We hope this handbook will arouse your interest and help you understand and appreciate Saguaro National Monument. Because the space is limited, we have outlined only the many attractions of the monument, and have not even mentioned many interesting things. The following publications, some of them available for purchase or reference at the information desk at monument headquarters, will help answer many of your questions, and give you a deeper insight into the fascinating methods by which plants and animals of the desert, and the mountain ranges, meet the unyielding requirements of a hot and arid climate.
BENSON, LYMAN D. The Cacti of Arizona. Univ. of Ariz. Press, Tucson, Ariz. 1950.
______, ROBERT A. DARROW, and others. A Manual of Southwestern Desert Trees and Shrubs. Univ. of Ariz. Press, Tucson, Ariz. 1945.
BRANDT, HERBERT. Arizona and Its Bird Life. Bird Research Foundation, Cleveland. 1951.
BUTCHER, DEVEREUX. Exploring Our National Parks and Monuments. Oxford Univ. Press, New York. 1947.
CARR, WILLIAM. Desert Parade. Viking Press, New York. 1947.
DODGE, NATT N. Flowers of the Southwest Deserts. Southwestern Monuments Association, Popular Series No. 4. Globe, Ariz. 1951.
______. Poisonous Dwellers of the Desert. Southwestern Monuments Association, Popular Series No. 3. Globe, Ariz. 1952.
GOULD, FRANK W. Grasses of the Southwestern United States. Univ. of Ariz. Biological Sci. Bull. No. 7. Tucson, Ariz. 1951.
HOWES, PAUL G. The Giant Cactus Forest and Its World. Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, New York. 1954.
JOSEPH, ALICE, ROSAMUND B. SPICER, and JANE CHESKY. The Desert People. Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago. 1949.
KEARNEY, THOMAS H., ROBERT H. PEEPLES, and others. Arizona Flora. Univ. of Calif. Press. Berkeley 4, Calif. 1951.
KRUTCH, JOSEPH W. The Voice of the Desert. William Sloane Associates, Inc., New York. 1955.
LOCKWOOD, FRANK C. Tucson, the Old Pueblo. Univ. of Ariz. Press, Tucson, Ariz. 1936.
MARTIN, ALEXANDER C., HERBERT S. ZIM, and ARNOLD L. NELSON, American Wildlife and Plants. McGraw-Hill, New York. 1951.
NICHOL, A. A. The Natural Vegetation of Arizona. Univ. of Ariz. Tech. Bull. No. 68. Tucson, Ariz. 1943.
OLIN, GEORGE. Animals of the Southwest Deserts. Southwestern Monuments Association, Popular Series No. 8. Globe, Ariz. 1954.
SEARS, PAUL B. Deserts on the March. Univ. of Okla. Press, Norman, Okla. 1947.
SMITH, GUSSE T. Birds of the Southwestern Desert. Doubleshoe Publishers, Scottsdale, Ariz. 1955.