Deserts by Pete Aleshire
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This book presents an oasis of information on the world's starkest deserts. "Journey from Death Valley", the lowest point in North America, to the Libyan desert, the hottest on Earth, where temperatures can reach 136[degrees]F, to Antarctica's vast polar deserts, which have not had ice cover for thousands of years. From trade wind and rainshadow deserts to interior and coastal deserts, "Deserts" spotlights 10 superlative examples and reveals why these astonishing landforms are never static, but always changing. A dramatic, full-color photographic insert adds visual appeal to this compelling title.

About Pete Aleshire

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Peter Aleshire is an award-winning journalist and magazine editor. He was named Journalist of the Year in 2009 by the Arizona Newspaper Publisher's Association and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of ten books about nature and history. He lives in Payson, Arizona. The foreword for each volume was written by Geoffrey H. Nash, a geologist with wide experience in surface mapping of rock formations, oil and gas exploration, environmental engineering, and surface water quality. Nash also has interests in paleontology, fossils, and natural selection. He received a B.A. from Knox College in Illinois and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
Published November 30, 2007 by Chelsea House Pub (L). 178 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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