Author: Marco Stoppato
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781552976692
Size: 67.22 MB
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Deserts from the Author: Marco Stoppato. A comprehensive guide to deserts on five continents covers formation, location, structure, dunes, and soil.


Author: Alison Adams
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
ISBN: 1616725206
Size: 26.58 MB
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Deserts from the Author: Alison Adams. This book is about the animals, and people who live in the desert.


Author: Yvonne Franklin
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 143339300X
Size: 26.46 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Deserts from the Author: Yvonne Franklin. Deserts may seem like harsh, uninhabitable places, but actually they support a diverse quantity of plant and animal life. And, they aren't always hot! Deserts serve an important role in Earth's existence, too. Readers learn about hot and cold deserts alike, as well as semiarid and coastal deserts. From the Horned Lizard to the Saguaro cactus rooted in rich soil, the desert biome will amaze readers.


Author: Susan Heinrichs Gray
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756500191
Size: 20.90 MB
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Deserts from the Author: Susan Heinrichs Gray. Describes some of the main deserts around the world, how deserts are formed, and some of the plants and animals found in these dry areas.


Author: Fran Howard
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1599283840
Size: 42.94 MB
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Deserts from the Author: Fran Howard. An introduction to deserts, including their location, climate, plants, animals, and importance.


Author: Robert Greenberger
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 143585005X
Size: 32.86 MB
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Deserts from the Author: Robert Greenberger. Describes the desert biome and its diversity.

Encyclopedia Of Deserts

Author: Michael A. Mares
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806131462
Size: 15.66 MB
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Encyclopedia Of Deserts from the Author: Michael A. Mares. Encyclopedia of Deserts represents a milestone: it is the first comprehensive reference to the first comprehensive reference to deserts and semideserts of the world. Approximately seven hundred entries treat subjects ranging from desert survival to the way deserts are formed. Topics include biology (birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, invertebrates, plants, bacteria, physiology, evolution), geography, climatology, geology, hydrology, anthropology, and history. The thirty-seven contributors, including volume editor Michael A. Mares, have had extensive careers in deserts research, encompassing all of the world’s arid and semiarid regions. The Encyclopedia opens with a subject list by topic, an organizational guide that helps the reader grasp interrelationships and complexities in desert systems. Each entry concludes with cross-references to other entries in the volume, inviting the reader to embark on a personal expedition into fascinating, previously unknown terrain. In addition a list of important readings facilitates in-depth study of each topic. An exhaustive index permits quick access to places, topics, and taxonomic listings of all plants and animals discussed. More than one hundred photographs, drawings, and maps enhance our appreciation of the remarkable life, landforms, history, and challenges of the world’s arid land.


Author: James A. MacMahon
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 9780394731391
Size: 51.85 MB
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Deserts from the Author: James A. MacMahon. Surveys the deserts of the American West and describes the various American species of desert plants and animals

War Of A Thousand Deserts

Author: Brian DeLay
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300150423
Size: 70.95 MB
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War Of A Thousand Deserts from the Author: Brian DeLay. In the early 1830s, after decades of relative peace, northern Mexicans and the Indians whom they called "the barbarians" descended into a terrifying cycle of violence. For the next fifteen years, owing in part to changes unleashed by American expansion, Indian warriors launched devastating attacks across ten Mexican states. Raids and counter-raids claimed thousands of lives, ruined much of northern Mexico's economy, depopulated its countryside, and left man-made "deserts" in place of thriving settlements. Just as important, this vast interethnic war informed and emboldened U.S. arguments in favor of seizing Mexican territory while leaving northern Mexicans too divided, exhausted, and distracted to resist the American invasion and subsequent occupation. Exploring Mexican, American, and Indian sources ranging from diplomatic correspondence and congressional debates to captivity narratives and plains Indians' pictorial calendars, "War of a Thousand Deserts" recovers the surprising and previously unrecognized ways in which economic, cultural, and political developments within native communities affected nineteenth-century nation-states. In the process this ambitious book offers a rich and often harrowing new narrative of the era when the United States seized half of Mexico's national territory.


Author: Keith Lye
ISBN: 9780382095016
Size: 22.71 MB
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Deserts from the Author: Keith Lye. Describes the characteristics of different kinds of deserts and the plants, animals, and people that make their home in them.