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Desert (DK Eyewitness Books)

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Publisher Comments:

Discover the harsh world of hot and cold deserts and the peoples, plants and animals that live in them. Here is an original and exciting new guide to some of the most inhospitable places on Earth. Superb, full-color photographs of the people who live in the desert, and the creatures and plants that survive the extremes of temperature, offer a unique "eyewitness" view of this hostile environment. See the stunning sand dunes of the Namib Desert, a Bedouin in full wedding dress, the desert in bloom, a jewel wasp and a camel's regalia. Learn how sand dunes form, how a few honeypot ants store food for a whole nest in their own bodies, how a mummy is preserved in sand and how bedouin women weave a whole tent from goat's hair. Discover why a Tuareg woman never uncovers her face, what makes a dromedary different from a Bactrian camel, the mystery of Timbuktu, why jewelry is so valuable to nomads, which animals never need to drink and why some desert animals have big ears, and much, much more!

Synopsis:

This book answers questions about deserts. What is a desert? What is it made of? Types of deserts, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789458629
ill.:
Hills, Alan
ill.:
Greenaway, Frank
Photographer:
Hills, Alan
Author:
MacQuitty, Miranda
Author:
Greenaway, Frank
Publisher:
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Nature - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Nature / Guide Books
Subject:
Science & Technology - Environmental Science & Ecology
Subject:
People & Places - Other
Subject:
Human beings
Subject:
Deserts
Subject:
Children's Reference
Subject:
Science & Nature - Environmental Science & Eco Logy
Subject:
Science & Technology - Earth Sciences
Edition Number:
New ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover Original Titles
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books
Series Volume:
106-51751
Publication Date:
May 2000
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
63 p.
Dimensions:
11.30x8.76x.40 in. 1.11 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

Related Subjects

Children's » Nonfiction » Eyewitness
Children's » Science and Nature » Series » Eyewitness

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"Synopsis" by , This book answers questions about deserts. What is a desert? What is it made of? Types of deserts, and much more.
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