Facts On File, Inc., New York

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"... readable explanations of scientific concepts and clearly defined terms ... a handy resource and a solid curricular supplement." (Booklist)

Completely revised and updated edition of the book that first appeared in 1998. Read about

The different types of deserts and what produces them
Why the camel is called "the ship of the desert"
Desert peoples and their way of life
El Niño and La Niña
Droughts of the past
The Dust Bowl
Dry-weather farming
and much, much more