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a. Preface
b. The Desert Scene
c. The Sonoran Desert and the Monument
d. Climate: The Vital Factor
e. Rocks: Foundation and Soilmakers
f. Plant and Animal Zones
g. Desert Plants
    The Saguaro—Monarch of the Monument
    Other Common Cactuses
h. Major Plant Communities of Saguaro
i. Plants of the Hills and Mountains
  Oak-Pine Woodland
  Ponderosa Pine Forest
j. Animals and How They Survive
k. The Rhythms of Nature
l. The Impact of Man

m. Suggested Reading
n. Common and Scientific Names of Plants
o. Reptiles and Amphibians of the monument
p. Birds of the monument
q. Mammals of the monument

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Saguaro National Park

Natural History Series

This publication is one of a series of handbooks explaining the natural history of scenic and scientific areas in the National Park System. It is printed by the Government Printing Office and may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C., 20402. Price $2.20.

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