Exploring Deserts

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Throughout history, people have always explored new frontiers. Adventure, fame, and scientific discovery have all driven humans to forge into the unknown. This title examines the exploration of deserts. Easy-to-read, engaging text takes readers to the Sahara and beyond, examines the explorers who journeyed to these vast, arid landscapes, and traces the development of the technology and techniques that made this exploration possible. Well-placed sidebars, vivid photos, helpful maps, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of the topic. Additional features include a table of contents, a selected bibliography, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
BISACS JNF025080, JNF054180, JNF051100
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Science & Technology
Copyright 2014
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Essential Library
Language English
Number of Pages 144
Season 2014-01-01
ISBN 9781624032509, 9781629680460
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Graphics Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 8.5
Lexile 1210
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Story of Exploration - Library Media Connection

Full-color pictures, informational boxes, and a well-researched text make this series user-friendly and enjoyable to peruse. . . . Researchers will find a historical and present day perspective, with consideration given to technological advances and those who were the original explorers. . . . here is a good chance students will not need any other sources to complete a research project about a variety of natural landscapes as these books are thorough. Recommended.

Author: Karen Sirvaitis