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Atlas of the World's Deserts

Atlas
By: Steve Parker and Nathaniel Harris
192 pages, 160 col photos, maps
Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn
Atlas of the World's Deserts
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Divided into chapters concentrating on particular aspects of deserts such as geology, life forms, history and future. Each chapter is divided into picture essays that feature a detailed view of a particular region, portraying its landscape, flora and fauna and human residents. Photographs accompany the text and capture the beauty of the desert landscapes, whilst maps show the varying topography of different regions.

Contents

Introduction Atlas: World Map of Aridity Chapter 1: How Deserts Form Atlas: African Deserts Chapter 2: Sand, Rock and Rubble Atlas: Asian Deserts Chapter 3: Plants of the Desert Chapter 4: Creatures of the Desert Atlas: American Deserts Chapter 5: The Desert in History Chapter 6: The Modern Desert Atlas: Australia and the Poles Chapter 7: Wealth from the Desert Chapter 8: Spreading Deserts Glossary Bibliography Index

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Atlas
By: Steve Parker and Nathaniel Harris
192 pages, 160 col photos, maps
Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn
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