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Deserts around the world

Author: Jen Green
Publisher: London : Wayland, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A colourful introduction to some of the deserts of the world. Shows how they are formed and it also explores the physical and human activities that affect them. Case studies include why the Sahara is getting drier, what makes Antarctica a desert, and how the discovery of oil has affected the Arabian Desert,
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jen Green
ISBN: 9780750271660 0750271663 9780750254533 075025453X
OCLC Number: 973706646
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: What are deserts? --
Why do dererts form? --
Shaping deserts --
Desert survival --
Using deserts --
Protecting deserts --
Largest hot desert --
A foggy desert --
Outback life --
Wandering the wastes --
Desert cities --
Oil-rich desert --
Frozen desert.
Responsibility: Jen Green.

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This new series explores the physical features and natural forces of the planet, from the work of rivers and volcanoes and to the shaping of coastlines and mountains.  Read more...

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