Desert Essays

  • Desert

    875 Words  | 2 Pages

    world is the Desert. Located all throughout the world in arid regions, they cover over 18 million square kilometers. Deserts comprise of about 30% of Earth’s attainable land surface making it one of the largest accessible Biomes in the world. Most of the great deserts are centered on latitudes between 20 and 30 degrees North and South of the Equator, but also may be accessed where large mountain ranges produce intense rain shadows. One of the most commonly referred and greatest deserts is The Sahara

  • A Comparison Of The Desert And The Chaparral Deserts

    1000 Words  | 2 Pages

    The plants in The desert and the Chaparral Shrubland of the California Region share many adaptations though they are not closely related. The deserts in North America cover the regions from the northwest United States to western Mexico and the southern parts of Texas and New Mexico to north central Mexico. The Chaparral Shrubland of the California Region ranges from southern Oregon to northern Baja California (Vankat 2003). Rain rarely falls in these deserts and when it does the precipitation to

  • Thermoregulation In Deserts: Scientific Adaptation In Deserts

    991 Words  | 2 Pages

    Genus Camelini Introduction: Camels are the large animals that live in the deserts of North Africa, Middle East and Asia. There are two types of camels, the dromedary camel lives in North Africa and the Bactrian camels live in central Asia. [1] In excessive hot temperature of desert, camels can maintain their body temperature; during day time, temperature is hot and at night it gets cold. The maximum temperature in hot desert increases to 49oC and in winter temperature falls to -40oC. Camels are one

  • Through The Desert

    1649 Words  | 4 Pages

    The vast desert is treacherous and without mercy. But for travelers willing to battle the harsh climate and brutal winds, the desert can reveal riches unimaginable. In Through the Desert, two to five players each control a tribe of nomads vying for control of the desert. By establishing lines of caravans and taking over oases, the players gain points as their tribes increase in power. Although gameplay appears to be straightforward, Through the Desert actually has many underlying lessons and concepts

  • Desert Essay

    2494 Words  | 5 Pages

    WHAT IS A DESERT? Desert is a dry region with little or no vegetation and is found throughout the world. These places have plants and animals too, that have adapted to surviving on little water. Deserts are not necessarily hot, but they can be cold as well. There are different types of deserts. What makes a desert a desert? Deserts are deserts because they lack water. It rains so rarely in a desert that some deserts even go two years without a drop of rain. The soil is so dry and hot that sometimes

  • Sahara Desert

    1068 Words  | 3 Pages

    Sahara Desert The Sahara Desert is the world’s largest desert area. The word Sahara comes from the Arabic word sahra’, meaning desert. It extends from the Africa’s Atlantic Ocean side to the Red Sea and consists of the countries of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, and Sudan. It is about 5,200 miles long. Overall, the Sahara Desert covers 3,500,000 square miles. The geography of the desert is varied. In the west, the Sahara is rocky with varied elevation. It

  • The Atacama Desert

    2009 Words  | 5 Pages

    The Atacama Desert Abstract Exclusive of the largest mountain ranges and oceans, earth’s most well-known physical features are its great desert regions. The word desert often conjures up ideas of open expanses of sand and towering dunes blown by perpetual wind and dust storms. Moreover, deserts are often categorized as being strictly sandy, hot, and extremely dry. Only part of this assumption is correct. Furthermore, the categorizing of deserts as such illustrates how little knowledge many people

  • Deserts of the World

    918 Words  | 2 Pages

    Deserts of the World I have been presented with the task of researching deserts, hot & cold, where they are, what type they are and so on. I have therefore created the following graphs containing the information needed. Cold Deserts of the World The main form of precipitation in a cold desert is snow -- but only ten inches or less per year. Cold Deserts of the World Name Location Size Physical Features Some Plants & Animals Special Facts Atacama Coasts of Peruand

  • Desert Research Papers

    1280 Words  | 3 Pages

    the desert. Deserts are believed to have been around for as long as Earth itself has been around. I chose this ecosystem because it is one of the more interesting ecosystems to me. I have also been through many deserts before which has given me much curiosity to learn more about them. I will go over very many different aspects and facts regarding deserts and their enviroments and surroundings. Deserts are located all throughout the world and cover about 20% of Earth. Mainly, the most deserts are

  • Analysis of Desert Rose

    1200 Words  | 3 Pages

    For my analysis essay, I chose the song Desert Rose written and performed by Sting. Cheb Mami also wrote and performed the Arabic part of the song. The genre of the song is pop and “Desert Rose” was released in 1999 but it was well known around 2000 due to its music video which was used in a Jaguar auto mobile commercial. I chose this song because Sting and Cheb Mami speak of longing and desire which is what every human being feels at some point in their lives. In life people always want something

  • The Hydrologic Cycle and Desert Landscapes

    1097 Words  | 3 Pages

    Introduction This paper is a two-part essay involving the hydrologic cycle and a desert landscape. First, the paper will discuss the hydrologic cycle and apply it to where I live, east Tennessee. Next, the paper will focus on a desert landscape. The discussion will center on how a desert forms as well as the features found within the landscape. Hydrologic Cycle The hydrologic cycle is a process that moves water throughout the Earth’s environment. “In terms of water, the earth is a closed system

  • Justice As Desert: Is There Any Such Thing?

    3166 Words  | 7 Pages

    Justice As Desert: Is There Any Such Thing? ABSTRACT: Philosopher Matthew Lipman, in Social Inquiry, says that there are instances in which 'what one deserves may be specified fairly readily. A sick child deserves medicine, a hungry child deserves food, children deserve an education...' This seems to imply that these are cases in which what one deserves is clear-cut, and only when 'the cases become more complicated' does it become 'progressively more difficult' to determine desert. I would submit

  • Descriptive Essay On Desert Safari

    844 Words  | 2 Pages Desert Safari (Vipul Mirza, Hyderabad, India) We had the best time of our life with the desert safari organized by Rayna Tours & Travels. The staff were warm, friendly, and professional. Never once did we have any bad experience before, during, and after the safari. Everything from dune bashing, camel riding, sand boarding, belly dancing, food, and taking pictures with falcon on our shoulders was just out of the

  • Soil Formation Under Desert Pavements

    2170 Words  | 5 Pages

    Soil Formation Under Desert Pavements Desert pavements are common landforms in arid regions. They consist of flat or sloping surfaces where stones are closely packed angular or rounded, and generally exhibit low relief (Mabbutt, 1977). Pavements tend to form on both alluvial fan toposequences and on weathering volcanic flow fields in arid regions. Soils are often found under desert pavements and they play an important role in the evolution of pavements (McFadden et. al., 1987). In the past

  • Frost's Desert Places

    507 Words  | 2 Pages

    Desert Places In the poem Desert Places by Robert Frost, the author describes the scenery in which he came across with. It was on a winter day, and the day was turning into a night. As he went across a field, he saw that the ground was almost all covered in snow. But then he noticed a few weeds and stubble on the ground. On the first line, Frost talks about how the night falling fast. This is referring to how fast Frost felt concerning time, which went by fast in real life. At the end of the

  • Adaptations of Australian Animals to Desert Conditions

    3361 Words  | 7 Pages

    Adaptations of Australian Animals to Desert Conditions Australian desert animals are exposed to such conditions as scarcity of food, increased body temperature, and dehydration. However, through behavioral, physiological, and anatomical adaptations, they can survive in the harsh outback. What specific functions allow desert animals to conserve water and reduce heat gain while maintaining homeostasis? How is metabolism affected? For many Australian animals, enzymes or cells are altered and hormones

  • Literary Analysis Of Benjamin Alire Saenz's To The Desert

    1218 Words  | 3 Pages

    experience he or she has faced in their lifetime is the foundation of their poetry. Benjamin Alire Saenz grew up in New Mexico and was a priest for a few years in his life. His poem To the Desert, has a deeper meaning than what is actually being portrayed. Some readers may assume that it is only about living in the desert and adapting to the environment itself. However, that is not quite the case with this solid piece of writing. Throughout the composition of the poem, metaphors, allusions, theme,

  • Robert Frost's Desert Places

    890 Words  | 2 Pages

    Frost's Desert Places One of the most monumental poetic works of T.S Eliot is ‘The Waste Land’. The poem emerges as a gigantic metaphor for melancholy, loneliness, solitude- the unavoidable companions of human existence. Similar kinds of feelings are evoked by Robert Frost in ‘Desert Places’. The very title is suggestive of a mood of emptiness. Throughout our life we cross various deserts to find our destiny. The beauty of the poem lies in the conjunction – the meeting point desert outside

  • The Great American Desert

    1140 Words  | 3 Pages

    Great American Desert In the article, “The Great American Desert”, Edward Abbey (1977) is trying to convince the general public that the desert is not a place for humans to explore. He talks a lot about the dangers of the desert and tries to convince the readers that the desert is not worth wasting your time and going and visiting. I disagree with Abbey. Anyone who has some knowledge about the desert and takes a class or is accompanied by an expert who knows a lot about the desert should be able

  • The New Tales of Gobi Desert

    1185 Words  | 3 Pages

    The day have broken dry and bright in the Gobi Desert, extraordinarily dry and bright, the young girl walked through the trail that the elders have pointed her to. It must be over 45 degrees. The elders of the nomadic tribe have once said never to travel if the temperature exceeds 40 degrees but the young girl was to prove them wrong. This trail leads to the southeast edge of the desert, China. She had always imagine and dreamt what China would look like under the golden ray of sunshine, would it