Offers information on some of the world's deserts: the lowest point in North America, to the Libyan desert, to Antarctica's vast polar deserts, which have not had ice cover for thousands of years. This book reveals why these landforms are never static, but always changing.
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Origin of the Landform
Deserts of North America
Great Basin Desert
Deserts around the World
adapted Africa ancient animals Apache Arabian Desert areas Arizona Atacama Desert Australia Basin Desert birds buried Bushmen California Casa Malpais cattle caused Chihuahuan Desert Chiricahuas civilization climate shifts cold condors continents created creatures crust crustal plates cultures Death Valley deep desert soil dinosaurs dramatic drought dust Earth ecosystem edge evaporation feet flat floods flowers fossil genyornis geological geologists Gila Gobi Desert Grand Canyon grass grasslands harbors harsh heat human hunters Ice Age Joshua tree Kalahari lakes landscape layers limestone living marsupials massive Mexico miles million years ago minerals moisture Mojave Desert mountain ranges National Monument North America O’odham ocean Peter Aleshire plants rain shadow rainfall region remains result rise rock sagebrush saguaro Sahara Salado salt San Pedro sand dunes sandstone scientists seeds Sinagua Sonoran Desert Southwest species sq km stone summer surface survive temperature uplift volcanic wind winter