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Vividly and lavishly illustrated, the "Atlas of the World's Deserts" examines the hostile and extreme environments that cover more than a seventh of the world's surface. The atlas demonstrates how, in spite of such harsh conditions, fauna and flora have developed and flourished, and humans have adapted to living in seemingly inhospitable environments.
Examines in detail all aspects of the deserts, their geology, geography, history, culture, and biodiversity
Features chapters that provide in-depth analysis of a specific aspect of deserts such as the process by which deserts are formed, the plants and animals that inhabit various deserts, natural and human resources, and the desert in the past and modern times
Profiles numerous deserts around the world including the Gobi Desert, the Kalahari Desert, the Great Basin, Antarctica, and the Central Australian Desert
Discusses the culture, life, and history of the peoples who inhabit the deserts
The "Atlas of the World's Deserts" is a vibrant and thorough survey of the desert regions of the world and is an excellent resource for exploring every feature of the desert ecosystem. Also includes 160 color maps and photos.
Published: 8th September 2003