Desert Habitats

by Arnold Ringstad

Part of a Series: Habitats.

Did you know that “only 10 percent of the world’s deserts are sandy”? Or that “only rain forest habitats have a larger variety of plants and animals than deserts”? With surprising facts, this volume challenges the preconception that “deserts are hot, sandy places where nothing can survive.” Deserts and some of their inhabitants, including saguaro cacti, Gila monsters, and fennec foxes are described in simple, clear language. The book’s design is crisp and clean, with attractive, full-page color photographs of various desert landscapes and animals. Threats to desert habitats are discussed, including mining and climate change. Back matter includes a glossary, suggestions for further reading, a link to publisher-approved Web sites, and an index.

ISBN: 9781623239893

JLG Release: December 2014

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details




    Print Book


    Library edition


    Child’s World

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8" x 9 1/2"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 3.9, Points: 0.5


    Level: 590L

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