World Book Ecology: Life in the Deserts

A desert is a barren region of Earth's surface that receives little rainfall. Many deserts have hot climates marked by extremely high temperatures, especially during the day. Although deserts can appear lifeless, many of them support a surprising variety of living things. During the day, desert plants use special adaptations to avoid losing water. At night, a desert can come alive with animals that spent the daylight hours hiding from the sun’s rays. Learn all about deserts as World Book Ecology presents Life in the Deserts; explore the ecology, animals' world, plants and people's life in deserts.

World Book Ecology Series

From the makers of the World Book Encyclopedia, World Book's Ecology series features large color photos and great information on various topics relating to ecology. Life in the Deserts is a great way to engage young readers and teach them about the deserts.

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