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In Learn More the National Geographic magazine team shares some of its best sources and other information to expand your knowledge of our featured subjects. Special thanks to the Research Division.

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Case, Ted J., and others. A New Island Biogeography of the Sea of Cortes. Oxford University Press, 2002.

Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 3rd ed. National Geographic Society, 1999.

Fleming, Theodore H., and Alfonso Valiente-Banuet, eds. Columnar Cacti and Their Mutualists. University of Arizona Press, 2002.

Grismer, Lee. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California. University of California Press, 2002.

Phillips, Steven J., and Patricia Wentworth Comus, eds. A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press, 2000.

Sowell, John. Desert Ecology. University of Utah Press, 2001.

NGS Resources

Heisey, Adriel. "Sky-High Over the Sonoran." National Geographic (October 2000), 30-49.

Delano, Marfé Ferguson. Desert. National Geographic Books, 1999.

Arnosky, Jim. Watching Desert Wildlife. National Geographic Books, 1998.

Rinard, Judith E. "Treasures of a Desert Park." National Geographic World (December 1995), 24-27.

Vesilind, Priit J. "The Sonoran Desert: Anything But Empty." National Geographic (September 1994), 36-63.