The Great Victoria Desert (Deserts Around the World) (Paperback)

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The Great Victoria Desert (Deserts Around the World) (Paperback)

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This amazing book describes the geological makeup and history of the Great Victoria Desert in Australia. Used in modern times for mining and testing of atomic bombs, this vast, sandy area has been home to a number of indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Although there is little rain, the blooms with a variety of plants. Readers will learn about the Mamungari Conservation Park located in the Great Victoria Desert, which is known for a eucalyptus tree called Ooldea mallee with large, spectacular red, pink, or yellow flowers. Special sections also describe the desert's natural resources, as well as the unique problems facing this region such as the introduction of non-native species of animals.
Product Details ISBN: 9780778707196
ISBN-10: 0778707199
Publisher: Crabtree Classics
Publication Date: October 15th, 2012
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Deserts Around the World