Discover the Desert
The Driest Place on EarthBook - 2009
Delving into a seemingly dry and barren ecosystem, this fun-filled activity book closely examines the desert landscape and shows how many exciting discoveries it holds. Exploring native plants and animals and depicting the extreme temperatures, rough terrain, and vast distances in detail, this lively reference describes lost civilizations as well as today's desert-dwelling cultures. #147;Try This" science and history activities are also included#151;from creating mirages and fashioning an Anasazi clay bowl to growing salt crystals and even assembling a cactus dish terrarium. Demonstrating why adventurers have always been drawn to the world's deserts, this entertaining overview also provides education on the environment, examining how the health of the planet depends on the careful treatment of the desert's many resources.
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Nomad Press, c2009.
Branch Call Number: J 577. 54 CEC
Characteristics: 90 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm.