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  • Desert

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • Desert Essay

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    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

  • Desert Landforms

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    Desert Landforms We were taken to an area of the desert approximately 20 kilometers inland from Jeddah. On arrival, we were asked to carry out practical investigations of the landforms and landscape in the immediate area, in order to find evidence of river processes and resulting landform such as erosion, transportation, weathering and depostion . these investigations took place in a valley (“wadi”), which is an intermittent watercourse, during the dry season. To carry out our measurements

  • The Namib Desert

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    The Namib Desert The Namib Desert is a parched and rippled desert, an endless expanse. It stretches along the wouthwest coast of Africa from Angola in the north, through Namibia, into South Africa. The name Namib means “emptiness.” About 1,700 km (1,060 mi long and 100 km (60 mi) wide, the desert is bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. The Namib has an approximate area of 170,000 sq km (65,640 sq mi). It rises from sea level 914 m (3,000 ft). Temperatures average 16 deg C (60

  • Sahara Desert

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    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

  • Roses in the Desert

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    Roses in the Desert Hearts starve as well as bodies, give us bread, but give us roses! - James Oppenheim, line of “Bread and Roses,” poem written in 1911, quoting the protest slogans of female industrial workers What brings the human heart to starve? Such a critical question acutely fits into the rhyme and reason of character and theme in Stargirl and Holes. Discerning the meaning of a hungry human heart, against a back drop of parched desert environments, protagonists Leo, Stargirl and Stanley

  • The Atacama Desert

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    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

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    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