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AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF THE BIRDS OF ORGAN PIPE CACTUS NATIONAL MONUMENT. by Kathleen Groschpf, Bryan T. Brown, and R. Roy Johnson.
Overview of the studies of birds made in this area, with descriptions of desert habitat utilized by the different species and summaries of sightings at different months of the year to give seasonal distribution. Charts, 50 large-format pages. bibliography
Inventory = 1.ISBN:0-911408-74-6. 1988. Order #: SOPM4500 paper$9.95.
#CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK. Vivian.
Audio cassette tour with archaeologist of Anasazi Indian sites.
Inventory = 1.
FIRE AND STONE: a road guide to Wupatki & Sunset Crater National Monuments. by Scott Thybony.
An auto tour of 35 miles runs through these two national monuments in Arizona, passing lava flows and craters from volcanic activity and stopping at sites of history and Anasazi Indian ruins. Explains the ancestral Native American occupation period and culture, the archaeological discovery of the pueblo villages, the plants and wildlife of this high desert region of arid summers and snow-covered winters, recent occupation by Navajo people. Map, color photographs, 48 pages.
Inventory = 1.ISBN:0-911-408-67-3. 1987. Order #: SOPM 1320 paper$7.95.
FLOWERING PLANTS OF THE LAKE MEAD REGION. by James S. Holland, Russell K. Grater, David Huntzinger, et. al.
For this desert region explains the drought escapers, drought evaders, and the drought resisters for 121 desert wildflowers near Las Vegas, for Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Also explains the plant communities found here, which serves as an aid to identifying the plants based on habitat. Flowering plants are grouped by color and described with characteristics of size, stem, leaves, nature and grouping of blossoms--with interesting notes as well such as the animals that might prefer certain species. Color photographs, 40 pages, index.
Inventory = 8. ISBN: None. Order #: SOPM1313 paper$5.95.
#GRAN QUIVIRA; Salinas National Monument.
Park guide to ancient Indian ruin in New Mexico gives history; architecture of pueblo and mission. Photos, drawings, 32 pages.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: .Order #: SOPM1326 paper$3.95.
A GUIDE TO THE DESERT GEOLOGY OF LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA. by John v. Bezy.
The desert landscape of this Arizona/Nevada area in many places reveals its geological character more clearly for here there is essentially no vegetation cluttering the view and the appearance of the rocks. Presents explanations of faults, alluvial fans, former lake beds, the sand cycle, hot springs, salt deposits,sink holes, volcanic dikes, cross-bedding, graben--30 geologic features in all.. Photos, drawings, 68 pages.
Inventory = 7. ISBN: 0-911408-51-7. 1978. Covers scuffed.Order #: SOPM1316 paper$4.95.
A GUIDE TO THE PLANTS OF THE PINNACLES. by Ralph C. Webb.
List and capsule descriptions of trees, shrubs, and flowers of national park in California central coast mountains. Includes a key to identify the species and notes for many to add particular characteristics, uses, insect and other animal interrelationships and ecology. Color photographs of the area's plant communities--xeric, riparian, chaparral, foothill woodland. 76 pages, index.
Inventory = 6. ISBN: 0-91148-25-8. 1971. Order #: SOPM1318 paper$4.95.
#HOUSE IN THE SUN. Olin.
The arid and thorny residence of desert plants and animals--how they live. Color photos, 248 pages.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: 0-911408-49-5. 1977.Order #: SOPM1314 paper$3.95.
JEROME: a story of mines, men, and money. by James W. Brewer, Jr. LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA: auto tour guide. by Douglas B. Evans. NATURAL HISTORY OF THE PINNACLES NATIONAL MONUMENT (now national park). by Ralph C. Webb. POISONOUS DWELLERS OF THE DESERT. Dodge. SNAKES, TURTLES, & LIZARDS OF THE LAKE MEAD REGION. by Russell K. Grater. TIMPANOGOS CAVE: window into the Earth. by Stephen Trimble. TRAIL
GUIDE TO FORT BOWIE: Fort Bowie National Historic Site. #TUMACACORI'S YESTERDAYS. Jackson.
An historical booklet on Jerome, Arizona, copper-mining town with booms and busts in its ore production and its population, which once was 15,000. Development of town homes and buildings plus mining structures and a railroad--all situated on a sloping mountain side. The mines prospered from the 1880s until the Great Depression of 1929 and now the town is still not a true ghost town but a place where tourists come to see the structural remains and learn of the human conflicts and cooperations that occurred here in its heyday. Historical photographs, maps, 18 pages.
Inventory = 8. ISBN: None. 1985. Order #: SOPM3919 paper$2.95.
History and geology along roads in this Arizona/Nevada desert area. Outlines 4 tours with numbered stops pointing out aspects there of geology, history, archeology, and wildlife. Gives an overview of the region's character and history. Tours are: Nevada-Lake Mead, Nevada-Lake Mohave, Arizona-Lake Mead, Arizona-Lake Mohave. These take you to lakeshore beaches and fishing spots, Native American rock art, sites of towns now flooded by the lake, geological oddities, even an historic steamboat race on the Colorado River before the Hoover Dam (was Boulder Dam). Photos, maps, 39 pages.
Inventory = 6. ISBN: None. Order #: SOPM1321 paper$3.95.
Geology, plants, animals of park in California's central coast range. Chapters include geology ad paleobotany, and biotic communities of xeric, riparian, chaparral, and foothill woodland. Includes "The importance of ecology" and an essay on the canyon trail in the park. Drawings, bibliography, glossary, photos, 72 pages.
Inventory = 2.ISBN: None. 1969. Order #: SOPM1322 paper$4.95.
Spiders, scorpions, snakes, centipedes, bees, bugs, gila monster. How to identify, treat bites. Photos, 48 pages.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 0-911408-44-4. Order #: SOPM2172 paper$4.95.
33 species (2 turtles, 15 lizards, 20 snakes)--some poisonous and some not, for Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona and Nevada. Each is illustrated and described for identification purposes plus notes on its habitat and how it "makes its living" in this mainly desert region. Color photos, 48 pages, index.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 0-911408-58-4. 1981.Order #: SOPM9556 paper$5.95.
Utah national monument--natural and human history of this cave in the Wasatch Mountains. Begins with geologic setting in Mount Timpanogos, explores the cave itself, its dripstone formations and how they were formed and their various minerals, cave life living without light, how the cave was discovered and developed for use, plus life in the adjacent canyons and valleys and the regional story. 28 color photos, 48 pages, map.
Inventory = 2.ISBN: 0-911408-64-9. 1983.Order #: SOPM1323 paper$6.95.
Early military fort at Apache Pass in Arizona, from where the Apache Indian Cochise was captured--and escaped. Guide leads to and describes former and still-standing structures and sites of barracks, cemetery, corrals and stables, sutler's store, and more and leads past the location of the 1862 Battle of Apache Pass where California Volunteers marching to aid Union forces fighting Confederates in New Mexico during the Civil War were themselves ambushed by Cochise and Mangas Coloradas and several hundred warriors. Drawings map, 28 pages.
Inventory = 11. ISBN: None.Order #: SOPM2168 paper$3.95.
Inventory = 1.
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA: auto tour guide. by Douglas B. Evans.
NATURAL HISTORY OF THE PINNACLES NATIONAL MONUMENT (now national park). by Ralph C. Webb.
POISONOUS DWELLERS OF THE DESERT. Dodge.
SNAKES, TURTLES, & LIZARDS OF THE LAKE MEAD REGION. by Russell K. Grater.
TIMPANOGOS CAVE: window into the Earth. by Stephen Trimble.
GUIDE TO FORT BOWIE: Fort Bowie National Historic Site.
#TUMACACORI'S YESTERDAYS. Jackson.
WEATHER IN THE SOUTHWEST.
Explores the variable weather of the Southwest and what causes it--dry clear air, lightning storms, flash floods, dust devils, winds and dust storms plus temperatures from hot to snowy cold. Color photographs and diagrams, 32 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 1-58369-013-1. Order #:SOPM1011 paper$6.95.
WHITE SANDS: wind, sand, and time. by Richard Atkinson.
Natural and human history of White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, an area of unusual sand dunes made from blowing crystals of the mineral gypsum and not from quartz grains as is more usual throughout the world. Explains how the gypsum originated and became wind-blown to pile on the desert floor, and tells of how the dunes are formed, with 3 main types and some unusual patterns. Tells how the dunes advance across the desert, making places for plants and then burying them and of the animal life that lives in the harsh environment. Concludes with the human story of Native Americans, ranching, and U.S. Army cavalry, recreational use today, and nearby sites to visit.. 13 color photos, 44 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 0911408-46-0. 1987.Order #: SOPM1306 paper$4.95.
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