Life in Death Valley

Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Sites

National Park Service: Death Valley National Park

http://nps.gov/deva

Find out more about the animals, plants, and environmental factors of this national park.

Death Valley Forums

http://www.death-valley.us

Read news, articles, and forums about Death Valley’s history, geology, climate, wildlife and points of interests.

U.S. Geological Survey: Virtual Field Trip to Death Valley

http://wrgis.wr.usgs.gov/docs/usgsnps/deva/index.html

Go on virtual field trips to the geologic “hot spots” of Death Valley National Park.

Devil’s Hole Pupfish

http://www.pupfish.net/habitats/devilshole.htm

Find out more about the efforts to protect the Devil’s Hole pupfish.

The Racetrack Playa

http://geosun.sjsu.edu/paula/rtp/

Learn more about Dr. Paula Messina’s work on the racing rocks of the Racetrack Playa.

NASA’s Mars Exploration Program

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/

Find the latest images, articles, and information about NASA’s exploration of Mars, including similarities between the Red Planet and Death Valley.

Kiehl’s Badwater Ultramarathon

http://www.badwater.com/

The official website for the “toughest footrace on the planet.”

Desert USA

http://www.desertusa.com/

A monthly internet-based comprehensive travel and adventure guide dedicated to the American desert.

Death Valley ’49ers

http://www.deathvalley49ers.org

The Death Valley ’49ers, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization, seeks to expand public awareness of Death Valley.

Books

Gebhardt, Chuck and Tom Willis. INSIDE DEATH VALLEY. Pleasanton, CA: CWG Creations, 1995.

Harder, Emmett C. THESE CANYONS ARE FULL OF GHOSTS: THE LAST OF THE DEATH VALLEY PROSPECTORS. San Bernadino, CA: Real Adventure Publishing, 2001.

Johnson, Kirk. TO THE EDGE: A MAN, DEATH VALLEY, AND THE MYSTERY OF ENDURANCE. New York: Warner Books, 2001.

Miller, Marli B. and Lauren A. Wright. GEOLOGY OF DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 2002.

Soennichsen, John. LIVE! FROM DEATH VALLEY : DISPATCHES FROM AMERICA’S LOW POINT. Seattle, WA: Sasquatch Books, 2005.

Wiewandt, Thomas and Maureen Wilks. THE SOUTHWEST INSIDE OUT. Tucson, AZ: Wild Horizons Publishing, Inc., 2004.