We will have the opportunity to visit one of the best natural history bookstores on our visit (run by the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association at the interagency visitor center in Lone Pine) but you may want browse on-line resources or purchase books in advance.
On-line Resources (all links open in a new page):
Natural History of the White-Inyo Range, Eastern California (WMRS Symposium Vol. 1)
This is the most comprehensive guide to the White Mountains that exists. The book is out of print, but you can follow the above link to read an on-line version of this great work. The book is also available used on Amazon (NOT ALL INCLUDE THE GEOLOGY MAP). Follow this link to buy the book on Amazon.com
The links below open to Amazon.com in a new window, but you can also purchase most of these titles on-line from the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association.