Are deserts lifeless placed?

No way! Many deserts are home to a variety of plants and animals.

Inside, You'll Find:

How some deserts form;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and how humans, animals, and plants survive in deserts;

Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

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Are deserts lifeless placed?

No way! Many deserts are home to a variety of plants and animals.

Inside, You'll Find:

How some deserts form;

Maps, a timeline, photos-and how humans, animals, and plants survive in deserts;

Surprising TRUE facts that will shock and amaze you!

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This text is part of a series that takes a look at different geographic features around our world. In this particular entry, the reader learns about deserts, areas found on all continents but Europe, which are notable for their astonishing lack of precipitation and extreme low humidity. This easy to follow book has a five chapter set-up followed by sections called, in order, True Statistics, Resources (a current grouping of books and websites and places to visit that address the topic with creativity and well-researched information), Important Words, an Index, and About the Author. The chapters focus on where we find different types of deserts as well as how they are formed, the disparate weather conditions in different deserts, the process known as desertification which is, very simply, the creation of deserts by humans because of negative choices around population growth, how people live in the deserts, and plants and animals found in the desert. Excellent photos and graphics throughout further explain or share everything from the fact that Antarctica is actually the largest desert in the world to the surprising information that a roadrunner, one of the most well known of desert dwellers, swallows its prey head first. This is a great book in a strong series "A True Book" for younger students looking for information about geographic regions on Earth. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531281048
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: Scholastic True Book Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 176,604
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Exploring the Desert

What are deserts, and where are they found? 7

2 With Sand and Wind

How does nature make a desert in the first place? 13

The Desert Weather Report

What is the forecast for today? 18

3 Man-made Deserts

How have people and cities changed the deserts of the world? 21

4 Home, Sweet Desert Home

How can people possibly live in some of the world's deserts? 27

5 Wildlife Under the Sun

What kinds of plants and animals survive in deserts? 35

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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