Deserts of the World

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Published by HarperCollins Publishers .

Written in English

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  • Science,
  • Juvenile Earth Sciences,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children: Grades 4-6,
  • Science & Nature - Earth Sciences,
  • Earth Sciences - Geography,
  • Deserts,
  • Juvenile literature

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Book details

ContributionsHarriett Barton (Illustrator)
The Physical Object
FormatLibrary binding
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9230810M
ISBN 100060213108
ISBN 109780060213107

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Deserts of the World [Jack Knowlton, Harriett Barton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Describes twenty major deserts of the world, how they were formed, and the plants, animals, and people that live Jack Knowlton.

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Over the years, he's published 15 books and taken at least 80 journeys throughout the /5(2). Deserts are beautiful places, even when unforgiving of those who do not respect their nature.

This is an attractive book, written for the nonspecialist, that portrays that nature with a wealth of simple maps, lovely photographs, and considerable basic introductory by: 2. Jan 25,  · Creatures of the Desert World [National Geographic Society] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

An interactive pop-up book about desert animals that’s as educational as it is fun. This National Geographic Action Book takes readers through a day in the Sonoran Desert/5(95). Of the deserts of the world, the Sahara Desert is the largest desert that falls into a sub-tropical climate.

The Sahara covers most of northeastern Africa which is about 10% of the continent. It is nearly as large as the United States in terms of land area. While most of the book takes place in the desert, the author doesn't say very much about it.

She is focussed on the pastoralists, impoverished I bought this book without doing more than glancing at the title and the cover picture, always a dangerous way to choose a book/5. This is the list of the largest deserts in the world by area. It includes all deserts above 50, square kilometres (19, sq mi).

Some of Earth's biggest Algerian, Bayuda, Blue, Chalbi, Danakil. Lompoul Desert - a desert lying in northwestern Senegal between Dakar and Saint-Louis Sahara Desert – Africa's largest desert and the world's largest hot desert which covers much of North Africa comprising: Ténéré – a desert covering northeastern Niger and western Chad.

Creatures of the Desert World is an educational book published by the National Geographic Society. The book teaches children about the different animals that live in the desert. The book covers day animals, night animals, mammals, and reptiles. The book is a pop-up book /5. A book desert is a geographic area where printed books and other reading material are allegedly hard to obtain, particularly without access to an automobile or other form of transportation.

Some researchers Deserts of the World book defined book deserts by linking them to poverty and low income, while others use a combination of factors that include census data, income, ethnicity, geography, language, and the number of books in.

What happens when the desert blooms. Life in the Deserts introduces students in grades 5 to 8 to surprisingly rich desert environments. It also explores the environmental challenges faced by people who make their homes in and near desert regions. The book includes a fun quiz and a helpful World Book.

The Rub' al-Khali is referenced in Fallout 4 by Jack Cabot as the location of an ancient city where his father found an artifact created by an intelligent predecessor to humans.

The Rub' al-Khali is the location of the Jinn city of Irem in G. Willow Wilson's fantasy novel Countries: Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab. This is the first-ever regional study of the geomorphology of the world's deserts, demonstrating why different deserts have special landscape features and land-forming processes.

It explains the climatic and tectonic history of deserts, showing how the histories of the deserts have been longand complex, and how they have responded to global changes in climate, particularly over the course of.

Jun 09,  · • The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places is published by Faber. To order a copy for £17 (RRP £20) go to or. Mar 01,  · “Book Deserts” Are Real. Here’s What Schools Are Doing to Help Kids Who Live in Them.

Kids who are surrounded by books have a better chance of succeeding. But as teachers know very well, access to print material can depend heavily on where you live. Travellers and writers have long been attracted to deserts, places of wonder that offer that combination of disturbance and delight that make up enchantment, a suspension of chronological time, a ‘moment of pure presence.’ The list below comprises a personal top 10 of books about deserts.

Desert—any large, extremely dry area of land with sparse vegetation—is one of Earth’s major types of ecosystems. Deserts are found throughout the world, especially in Africa and Australia. The world’s largest desert is the Sahara, which covers nearly all of northern Africa. The following list. Deserts are arid regions, generally receiving less than ten inches of precipitation a year, or regions where the potential evaporation rate is twice as great as the precipitation.

The world's deserts are divided into four categories. Subtropical deserts are the hottest, with parched terrain and rapid evaporation. When people think of deserts, they usually think of sand, the tiny particles of rocks and minerals that also occur on beaches.

In fact, only about 20 percent of the world’s deserts are covered in sand. Most deserts are mainly made up of rocks or gravel, while others are icy.

Deserts cover more than one-quarter of Earth’s land surface. It measures 3, square miles. The Antarctic Desert is the largest desert and measures more than 5, square miles.

In North America, the largest desert is the Great Basin Desert, which covers parts of Nevada, Utah, California and Colorado. The world's deserts are also home to thousands of insects, reptiles and mammals.

The Arabian Desert is a vast desert wilderness in Western stretches from Yemen to the Persian Gulf and Oman to Jordan and occupies most of the Arabian Peninsula, with an area of 2, square kilometers (, sq mi).It is the fifth largest desert in the world, and the largest in its center is Ar-Rub'al-Khali (The Empty Quarter), one of the largest continuous Area: 2, km² (, sq mi).

The Native Americans constructed long poles to knock This book is educational in that it describes the ecological role that one of the primary forms of plant life in the deserts of the American southwest plays. It is the Saguaro cactus, A slow grower, individual plants can grow to /5.

With well developed characters and vivid imagery Souls of the Desert takes you on a journey to faraway deserts, Mexico, and other interesting destinations. The novel guides you through the loss, loneliness and soul searching Souls of the Desert is Robert Roberts second novel and it does not disappoint/5.

Readers will also learn about the people who live in the desert and how they cope with the harsh conditions. Full-color maps, photographs, and engaging text combine to show the rich and diverse ecology of the world’s deserts. Find thousands of LDS books, movies, music and more. Looking for an LDS related gift.

Find it at Deseret Book. This book, a translation of the Russian original, deals with various aspects of world deserts. The first part is devoted to a general characterization of all types of deserts with the aim of stressing the great similarity in their geological structure, character of surface sediments, geomorphological processes and climatic peculiarities, and to show the marked differences in their flora and Cited by: Cold deserts have hot summers but extremely cold winters.

These deserts are found in high, flat areas, called plateaus, or mountainous areas in temperate regions of the world. Temperate regions lie between the polar regions and the tropics. Like other types of desert, cold deserts get very little rain or snow.

Jan 22,  · Desert, any large, extremely dry area of land with sparse vegetation. It is one of Earth’s major types of ecosystems, supporting a community of distinctive plants and animals specially adapted to the harsh environment.

For a list of selected deserts of the world, see below. They don't get much rain. Officially a desert is an area that gets less than 10 inches of precipitation a year.

Deserts don't necessarily have to be hot. Some of the world's largest deserts are cold deserts located at one of the Earths poles or in a cold area of the world. One thing is for sure, deserts are dry and barren places. Nearly an eighth of the world's land surface is arid, with a rainfall of less than 25 cm (10 in) per annum.

The Sahara in North Africa is the largest hot desert in the world. At its greatest length it is 5, km (3, miles) from east to west. From north to south it is between 1, and 2, km.

I liked a lot of things about Homeworld: Deserts Of Kharak, but the thing I liked most was just how awesome the game’s unit design (and overall aesthetic) was.

The Art of Homeworld. Enjoy. Apr 14,  · Just to weigh in, I get frustrated at times by many of the type-ins (Riyad, Edinburg, etc), but to suddenly deviate from the site norm for this single quiz, and to do so purely for the difference between noun and adjective (especially when both are commonly accepted - see citations above) feels unnecessarily confusing.

As well as being the largest and driest desert, the Antarctic Ice Sheet, which occupies around 99% of the continent, is also the coldest desert on Earth.

According to the British Antarctic Survey, winter temperatures on the coast average to °C (14 to °F) and farther inland it can plummet to °C (°F) and beyond.

The driest deserts are the Atacama desert of northern Chile, South America, and the Lut Desert in eastern Iran; these extreme deserts get less than half an inch (about 1 centimeter) of precipitation each year - and it is from condensed fog, and not from rain. Some of the largest deserts in the world.

Jun 25,  · The musical score for the song of over on a Desert is offered in the book and also on line, with lyrics for all ten verses. From desert hedgehogs to Gobi jerboas, the many species of desert animals in “Over on a Desert Somewhere in the World” combine to tell a true story of life as it is found in the deserts of the world.

Nov 15,  · Can you name the deserts of the world. You're not logged in. Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes. Jul 20,  · A Novel Idea: Fostering Literacy by Eliminating Book Deserts An vending machine program may make a difference in Washington, D.C., but in other areas kids suffer from a.

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The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Learn world deserts with free interactive flashcards. Choose from different sets of world deserts flashcards on Quizlet. Shop the Black Friday Sale: Get 50% off Quizlet Plus through Monday Learn more.

CLASSIFICATION OF WORLD DESERTS The world’s deserts (Figure 1) occur in every continent including Antarctica and are areas where there is a severe shortage of moisture, predominantly because precipitation levels are low.

In some deserts aridity is partly the result of high temperatures, which means that evaporation rates are high.

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