Desert Biomes, 1st Edition

  • Joyce A. Quinn
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  • ISBN-10: 0313087733
  • ISBN-13: 9780313087738
  • DDC: 577.54
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 226 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released January 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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This volume in the Greenwood Guides to Biomes of the World focuses on deserts, the seemingly desolate - but actually quite lively - regions that are home to some of the most interesting and beautiful flora and fauna in the world. Desert Biomes examines three different types of biomes: warm/hot deserts (such as the Mojave and Sahara deserts), cold deserts (such as Patagonia in South America), and the West Coast Fog Desert biomes, which occur on certain regions of the western edge of major continents.

The volumes examines how these biomes are unique:

  • Vegetation
  • Geographical Distribution
  • Soil
  • Challenges posed by the environment
  • Adaptation of the plants and animals to the environment
  • Conservation efforts

Maps, photos, diagrams, drawings, and tables accompany the text, as do sidebars that highlight habitats, species, and ecological relationships. The volume includes a bibliography of accessible resources for further research.

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Half Title.
Greenwood Guides To Biomes of The World.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
How to Use This Book.
The Use of Scientific Names.
Introduction to Desert Biomes.
1: Warm Deserts.
2: Cold Deserts.
3: West-Coast Fog Deserts.
“Plates I-XVI”..
About the Author.