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Deserts: A Very Short Introduction By Nick Middleton (St. Anne's College, Oxford)

Deserts: A Very Short Introduction
by Nick Middleton (St. Anne's College, Oxford)

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In this Very Short Introduction Nick Middleton tells the story of the desert, demonstrating its beautiful landscapes and remarkable climates. He challenges the common notion that they are dry and barren and uncovers fascinating life-forms, a rich biodiversity, and a long history of human habitation.
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Deserts: A Very Short Introduction by Nick Middleton (St. Anne's College, Oxford)

Deserts make up a third of the planet's land surface, but if you picture a desert, what comes to mind? A wasteland? A drought? A place devoid of all life forms? Deserts are remarkable places. Typified by drought and extremes of temperature, they can be harsh and hostile; but many deserts are also spectacularly beautiful, and on occasion teem with life. Nick Middleton explores how each desert is unique: through fantastic life forms, extraordinary scenery, and ingenious human adaptations. He demonstrates a desert's immense natural beauty, its rich biodiversity, and uncovers a long history of successful human occupation. This Very Short Introduction tells you everything you ever wanted to know about these extraordinary places and captures their importance in the working of our planet. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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About Nick Middleton (St. Anne's College, Oxford)


Nick Middleton is a geographer, writer, and presenter of television documentaries. He teaches at Oxford University where he is a Fellow of St Anne's College. His main research interest is in the nature and human use of deserts, and he has written more than 200 articles and 16 books.

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INTRODUCTION; EPILOGUE

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Deserts: A Very Short Introduction by Nick Middleton (St. Anne's College, Oxford)
Nick Middleton (St. Anne's College, Oxford)
Very Short Introductions
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2009-11-30
152
0199564302
9780199564309
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