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The Gobi Desert (Deserts Around the World Series)
     

The Gobi Desert (Deserts Around the World Series)

by Molly Aloian
 

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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

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.

Since anicent times, people have traveled through the harsh and forbidding Gobi Desert in Mongolia and China-nomads trying to find pastureland for their animals and merchants from around the world looking to trade. The fascinating history of the Gobi Desert is filled with famous people such as Genghis Khan and Marco Polo, as well as famous events such as the world's first discovery of dinosaur egg fossils. Today, fewer people live in this vast desert system, but it is still home to many animals such as camels, snow leopards, and bears. How will these desert dwellers be affected by the Gobi's alarming rate of expansion?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778707189
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/15/2012
Series:
Deserts Around the World Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1130L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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