Published in cooperation with Canyonlands Natural History Association, this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated trailside reference describes more than 270 plants and animals plus geology of an area that includes nine national parks and monuments in the Southwest. A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country is the essential tool for exploring the northern Colorado Plateau, that vast province that encompasses eastern Utah, far western Colorado, and sections of northern Arizona and New Mexico. With this fully updated and revised guide in hand, you will gain a sympathetic understanding of the desert ecosystems that make up the region.
David Williams is a freelance writer from Seattle, WA. He has written several books including Cairns: Messengers in Stone, and Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology.Gloria Brown, a self-employed graphic artist from Monarch, CO. She studied art in San Francisco and Chicago.
Praise for the previous edition: "David Williams has written an excellent field guide to the Colorado Plateau that not only opens our eyes, but sustains our souls as we learn who we live among. Knowledge fuels wonder. When I am hiking in the desert I will take four items with me: food, water, a map, and this field guide. David Williams' book is that essental and that critical to a desert lover's experience."--Terry Tempest Williams, author of Refuge and An Unspoken Hunger "Wandering through bookstores from Moab to Zion, we kept stumbling across this beautifully illustrated, highly informative book on red rock country. A Naturalist’s Guide to Canyon Country is an indispensable component of any Southwest trip."
--National Geographic Adventure, Best of 2006 Gear and Trends - Desert