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D Is for Desert: A World Deserts Alphabet

4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  5 reviews
D is for Desert uses the alphabet to explore desert regions around the world, explaining the science behind what determines a desert and showcasing fascinating features and desert inhabitants.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Sleeping Bear Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Deanna
In this beautiful written and illustrated non-fictional book we explore the world of deserts. Did you know they cover over one-third of our planet and their temperatures range from 136 degrees in the Sahara to -128 degrees in Antarctica? So exactly what makes a desert? What kind of life can survive in such extreme conditions?

In addition to Barbara Gowan using the alphabet to explore different desert regions, she offers detailed information on the scientific explanation of how deserts were creat
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Becca Calvin
I liked this book because every letter of the alphabet had a desert term. The term was then defined. The definition was really good because they were easy enough for everybody to understand. The pictures in the book go along with the word and definition which will help explain what it looks like.
Liz
Packed full of information. Deserts all around the world. (Would have liked a world map included.) Another in Sleeping Bear Press' alphabet series. I did not know that 1/3 of the land on our planet is desert.
Kate
A received an ARC at BEA 2012.

Great alphabet book. The letters are great for younger kids and the additional info on each page would be interesting to those who are already comfortable with the alphabet.
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Former park naturalist and currently sales director for Discovery Toys.

Lives in Scottsdale Arizona.
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