Journey Into the Desert

Journey Into the Desert

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Journey into the Desert is an exciting voyage through the dramatically dry world of the Sonoran Desert in the Southwest of the United States. Filled with vibrant color photographs of desert life-including a lizard that squirts blood from its eyes, scorpions that glow in the dark, and a real-life monster with a venomous bite--each page is a daring exploration of grand natural wonders and amazing animal feats of survival. John Brown provides young travelers with wide-ranging information, including: - How to select equipment for the trip - Interesting animal adaptations, such as the ingenious water-storage techniques of the cactus and the clever hunting abilities of the vulture - Native American cliff dwellings, where people are thought to have lived for 1,000 years before suddenly disappearing - Environmental impact of pumping water into the desert or allowing housing developments in this delicate place An accessible introduction to a world of spectacular extremes, Journey into the Desert gives young people a deep sense of the desert and its many contrasts -- beauty and danger, ruggedness and fragility, hot and cold -- and a well-rounded knowledge of the unique species that survive there.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 247.9 x 315.5 x 9.1mm | 539.78g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 019515777X
  • 9780195157772

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"Lavish illustrations provide color photos of everything from gila monsters and turkey vultures to desert flowers and saguaros cactus....A colorful and engaging look at a fascinating desert biome." -- Library Materials Guide "Color photographs and clearly worded, descriptive text in this slender photo-essay...even the glossary terms are well written in this excellent introductory work." -- School Library Journalshow more

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