Mark Twain at Mono Lake: Chapters 38 and 39 of Mark Twain's Roughing It

Mark Twain, Mono Basin Clearinghouse

This book excerpt is from Roughing It, Mark Twain's humorous account of his western travels in the late 1860's. The excerpt includes Chapters 38 and 39, which account for Twain's visit to Mono Lake. While the text contains exaggerations (often deliberate) and some factual errors, it is an enjoyable historical reference. This Mono Basin Clearinghouse site provides a menu of additional Mono Lake related webpages including reports and studies database, reports and studies online, raw data, field notes, photos, legal resources, current ongoing research, chronologies and timelines, geographic information systems, and links.

Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Bibliography
Grade Level: Informal, General Public, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8)
Extreme Environments: Hypersaline, Alkaline
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats, Habitats:Freshwater, Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology