Download e-book for kindle: Atlas of the World's Deserts (Ecosystems) by Nathaniel Harris

By Nathaniel Harris

ISBN-10: 1579583105

ISBN-13: 9781579583101

The Atlas of the World's Deserts examines the adversarial and severe environments that signify deserts, and is split into chapters that focus on particular features of a desert's geology, lifestyles kinds, heritage, and future.For additional information together with pattern pages, stopover at the Atlas of the World's Deserts site. additionally contains a hundred and sixty colour maps and images.

Show description

Read Online or Download Atlas of the World's Deserts (Ecosystems) PDF

Similar historical study & educational resources books

Download e-book for iPad: War, Religion and Court Patronage in Habsburg Austria: The by K. MacHardy

This situation research of the explanations of the Thirty Years’ warfare indicates an alternate framework to that of Absolutism, and perspectives state-building as an interactive bargaining method that could engender demanding situations to political authority. It indicates how selective courtroom patronage replaced the cultural conduct of nobles in schooling, manners, and tastes, yet didn't rework spiritual identities, that have been in detail tied to noble pursuits.

Download e-book for iPad: Family and Community in Early Modern Spain: The Citizens of by James Casey

James Casey bargains an leading edge examine of status, energy and the position of the relations in a Mediterranean urban throughout the early smooth interval. He makes a speciality of the constitution and values of the ruling type of Granada, the place a brand new elite consolidated its authority. The research means that their strength used to be associated with the pursuit of honour, which demanded participation within the politics of the commonwealth and depended vastly at the community of private kinfolk which they have been in a position to construct with kinsmen, consumers and buyers.

New PDF release: Sociology in America: A History

Although the note “sociology” used to be coined in Europe, the sphere of sociology grew such a lot dramatically in the US. regardless of that disproportionate impact, American sociology hasn't ever been the topic of a longer historic exam. To therapy that situation—and to rejoice the centennial of the yank Sociological Association—Craig Calhoun assembled a workforce of top sociologists to supply Sociology in the USA.

New PDF release: The Tentacles of Progress: Technology Transfer in the Age of

Daniel Headrick examines why the large move of Western know-how to eu colonies didn't spark an commercial revolution in these international locations. instead of spurring financial growth, he argues, the move of inventory know-how among 1850 and 1940 brought on the conventional self-sufficient economies of the colonial areas to be caught in a country of underdevelopment, a legacy which burdens those international locations to today.

Extra info for Atlas of the World's Deserts (Ecosystems)

Example text

Highlands and wadis support juniper and milkweed trees, while datepalms grown In oases are used for building as well as for food The most notable of the dasert’s many animals Include many species of seorpion; a toothless lizard called a dab; and highly venomous sand cobras. Resident bird life includes species of falcons and eagles, numerous ravens, and burrowing owls. The mammals, however- ibex, foxes, hyenas, and jackals—have suffered badly from the effects of human hunting, and the numbers have fallen.

Now intensively mined by the South African company De Beers, the area is disfigured by slap heaps of discarded materials. 11. Unusualiy,there appear to be no shrubs or bushes, only mature trees and the grass beneath them. 12. GABORONE The city became the capital of Botswana in 1965, a year before the country achieved independence from Britain. Standing at the edge of the Kalahari Desert on the main railroad between Cape Town South Africa, and Harare, Zimbabwe, it today boasts a university, an international airport, and several important museums.

5. EL ALAMEIN This village in Egypt was the site of an important World War II battle in which the Allies halted the German advance on Alexandria and the strategically vital Suez Canal. 6. THE PYRAMIDS In the Western Desert near Giza are the Great Sphinx and three pyramids that date from pharaonic Egypt’s ivth Dynasty (c. ) 7. SURT In former times this Mediterranean port was the starting point for many transSaharan caravan routes. 8. SURT BASIN Ever since oil was discovered here in 1956, this depression has been the greatest source of Libya’s oil wealth.

Download PDF sample

Atlas of the World's Deserts (Ecosystems) by Nathaniel Harris


by Anthony
4.0

Rated 4.01 of 5 – based on 44 votes