by Seymour Simon


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Deserts are alive with mystery and wonder. From Africa to Australia to the Americas, learn the secrets of this harsh yet awe-inspiring environment. Visit sand dunes that stretch for miles in the Sahara, or the cactus forests of the Sonoran desert. With large, striking photos that perfectly illustrate the lonesome beauty of deserts around the world, this is a grand introduction to some of the most fascinating landscapes on earth.

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ISBN-13: 9780688154790
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/1997
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

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Deserts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
dahabdabbler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Accompanied by photographs, this book begins with an explanation of what a desert is and where they can be found, including the main North American deserts. Simon describes how deserts may be formed and provides examples. Next, types of desert plants are described as well as some adaptations that they have. Desert landscapes are formed by various events ¿ rainstorms, flashfloods, wind, running water, and temperature. Examples and descriptions of desert animals are also given. I loved this book, but I also love deserts so that is no surprise! The photographs are beautiful, but I can imagine that if there was a new printing of this book that the photos may improve. As I read this book, I wished that I had a graphic organizer so that I could jot down notes on the various comparisons Simon provides. I look forward to using this book next year with my class as they learn about the geography of Egypt. It will be fun to find photos of the various types of deserts in Egypt and compare them with the photos in the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found it thouroughly engrossing and interesting I used much of its information in my desert report.