Yellowstone Park teems with life, from single-celled microorganisms to majestic megafauna perched atop dramatic snow-covered slopes. This is diversity and vibrancy at its finest—and nowhere is it better summed up than in The Artist’s Field Guide to Yellowstone (Trinity University Press, $25). Compiled and edited by Yellowstone naturalist Katie Shepherd Christiansen, this book is not your typical field guide. Through a blend of creative prose and scientific description, 50 of our region’s best artists and writers offer unique and lively insights into the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. As colorful as it is informative, The Artist’s Field Guide to Yellowstone is a book I’d read before bed, as well as pack with me on the trail.