The Living Earth Book of Deserts

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A celebration of deserts looks at them from four different perspectives--as exploitable resources, as scientific laboratories, as nomadic thoroughfares, and as magnets for the human soul. 30,000 first printing.

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From frozen glacial landscapes to sweltering arid vistas, Arritt leads a guided tour through the world's ferociously majestic deserts. [Her] accessible text is illustrated with stunning color photographs depicting the vast spectrum of desert regions: coastal, polar, subtropical, and the desert band reaching across parts of Asia and Patagonia to the western U.S., with plains where the temperatures blaze in the summers and dip low in the winters. A descriptive list of desert ranges includes topographical and geological data, climatic conditions, and plant and animal life. Arritt's narrative effectively combines elements of historical importance with well-chosen explanations of scientific phenomena, all of which contribute to an understanding of the austere natural beauty of deserts. Alice Joyce

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