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Sahara Desert - Images courtesy of Britannica Image Quest
Sahara Desert by Photographs, detailed maps, charts, and activities describe the climate and people of the Sahara Desert.
Call Number: 916.6 LAP
Publication Date: 2013
Capstone Interactive eBooks
Desert Climates by
Call Number: EBOOK 551.691 SEN
Publication Date: 2017
Explores the characteristics of the land and weather in regions with desert climates, and how plants, animals, and people have adapted to life in deserts.
Make It Out Alive in a Desert by
Call Number: EBOOK 613.6 MAR
Publication Date: 2017
"Blazing sunlight, brutal heat, and parched earth make the desert one of the deadliest environments on the planet. This interactive book challenges readers to plot their survival in this blistering biome. Makerspace activities encourage engineering solutions to real problems that crop up in the desert. Readers will rely on a map, a supply list, and their STEM skills to problem-solve their way to safety. Fascinating fact boxes offer intriguing information on this dangerous habitat and survival."
Call Number: GVRL eBook
Publication Date: 2007
Explores the Earth's driest regions from the Sahara to the Australian Great Sandy. Investigates how people, animals, and plants cope in this arid environment.
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Nomads - Selected websites
Nomads: The Facts - New Internationalist
Did you know that the word nomad comes from the Greek word for pasture (nomos)? At this web site from New Internationalist, you'll learn this and much more about nomads, people who have no fixed home but instead move from place to place as a means of survival. Topics discussed here include types of nomads, where they live in the world, and the importance of animals in nomadic culture and life. The article concludes by discussing various threats to their continued mobility and their survival strategies in the face of these threats.
What is a Nomad? - Wonderopolis
Nomads are people that have no permanent address because they move from place to place in search of food, water and grass for their animals to graze. The origin of nomad is Greek, from a word that means to roam around for pasture. Would you believe there are between 30 and 40 million nomads living in the world today? Some nomads live that way because their culture has lived that way for many generations. There are three categories of nomads: hunter-gatherers (the oldest type), pastoral nomads (move with their herds), and peripatetic nomads (job related, such as the circus).