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Atlas of the world's deserts

Author: Nathaniel Harris
Publisher: New York : Fitzroy Dearborn, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Atlas of the World's Deserts examines the hostile and extreme environments that characterize deserts, and is divided into chapters that concentrate on specific aspects of a desert's geology, life forms, history, and future.
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Maps
Nonfiction
Material Type: Atlas
Document Type: Map
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Harris
ISBN: 1579583105 9781579583101
OCLC Number: 52459890
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: How deserts form --
Sand, rock, and rubble --
Plants of the desert --
Creatures of the desert --
The desert in history --
The modern desert --
Wealth from the desert --
Spreading deserts.
Responsibility: Nathaniel Harris.

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