The Kalahari Desert
|Format:||Print Book 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
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.
ContentsThe Kalahari Desert
A sandy surface story
Living in the Kalahari
Natural resources and tourism
The Kalahari at risk?
Comparing the world's deserts.
|Series||Deserts around the world (Crabtree Publishing Company)|
-- Kalahari Desert
-- Juvenile literature.
Kalahari Desert -- Description and travel -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| St. Catharines, Ontario ; New York, N.Y. :Crabtree Pub.,2013
Grades 4 to 6
32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.