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Children's LiteratureAlthough a desert might seem like a deserted, lifeless place, a closer look shows it is teeming with life. Focusing on the Sonoran Desert in southern California and Arizona, this title illustrates how plants and animals adapt to their surroundings for survival, while explaining the bigger idea of food chains. Complete with detailed examples and photos of desert plants and animals, this book identifies the different players in the food chain and how they relate to one another. After reading this book youngsters will know that much more than cacti can live in the desert. A final note on how people can help save deserts and their plants and animals will leave children with a sense of empowerment. 2005, Crabtree Publishing, and Ages 8 to 12.