The Science of Deserts
Louise A Spilsbury
(Gareth Stevens Publishing, Jan. 15, 2020)
There are many kinds of deserts, and not all are hot and sandy. In fact, there's a desert in Antarctica! This eye-opening book takes readers into various deserts around the world where they'll learn about the incredible adaptations that make desert life possible. They'll also discover much about desert food webs and the interactions that plants and animals depend on to survive in this ecosystem. Flowcharts help crystalize new concepts, such as how carrion beetles are the cleaning machines of the desert. There's plenty of similar lively facts and vivid photographs of wildlife in action to keep readers captivated by this fascinating habitat.