Are you curious about how Mojave Max and his friends survive in the arid desert environment? A world of fascinating information about desert animals and their habitats awaits you at your library or bookstore! We have a variety of books available at the Elements Gift Store located in the visitor’s center of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and adjacent to Mojave Max’s habitat!
Here are some of our favorites for all ages. For your convenience, we have put Amazon links for each book so you can read reviews or purchase the book.
There are creatures living in almost every part of the world, from the hot, rainy tropics to the icy polar caps, and from the dry desert to the depths of the ocean. No matter where they live on Earth, all living things seem to be perfectly suited to their environment. Scientists say that these adaptations did not happen overnight. They are the result of a long process of gradual changes over many generations. Well-known science writers, Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein-Nunn, explain Darwin's theory of evolution, unique adaptations of humans and other animals, and what the latest research reveals. Beautifully illustrated in glossy full color throughout.
When the wilderness calls—or even just the back yard—young nature lovers need a helpful guide to set them on the right track.
Now kids can learn about their favorite animals—from cheetahs to snakes—in a whole new way: from the signs they leave behind. What does a row of tracks signify? What can we tell from an accumulation of twigs left behind in the crook of a tree? What are those squiggly marks in the sand? Animal Tracks and Signs gives young readers the knowledge and expertise to interpret these mysteries.
This beautifully illustrated volume is a species-by-species guide to the clues left behind by over 400 animals on Planet Earth. The inviting text helps readers identify what to look for when tracking animals (or imagining tracking them) in the wild or in the back yard: tracks and footprints; feeding signs; droppings and pellets; animal dens, nests, and hiding places; and other specific signs of animal behavior. The author also shares expert advice on how to observe animals in the wild anywhere in the world. Life-size illustrations of footprints (and droppings!) bring the wild alive on the page. Stunning wildlife photography and clear diagrams make this a visually powerful book sure to capture the imagination of every young reader.
National Geographic Investigates: Animals on the Edge: Science Races to Save Species Threatened With Extinction (National Geographic Investigates Science)
Animals on the Edge aligns young readers with scientists, conservationists, and educators who are committed to the preservation of animals around the world.
The informed and educational narrative examines numerous threats to animals in the wild, raising awareness of each species, and detailing the extent and urgency of the problem. The book also encourages young animal lovers to take an active role in the preservation of creatures great and small.
The author offers a hopeful message for the future with inspiring stories of animals that are now off the "endangered species" list. Animals on the Edge provides a full update on the scientific efforts to save endangered species in the 21st century. This compelling title will inspire readers to participate in the race to save those species currently threatened with extinction.
They survive in America's hottest places without breaking a sweat. How do these little diggers do it? This book reveals the sandy, slow-moving world of desert tortoises, the microhabitats they create, and the behavior patterns and body adaptations that have kept them alive in the desert for more than one million years. Get kids excited about hibernation, estivation (a period of summer hibernation), and turtle conservation with an up-close look at the peaceful desert tortoise.
Gives facts about the many ways animals care for their eggs and young.