Discover the Desert by


Discover the Desert by

Delving into a seemingly dry and barren ecosystem, this fun-filled activity book closely examines the desert landscape and shows how many exciting discoveries it holds. Exploring native plants and animals and depicting the extreme temperatures, rough terrain, and vast distances in detail, this lively reference describes lost civilizations as well as todays desert-dwelling cultures. Try This science and history activities are also includedfrom creating mirages and fashioning an Anasazi clay bowl to growing salt crystals and even assembling a cactus dish terrarium. Demonstrating why adventurers have always been drawn to the worlds deserts, this entertaining overview also provides education on the environment, examining how the health of the planet depends on the careful treatment of the deserts many resources.


This large-format book introduces deserts and helps readers imagine traveling through different types, observing their features, and coping with the challenges they present ... These relatively simple, hands-on activities will be useful to teachers and parents looking for ways to engage children with the subject. Booklist Chock-full of definitions and facts, this exploration of deserts provides a lot of information about their location, formation, and characteristics. . Produced to promote conservation of resources, the book includes illustrations and backgrounds in various shades of brown and gray, a logical choice for the subject. Those who peruse even some sections, though, can come away with topics they want to investigate in more depth by consulting additional sources, including the many books and Web sites noted at the end. School Library Journal This fun-filled, easy-to-read educational gem will inspire you to explore the diversity of our world?s deserts through their unique climates, geography and ecology. But that?s not all! Among the engaging illustrations you will find helpful vocabulary, fascinating facts, survival skills and fun at-home projects. Skipping Stones Magazine A great overview of deserts of the world, with plenty of specifics and important safety tips. You will come away with a much greater knowledge of what the world's deserts are like, culturally, meteorologically and biologically ... the included activities and projects will be very memorable. Wired Magazine GEEKDAD

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1st December 2009



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