The Gobi Desert

The Gobi Desert

Book - 2013
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This intriguing book describes the geological makeup and history of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia and China. Temperatures can get very cold and frost and snow are not unusual. Readers will learn about the variety of habitats in this vast desert system that support many different kinds of plants and animals such as camels, snow leopards, and bears. The Gobi Desert is also where the first dinosaur egg fossils were found. Special sections describe the desert's natural resources, such as copper and gold, and the unique problems facing this region such as the desert's alarming rate of desertification.
Publisher: St. Catharines, ON : Crabtree Pub., 2013
ISBN: 9780778707103
Branch Call Number: 951.73 ALO 2012
Characteristics: 32 pages : color photographs, maps

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