Deserts

Deserts

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KFYK - Kingfisher Young Knowledge is a science-based, highly visual, inspirational learning experience. Lively, engaging text explains the basics of a favourite subject, zooming in on intriguing aspects illustrated with stunning full-colour photographs. Project spreads, featuring activities to do at home or when out and about, encourage hands-on involvement and understanding. KFYK Deserts introduces readers to the fascinating world of deserts, from the scorching Sahara to the icy Arctic. Learn about the fascinating animals that inhabit these vast expanses, from well-camouflaged rattlers to the jumping kangaroos of the Australian outback. Learn about the Tuareg nomads and the people who settle in the lush oases. From opal mining in Australia to drilling for oil in Bahrain, find out how people use the desert. Fun and easy projects will help young readers discover more about the workings and life of the desert.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 196 x 258 x 12mm | 798.34g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour photographs
  • 0753411008
  • 9780753411001
  • 1,369,123

Table of contents

1 Half title; 2 Imprint page; 3 Title; 4 Contents; 6 What is a desert? 8 Different kinds of desert; 10 Desert weather; 12 Desert wind; 14 Desert rain; 16 Plants of the desert; 18 Desert birds; 20 Small creatures; 22 Large animals; 24 Oases; 26 People of the desert; 28 Expanding deserts; 30 Greening deserts; 32 Cities in the desert; 34 Using the desert; 36 Fun in the desert; 38 History in the desert; 40 Sea and snow deserts; 42 Project: Crazy camels; 44 Project: Spiky cactus/Palm trees; 46 Project: Aboriginal art spnning top; 48 Indexshow more

About Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies is a writer, zoologist and television presenter, and lives in Somerset, England. From 1983 to 1986 she was researcher, assistant producer and presenter of the BBC's The Really Wild Show. Since then she has written many children's books on natural history subjects as diverse as how our bodies work, whales, oceans, bats and flowers. She also writes natural history columns for national newspapers and is a regular contributor to BBC Wildlife magazine.show more