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Author: Michael Allaby; Richard Garratt
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, ©2006.
Series: Biomes of the Earth.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Life in the desert holds a range of biological adaptations. From camels to desert scorpions to snakes, the biodiversity of these areas is fascinating. Deserts presents the intricacies of this seemingly barren and harsh ecosystem, explaining how and why deserts form, where they are found on Earth, and their basic characteristics. Chapter-by-chapter coverage describes the fauna of the desert, the history of these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Literatura juvenil
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Allaby; Richard Garratt
ISBN: 0816053200 9780816053209
OCLC Number: 57754402
Description: xvii, 254 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: What is a desert? --
Geography of deserts --
Geology of deserts --
Desert climates --
Life in deserts --
History and the desert --
Desert exploration --
Desert industries --
Threats to deserts --
Managing the desert --
Conclusion --
Glossary --
Bibliography and further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Biomes of the Earth.
Responsibility: Michael Allaby ; illustrations by Richard Garratt.
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Presents the intricacies of the desert ecosystem, explaining how and why deserts form, where they are found on Earth, and their basic characteristics. Chapter-by-chapter coverage describes the fauna  Read more...

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