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Biomes: deserts: general overview 
Desert biome deserts are places on earth that are characterized by little vegetation and rain. They are made up of sand or rocks and gravel. Deserts cover about one-fifth of all the land in the world
Deserts: geology and resources deserts are natural laboratories in which to study the interactions of wind and sometimes water on the arid surfaces of planets. They contain valuable mineral deposits that were formed in the arid environment or that were exposed by erosion. Because deserts are dry, they are ideal places for human artifacts and fossils to be preserved
Deserts of our world Deserts of our world
Deserts of our world the Sahara, Mojave, Sonoran, Chihuahua, Kalahari, Australia, Taklimakan...
Deserts of the world Deserts of the world
Desert photography
Desert directory the desert regions of the American Southwest, deserts, animals , desert life, desert wildflowers, cactus, national parks, desert parks, desertusa, native american, indians, animal and wildlife, plants, maps, people
Desert plants, animals, geology and more
Photos of deserts
Principal deserts of the world deserts are arid regions, generally receiving less than ten inches of precipitation a year, or regions where the potential evaporation rate is twice as great as the precipitation, subtropical deserts, cool coastal deserts, cold winter deserts, polar regions
Types of deserts hot deserts, cold deserts
World's largest deserts
Biomes: desert topics 
African deserts Sahara, Kalahari, Sahel
Atacama desert the region known as the "North of Chile" occupies an area equivalent in size to two thirds of Italy
Atacama desert of Chile
Barrel cactus
Camel of Egypte
Central Washington native plants photographs of both cordilleran and endemic species
Chihuahuan desert the Chihuahuan desert region stretches from the Rio Grande Valley in southern New Mexico and the San Simon Valley of southeastern Arizona to an area just north of Mexico City
Desert animals printouts deserts cover about one-third of the Earth's land area. The desert is a harsh environment with very little rainfall and extreme temperatures. Desert plant life is not abundant; neither is animal life
Desert life in the American Southwest learn about the desert environment and the unique characteristics that define the beautiful arid and semi-arid landscapes of the American Southwest
Desertification about 3,6 billion of the world's 5.2 billion hectares of useful dryland for agriculture has suffered erosion and soil degradation
Deserts: geology and resources
Desert plants the undisputed king of the San Felipe desert is the Cardón cactus. Reaching heights of 60 to 75 feet and weights of 20 to 40 tons, cardón is the world's largest cactus
Elephant cactus
Gobi desert
Gobi desert
Libyan or Western desert the Libyan desert, one of the least explored and most strikingly beautiful places on this planet
Mojave desert
Mongolian Great Gobi since ancient times the word 'Gobi' meaning 'desert' in all Ural-Altaic languages was referred to in literature as shamo
Sahara desert the Sahara desert, covering most of North Africa, is the largest desert in the world. From north to south the Sahara is between 800 and 1,200 miles and is at least 3000 miles (4,800 km) from east to west
Sand dunes
Sands of time sand dune succession
Signs of early vegetation appear on the Sahara
Sonoran desert
Sonoran desert naturalist the Sonoran desert of Southern Arizona and Northwestern Mexico is widely known for its beauty and many spectacular life forms. The abundant cacti and other succulents simply defy the harsh climate with exuberant biodiversity
Types of deserts deserts are classified by their geographical location and dominant weather pattern as trade wind, midlatitude, rain shadow, coastal, monsoon, or polar deserts. Former desert areas presently in nonarid environments are paleodeserts, and extraterrestrial deserts exist on other planets
Types of sand dunes
Wind action and deserts air near the surface is heated and rises, cooler air comes in to replace hot rising air and this movement of air results in winds, Wind has the ability to transport, erode, and deposit sediment
Wind and Deserts


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