New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1947. First Edition. 84pp. Octavo [21 cm] Salmon cloth boards. Jacket rubbed at extremities with a few small nicks and chips. Otherwise Very good/Very good. Map endsheets and pastedowns. Item #4363
"This little volume has been prepared to satisfy the curiosity of the hundreds of thousands of visitors who go to Death Valley National Park each year and of the numberless others who long to go there. A brief but comprehensive handbook supplementing Mr. Putnam's 'Death Valley and Its Country,' this guide presents facts and figures concerning the famous climate of the region. It also treats the flora and fauna of the Valley, listing the extraordinarily large number of plants which prosper in this torrid sink, and describing animal, bird, and insect life and the effects of seasonal change upon it." - from the jacket.
"This item supplies - 'detailed records of the Valley's climate, with a list of its plants and flowers, best known birds and animals, an outline of its history, and data helpful to rock collectors." - Desert Voices 137.