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Death Valley and the Northern Mojave - A Visitor's Guide Oaks of California by Cachuma Press
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A Visitor's Guide

William C. Tweed and Lauren Davis

Death Valley and the Northern Mojave is a richly illusrated color travel guide to one of America's most magnificent desert regions. Death Valley National Park is at the heart of the Northern Mojave, and folded within its 3.3 million acres are an astonishing number of natural wonders and historic treasures, including Badwater, Zabriskie Point, Dante's View, Eureka Dunes, Harmony Borax, and Scotty's Castle. A variety of intriguing destinations surround the park, such as the geologic sites at Trona Pinnacles and Red Rock Canyon, ghostly mining camps at Rhyolite and Ballarat, desert wetlands at Ash Meadows and Tecopa Lake, and world-famous rock art in the Coso Range. The text features over 75 sites and interprets the Northern Mojave's unique natural and cultural history.


208 pages; 8" x 8.75"; 215 color photos and 30 b&w historic photos; 7 full-page maps; appendices; bibliography; index; ISBN: 0-9628505-7-8


"Full of maps and astonishing photographs, this book provides an excellent overview of the region's geology, plants, animals, and history as a prelude to the primary contribution - an immensely readable site-by-site description of the park's natural treasures, complete with detailed access information and tips."
- Los Angeles Times

"A wonderful guide . . . full of history, photos, and maps."
- Santa Barbara News-Press

“Lushly photographed, cleverly researched, and insightfully written, this book reveals much more of the ‘why’ of desert exploration than the ‘how.’ But, that’s just fine. Dry, uninspired little ‘How-to’ books are considerably easier to come by. Tweed and Davis may have called this a guidebook, but it’s actually a love story.”
- San Francisco Chronicle


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