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Guide to Deserts

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ISBN-10: 1554072131

ISBN-13: 9781554072132

Edition: 2006

Authors: Andrew Warren, Tony Allan

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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 10/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

What are deserts?
Defining deserts
Why are there deserts?
Deserts of the past
Water in the desert
Dry Landscapes
Desert landforms
Water at work
Wind at work
Wind erosion
Life in the Desert
Plants and water
Small desert plants
Desert invertebrates
Desert mammals
Adapting to extremes
The desert ecosystem
Living in Deserts
Desert peoples
Shelter: the Islamic tradition
Food and nutrition
Tools and implements
Customs and religion
Towns and cities
Growth with wealth
Desert Resources
The riches of the desert
Herding and ranching
Traditional farming
Modern water strategies
Reshaping the land
Remote groundwater
Oil and gas
Mining and minerals
Visiting Deserts
The first desert tourists
Visiting desert regions
The Atlas
The world's deserts
The Sahara
The Horn of Africa
The Kalahari and Namib
The Arabian Peninsula
Iran, Pakistan and India
Central Asia
The Gobi desert
The Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts
The Great Basin
Arizona and California
Coastal Chile and Peru
The Andes and Patagonia
Deserts of Australia
The Challenge of Conservation
Deserts on the brink
Human impacts
Exploitation and development
Conserving deserts