Desert (Eyewitness Books Series)

Desert (Eyewitness Books Series)

by Miranda MacQuitty
     
 

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Full-color photos. Examine the forces that form deserts and discover the amazing variety of life in these seemingly desolate lands, from frogs that hibernate for years to Bedouins who can tell direction just by feeling stones on the ground. See more details below

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Full-color photos. Examine the forces that form deserts and discover the amazing variety of life in these seemingly desolate lands, from frogs that hibernate for years to Bedouins who can tell direction just by feeling stones on the ground.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Hand older students Miranda MacQuitty's Desert for details on geology, wildlife, ecology and ecological problems. Youngsters will find Ms. MacQuitty's richly photo-illustrated "Eyewitness Book" particularly useful for its introduction to Middle Eastern and North African desert dwellers, as well as plants and animals from deserts around the world.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-An attractive title that features photographs and drawings of flora and fauna, mainly of the deserts of northern Africa and the Middle East. Examples from the American Southwest and Australia are included, but not Arctic, Antarctic, or high-elevation regions. Brief explanatory paragraphs accompany the illustrations, which average five to a page, but they are in small type. The information is limited, but what is here-with its emphasis on camels and clothing and artifacts of Arabian people-is interesting and generally well presented. A browser's delight.-George Gleason, Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679860037
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/10/1994
Series:
Eyewitness Books Series
Pages:
63
Product dimensions:
8.79(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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