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Endangered Species Cling To Life In Death Valley

Biologist Christopher Norment took some time to document a very unusual class of creatures -- aquatic animals that live in one of the driest places on earth.

His latest book, Relicts of a Beautiful Sea, makes a case for saving the pupfish, toads and salamanders that need the desert's water. They teach us about evolution, persistence and even loneliness, Norment writes. And they can be found in our very own back yard.

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Christopher Norment, author, Relicts of a Beautiful Sea
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