across every type of terrain and through all kinds of weathe Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
Building on the success of his first two nonfiction books, Matthew Mayo has delivered again with Sourdoughs, Claim Jumpers & Dry Gulchers: Fifty of the Grittiest Moments in the History of Frontier Prospecting (TwoDot Publishing, $17). Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
When I say that Atlas of Yellowstone (University of California Press, $65) has everything there is to know about our first national park, it isn’t an exaggeration—this coffee-table tome has over 500 maps and contributions from over 100 experts packed into its 300 pages. Read more >>
Wilson, Nathaniel
Miss some of Bear Gryll’s latest adventures on TV? Fear not, for the Discovery Channel’s Man vs. Wild Season 6 is now on DVD. This season features nine episodes on two discs, and shows Bear doing his best impression of a piss-drinking survivalist. Read more >>
England, Mike
Poll a few Bozeman locals on the place they’d most like to explore, and odds are they’ll say the Beartooths. There’s something awe-inspiring about this massive mountain range to the east, something mysterious and grand and utterly enchanting. Read more >>
England, Mike
In a world obsessed with safety and security, Bozeman author Alan Kesselheim is an anachronism—the man takes his pregnant wife and young children on month-long canoe trips hundreds of miles from civilization. Read more >>
© 2000-2017 Outside Media Group, LLC
Powered by BitForge