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Deserts by Gail Gibbons

Deserts (edition 1999)

by Gail Gibbons

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Authors:Gail Gibbons
Info:Holiday House (P) (1999), Paperback, 32 pages
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Deserts by Gail Gibbons



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This book told about all the different animals who live in the desert, and how they survive the heat and dryness. It talked about the different deserts and had maps of where they are in the world. ( )
  kcaffrey | Nov 12, 2015 |
This book was filled with a lot of very interesting facts, with great labeled drawings. It did not, however, have an obvious progression from page to page. The book unfortunately misuses the term "poisonous." A snake is venomous if its bite has toxic venom. A poisonous snake would be dangerous to eat. One can eat the meat of a venomous snake, amusing one does not eat the venom. Also, the juxtaposition of specific plant and animal information, while not geographically specified, and the overly broad generalization of nomadic people living in "tribes," was off putting and disappointing. The second to last page discuss mining and drilling as positive, while the opposite and last page summarize the beauty and vibrance of the life in the desert. There was no mention of the need for preservation, explicitly or implicitly. ( )
  L_Fields | Jan 16, 2013 |
Talks about all the different types of desserts in the world, how to classify them, and shows a map where they are located. Identifies the different plant life found in desserts, formations formed there, and what type of animal/insects/reptiles you can find there. It briefly touches on the people who live in desserts and what type of resources can be found there as well...very briefly.
  laurasmith | Sep 14, 2011 |
As embarrassing as it is, I learned for the first time that the classification of a desert has nothing to do with sand, it's actually based on how much rainfall there is there in one year. So, knowing this, I learned that places like Antarctica are deserts too! I think it's safe to say I not only benefited from Gail Gibbons wonderful illustrations, but also the new information.
  Mollyphillips | May 30, 2011 |
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An introduction to the characteristics of deserts and the plants and animals that inhabit them.

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