About the Book
A visit to White Sands National Park feels otherworldly. Located in New Mexico within the world’s largest expanse of gypsum sand dunes, its size compares only to the dune fields on planet Mars. This beautifully illustrated, National Park Service–approved interpretive guide introduces readers to the cultural history, geology, ecology, and tourism of one of our nation’s most unique landscapes.
Exploring the intricacies of the landscape, the land’s role for people and animals from prehistory to recent history, its unique flora and fauna, and its place in the surrounding desert climate, readers will come away with a visceral sense for the extremes and constant movement of a place like no other.
Inclusive of groundbreaking new research findings, and reflective of White Sands’ 2019 designation as a National Park, this guide is an incomparable resource for new and seasoned park goers alike.
Trim size: 11″ x 9″ (landscape)
Pages: 68 pages
Published by: Western National Parks Association
“Through this captivating narrative, Susan Lamb’s writing unearths the park’s many mysteries. From the ancient fossilized footprints, the continuum of human history through thousands of years, the rapid adaptations of its plants and animals, the importance of water, and the many more surprises that require an extra glance to notice and understand.”
–Kelly Carroll, Chief of Interpretation, White Sands National Park
About the Author
Susan Lamb is an acclaimed author of over a dozen WNPA–published books about the Southwest and the natural world. A former ranger-naturalist for the National Park Service, she has an affinity for writing interpretive natural history. She currently lives in Flagstaff with her husband, photographer Tom Bean.
Inside the Book
About Western National Parks Association
WNPA helps make the national park experience possible for everyone. WNPA supports parks across the West, developing products, services, and programs that enhance the visitor experience, understanding, and appreciation of national parks. Since 1938 WNPA has worked to connect new generations to parks in meaningful ways, all with one simple goal: create advocates who want to preserve and protect these special places for everyone, for all time.