Deserts

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Infobase Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Nature - 254 pages
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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
  

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Contents

Geography of Deserts
1
Geology of Deserts
23
Desert Climates
51
Life in Deserts
81
History and the Desert
126
Desert Exploration
145
Desert Industries
159
Threats to Deserts
171
Managing the Desert
187
Conclusion
222
SI Units and Conversions
225
Glossary
228
Bibliography and Further Reading
239
Index
243
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Michael Allaby resides in Tighnabruaich, Scotland.

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