The Living Earth: Deserts and Steppes, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 161530391X
  • ISBN-13: 9781615303915
  • DDC: 551.41
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released May 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Characterized by uncompromising climate, sparse population density, and extreme aridity, deserts, steppes, and scrublands represent some of the least accessible regions on the planet. However, despite the severity of these ecosystems, they still boast mesmerizing terrains and are capable of supporting diverse animal groups and plant varieties as well as nomadic human inhabitants. This volume tours the alluring landscapes and ecosystems of the unique deserts and steppes of the world and introduces readers to the unique populations that call them home.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Desert.
2: Desert Environments.
3: Playas.
4: Desertification.
5: Major and Other Notable Deserts of the World.
6: Major Deserts.
7: Other Notable Deserts.
8: Steppes and Scrublands.
9: The Steppe.
10: Scrubland.
11: Major and Notable Semiarid Regions of the World.
12: Major Semiarid Regions.
13: Other Semiarid Regions.
14: Conclusion.