The Atlas of the World's Deserts
examines the hostile and extreme environments that characterize deserts, and is divided into chapters that concentrate on specific aspects of a desert's geology, life forms, history, and future.
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Also includes 160 color maps and photos.
"An attractive, up-to-date resource... Color photos, clearly drawn maps, and sidebars enrich the text. This well-researched atlas offers more than just maps... Highly recommended." -- Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Best Reference Titles 2003
"An attractive book, written for the nonspecialist, that portrays nature with a wealth of simple maps, lovely photographs, and considerable basic introductory information... Both a browsing book and beginning reference book... Recommended for high-school, public, and undergraduate libraries." -- Booklist/RBB
"A useful resource for students seeking either quick facts or thematic discussions... Liberally endowed with large, bright color photos, the topical sections begin with an analysis on how deserts form; close with an eye-opening look at why desertification has become a major environmental issue... Recommended..." -- School Library Journal
"Provides a broad and comprehensive overview... Its layout and extensive illustrations make it especially attractive to the generalist browser and to students... Particularly suitable for public and school libraries." -- The Arid Lands Newsletter
"Gorgeous color photographs, detailed maps, and clear and authoritative scientific explanations make this atlas both informative and captivating... A particular nice feature is that the geographical location and other details of each photograph are consistently provided." -- SciTech Book News