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.
Animal Tracks & Signs
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.