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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Deserts


Deserts by Gail Gibbons is a picture book that would be a great supplement to an animal habitat study or geography lesson.


"Desert people live in harsh conditions. Some wear special clothing to protect them from the sun and sand. Some use camels to get around. Their wide feet allow them to walk over soft desert sand without sinking in. Long eyelashes and thin eyelids, which they can see through when closed, keep sand out of their eyes. They can shut their nostrils to keep sand out, too."
In the beginning of the book, there is a map of some of the largest and/or famous deserts in the world. Then it describes the topography, desert plants and flowers, desert insects, reptiles, birds and mammals, desert people, and natural resources.

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