Facts On File, Inc., New York
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Deserts explains how desert plants and animals manage to survive with so little water. It describes how the camel can go for days without drinking and then drink more than 100 liters of water in 10 minutes. This is contrasted with the explosive heat death that awaits humans caught without water in the desert heat.
People have always lived in deserts. The book
describes the cultures that have developed in the
deserts of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and America.
It outlines the history of these regions and ways
they may develop in years to come.
Deserts is written for high school students and undergraduates, but its lively language, clear explanations of concepts and processes, and fascinating stories make it a book anyone might value.