The Atacama Desert: Deserts Around the World

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The desert is a difficult place in which to live. Yet, 13 percent of the world's people live in desert habitats. Spectacular photography highlights this series about the world's major desert systems. Each title focuses on one desert, describing its topography, climate, plant and animal life, unique geographical features, human cultures, and the problems facing the region.

The Valle de la Luna, or Valley of the Moon, in the Atacama Desert in Chile is considered to be one of the ...

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Overview

The desert is a difficult place in which to live. Yet, 13 percent of the world's people live in desert habitats. Spectacular photography highlights this series about the world's major desert systems. Each title focuses on one desert, describing its topography, climate, plant and animal life, unique geographical features, human cultures, and the problems facing the region.

The Valle de la Luna, or Valley of the Moon, in the Atacama Desert in Chile is considered to be one of the driest places on Earth. Some areas have not received rain for hundreds of years. Its large craters, miles of desolate sand and rocky surfaces, strangely carved rocks, and volcanic peaks make it comparable to the Moon's surface. In fact, the Atacama's soil is so similar to soil samples from Mars that NASA goes to this desert to test its exploration instruments. Marked by geoglyphs, enormous designs scraped into the ground by the ancient Atacameño people, this strange and wondrous place faces many challenges today, mainly from desertification and mining practices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778707172
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/15/2012
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.80 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Atacama Desert 4

Chapter 2 The Atacama's Unique Geography 8

Chapter 3 Living in the Atacama Desert 14

Chapter 4 Travel and Commerce 20

Chapter 5 Desert at Risk 24

Comparing the World's Deserts 28

Timeline 29

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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