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Deserts: A Very Short Introduction

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Deserts: A Very Short Introduction by Nick Middleton
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Deserts make up a third of the planet's land surface, but if you picture a desert, what comes to mind? A wasteland? A drought? A place devoid of all life forms? Deserts are remarkable places. Typified by drought and extremes of temperature, they can be harsh and hostile; but many deserts are also spectacularly beautiful, and on occasion teem with life. Nick Middleton explores how each desert is unique: through fantastic life forms, extraordinary scenery, and ingenious human adaptations. He demonstrates a desert's immense natural beauty, its rich biodiversity, and uncovers a long history of successful human occupation. This Very Short Introduction tells you everything you ever wanted to know about these extraordinary places and captures their importance in the working of our planet.

Author Biography

Nick Middleton is a geographer, writer, and presenter of television documentaries. He teaches at Oxford University where he is a Fellow of St Anne's College. His main research interest is in the nature and human use of deserts, and he has written more than 200 articles and 16 books.
Release date NZ
November 26th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
21 halftones
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
152
Dimensions
111x174x9
ISBN-13
9780199564309
Product ID
3522104

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