Biomes - Deserts

Biomes - Deserts
Author: Duncan Brewer
Publisher: Chrysalis Children's Books, United Kingdom (2003)

The Biomes series looks at some of the Earth's major life zones: the natural networks of living things found in different regions of the world. Each title opens with one person's experiences, then considers how plants and animals interact with their surroundings. The book goes on to examine the human impact on the biome. Throughout, special debate panels invite the reader to discuss selected issues.

Deserts may seem barren and empty, but they contain a rich variety of life forms adapted for survival in a hostile environment. This book looks at how deserts work, and how people live in them. It discusses desertification, and how this affects wildlife and local people. does it matter? If so, what can we do to prevent it?

The author, Duncan Brewer, specializes in natural history, earth sciences and ecology, and writes mainly for children and young adults. He is the author of an eight-volume series on the Solar System for Marshall Cavendish Books, and has written articles on wildlife and the environment for a large number of publishers.

Topics include:
* Amadou's Story
* What is a desert?
* What happens in a desert?
* How can life exist in a desert?
* How can people survive in a deserts?
* How do deserts benefit people?
* Can human activity create deserts?
* What is desertification?
* What is happening to the desert wildlife?
* How are we addressing the problems?
* We do we go from here?
* Reference
* Glossary
* Further information
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