21 Strange Animals That Live in the Desert

Extraordinary Animal Photos and Facinating Fun Facts for Kids - (Weird and Wonderful Animals Book 4)

Author: Selena Dale

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508550686

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 38

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Discover Some of the Strangest Animals that Live in the Desert. This book shows the beauty that usually goes unseen in the desert. Your child will see various creatures, some of which you've never seen before. You and your child will learn a lot about these animals that live in various deserts and how their feeding habits and appearances change to help them survive. This Book Has Amazing Facts and Photos of 21 Incredibly Strange Desert Animals. The desert is full of unimaginable beauty despite looking like a blank canvas under a scorching hot sun. In this book your child will know more about strange creatures that live in the desert and even a few fun facts about them. This book is fully illustrated and has simple blocks of text that will make learning fun for your child. The following animals featured are: Horned Viper Dung Beetle Fennec Fox Deathstalker Scorpion Monitor Lizard The Jerboa Honeypot Ants Australian Thorny Devil Desert Kit Fox Red-Tailed Hawk Shrew Sloth Bear Hyrax Meerkat Greater Roadrunner Chuckwalla Kangaroo Rat Caracal Peregrine Falcon Locust Walking Stick Any child and anyone with an inner child will love reading about these creatures! The animals are so beautifully strange that you wonder how they ended up in the desert and how they manage to survive. This book will show you and your child how wondrously complex nature is and how wonderfully made animals are. With the colorful and vivid illustrations accompanied by information and fun facts, you and your child will be given a glimpse into each strange animal's life. Your kids can have fun while learning! Without experiencing the dangerous desert heat and predators you and your child can explore the mysterious desert through each of the unique and strange animals' eyes. You and your child will experience the art of nature unfolding through the animals that paint the seemingly blank canvas of the desert. This book will take you on a journey of a lifetime without ever leaving your house, so relish the trip! This book is part of a series called, "Weird & Wonderful Animals" all of which are great for bedtime reading. Collect the series!

At Home in the Desert

Author: Richard Spilsbury,Louise Spilsbury

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508145628

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Hot days, cold nights, and constant dryness: welcome to life in the desert! This fascinating biome is home to diverse plants, animals, and insects whose ability to survive in such a harsh environment will fascinate readers. Important life science concepts such as adaptation and survival are taught through age-appropriate language. Readers learn about desert creatures’ interdependent relationships and how each creature plays an important role in keeping its ecosystem balanced. Readers also learn how human intervention can harm desert biomes, which are identified through a simple yet informative global map. Colorful photos complement this information-rich science text!

Creatures of the Desert World

Author: Barbara Gibson,Jennifer C. Urquhart

Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books

ISBN: 9780870446870

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 10

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Covers clouds, precipitation, severe storms, and weather forecasting.

Desert Animal Adaptations

Author: Julie Murphy

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429660309

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Simple text and photographs describe desert animal adaptations"--Provided by publisher.

21 Amazing Animals That Live in the Tundra

Extraordinary Animal Photos and Facinating Fun Facts for Kids (Weird and Wonderful Animals)

Author: Selena Dale

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781508587293

Category: Nature

Page: 42

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This Series Of Animal Books For Kids Has A FREE Bumper Pack Of Gifts Inside! Discover Some of the Most Amazing Animals that Live in the Tundra. Did you know that even if wolverines are black or brown, their babies are all white? What is the biggest falcon in the world? Did you know that polar bears can get drunk by sniffing airplane fuel? Do you know what reindeer velvet is? Did you know that beluga whales can bump into stuff without hurting their head? Do you know how dolphins find their way in the water? Did you know that Ermine is a name for the fur of an animal called stoat? How deep can ribbon seals dive for fish? Learn this and more in the fifth book of the popular this book series. Featuring twenty-one different animals that range from the whales diving in the deep oceans to the wolves that hunt in the colder mountain ranges. This book presents you and your child with fun facts about those amazing animals living in the tundra. Check Out the Amazing Facts and Photos of 21 Animals that Endure the Tough Tundra Climate. Some of these animals are popular winter animals that you may have seen on nature programs, while others might be totally new to you. You will see amazing pictures of the animals up close and in their natural habitat. The information provided will look into the animal names, how they live, some behaviours like family-life, diet and more. The list also has information on what places they can be found. This book is fully illustrated and has simple blocks of text that will make learning fun for your child. The following animals featured are: Wolverine Canada Lynx Arctic Hare Red Fox Beluga Whale Polar Bear Caribou Snowy Owl Dusky Dolphin Gyrfalcon Arctic Fox Ribbon Seal Musk Ox Ermine Bowhead Whale Chinstrap Penguin Gray Wolf Elephant Seal Lemmings Arctic Ground Squirrel Grizzly Bear Your kids can have fun while learning! These animals are the most interesting and also the ones that are in the most danger now because their snowy homes are slowly getting too warm. Knowing more about them can help you think about what is happening in the wilds. From the rocky south end of Australia and New Zealand to the Arctic North Pole, read on to learn more about the amazing animals that have survived and made their home in some of the coldest places on earth! This book is part of a series called, "Weird and Wonderful Animals" all of which are great for bedtime reading. Collect the series!

The Photo Ark

One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals

Author: Joel Sartore

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217773

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals-especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art- to know these animals is to save them.Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world. He is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. He has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits- from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.

Hidden Life of the Desert

Author: Thomas Wiewandt

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878425556

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 90

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Takes a photographic tour of the life cycles of the desert, where all creatures must adapt to extremes of heat and cold and the coming and going of the rains.

Penguins in the Desert

Author: Eric Loudon Wagner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780870719240

Category: Nature

Page: 216

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of Magellanic penguins gather to breed at Punta Tombo, Argentina, along a windswept edge of the Patagonian desert, and for more than three decades, biologist Dee Boersma has joined them. Penguins in the Desert follows both the penguins and Boersma through a season of their remarkable lives.

The Immeasurable World

Journeys in Desert Places

Author: William Atkins

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0385539894

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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In the classic literary tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Geoff Dyer, a rich and exquisitely written account of travels in eight deserts on five continents that evokes the timeless allure of these remote and forbidding places. One-third of the earth's surface is classified as desert. Restless, unhappy in love, and intrigued by the Desert Fathers who forged Christian monasticism in the Egyptian desert, William Atkins decided to travel in eight of the world's driest, hottest places: the Empty Quarter of Oman, the Gobi Desert and Taklamakan deserts of northwest China, the Great Victoria Desert of Australia, the man-made desert of the Aral Sea in Kazkahstan, the Black Rock and Sonoran Deserts of the American Southwest, and Egypt's Eastern Desert. Each of his travel narratives effortlessly weaves aspects of natural history, historical background, and present-day reportage into a compelling tapestry that reveals the human appeal of these often inhuman landscapes.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1939

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The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

The Oldest Living Things in the World

Author: Rachel Sussman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022605764X

Category: Nature

Page: 170

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The Oldest Living Things in the World is an epic journey through time and space. Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older. Spanning from Antarctica to Greenland, the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback, the result is a stunning and unique visual collection of ancient organisms unlike anything that has been created in the arts or sciences before, insightfully and accessibly narrated by Sussman along the way. Her work is both timeless and timely, and spans disciplines, continents, and millennia. It is underscored by an innate environmentalism and driven by Sussman’s relentless curiosity. She begins at “year zero,” and looks back from there, photographing the past in the present. These ancient individuals live on every continent and range from Greenlandic lichens that grow only one centimeter a century, to unique desert shrubs in Africa and South America, a predatory fungus in Oregon, Caribbean brain coral, to an 80,000-year-old colony of aspen in Utah. Sussman journeyed to Antarctica to photograph 5,500-year-old moss; Australia for stromatolites, primeval organisms tied to the oxygenation of the planet and the beginnings of life on Earth; and to Tasmania to capture a 43,600-year-old self-propagating shrub that’s the last individual of its kind. Her portraits reveal the living history of our planet—and what we stand to lose in the future. These ancient survivors have weathered millennia in some of the world’s most extreme environments, yet climate change and human encroachment have put many of them in danger. Two of her subjects have already met with untimely deaths by human hands. Alongside the photographs, Sussman relays fascinating – and sometimes harrowing – tales of her global adventures tracking down her subjects and shares insights from the scientists who research them. The oldest living things in the world are a record and celebration of the past, a call to action in the present, and a barometer of our future.

Afoot and Afield: Las Vegas and Southern Nevada

A Comprehensive Hiking Guide

Author: Brian Beffort

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0899976514

Category: Travel

Page: 312

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Beyond the bright lights of one of the city's fastest growing metropolitan areas is some of the most rugged, beautiful, and remote country around. Popular destinations such as Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire, Death Valley, and Mt. Charles are covered, plus lesser-known areas such as Anniversary Narrows, Arrow Canyon, Bowl of Fire, and the Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness. Each trip showcases the diversity of this region, from the geological wonders and rare life forms surviving in Mojave National Preserve to ancient petroglyphs. The hikes range from easy strolls to challenging treks and include distance, time, elevation change, difficulty, and trail-use notes. A custom map accompanies every description, and GPS waypoints are given for key locations.

Vampirella (Magazine 1969 - 1983) #21

Author: T. Casey Brennan,Steve Skeates,Esteban Maroto

Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 57

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On the hot desert sands - Vampirella and Dracula encounter the horrible giant slug!

Rewilding the World

Dispatches from the Conservation Revolution

Author: Caroline Fraser

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1429924527

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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A gripping account of the environmental crusade to save the world's most endangered species and landscapes—the last best hope for preserving our natural home Scientists worldwide are warning of the looming extinction of thousands of species, from tigers and polar bears to rare flowers, birds, and insects. If the destruction continues, a third of all plants and animals could disappear by 2050—and with them earth's life-support ecosystems that provide our food, water, medicine, and natural defenses against climate change. Now Caroline Fraser offers the first definitive account of a visionary campaign to confront this crisis: rewilding. Breathtaking in scope and ambition, rewilding aims to save species by restoring habitats, reviving migration corridors, and brokering peace between people and predators. Traveling with wildlife biologists and conservationists, Fraser reports on the vast projects that are turning Europe's former Iron Curtain into a greenbelt, creating trans-frontier Peace Parks to renew elephant routes throughout Africa, and linking protected areas from the Yukon to Mexico and beyond. An inspiring story of scientific discovery and grassroots action, Rewilding the World offers hope for a richer, wilder future.

The Last Animal

Author: Abby Geni

Publisher: Counterpoint

ISBN: 161902182X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The Last Animal by Abby Geni is that rare literary find — a remarkable series of stories unified around one theme: people who use the interface between the human and the natural world to contend with their modern challenges in love, loss, and family life. These are vibrant, weighty stories that herald the arrival of a young writer of surprising feeling and depth. “Terror Birds” tracks the dissolution of a marriage set against an ostrich farm in the sweltering Arizona desert; “Dharma at the Gate” features the tempest of young love as a teenaged girl must choose between man’s best friend, her damaged boyfriend, and a beckoning future; “Captivity” follows an octopus handler at an aquarium still haunted by the disappearance of her brother years ago; “The Girls of Apache Bryn Mawr” details a Greek chorus of Jewish girls at a summer camp whose favorite counselor goes missing under suspicious circumstances; “In the Spirit Room” centers on a scientist suffering the heartbreaking loss of a parent from Alzheimer’s while living in the natural history museum where they both worked; in “Fire Blight” a father grieving over his wife’s recent miscarriage finds an outlet for comfort in their backyard garden and makes a surprising discovery on how to cherish living things; and in the title story, a retired woman traces the steps of the husband who left her thirty years ago, burning the letters he had sent along the way, while the luminous and exotic wildlife of the Pacific Ocean opens up to receive her. Unflinching, exciting, ambitious and yet heartfelt, The Last Animal will guide readers through a menagerie of settings and landscapes as it underscores the connection among all living things.

Relicts of a Beautiful Sea

Survival, Extinction, and Conservation in a Desert World

Author: Christopher Norment

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469618672

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Along a tiny spring in a narrow canyon near Death Valley, seemingly against all odds, an Inyo Mountain slender salamander makes its home. "The desert," writes conservation biologist Christopher Norment, "is defined by the absence of water, and yet in the desert there is water enough, if you live properly." Relicts of a Beautiful Sea explores the existence of rare, unexpected, and sublime desert creatures such as the black toad and four pupfishes unique to the desert West. All are anomalies: amphibians and fish, dependent upon aquatic habitats, yet living in one of the driest places on earth, where precipitation averages less than four inches per year. In this climate of extremes, beset by conflicts over water rights, each species illustrates the work of natural selection and the importance of conservation. This is also a story of persistence--for as much as ten million years--amid the changing landscape of western North America. By telling the story of these creatures, Norment illustrates the beauty of evolution and explores ethical and practical issues of conservation: what is a four-inch-long salamander worth, hidden away in the heat-blasted canyons of the Inyo Mountains, and what would the cost of its extinction be? What is any lonely and besieged species worth, and why should we care?