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Deserts of America

Peggy Pickering Larson

Deserts of America

by Peggy Pickering Larson

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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Desert ecology

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Peggy Larson. Illus. by Stanley Wyatt.
    Series[Prentice-Hall series in nature and natural history]
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQH541.5.D4 L28
    The Physical Object
    Pagination340 p.
    Number of Pages340
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5753690M
    ISBN 10013199851X
    LC Control Number71079948

    The term Great American Desert was used in the 19th century to describe the western part of the Great Plains east of the Rocky Mountains in North America to about the th meridian. It can be traced to the Stephen H. Long's scientific expedition which put the Great American Desert on the map.. The area is now usually referred to as the High Plains, and the original term is now sometimes.   Book deserts in low-income neighborhoods like Anacostia in Washington, D.C. stifle children's learning. Derrick and Ramunda Young hope their bookstore can help.

    USS America (CV 66) Operation Desert Storm Cruise Book Did you serve aboard USS America (CV 66)? Check out our USS America (CV 66) Crew List and reconnect with old shipmates. Table of Contents: Back to last Page Back to Cruise Book Page Back to USS America Page. The desert winds are blowing hard in early May at De Anza Springs, in Jacumba, California, inland and just three miles shy of the Mexican border. The acre property borders a ,acre state park, and is surrounded by volcanic mountains and miles and miles of view.

    The term "book desert" came into regular use in the mids and the social enterprise Unite for Literacy is credited as having coined the term. Unite for Literacy created an operational definition of a book desert when they published the U.S. Book Desert Map: A geographic area (country, state, county, census tract) where it is predicted that a majority of homes have less than printed books. Deserts are often defined as areas that receive less than 10 inches of average annual rainfall. Distinct desert areas are determined on the basis of the species of plants growing in a particular desert region. The Chihuahuan Desert is the largest desert in North America .


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The National Audubon Guide to Deserts, which covers the four deserts of the southwest, is informative about both flora and fauna (including insects) and the pictures are very helpful in identifying birds, bugs, reptile, etc.

The Desert book section on the various landforms is interesting; the desert is not just sand/5(27). Drylands: The Deserts of North America 1st Edition by Philip Hyde (Author)/5(3). In Desert America, a work of powerful reportage and memoir, acclaimed author Rubén Martínez explores a world of extremes: drug addiction flourishing in the shadow of some of America's richest zip codes, an exclusive Texas enclave that coexists with bloodshed on the banks of the Rio Grande, and Native Americans hunting down Mexican migrants crossing the most desolate stretch of the border/5(22).

In the first section of this introduction to the Deserts of America book and plants of North American deserts, four-page chapters discuss the major desert habitats, Sonoran, Mojave, Chihuahuan, and Great Basin, as well as two unique regions within those areas, Death Valley and the Colorado by: 1.

Deserts of America. [John C Wingfield] -- Describes the geographical features, climate, and plants and animals of the deserts of North America with emphasis on their interrelationship.

Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Larson, Peggy Pickering, Deserts of America. Deserts of America book Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [] (OCoLC)   Take D.C.’s Anacostia neighborhood, where nearly all the population is black and 61 percent of children live in poverty.

When the research was conducted in the summer ofit didn’t have a single store selling a book for preschoolers, and there were only five books Author: Alia Wong.

Deserts of the World. The Sahara Desert: Geology and Climate - One of the most storied and unforgiving lands in the world, the Sahara -- the Arabic word for "desert" -- evokes a poignant sense of time and nature's power, of antiquity and legend, of wonder and mystery.

The Sahara Desert: Wildlife and Culture. The Gobi Desert: Location and Landscape - The Gobi, the fifth largest desert in the. To create a national picture of “book deserts,” the new study, funded by JetBlue, examined access to children’s books in six urban neighborhoods across the United States, representing the Northeast (Washington, D.C.), Midwest (Detroit), and West (Los Angeles).

Find thousands of LDS books, movies, music and more. Looking for an LDS related gift. Find it at Deseret Book. Books shelved as deserts: Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton, Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey, The Wisdom of the Desert: Sa.

Desert America book. Read 26 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A brilliantly illuminating portrait of the twenty-first-century West /5. Drylands book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

From inside front dust jacket:Distinguished photographer Philip Hyde and award- /5. Librarian Diana Lopez says the low-income area around her library branch could be considered a book desert with many empty storefronts and the closest book store five miles away.

Last year, the city librarians gave all kids in grades K-8 at nearby Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr., Academy their own library cards.

43 books based on votes: Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic, by Ellen Emerson White, Across the Wide a. The Great Basin Desert covers an area of aroundsquare miles, making it the largest of the major US deserts.

It is considered a temperate desert that experiences hot and dry summers with cold and snowy winters. About the Author. Amber is a freelance writer, English as a foreign language teacher, and Spanish-English translator. She lives Author: Amber Pariona.

The travesty of book deserts Why are there places in America where it’s almost impossible to buy or borrow a book. Starre Vartan August 4,p.m. Tweet. The North American Deserts. North America has four major deserts: Great Basin, Mohave, Chihuahuan and Sonoran.

All but the Sonoran Desert have cold winters. Freezing temperatures are even more limiting to plant life than is aridity, so colder deserts are poorer in.

This is a list of deserts sorted by the region of the world in which the desert is located. Melnik Desert Canyon - A sandy canyon surrounded town in the southwestern tip of Bulgaria: where sand dunes, sandstone formations, sand pyramids and an overall canyon has formed while pertaining to other desert.

ISBN: X OCLC Number: Notes: Translation of: Deserti d'America. Includes index. Description: pages: illustrations, color maps. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint. Originally published: San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, © Description.“Desert America is a thorough, heartfelt, must-read for anyone investigating the West's state of economic and spiritual shambles.” — Ana Castillo, author of The Guardians “Rubén Martínez offers a vision of the mythic West, complete with cowboys and drug mules, vistas and tract by: 2.NAMIB DESERT (# Angola/Namibia) Encompass square miles, the Namib Desert is by far the smallest on this list.

But if you talk to anyone who’s traveled there, they’ll probably tell you it’s the desert most worth visiting, containing some of Namibia’s most incredible ecotourism attractions.