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Deserts (Very Short Introductions)

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Deserts make up a third of the planet's land surface, but if you picture a desert, what comes to mind? A sandy wasteland? A drought-parched dust bowl? An alien landscape devoid of all life forms? In this marvelous Very Short Introduction, geographer and popular science writer Nick Middleton reveals that deserts are places of immense natural charm and rich biodiversity. Typified by drought and extremes of temperature, they can be harsh and hostile, but Middleton shows that many deserts are also spectacularly beautiful, and on occasion they can teem with life. The author highlights how each desert is unique, describing their frequently fantastic life forms, extraordinary scenery, and long history of ingenious human habitation. Written by a respected scientist who enjoys a wide following for his Going to Extremes television series on National Geographic, Deserts tells you everything you ever wanted to know about these extraordinary places and captures their importance in the working of our planet.

About the Author

Nick Middleton teaches at Oxford University where he is a Fellow of St Anne's College. In addition to many scientific publications, he has written such popular books as The Last Disco in Outer Mongolia and Ice Tea and Elvis: A Saunter through the Southern States. In 2002, he won the Royal Geographical Society's Ness Award in recognition of widening the public enthusiasm for geography through his travel writing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199564309
Author:
Middleton, Nick
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Nick
Subject:
Historical geography
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
General
Subject:
Desert ecology
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b and w line drawings
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
6.80x4.30x.40 in. .30 lbs.

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