Desert Wildlife

Author: Edmund C. Jaeger

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804701242

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 1955

Despite the continuing popularity of egalitarian values and rhetoric, the brute facts of poverty and massive inequality remain everywhere with us. Although extreme poverty and deprivation are often associated with developing societies, recent years have witnessed rising inequality in many industrialized countries as well. If inequality persists in modern societies, however, its patterns and structures are evolving in complex ways that defy generalizations from historical experience.

Endangered Animals of the Desert

Author: William B. Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433374358

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 1692

Introduces endangered desert animals around the world, explains why they are endangered, and looks at conservation efforts.

Animals of the Desert

Author: Stephen Savage

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780817247508

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9245

Describes the desert environment and some of the various birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles that live there.

Desert Life

A Guide to the Southwest's Iconic Animals & Plants and How They Survive

Author: Karen Krebbs

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591936640

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 2469

The desert is more than just a barren wasteland -- it's an ecological system booming with life. Have you ever wondered which animals call the Southwest's deserts home? Have you asked yourself how they can possibly survive? This fantastic guide to desert life, written by Karen Krebbs, holds the answers. With stunning photography, as well as fascinating and surprising information, you'll find Desert Life of the Southwest hard to put down! Book Features: Spotlight on more than 100 species of desert animals and plants Special emphasis on how to spot them and how they survive in the desert Animal species that include everything from small insects to large mammals Engaging information about the Chihuahuan, Great Basin, Mojave, and Sonoran deserts "Wow" facts, diet, predators, lifespan, and more

Creatures of the Desert World

Author: Barbara Gibson,Jennifer C. Urquhart

Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

ISBN: 9780870446870

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 10

View: 3604

Covers clouds, precipitation, severe storms, and weather forecasting.

The Desert Biome

Author: Colin Grady

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766077772

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2773

A fennec fox peeks out of its burrow a camel plods across the hot sand a wren makes its nest in a cactus Welcome to the desert biome! Easy-to-follow text and color photos invite readers to learn about the different types of deserts, how various plants and animals survive in this harsh environment, and the dangers that desert growth presents to our earth today. A follow-up activity guides readers as they create their own desert scene and identify the elements of this fascinating biome.

Desert Animals

Author: Deborah Hodge,Pat Stephens

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554530482

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 7080

About habitats


Author: Cathryn P. Sill

Publisher: Peachtree Pub Ltd


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9697

This new series for the very young highlights the defining characteristics of habitats, including the plant and animal life, using examples from around the world.Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into desert habitats.In simple, easy-to-understand language, this guide teaches children what deserts are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and how certain species have adapted to the unique challenges of surviving in this harsh environment.John Sill's beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of desert topography-- from the vast dunes of the Arabian Desert to the rocky Chihuahuan Desert in the southwestern U.S.-and the astonishing varieties of desert wildlife. A glossary and afterword provide young readers with further fascinating details on the desert, its creatures, and its conditions.

Animals of the Sahara | Wildlife of the Desert | Encyclopedias for Children

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541901231

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 2629

What animals live in the harsh conditions of the Sahara? Take your first glimpse at them in the next pages! Though barren, you will be surprised to know that the Sahara is actually buzzing with life! Interesting facts and figures are included in this book for further discussion. Plus, there are cool photos to keep you interested in the subject, too!

Desert Critters

Plants and Animals of the Southwest

Author: Millie Miller,Cyndi Nelson

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing


Category: Nature

Page: 63

View: 3213

Reminiscent of nineteenth-century botanical prints, the full-color illustrations in these small nature guides are miniature watercolors, as delightful to look at as they are accurate. Beneath each illustration the reader will find the popular and scientific names, size, range, and a concise description of the habitat or an interesting bit of lore. Ideal for the backpacker or dayhiker, the books fit handily in the pocket.

What Animals Live in the Desert? Animal Book 4-6 Years Old | Children's Animal Books

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1541918495

Category: Gardening

Page: 64

View: 7970

The desert looks like it can’t hold much life because it’s very hot and there aren't any greens for miles! Well, you're in for a big surprise! Underneath the sand, the desert is actually teeming with life. Would you like to know What Animals Live in the Desert? Then open this book today!

A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

Author: Steven John Phillips,Patricia Wentworth Comus,Mark Alan Dimmitt,Linda M. Brewer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520287479

Category: Nature

Page: 590

View: 1841

"This book takes readers deep into the Sonoran Desert, looking closely at the relationships of plants and animals with the land and people, through time and across landscapes. Beginning with its deep biotic and geologic history, the text unveils fascinating ecological adaptations to this desert. The book focuses on the Arizona Upland Subdivision but also touches upon other subdivisions of the Sonoran Desert and associated biotic communities. In clearly accessible language, dozens of naturalists and/or scientists have spelled out the basic concepts of this desert's biodiversity, geology, weather, plants, and animals (from invertebrates to fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals). It explains phenomena of desert light, Sky Islands, and rainfall patterns, flowering and pollination, human impacts and much more. Details on the form, habits, and habitat for hundreds of Sonoran Desert species are presented in accounts covering nearly two-thirds of the volume's 600-plus pages. As in the original publication, the new edition includes color plates highlighting Sonoran Desert landscapes, as well as maps, figures, and more than 400 black and white illustrations. Chapters on when and where to watch the spectacular nature of the region have been updated in this edition for readers inspired to journey over its lands and waters to peruse it in three dimensions"--Provided by publisher.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Book of Answers

Author: David Wentworth Lazaroff

Publisher: Treasure Chest Books


Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 2876

This book gives detailed answers to the questions that the staff at the Desert Museum are most often asked, including questions about "exotic" plants and animals and persistent packrats or woodpecker percussionists.

The Desert Alphabet Book

Author: Jerry Pallotta

Publisher: Charlesbridge

ISBN: 1632895226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8783

The parched, mysterious deserts of the world are the landscapes for this alphabet array of plants, animals, and phenomena. Meet the colorful Crimson Chat, the deadly Inland Taipan, and the cartwheeling Golden Wheel Spider. Look beneath and beyond the sand for familiar, unfamiliar, and comical desert dwellers. Author Jerry Pallotta and illustrator Mark Astrella invite readers to one of nature's most forbidding environments. And if you feel thirsty after reading about some of the driest places on earth, don't worry. There's a Water-holding frog!

Animals of the Forest, Wetlands and Desert

Author: Dover,Dianne Gaspas,Annika Bernhard,Ruth Soffer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048645939X

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 2544

More than 120 accurately rendered, ready-to-color illustrations offer an entertaining introduction to the plants and animals of the United States and Canada. Fact-filled captions identify the creatures and their habitats, including Forest animals: Birds, mammals, and insects of the woodlands, and their environment of hemlocks, spruces, oaks, and other trees; Wetlands plants and animals: Swamp vegetation, plus egrets, raccoons, and other denizens of salt-marsh ecosystems; North American desert life: Towering cactus plants and Gila monsters, kit foxes, prairie dogs, and other wild natives of the Southwest.

The Sahara Desert

Author: Molly Aloian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780778707141

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2819

Discusses the topography, climate, plant and animal life, and human cultures of the Sahara Desert as well as the problems that it faces.

A Guide to Plants of the Northern Chihuahuan Desert

Author: Carolyn Dodson

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826350224

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 8636

The Chihuahuan desert is the second largest in North America and its northern, or United States, portion occupies southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and Texas west of the Pecos River. Hot, dry, and windy, the desert is home to a unique community of plants that have adapted to its harsh environment. Visitors to the area will find this volume a practical identification guide, offering descriptions of seventy-five representative species of northern Chihuahuan Desert plants. Each illustrated profile includes the plant’s common and Latin name and a brief description, as well as its role in human history, its relationship to the surrounding flora and fauna, medicinal uses, nutritional value, habitat, toxicity, and other interesting facts.

The Biology of Deserts

Author: David Ward

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191047317

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 416

This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to desert ecology and adopts a strong evolutionary focus. As with other titles in the Biology of Habitats Series, the emphasis in the book is on the organisms that dominate this harsh environment, although theoretical and experimental aspects are also discussed. In this updated second edition, there is a greater focus on the effects of climate change and some of its likely effects on deserts, seeing desertification as among the most serious results of climate change, leading ultimately to the increasing size of arid and semi-arid regions. The Biology of Deserts Second Edition includes a wide range of ecological and evolutionary issues including morphological and physiological adaptations of desert plants and animals, species interactions, the importance of predation and parasitism, food webs, biodiversity, and conservation. It features a balance of plant and animal (both invertebrate and vertebrate) examples, and also emphasizes topical applied issues such as desertification and invasive species. The book concludes by considering the positive aspects of desert conservation. This accessible textbook is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professional ecologists, conservation practitioners, and resource managers working in the field of desert ecology.

Desert Wild Flowers

Author: Edmund Carroll Jaeger

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804703659

Category: Nature

Page: 322

View: 4928