Desert

Desert

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Warm deserts make up an estimated 1/5 of the Earth's surface and present unique challenges to the creatures, plants, and people that survive the temperature extremes. Desert is a detailed guide to some of the most inhospitable places on Earth, and offers spectacular full-color photographs to give readers an "eyewitness" view of life in the desert. See the stunning sand dunes of the Namib Desert, a Bedouin in full wedding dress, the desert in bloom, a jewel wasp, and a camel's regalia. Learn how sand dunes form, how a few honeypot ants store food for a whole nest in their own bodies, and how a mummy is preserved in sand. Discover why a Tuareg woman never uncovers her face, what makes a dromedary different from a Bactrian camel, the mystery of Timbuktu, and why some desert animals have big ears, and much, much more!
aPhotographs and text provide information about the people, creatures, and plants that live in both hot and cold deserts.
Publisher: New York [N.Y.] : Dorling Kindersley, c2000 (Boston, Mass. : Credo Reference, 2013.)
ISBN: 9781782682103
9780789458629
0789458624
9780789458636
0789458632
Characteristics: 1 online resource (247 entries) :,318 images, digital files.
Alternative Title: Eyewitness Desert.

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Jul 16, 2012

An introduction to deserts suitable for children (but interesting to an adult, too.) Lovely photographs. Lots of information.

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Jul 16, 2012

An introduction to deserts suitable for children (but interesting to an adult, too.) Lovely photographs. Lots of information.

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