Sahara Desert (Deserts Around the World)
This full-color geography reference guide provides readers with details about the topography, climate, plant and animal life, unique geographical features and human culture of the vast Sahara Desert system. Featuring beautiful photography and captivating text material, this volume surveys one of the most complex regions on the face of the earth. Although this non-consumable book lacks comprehension questions, quizzes, or reviews, a helpful glossary of terms and timeline is provided at the end of the text. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Mike
This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Sahara Desert in North Africa. The biggest hot desert on Earth, it covers parts of twelve countries"more area than the entire United States! The Sahara has oases scattered widely and sand dunes that can reach as high as 600 feet (182m). Readers will learn about the people, plants, and animals such as camels, goats, and fennec foxes that inhabit this desert habitat. Special sections describe the desert's natural resources, such as oil and natural gas, and the unique problems facing this region.