The Kalahari Desert

by Aloian, Molly.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 916.883 ALO
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 916.883 ALO
 
 
Summary
This colorful book describes the geological makeup and history of the Kalahari Desert in Africa. Covering most of Botswana, as well as portions of Namibia and South Africa, the Kalahari is not a true desert because it receives more than ten inches (250 mm) of rain each year. But the rain drains and evaporates quickly leaving no water on the surface of the red sand. Readers will learn about the variety of habitats in this vast desert system that support many different kinds of plants and animals such as springboks, giraffes, elephants, and zebras. Special sections also describe the Kalahari's natural resources, indigenous people, and the unique problems facing this region.
Contents
The Kalahari Desert
A sandy surface story
Living in the Kalahari
Natural resources and tourism
The Kalahari at risk?
Comparing the world's deserts.

Additional Information
Series Deserts around the world (Crabtree Publishing Company)
Subjects Natural history -- Kalahari Desert -- Juvenile literature.
Kalahari Desert -- Description and travel -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher St. Catharines, Ontario ; New York, N.Y. :Crabtree Pub.,2013
Audience Ages 10-13
Grades 4 to 6
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9780778707127 :
0778707121 :
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