Tucson Festival of Books

Susan Lamb

Tom Bean

Susan Lamb served as a ranger-naturalist in the National Park Service for seven years; her last assignment was as Desert View District Ranger-Naturalist at Grand Canyon National Park. The Desert View District borders the Navajo Nation and her work there was to interpret the pre-Columbian and modern indigenous peoples of the Colorado Plateau, particularly the Hisatsinom and the Hopi. It was there that her love of nature and science, and her appreciation for diverse cultures converged. A chance assignment led to a freelance career writing interpretive natural and cultural histories and leading study tours in the West for the Smithsonian National Associates Program and other clients. Lamb's book is "White Sands National Park."

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Taking it Outside
Sitting down to tell a tale is only a small part of writing a good book about nature. The real work, and the real fun, is being there. Today, Susan Lamb and Tom Zoellner will explain why hitting the trail is so important to getting to know a place.

WNPA Stage (Seats 146)
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Susan Lamb, Tom Zoellner
Moderator: Roger Naylor

White Sands National Park
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Western National Parks Association
December 2022
ISBN 9781583692103
68 pages

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 dunefields on planet Mars. More/less

A Guide to American Indian Folk Art of the Southwest
Fine Arts / Photography
Western National Parks Association
January 2006
ISBN 9781583690659
47 pages