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    • Clarence Edward Dutton

    • A biography of Clarence Edward Dutton written with the flair and the technical skill of novelist Wallace Stegner.
    • Biography
    • Bags to Riches

    • A biography of I. J. Wagner who, from impoverished beginnings to a life of self-made wealth and prominence, became a major leader in the development and betterment of Salt Lake City.
    • Biography
    • Walking on Sand

    • A biography of Salt Lake-born Rocco C. Siciliano, the first Italian-American to serve in the White House as an assistant to the president, Dwight D. Eisenhower.
    • Autobiography and Memoir
    • High in Utah

    • A book of Utah's highest points and how to climb them. It contains directions to each trailhead, a road map for each hike, and two sets of hiking times to accommodate variations in hiking speed.
    • Guidebooks and Outdoors / Utah
    • Art of the Warriors

    • A book on the North American Plains rock art spanning at least 5,000 years, ranging from finely drawn polychrome shield-bearing warrior pictographs to crudely pecked abstract petroglyphs.
    • American Indian / Archaeology
    • Complex Hunter-Gatherers

    • A broad synthesis of the archaeology of the Plateau region of the Pacific Northwest and the evolution and organization of the complex hunter-gatherers in general.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • At Nature’s Edge

    • A chronicle of the design, history, and restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's artist studio perched high on a cliff above the Snake River.
    • Western History
    • Standing Flower

    • A chronicle of the life of Irving Pabanale (Standing Flower), who worked on the Hopi tribal police force, served as a judge, and became a medicine man during the early to mid twentieth century.
    • American Indian
    • The Ancient Culture of the Fremont River in Utah

    • A classic in Southwestern archaeology, featuring the report proposing the Fremont River drainage area as host to a prehistoric culture unique from all other established Southwestern cultures.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Basin-Plateau Aboriginal Sociopolitical Groups

    • A classic of Great Basin ethnology, this volume constitutes one of the earliest and most comprehensive ethnographic reconnaissance of the Western Shoshoni.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Men Met Along the Trail

    • A classic work. A compilation of the recollections and memories of renowned archaeologist Neil M. Judd’s extensive career in archaeology.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Houses and House-Life of the American Aborigines

    • A classic, available again, by an author who was the first to explore a set of questions regarding social organization that is still currently debated.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Sasun

    • A close historical analysis of the “Sasun massacres” and relations among Armenians, Turks, and Kurds
    • Middle East Studies
    • The Back Road to Crazy

    • A collection of adventures by field researchers with the impulse to trade the comfort of a more sheltered career for the demanding work of a biologists working on the frontlines of wildlife studies, botany, and resource management.
    • Nature and Environment
    • If I Get Out Alive

    • A collection of articulate and perceptive letters and diary entries written by reporter William H. McDougall Jr. that offer an intimate, personal narrative of conditions in wartime East Asia.
    • Biography
    • The Literary Art and Activism of Rick Bass

    • A collection of criticisms that address the work of controversial writer Rick Bass, with fifteen scholars elucidating the development of social, political, and personal issues in Bass’s work.
    • Literary Criticism
    • Ute Tales

    • A collection of distinctive Ute animal and human tales that offers a rich source of Ute culture for anyone interested in the peoples of the Great Basin.
    • American Indian
    • Sherman Alexie

    • A collection of essays on the works of Sherman Alexie, this excellent volume sets a new standard for literary criticism.
    • Literary Criticism / American Indian
    • UUAP 062: Civilizations in Desert Lands

    • A collection of five papers that cover the technology, irrigation and agriculture of ancient cultures in different parts of the world. The papers are independent of each other and focus on ancient cultures of southern Arizona, the Diyala River...
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Latter-day Lore

    • A collection of important studies and portrayals of Mormon folk life with analytical introductions
    • Mormon Studies / Folklore Studies
    • Heart Petals

    • A collection of letters from the David O. McKay Papers at the J. Willard Marriott Library of the University of Utah that reveals in his own words McKay’s courtship of Emma Ray Riggs and the early days of the couple’s marriage.
    • Mormon Studies
    • Black Pioneers

    • A collection of more than three hundred photographs, line drawings, lithographs, stereoviews, and other images that illustrate the profound influence blacks had on communal and frontier history in the American West.
    • Western History
    • Navaho Legends

    • A collection of Navajo oral traditions fully faithful to the 1897 original by Washington Matthews, containing richly detailed legends that remain among the most complete sources of Navajo culture.
    • American Indian
    • UUAP 060: Miscellaneous Collected Papers

    • A collection of papers that represent a portion of the results of archaeological survey, excavation and museum collection analysis undertaken in Utah between 1959 and 1961 by the University of Utah Department of Anthropology and the Utah Statewide...
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Spectator

    • A collection of poems centered on the struggle of a U.S. citizen and a Mexican citizen to find a common space and language in their relationship while navigating the U.S. immigration system, a process that sometimes requires magical thinking just...
    • Poetry
    • Shoshone Tales

    • A collection of prized Western Shoshone tales set primarily in the “Time when Animals Were People,” the legendary past when animals had the power of speech and established human customs.
    • American Indian
    • Kinship, Language, and Prehistory

    • A collection of seventeen articles on the work of Per Hage and his groundbreaking studies in kinship.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • El Lobo

    • A collection of writings that explore how the Mexican gray wolf was, almost in the blink of an eye, driven to the brink of extinction.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Women and Mormonism

    • A combination of thematic, cultural, and historical approaches to the study of Mormon women
    • Mormon Studies / Women's Studies
    • We Refused to Die

    • A compelling account of a POW of the Japanese during World War II written only months after the author's release.
    • Memoir
    • Evolutionary Ecology and Archaeology

    • A compilation of archaeological and paleoanthropological studies that provide a foundation for the field of evolutionary ecology.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Pisskan

    • A comprehensive exploration of the interplay of archaeological research and public education at ancient North American bison-kill sites
    • Archaeology / American Indian Studies
    • UUAP 074: Notes on the Human Ecology of Glen Canyon

    • A comprehensive report of the relationships of climate, plants, and animals to the humans who occupied the area of Glen Canyon. Data was collected by the Department of Anthropology and the Biological Sciences Division.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Desert Ecology

    • A comprehensive, accessible introduction to desert plants and animals, with a thorough examination of physiologic and behavioral adaptations that enable these organisms to survive in such inhospitable places.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Immortal for Quite Some Time

    • A creative narrative exploring how personal identity is inescapably bound to family relationships and religious upbringing
    • Autobiography and Memoir
    • New Essays on Clint Eastwood

    • A critical analysis of Eastwood’s television and film achievements as both an actor and a director
    • Film and Theatre Studies
    • Julian Steward and the Great Basin

    • A critical assessment of Julian Steward’s work, the factors that influenced him, and his deep effect on American anthropology, with each chapter exploring a different aspect of his work.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Works in Stone

    • A cross section of recent research in lithic analysis, demonstrating a wide range of theoretical approaches
    • Archaeology / Anthropology
    • Ancient Complexities

    • A current overview of what is meant by cultural complexity and how archaeologists study the development of complex societies in North America.
    • Anthropology/Archaeology
    • Five Old Men of Yellowstone

    • A delightful read that uncovers the work of five ranger-naturalists who changed national park interpretation forever
    • Biography / Western History
    • Splendid Heritage

    • A deluxe edition featuring an embossed slip case and embossed bear claw necklace print.
    • American Indian
    • UUAP 068: Havasupai Region and Mythology

    • A description of the Havasupai religion and mythology primarily based on the notes of Carma Lee Smithson who lived with the Havasupai for several years. The notes have been edited and expanded by Robert C. Euler.
    • Anthropology
    • UUAP 022: Archaeology of Zion Park

    • A description of twelve archaeological sites located during the 1933–34 surveys of Zion National Park, primarily in Parunuweap Canyon, and subsequently tested or fully excavated.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • The Night Chant

    • A detailed description of a nine-day Navajo ceremony of healing rites, songs, myths, and prayers performed only during “frosty weather” as observed by ethnologist and linguist Washington Matthews.
    • American Indian
    • The Shoshoni Frontier and the Bear River Massacre

    • A detailed narrative of the events and conflicts that led to the 1863 Bear River massacre of over two hundred Shoshoni men, women, and children at the hands of volunteer soldiers from California.
    • American Indian
    • Style, Function, Transmission

    • A detailed outline of the interrelations of Darwin's theory of evolutionary descent with modification, retooled to accommodate artifacts, and the concepts of drift, style, and function.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Seeking the Center Place

    • A detailed view of the last Pueblo communities in the Mesa Verde region, this volume draws from a common database derived from extensive investigations at several sites.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • As If the Land Owned Us

    • A fascinating and much-needed study of the life and times of the little-known White Mesa Utes
    • American Indian
    • Among the Mormons

    • A fascinating eyewitness history of the Mormon movement told through letters, newspaper columns, documents, Mormon memoirs and the accounts of those who followed and observed the Mormons in their great trek to Zion.
    • Mormon Studies
    • The Avenues of Salt Lake City

    • A fascinating guidebook to more than 700 homes in this historic district of Salt Lake City
    • Utah / Guidebooks and Outdoors
    • Life’s Journey—Zuya

    • A fascinating look at Lakota lifeways and history through the voices of medicine men and White Hat's personal stories.
    • American Indian
    • Giant Sloths and Sabertooth Cats

    • A fascinating study of the extinct Ice Age animals found in North America's Great Basin
    • Archaeology / Paleontology
    • Native Plants of Southern Nevada

    • A field guide to plants from the southern Great Basin/northern Mojave desert region that Paiute and Shoshone peoples sustained on through their shared way of life and harvesting, with native names, description, uses of each plant.
    • Nature and Environment
    • UUAP 054: The Hoskaninni Papers: Mining in Glen Canyon, 1897–1902

    • A firsthand account of the biggest mining enterprise in Glen Canyon, Robert Brewster Stanton’s diary makes it possible to reconstruct a chapter in the history of the canyon and to identify a number of historical places in the area.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • The Archaeology of Meaningful Places

    • A focused study on the concept of place as an ideal starting point and useful analytical unit for archeological studies.
    • Anthropology and Archaeology
    • A Natural History of the Intermountain West

    • A fresh look at the natural history of the southern Rocky Mountains and the Intermountain West region based on cutting-edge research, interviews, and the author's personal experience. A passionate, humanistic, and yet scientific treatment of the...
    • Nature and Environment
    • Troubled Trails

    • A fresh study of the Meeker Affair from the points of view of both the Utes and the non-Indian participants
    • American Indian / Western History
    • The Architecture of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

    • A fresh volume on the ancient structures of Chaco Canyon, built by native peoples between AD 850 and 1130, that unifies older information on the area with new advanced research techniques.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • River Runners’ Guide to Utah and Adjacent Areas

    • A fully revised and updated edition of Gary Nichols’ widely used guide to river running in Utah, with information about alterations in waterways and changes in access points.
    • Guidebooks and Outdoors / Utah
    • Plain but Wholesome

    • A groundbreaking and entertaining look at the food and drink of the earliest Mormon pioneers
    • Mormon Studies
    • Wind River Trails

    • A guide book based on decades of the author's experience that describes the trails, routes, wildlife, glaciers, lakes, and streams in Wyoming's fabulous two-and-a-quarter million acre Wind River Range.
    • Guidebooks and Outdoors
    • Canyoneering 2

    • A guide to seven tough, week-long backpack trips into some for the most unspoiled and least-visited areas in the Utah section of the Colorado Plateau.
    • Guidebooks and Outdoors / Utah
    • A Guide to Southern Utah’s Hole-in-the-Rock Trail

    • A guide to the trail blazed by Utah pioneers answering the call of the LDS Church to pull up stakes and move to the distant San Juan country of southeastern Utah, an extraordinary year-long journey across the rugged frontier of the southwest.
    • Utah
    • A Hiking Guide to the Geology of the Wasatch Mountains

    • A guide to the Wasatch Mountains that focuses on the geologic features visible from the trails, discusses the major geological time periods and natural effects, and gives a descriptive guide for major trail systems.
    • Geology / Utah / Guidebooks and Outdoors
    • Social Theory in Archaeology

    • A handbook to an array of theoretical approaches that contribute something provocative or significant to the enterprise of constructing social theory in archaeology, setting the agenda for future research.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Folding Paper Cranes

    • A haunting memoir by Leonard Bird, a Marine who was exposed to high doses of radiation during the 1950's atmospheric detonations of nuclear weapons in the Nevada desert.
    • Autobiography and Memoir
    • Papa Married a Mormon

    • A heart-warming story of the author's venturesome family is filled with a cast of rollicking characters, including his Catholic father and Mormon mother, Evangelists, gamblers, gunmen, and Indians.
    • Mormon Studies
    • Mopan Maya-Spanish-English Dictionary

    • A highly valuable dictionary of the Mopan (Mayan) language, providing introductory grammatical description, as well as parts of speech, examples, cross-references, variant forms, homophones, and indexes.
    • Linguistics
    • Supplying Custer

    • A historical and archaeological investigation of a field supply depot used to support Custer’s cavalry
    • Archaeology / Western History
    • The Turk in America

    • A history of American prejudice towards Turks in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
    • Middle East Studies
    • The Lady in the Ore Bucket

    • A history of the lumber, mining, and hydropower industries built from three unique Salt Lake City canyons.
    • Utah / Western History
    • Itzaj Maya Grammar

    • A landmark contribution to the study of discourse in Maya language that centers on the Itzaj Maya language, a member of the Yukatekan Maya language family spoken in the lowlands of Guatemala, Mexico, and Belize.
    • Linguistics / American Indian
    • Grave Goods

    • A laugh-out-loud funny and eerily thoughtful collection of essays on psychics, murderers, and occult phenomena that reveal the natural world as a place of unnatural surprises and strange beauty.
    • Literature
    • Highpoints of the United States

    • A listing of the single highest point in every state with a map, photographs, and information on trailhead, main and alternative routes, elevation gain, and conditions.
    • Guidebooks and Outdoors
    • Little Fish in a Pork Barrel

    • A look at the “snail darter story”—a classic case regularly voted one of the top three Supreme Court environmental decisions.
    • Nature and Environment
    • Imagining the Big Open

    • A look at the history, pop culture, geography, and public policy of the American West, where SUV's and REI cards exist in symbiosis with the wilderness movement and Sierra Club memberships.
    • Western History
    • Aggregate Analysis in Chipped Stone

    • A look at the mass analysis of aggregate lithic debitage and the strengths and weaknesses of different analytical forms.
    • Anthropology / Archaeology
    • Women Pilots of World War II

    • A look at the personal experiences of the Woman Air Force Service Pilots (WASPs), recounting the adventures of one of eighteen classes of women to graduate from the Army Air Forces' flight training school during World War II.
    • Western History
    • Dave Rust

    • A look into the life and passion of David D. Rust (1874–1963), a pioneer in adventurous backcountry guided tours of the Colorado Plateau province of Utah and Arizona.
    • Biography
    • Journey of an American Pianist

    • A memoir by world famous concert pianist Grant Johannesen, who gives an account of his childhood in Utah, his early career and study in Europe and New York, and his worldwide performances.
    • Autobiography and Memoir
    • My Kitchen Table

    • A narrative by Pilar Pobil, an artist born on the island of Mallorca, capturing the tales she told her children about her time in there, filled with mystery and excitement, privilege and deprivation.
    • Autobiography and Memoir

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