Deserts

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Humans have inhabited the desert environment for much of their history, and some of the world's most advanced cultures, including those of Egypt and Mesopotamia, flourished within these parched lands. Today, many of these regions continue to be of great importance: Deserts provide the global economy with a high percentage of its metallic resources and about 70 percent of its vital supply of petroleum. Approximately 20 percent of the world's surface is now classified as desert, yet these dry lands are home to more...
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Overview

Humans have inhabited the desert environment for much of their history, and some of the world's most advanced cultures, including those of Egypt and Mesopotamia, flourished within these parched lands. Today, many of these regions continue to be of great importance: Deserts provide the global economy with a high percentage of its metallic resources and about 70 percent of its vital supply of petroleum. Approximately 20 percent of the world's surface is now classified as desert, yet these dry lands are home to more than 10 percent of the world's people. Sadly, many desert countries rank among the world's poorest, most oppressed, and most troubled spots.

About the Author:
Charles F. Gritzner is distinguished professor of geography at South Dakota State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791092347
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Series: Geography of Extreme Environments Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Introducing the Desert Realm     7
Weather and Climate of Arid Lands     18
Geography of Land and Water     33
The Desert Ecosystem     48
Native Cultures     58
Human Geography     75
Desert Regions     90
Future Prospects for Desert Lands and Peoples     106
Historical Geography at a Glance     111
Bibliography     113
Further Reading     114
Index     118
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