Discover Science: Desert

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Come explore the world's deserts, from the scorching North American southwest to the cold Gobi. Starting with natural forces such as wind and rain and moving through plant and animal life, as well as all the ways humans live and work with the desert, this is an accessible introduction to this  fascinating environment. With included hands-on activities and key vocabulary defined in the glossary, this is a clear, easy-to-understand introduction to an important environmental ...

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Overview

Come explore the world's deserts, from the scorching North American southwest to the cold Gobi. Starting with natural forces such as wind and rain and moving through plant and animal life, as well as all the ways humans live and work with the desert, this is an accessible introduction to this  fascinating environment. With included hands-on activities and key vocabulary defined in the glossary, this is a clear, easy-to-understand introduction to an important environmental topic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753468364
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Series: Discover Science Series
  • Pages: 56
  • Sales rank: 622,854
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicola Davies is a writer, zoologist and television presenter, and lives in Devon, England. She began her career studying geese and humpbacked whales and then became a researcher and presenter of the BBC’s The Really Wild Show. Since then she has written many children’s books on everything from human biology, blue whales and turtles to bats, owls and climate change. She also teaches creative writing to BA and MA students.

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Table of Contents

What is a desert? 6

Looking different 8

Wild weather 10

Whistling wind 12

Desert rain 14

Prickly plants 16

Desert fliers 18

Little creatures 20

Mighty mammals 22

Pools of water 24

Desert dwellers 26

Growing deserts 28

Making deserts green 30

Cities in the desert 32

Using the desert 34

Lots of fun! 36

History in the desert 38

Ice and water 40

Project: Crazy camels 42

Project: 3-D cactus 44

Project: Palm trees 45

Project: Aboriginal spinning top 46

Glossary 48

Parent and teacher notes 50

Did you know? 52

Deserts quiz 54

Find out more 55

Index 56

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