A desert is a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and
consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. The lack of
Learn about desert plants, animals, and geology; learn the history of the people
and civilizations who lived and still persist in the desert biome.
Deserts cover about one fifth of the Earth's surface and occur where rainfall is
less than 50 cm/year. Although most deserts, such as the Sahara of North Africa ...
Another type of desert is the coastal desert, for example, the Atacama Desert in
Chile of South America. And then there are cold deserts. That sounds pretty silly!
Definition: An area with little precipitation or where evaporation exceeds precpitation, and thus includes sparse vegetation.
Common Misspellings: Dessert - a sweet end to a good meal; don't eat your dessert in the desert
The Sahara Desert
in Africa is large but the ... More »
In this report you will learn about Hot and Dry Deserts and Cold Deserts. I hope
you enjoy! A Hot and Dry Desert is, as you can tell from the name, hot and dry.
Information on deserts: what they are, where they are located, and the plants and
animals which live in them.
Learn about types of habitat, locations, plants & animals and other fascinating
facts about deserts.
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Desert The defining characteristic of a desert is that it is dry. Depending on its
geographical location, the annual precipitation in a desert varies from half an