How tall can a Joshua tree grow? The tallest one in the park reaches a height of 40 feet (12 meters). Inside, You'll Find: Which plants and animals live in Joshua Tree National Park; A timeline, photos-and how people are working to preserve the park; Surprising True facts that will shock and amaze you!
Table of Contents
1 A Weird Wonderland: How was the area that became Joshua Tree National Park formed? 7
2 From Rocky Cliffs to Petroglyphs: What landforms shape Joshua Tree? 15
3 Home Is Where the Hot Is: How have animals adapted to the park's intense temperatures? 21
The Big Truth!
National Parks Field Guide: Joshua Tree: How might you identify some of the park's animals? 26
4 Plenty of Plants: What plants thrive in the park's desert climate? 29
5 Protecting the Park Future: Why is Joshua Tree in danger, and how are people working to protect it? 35
Map Mystery 40
Be an Animal Tracker! 42
True Statistics 44
Important Words 46
About the Author 48