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ASDM Press - Books

Support the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum by purchasing our books directly from us!

Browse our extensive selection of ASDM Press titles and learn more about the wonders of the Sonoran desert — its diverse plants, amazing wildlife, fascinating geology, inspiring landscape and natural history.

A Desert Illuminated: Cactus Flowers of the Sonoran Desert

The 2016 Holiday Gift Guide from ASDM Press!

This holiday season, surprise your family and friends with a fun and engaging gift from ASDM Press!

Inspire your loved ones to explore our Sonoran Desert home with one of our fascinating books and support the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum at the same time.

What a great way to spread the joy around!

Download the 2016 Gift Guide here

A Natural History of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona: with an Introduction to the Madrean Sky Islands

A Natural History of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona:
with an Introduction to the Madrean Sky Islands

This watershed book takes us behind the picture-postcard views and into the landscape, where we can understand, appreciate, and enjoy the natural history of the spectacular Santa Catalina Mountains. Its vividly illustrated chapters and nine picture guides (featuring native flora and fauna) paint a rich portrait of this famous range.

Mountain Trees of Southern Arizona: A Field Guide

Mountain Trees of Southern Arizona: A Field Guide
A unique guide to our amazing native trees, this book features common and notable trees growing at 4,500 feet or more in the Sky Islands of southern Arizona.

Victor, the Reluctant Vulture

Victor, the Reluctant Vulture
Victor follows the innocent but impossible dreams and adventures of a young vulture who, through experience and the support of his family and community, finds his own self-worth.

Mission San Xavier: A Story of Saints and Angels, Art and Artists / Una Historia de Santos y Ángeles, Arte y Artistes

Mission San Xavier:
A Story of Saints and Angels, Art and Artists / Una Historia de Santos y Ángeles, Arte y Artistes

Saints and angels, missionaries and Indians, artists and conservators populate this fascinating introduction to a house of spirit, a Sonoran Desert landmark, and an artistic bridge to another era.

Hip, Hip, Hooray, It's Monsoon Day! / ¡Ajúa, Ya Llegó el Chubasco!

Hip, Hip, Hooray, It's Monsoon Day! / ¡Ajúa, Ya Llegó el Chubasco!
The author lushly illustrates the Sonoran Desert rainy season, describing in English and in Spanish the ways in which people anticipate and celebrate the monsoon, as well as the meteorological phenomena behind the storms and the adaptations they have caused in local wildlife.

Vanishing Circles: Portraits of Disappearing Wildlife of the Sonoran Desert Region

Vanishing Circles: Portraits of Disappearing Wildlife of the Sonoran Desert Region
Vanishing Circles is a richly illustrated volume documenting an important Desert Museum exhibition and showcasing the beauty and diversity of species rapidly disappearing from the American Southwest.

There is a shipping and handling fee of $4.99 + $2.00 per book for orders within the continental United States. Please allow 1-3 weeks for delivery. For quotes on international orders or orders to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico, please contact us at gcrooks@desertmuseum.org.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Studies in Natural History

(Note: The following books are ordered through the University of Arizona Press, and are not eligible for free shipping.)

Sea Turtles of the Eastern Pacific Aridland Springs Migratory Pollinators

Sea Turtles of the
Eastern Pacific

Aridland Springs

Migratory Pollinators

Gulf of California Invasive Species Desert Tortoise

Gulf of California

Invasive Species

Desert Tortoise