WATCHING DESERT WILDLIFE is now available as an e-book on Amazon Kindle. It was originally published by Carolrhoda Books in 1994 and is out of print. The cover has been redesigned and the text and photos inside the book have been updated. WATCHING DESERT WILDLIFE is illustrated with photos taken by my husband, Arthur Arnold, taken on many visits to the deserts of California and Arizona as well as to the high deserts in the Great Basin, where we had the opportunity to observe the richness of desert life up close. I am happy to have WATCHING DESERT WILDLIFE now available to new readers as an e-book. You can read it with a Kindle app on various devices (I use my iPad) or on your computer.
After a sudden spring rain, the flowers of a giant saguaro cactus bloom.
Beneath the hot sun, a lizard flicks its tail and dashes for the shade
of an overhanging ledge. Although the desert may seem to be a barren and
lifeless place, it is full of plants and animals that have adapted to
its harsh environment. In this updated edition of Watching Desert
Wildlife, readers go on a guided tour of desert life and explore the
fascinating ways in which plant and animals have come to survive in some
of North America's driest and hottest places.