Sonoran Desert

Sonoran Desert

by Wayne Lynch
     
 

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This is the fifth title in our highly-praised Our Wild World Ecosystem series. Once again, author/photographer Wayne Lynch takes readers on a personal journey through a treasured North American ecosystem. Amazing photography, first-person anecdotes, and tons of factual information on the animals, plants, climate and landscape come together to give a complete

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This is the fifth title in our highly-praised Our Wild World Ecosystem series. Once again, author/photographer Wayne Lynch takes readers on a personal journey through a treasured North American ecosystem. Amazing photography, first-person anecdotes, and tons of factual information on the animals, plants, climate and landscape come together to give a complete picture of the ecosystem in action. Subjects cover the wide diversity of living things in this habitat from the giant saguaro cactus and ocotillo to javelinas and dozens of desert birds. And of course rattlesnakes! This gorgeous book is a feast for both the eyes and mind.

Editorial Reviews

Kim Hutmacher
I highly recommend this title for classroom use. I have not seen a better book for the study of the Sonoran Desert ecosystem.
School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—An in-depth look at a vibrant ecosystem. Spilling over the Mexican border into Arizona and New Mexico, the Sonoran Desert is especially rich in varied plants, animals, insects, and other critters that call it home. Lynch shares his expertise and experiences in a clearly written, conversational text, lavishly illustrated with his own crisp color photos. From bighorn sheep to Gila monsters to creosote bushes, the author presents the variegated panoply of landscapes and life-forms in this challenging environment. More demanding than Kelley MacAulay's A Desert Habitat (Crabtree, 2006), which also focuses on the Sonoran Desert, this engaging work is eye-catching and informative.—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589793897
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
08/25/2009
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,228,585
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Dr. Wayne Lynch has published more than 25 books for children on nature and wildlife. He is Canada's best-known and most widely published professional wildlife photographer. He lives in Calgary with his wife, writer Aubrey Lang.

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