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Deserts

Author: Anna Claybourne
Publisher: North Mankato, Minn. : Smart Apple Media, ©2005.
Series: Geography fact files.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an introduction to deserts around the world and covers key elements of physical geography, environmental issues, tourism, and interaction with the people who live there. Deserts can be hot and sandy, but they can also be freezing cold and strewn with rocks. In this book you will find all you need to know about how deserts are formed and how they change, the special characteristics of desert wildlife and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Claybourne
ISBN: 1583404252 9781583404256
OCLC Number: 54001516
Notes: "A+."
First published: London : Hodder Wayland, 2004.
Description: 48 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: What is a desert? --
Where are deserts? --
How deserts form --
How deserts change --
Water in the desert --
Studying deserts --
Mapping deserts --
Desert zones --
Desert wildlife --
Desert ecosystems --
Desert weather --
Dangers and disasters --
Desert resources --
Desert people --
Desert towns --
Desert farms --
Desert industries --
Desert tourism --
Managing deserts --
Deserts in danger --
Conserving deserts --
Glossary --
Further information --
Index.
Series Title: Geography fact files.
Responsibility: Anna Claybourne.

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Provides an introduction to deserts around the world and covers key elements of physical geography, environmental issues, tourism, and interaction with the people who live there. Deserts can be hot and sandy, but they can also be freezing cold and strewn with rocks. In this book you will find all you need to know about how deserts are formed and how they change, the special characteristics of desert wildlife and ecosystems, the extreme nature of desert weather, and how people use and abuse desert resources.

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