The Atlas of the World's Deserts examines the hostile and extreme environments that characterize deserts, and is divided into chapters that concentrate on specific aspects of a desert's geology, life forms, history, and future.

For more information including sample pages, visit the Atlas of the World's Deserts web site.

Also includes 160 color maps and photos.

chapter |6 pages


chapter |49 pages

How Deserts Form

chapter |54 pages

Sand, Rock, and Rubble

chapter |26 pages

Plants of the Desert

chapter |76 pages

Creatures of the Desert

chapter |26 pages

The Desert in History

chapter |45 pages

The Modern Desert

chapter |20 pages

Wealth from the Desert

chapter |14 pages

Spreading Deserts