Encyclopedia of Deserts

By: Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, Okla.)

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"Encyclopedia of Deserts" represents a milestone: it is the first comprehensive reference to the first comprehensive reference to deserts and semideserts of the world. Approximately seven hundred entries treat subjects ranging from desert survival to the way deserts are formed. Topics include biology (birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, invertebrates, plants, bacteria, physiology, evolution), geography, climatology, geology, hydrology, anthropology, and history. The thirty-seven contributors, including volume editor Michael A. Mares, have had extensive careers in deserts research, encompassing all of the world's arid and semiarid regions.

The "Encyclopedia" opens with a subject list by topic, an organizational guide that helps the reader grasp interrelationships and complexities in desert systems. Each entry concludes with cross-references to other entries in the volume, inviting the reader to embark on a personal expedition into fascinating, previously unknown terrain. In addition a list of important readings facilitates in-depth study of each topic. An exhaustive index permits quick access to places, topics, and taxonomic listings of all plants and animals discussed.

More than one hundred photographs, drawings, and maps enhance our appreciation of the remarkable life, landforms, history, and challenges of the world's arid land.

Title: Encyclopedia of Deserts

Author: Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, Okla.)

Categories: Environment, Geology,

Edition: Ex Library

Publisher: Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A., Univ of Oklahoma Pr: 1999

ISBN Number: 0806131462

ISBN Number 13: 9780806131467

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Pictorial Boards

Size: XL

Seller ID: 119129

Description: Ex-library copy with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is tight and solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Nice clean covers with sharp corners, one being chipped, otherwise volume is little-used, straight, clean and complete. 654 pages.