Deserts and Steppes

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John P. Rafferty
The Rosen Publishing Group, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 234 pages
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Characterized by uncompromising climate, sparse population density, and extreme aridity, deserts, steppes, and scrublands represent some of the least accessible regions on the planet. However, despite the severity of these ecosystems, they still boast mesmerizing terrains and are capable of supporting diverse animal groups and plant varieties as well as nomadic human inhabitants. This volume tours the alluring landscapes and ecosystems of the unique deserts and steppes of the world and introduces readers to the unique populations that call them home.
 

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Contents

The Desert
1
Death Valley
6
Desertification
24
Major and Other Notable
35
183
66
Gobi
67
Kalahari
76
The Sahara
92
Takla Makan Desert
105
AnNafud
134
Ténéré
154
Geography
160
Major and Notable
189
Appendix
217
Index
224
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