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Life in the desert holds a range of biological adaptations. From camels to desert scorpions to snakes, the biodiversity of these areas is fascinating. Deserts presents the intricacies of this seemingly b… (See Below for Full Description)
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Life in the desert holds a range of biological adaptations. From camels to desert scorpions to snakes, the biodiversity of these areas is fascinating. Deserts presents the intricacies of this seemingly barren and harsh ecosystem, explaining how and why deserts form, where they are found on Earth, and their basic characteristics. Chapter-by-chapter coverage describes the fauna of the desert, the history of these habitats, the relationship of humanity to the deserts, the climate of desert areas, subtropical and polar deserts, and more.

Deserts concludes with chapters on desert industries and threats to this ecosystem, including climate change, the spreading of deserts, overgrazing, and water depletion. New developments for managing the deserts are also discussed.

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ISBN-13 978-0-8160-5320-9
ISBN-10 816053200
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-0061-6
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Biomes of the Earth
Author Michael Allaby; Illustrations by Richard Garratt
Publication Date 4/1/2006
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and line illustrations. Appendixes. Bibliography and further reading. Glossary. Web sites. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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