Life in Death Valley

Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Sites

National Park Service: Death Valley National Park
Find out more about the animals, plants, and environmental factors of this national park.

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

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

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

NASA’s Mars Exploration Program
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
The official website for the “toughest footrace on the planet.”

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

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


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.