Exploring DEATH VALLEY by Ruth Kirk 1971


Exploring DEATH VALLEY. Ruth Kirk, Photographs by Ruth and Louis Kirk, Maps by Dee Molenaar, Stanford University Press, 1971.


Fold-out map of Death Valley Nat'l Monument to rear. First published 1956; this is a re-issue of the 1965 2nd Edition. In depth guide to, and a primary historical resource to Death Valley of eastern of California where high temperatures rival deserts of the Middle East. 88 pgs w/maps & some 50 photos.


Text in 8 chapters: 1, The Human Story (Indians, 49-ers, Prospectors); 2, Natural History; 3, Weather; 4, Sights on Main Roads; 5, The Back Country by Car; 6, Trips by Truck & Jeep; 7, Where to Hike; and, 8, Directory. A moment in time and history.


Edge and cover creases.

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