Author: Marco Stoppato
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781552976692
Size: 18.28 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.

Encyclopedia Of Deserts

Author: Michael A. Mares
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806131462
Size: 28.22 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: Michael Allaby
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438100612
Size: 60.34 MB
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Deserts from the Author: Michael Allaby. 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.


Author: Alison Adams
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
ISBN: 1616725206
Size: 78.60 MB
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Deserts from the Author: Alison Adams. This book is about the animals, and people who live in the desert.

Deserts A Very Short Introduction

Author: Nick Middleton
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191609838
Size: 67.27 MB
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Deserts A Very Short Introduction from the Author: Nick Middleton. Deserts make up a third of the planet's land surface, but if you picture a desert, what comes to mind? A wasteland? A drought? A place devoid of all life forms? Deserts are remarkable places. Typified by drought and extremes of temperature, they can be harsh and hostile; but many deserts are also spectacularly beautiful, and on occasion teem with life. Nick Middleton explores how each desert is unique: through fantastic life forms, extraordinary scenery, and ingenious human adaptations. He demonstrates a desert's immense natural beauty, its rich biodiversity, and uncovers a long history of successful human occupation. This Very Short Introduction tells you everything you ever wanted to know about these extraordinary places and captures their importance in the working of our planet. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Firefly Guide To Deserts

Author: Andrew Warren
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781554072132
Size: 66.75 MB
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Firefly Guide To Deserts from the Author: Andrew Warren. A comprehensive review of the world's deserts with maps of arid regions. Includes detailed information about flora and fauna, people living on the desert margins, and conservation tactics and resources.


Author: Anna Claybourne
Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
ISBN: 9781583404256
Size: 61.82 MB
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Deserts from the Author: Anna Claybourne. Provides an introduction to deserts around the world and covers key elements of physical geography, environmental issues, tourism, and interaction with the people who live there. Deserts can be hot and sandy, but they can also be freezing cold and strewnwith rocks. In this book you will find all you need to know about how deserts are formed and how they change, the special characteristics of desert wildlife and ecosystems, the extreme nature of desert weather, and how people use and abuse desert resources.

Cold Deserts Of India

Author: S.S. Negi
Publisher: Indus Publishing
ISBN: 9788173871276
Size: 59.14 MB
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Cold Deserts Of India from the Author: S.S. Negi. The Arid Tracts Lying In The Rain-Shadow Of The Main Himalayan Range Are Commonly Referred To As Cold Deserts. This Book Provides Useful And Handy Information On The Cold Desert Regions Of India.

Global Deserts Outlook

Author: Exequiel Ezcurra
Publisher: UNEP/Earthprint
ISBN: 9789280727227
Size: 10.77 MB
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Global Deserts Outlook from the Author: Exequiel Ezcurra. The Global Deserts Outlook presents a panorama of the environmental status of the world's deserts: their location and extent, uniqueness and vulnerability, biodiversity and natural resources. The report provides a balanced picture of deserts as ecosystems which form a special part of the world's natural and cultural heritage, and not simply as land that is the end result of the process of desertification. Few places on earth contain a richer collection of natural adaptations to the environment. Readers are challenged to consider the development potential of deserts and their conservation needs, to explore what would be the most appropriate and sustainable livelihoods for people living in desert areas. Deserts do not have much water, but they do have other natural resources. The knowledge and technology exist to manage these resources sustainably; the challenge lies with determining and implementing appropriate actions for desirable long-term outcomes


Author: Peter Aleshire
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438106661
Size: 16.84 MB
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Deserts from the Author: Peter Aleshire. Offers information on some of the world's deserts: the lowest point in North America, to the Libyan desert, to Antarctica's vast polar deserts, which have not had ice cover for thousands of years. This book reveals why these landforms are never static, but always changing.