Deserts: An Explorer Travel Guide

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Deserts are dry and unforgiving places, but they're also very beautiful and home to fascinating wildlife. If you had the chance to explore a desert, what would you need to know? What would you pack? Who would be helpful to have along? This book gives you the knowledge you need to plan your adventure!
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Overview

Deserts are dry and unforgiving places, but they're also very beautiful and home to fascinating wildlife. If you had the chance to explore a desert, what would you need to know? What would you pack? Who would be helpful to have along? This book gives you the knowledge you need to plan your adventure!
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 4–6—Addressing readers as potential explorers, these intriguing guides integrate information from many subject areas. Interviews with current scientists and explorers are complemented by sketches of people from the past. While presenting adaptations various plants, animals, and people make to survive in extreme conditions, the texts note conservation efforts required to mitigate current environmental threats. Photos and diagrams illustrate specialized terminology such as types of desert landforms. Caves and Mountains create the greatest sense of active participation as readers are introduced to potential dangers such as hypothermia or altitude sickness. "Fact File" boxes with comparative data (e.g., the size of major deserts) at the end of every volume could serve as starting points for developing graphs. Except for Polar Regions, each title suggests ideas for more research. Drawing from biology, anthropology, geology, history, geography, and other disciplines, this series should generate plenty of ideas for further investigation.
School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 4–6—Addressing readers as potential explorers, these intriguing guides integrate information from many subject areas. Interviews with current scientists and explorers are complemented by sketches of people from the past. While presenting adaptations various plants, animals, and people make to survive in extreme conditions, the texts note conservation efforts required to mitigate current environmental threats. Photos and diagrams illustrate specialized terminology such as types of desert landforms. Caves and Mountains create the greatest sense of active participation as readers are introduced to potential dangers such as hypothermia or altitude sickness. "Fact File" boxes with comparative data (e.g., the size of major deserts) at the end of every volume could serve as starting points for developing graphs. Except for Polar Regions, each title suggests ideas for more research. Drawing from biology, anthropology, geology, history, geography, and other disciplines, this series should generate plenty of ideas for further investigation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410954299
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Series: Explorer Travel Guides Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Lexile: 1040L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick Hunter has written more than 30 books for young people. He has a degree in Modern History and specializes in writing about history and social studies. Nick enjoys all aspects of pop culture, particularly music from the 1950s to the present day. Before becoming an author, Nick worked in educational publishing for many years. He lives in Oxford, UK with his wife and two sons.

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