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Are you new to the State of Arizona? Just visiting? Have you lived here all your life? No matter what your circumstance, you might want to round out your personal library with some of these wonderful books that can help you discover the beauty and adventure of Arizona.

1. Arizona Curiosities

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Full Title: "Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff." Popular humor columnist Sam Lowe has combed Arizona for one-of-a-kind gems that make his home state truly unique.

2. Doin' Arizona With Your Pooch

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The author tells you about doggie friendly places and activities in each Arizona town. There is also a section on suggested hiking trails that Fido might enjoy.

3. 52 Great Weekend Escapes in Arizona

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Ray Bangs and Chris Becker provide a uniquely organized book that will give you weekend trip ides for every season of the year, for every pocketbook and whether you are an extreme adventurer or a couch potato. Nice glossy pages and photos make this one of those books where you can set a goal to complete all 52 escapes--it just might take you a few years.
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4. Arizona Getaways for the Incurably Romantic

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Focused on where to stay, this book gives you 45 of the most love-inspiring places in Arizona. A perfect gift for the newlyweds honeymooning in Arizona, or for the couple that just acts like newlyweds.

5. Frommer's Arizona

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See 16 pages of color photos of the sights and experiences of Arizona in this book of nearly 500 pages. Includes recommendations for he best hotels, restaurants, shops, and nightlife spots. Also covers The Grand Canyon. Fold-out map.

6. National Geographic Traveler: Arizona

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"From the Grand Canyon to the Petrified Forest, snow-capped mountains to the Sonoran Desert, and fabled Route 66 to the Coronado Trail, "National Geographic Traveler: Arizona, 3rd Edition, " by Southwesterner Bill Weir covers the state's rich culture and stunning landscapes..."

7. Amazing Arizona! Fascinating Facts, Legends & Tall Tales

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This book by Arizona resident Boye de Mente presents topics of interest to Arizona-philes everywhere. Presented to the reader in alphabetical order by topic name, this is not so much a tour book as it is a compilation of historical background and anecdotes about the people and places of Arizona and the territories that came before. Generally, this book portrays Arizona's history in a serious manner; it's not a book of Arizona humor.

8. Open Road's Best of Arizona

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One day, weekend, one week and two week recommendations for visiting the "hot" spots in AZ, such as Grand Canyon, Sedona, Lake Powell, Tombstone, the Painted Desert, the Petrified Forest, Bisbee, Gila Bend and more.

9. Backcountry Adventures - Arizona: The Ultimate Guide to the Arizona Backcountry

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Full title: "Backcountry Adventures - Arizona: The Ultimate Guide to the Arizona Backcountry for Anyone with an SUV." Covers more than 2,671 miles throughout the state of Arizona. User-friendly with easy-to-follow directions, maps and photos and appropriate for weekend family outings.

10. Ghost Towns of the Southwest

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Subtitle: Your Guide to the Historic Mining Camps & Ghost Towns of Arizona and New Mexico. "The Southwest served as the home to a range of communities that first thrived and ultimately demised in the region's rugged, sprawling landscapes."

11. Arizona for Dummies

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Light reading typical of a "Dummies" book, covers mostly the Phoenix area and northern Arizona.
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12. Arizona Reflections: A Travel Journal

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Before you go anywhere or do anything in Arizona, this travel journal should be your first purchase. A hardcover book that allows you to make notes about the wonderful places you will see and go in Arizona, it is also beautifully illustrated. A great gift idea for someone visiting Arizona for the first time--or the second or third time!
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