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Cactus Desert,9780070579347

Cactus Desert

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 9/22/1997
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill Education
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This close-up exploration of the desert is anything but dry. Welcome to cactus country, home to rattlers and road runners, yuccas and chuckwallas, tarantulas and toads--a place ablaze with beauty and danger.

Author Biography

Donald M. Silver is the author of more than 40 science books for children and teachers alike. In addition to the award-winning One Small Square series, he has written The Animal World, Why Save the Rain Forest?, Extinction Is Forever, and The Dinosaur Activity Book—all illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne. Patricia J. Wynne’s illustrations have also appeared in Scientific American, Natural History, and The New York Times as well as in the highly praised books Hungry, Hungry Sharks, and The Human Body.

Table of Contents

Introduction.One Small Square of a Cactus Desert.The Giant.Taking the Heat.Cool It.Surprise! Going...Going...Finders, Keepers.Dangers in the Night.Too Cool, Too Hot.Something New.Seize the Moment.In a Hurry.Double Trouble.Deserts of the World.

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