IT IS HOPED that this handbook will stimulate your interest and help you to understand and appreciate Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Because of limited space, only the major attractions of the monument have been outlined. The following publications, some of which are available for purchase at the information desk in the visitor center, will answer many of your remaining questions and give you a deeper insight into the fascinating methods by which plants and animals of the desert, and of the desert mountains, meet the stern requirements of a hot and arid climate.
BENSON, LYMAN, and ROBERT DARROW. The Trees and Shrubs of the Southwestern Deserts. Univ. of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. 1954.
BLACKFORD, JOHN L. Western Wonderland, A Guide to Bird Habitats in the Western United States. Vantage Press, New York. 1956.
BOLTON, HERBERT E. Rim of Christendom. Macmillan Co., New York. 1936.
BRYAN, KIRK. The Papago Country, Arizona. U.S. Geol. Survey Water-Supply Paper 499. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1925.
BUTCHER, DEVEREUX. Exploring Our National Parks and Monuments. Oxford Univ. Press, New York. 1947.
CARE, WILLIAM H., and MARVIN FROST. Desert Parade. Viking Press, New York. 1947.
CASTETTER, EDWARD, and WILLIS BELL. The Aboriginal Utilization of the Tall Cacti in the American Southwest. Bull. 307, Univ. of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. 1937.
______. Pima and Papago Indian Agriculture. Univ. of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. 1942.
DODGE, NATT N. 100 Desert Wildflowers in Natural Color. Southwestern Monuments Assn., Globe, Ariz. 1963.
______. Poisonous Dwellers of the Desert. Southwestern Monuments Assn., Globe, Ariz. 1955.
HORNADAY, WILLIAM T. Campfires on Desert and Lava. Scribners, New York. 1914.
HOWES, PAUL G. The Giant Cactus Forest and Its World. Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, New York. 1954.
HUEY, LAURENCE M. A Vertebrate Faunal Survey of the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona. Trans. of the San Diego Society of Natural History, v. IX, no. 32, 1942.
JAEGER, EDMUND C. Our Desert Neighbors. Stanford Univ. Press, Stanford, Calif. 1955.
______. The North American Deserts. Stanford Univ. Press, Stanford, Calif. 1957.
JOSEPH, ALICE, ROSAMOND SPICER, and JANE CHESKY. The Desert People. Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago. 1949.
KISSELL, MARY LOIS. Basketry of the Papago and Pima. Anthropological Papers, v. XVII, Pt. IV, American Museum of Natural History, New York. 1916.
KNIFE, THEODORE. The Javelina in Arizona. State of Arizona Game and Fish Dept., Phoenix. 1957.
KRUTCH, JOSEPH W. The Desert Year. William Sloane Assocs., New York. 1956.
LUMHOLTZ, CARL. New Trails in Mexico. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 1912.
NICHOL, A. A. The Natural Vegetation of Arizona. Univ. of Arizona Experiment Station, Bull. 68, Tucson. 1937.
RUSSO, JOHN P. The Desert Bighorn Sheep in Arizona. State of Arizona Game and Fish Dept., Phoenix. 1956.
SHREVE, FORREST. Plant Life of the Sonoran Desert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, April 1936. Reprinted from The Scientific Monthly, March 1936.
SHREVE, FORREST, and IRA L. WIGGINS. Vegetation and Flora of the Sonoran Desert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, Pub. 591, v. 1, Washington, D.C. 1951.
STAHNKE, HERBERT L. The Treatment of Venomous Bites and Stings. Poisonous Animals Research Lab., Arizona State College, Tempe, Ariz. 1958.