Deserts of the world.

by Moore, W. G.

Publisher: Hutchinson

Written in English
Published: Pages: 67 Downloads: 61
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SeriesNew visual geography, regional series
The Physical Object
Pagination67p.,ill.,24cm
Number of Pages67
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19036242M

The purpose of this distinguished book series is to describe the structure and functioning of all major types of ecosystem, whether aquatic or terrestrial, natural or subject to human influence - in some cases virtually man-made (like greenhouses, fishponds, or intensive animal production). The aim and purpose of our book, Community and Global Ecology of Deserts, is to give an overview and report from the frontiers of desert ecological research. The ecology of deserts as a scientific discipline plays a key role in solving many of global problems due to collective adaptation methods and approaches of lifeforms living in extreme environments. If ecologists or environmental. Deserts of The World: Geography 2nd Grade for Kids | Children's Earth Sciences Books Edition by Baby Professor and Publisher Speedy Publishing LLC. Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: , The print version .

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Born in Munich inphotographer Michael Martin must surely have been a nomad in another life, as he's become the world's photographer of the African deserts. Over the years, he's published 15 books and taken at least 80 journeys throughout the world's deserts /5(5).

Each major desert area is described by a location map, a larger desert map, a sentence or two about specific areas identified on the map, a fact file, and illustrations of some unique attributes. The deserts are not always easy to find on the small location maps.

This is both a browsing book and beginning reference book for the topics by: 2. Deserts of the World: An Appraisal of Research into Their Physical and Biological Environments by SIGNED and inscribed by the editor.

Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Inscribed by William G. McGinnies and Patricia Paylore. No dust jacket, unknown if issued as such. Secure packaging for safe delivery.

Seller Rating: % positive. Get this from a library. Deserts of the world. [Ian A Morrison] -- Discusses the characteristics and formation of world deserts and how plants, animals, and people have learned to survive there. Deserts (True Books: Ecosystems (Paperback)) Peter Benoit. out of 5 stars 4.

Paperback. $ Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). Creatures of the Desert World 5/5(3). out of 5 stars Creatures of the Desert World--a book of art. Reviewed in the United States on Octo Verified Purchase. Any book from National Geographic is guaranteed to be top notch and the Creatures of the Desert World is no exception.

I bought this book for my classroom when I taught in the 's and my students loved it/5(). With DESERT NOTEBOOKS, Ben Ehrenreich delivers a new contribution to the canon of essential reading about the place and the rest of the world as it relates to it.

Ehrenreich isn't writing a "desert book" per se, but he is writing from the Mojave, and his love for it is deep/5(38).

25 rows  The largest deserts in the world by area. It includes all deserts ab square. A survey of the nature and history of the landscapes of the world's great warm deserts, that illustrates how their distinctive features have developed in response to major climatic and tectonic changes over millions of years.

The treatment is a regional one, and each of the world's major warm deserts 3/5. Nyiri Desert - a desert located in southern Kenya along the border with Tanzania; Lompoul Desert - a desert lying in northwestern Senegal between Dakar and Saint-Louis; Sahara Desert – Africa's largest desert and the world's largest hot desert which covers much of North Africa comprising: Ténéré – a desert covering northeastern Niger and.

• The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places is published by Faber. To order a copy for £17 (RRP £20) go to or. ‎If you would venture out for an adventure, make sure you avoid the most dangerous deserts in the world.

This book lists down where these deserts are and what make them dangerous. Is it the unpredictable weather condition. Or the animals living there. What are. Desert—any large, extremely dry area of land with sparse vegetation—is one of Earth’s major types of ecosystems.

Deserts are found throughout the world, especially in Africa and Australia. The world’s largest desert is the Sahara, which covers nearly all of northern Africa. The following list. The book covers in sufficient details of various types of deserts, which are climatically subdivided into deserts with cold winters, coastal deserts, and hot deserts.

I found it an interesting read. It tracks mankind's spiritual links with deserts as the world's all the three great religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam - have had their /5.

This is a book about tbe author's wanderings through the deserts of the world. We learn how each desert looks as well as a bit about the people that live in each. I found this book fascinating and if you think this book would be dry, well, I think you would be surprised at how the author describes the deserts and keeps you wanting to read more/5(38).

Major deserts in the World pdf. List of Desert of the World pdf > Desert is a large part of the landscape where there is almost no or little rainfall with the extreme weather conditions and usually fewer plants. There are many deserts in the world. Some of. Each book in this eight-volume series presents clear, scientific information about one specific biome.

Each book explores what makes up a particular ecosystem, where in the world the biome is found, and what kinds of living organisms are supported by : Edward R Ricciuti. Get this from a library. Deserts. [Lawrence Williams] -- Examines the deserts of the world, describing their location, climates, landscape, and ecology, and discusses the impact and effect of human beings on desert.

Get this from a library. Deserts. [Susan Heinrichs Gray] -- Describes some of the main deserts around the world, how deserts are formed, and some of the plants and animals found in these dry areas. 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.

For more information including sample pages, visit the Atlas of the World's Deserts web site. Horizontal double fore-edge painting of two city scapes of a desert area.

Credits: Edited and translated by William Henry Davenport Adams. Description: xi, [13] pages: illustrations ; 25 cm: Contents: Book I. The Deserts of Europe and Asia. The Landes, the dunes, and the steppes --Book II. The Deserts of sand. The Deserts of Europe and. ‎Byline: DR.

S.M. ALAM and DR.M.A. KHAN The word desert actually means uninhabited, waterless, and treeless region. Approximately one-third of Earth's land surface is desert.

The biggest of them all is the Sahara desert. It is located in North Africa and measures about 9, square kilometers. CLASSIFICATION OF WORLD DESERTS The world’s deserts (Figure 1) occur in every continent including Antarctica and are areas where there is a severe shortage of moisture, predominantly because precipitation levels are low.

In some deserts aridity is partly the result of high temperatures, which means that evaporation rates are high. What happens when the desert blooms. Life in the Deserts introduces students in grades 5 to 8 to surprisingly rich desert environments.

It also explores the environmental challenges faced by people who make their homes in and near desert regions. The book includes a fun quiz and a helpful : $ As well as being the largest and driest desert, the Antarctic Ice Sheet, which occupies around 99% of the continent, is also the coldest desert on Earth.

According to the British Antarctic Survey, winter temperatures on the coast average to °C (14 to °F) and farther inland it can plummet to °C (°F) and beyond. The term Great American Desert was used in the 19th century to describe the western part of the Great Plains east of the Rocky Mountains in North America to about the th meridian.

It can be traced to the Stephen H. Long's scientific expedition which put the Great American Desert on the map. The area is now usually referred to as the High Plains, and the original term is now sometimes. Desert, any large, extremely dry area of land with sparse vegetation. It is one of Earth’s major types of ecosystems, supporting a community of plants and animals specially adapted to the harsh environment.

In deserts, trees are usually absent, and shrubs or herbaceous plants provide only very incomplete ground cover. When people think of deserts, they usually think of sand, the tiny particles of rocks and minerals that also occur on beaches. In fact, only about 20 percent of the world’s deserts are covered in sand.

Most deserts are mainly made up of rocks or gravel, while others are icy. Deserts cover more than one-quarter of Earth’s land surface. The vital role of deserts and forests.

[James Shoals] Book: All Authors / Contributors: James Shoals. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog. The common perception of the desert is one of lifeless desolation.

But in reality, the desert is teeming with life. This enchanting pop-up book from National Geographic is based on the famous Sonoran Desert and features a huge cast of characters including roadrunners, badgers, owls, rattlesnakes, tarantulas, jackrabbits, scorpions, hawks, pack rats, skunks, mountain lions, and gila monsters.

The Rise of “Book Deserts” The intense disparities in access to reading material in Detroit, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., were outlined in a. Travellers and writers have long been attracted to deserts, places of wonder that offer that combination of disturbance and delight that make up enchantment, a suspension of chronological time, a ‘moment of pure presence.’ The list below comprises a personal top 10 of books about deserts (with 2 further additions).More Books by Arthur Mangin See All.

The Desert World. Contes de Noël (Tome 3) L'Année d'autrefois en Provence. Soirées en famille. Le Monde de l'air. Voyages et découvertes outre-mer au XIXe siècle. More ways to shop: Find an Apple Store or other retailer near you.