Come explore the world's deserts, from the scorching North American southwest to the cold Gobi. Starting with natural forces such as wind and rain and moving through plant and animal life, as well as all the ways humans live and work with the desert, this is an accessible introduction to this fascinating environment. With included hands-on activities and key vocabulary defined in the glossary, this is a clear, easy-to-understand introduction to an important environmental topic.
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Nicola Davies is a writer, zoologist and television presenter, and lives in Devon, England. She began her career studying geese and humpbacked whales and then became a researcher and presenter of the BBC’s The Really Wild Show. Since then she has written many children’s books on everything from human biology, blue whales and turtles to bats, owls and climate change. She also teaches creative writing to BA and MA students.