by Steve Parker


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595665737
Publisher: QEB Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Series: Planet Earth
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Steve Parker is an author, editor, and consultant specializing in illustrated information books on the natural world, biology, technology and general sciences. He has written over 250 books,has a First Class Honours BSc in Zoology and is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London

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"About one-fifth of all the river water that flows into the world's oceans every day comes from the huge Amazon River."

Table of Contents

Prelims 1–3
The driest lands 4
Where are deserts? 6
How deserts form 8
Types of deserts 10
Desert winds and storms 12
Desert plants 14
Flowers in the desert 16
Animals of the desert 18
Moving in the desert 20
The desert at night 22
Deadly desert killers 24
Desert oasis 26
Tomorrow’s desert 28
Glossary 30
Index 32

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