In weniger als einer Minute können Sie mit dem Lesen von Deserts: A Very Short Introduction auf Ihrem Kindle beginnen. Sie haben noch keinen Kindle? Hier kaufen Oder fangen Sie mit einer unserer gratis Kindle Lese-Apps sofort an zu lesen.

An Ihren Kindle oder ein anderes Gerät senden

 
 
 

Kostenlos testen

Jetzt kostenlos reinlesen

An Ihren Kindle oder ein anderes Gerät senden

Jeder kann Kindle Bücher lesen  selbst ohne ein Kindle-Gerät  mit der KOSTENFREIEN Kindle App für Smartphones, Tablets und Computer.
Der Artikel ist in folgender Variante leider nicht verfügbar
Keine Abbildung vorhanden für
Farbe:
Keine Abbildung vorhanden

 

Deserts: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) [Kindle Edition]

Nick Middleton
4.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (1 Kundenrezension)

Kindle-Preis: EUR 6,03 Inkl. MwSt. und kostenloser drahtloser Lieferung über Amazon Whispernet

Weitere Ausgaben

Amazon-Preis Neu ab Gebraucht ab
Kindle Edition EUR 6,03  
Taschenbuch EUR 9,48  

Produktbeschreibungen

Kurzbeschreibung

Deserts make up a third of the planet's land surface, but if you picture a desert, what comes to mind? A wasteland? A drought? A place devoid of all life forms?

Deserts are remarkable places. Typified by drought and extremes of temperature, they can be harsh and hostile; but many deserts are also spectacularly beautiful, and on occasion teem with life. Nick Middleton explores how each desert is unique: through fantastic life forms, extraordinary scenery, and ingenious human adaptations. He demonstrates a desert's immense natural beauty, its rich biodiversity, and uncovers a long history of successful human occupation.

This Very Short Introduction tells you everything you ever wanted to know about these extraordinary places and captures their importance in the working of our planet.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Über den Autor

Nick Middleton teaches at Oxford University where he is a Fellow of St Anne's College. In addition to many scientific publications, he has written such popular books as The Last Disco in Outer Mongolia and Ice Tea and Elvis: A Saunter through the Southern States. In 2002, he won the Royal Geographical Society's Ness Award in recognition of widening the public enthusiasm for geography through his travel writing.

Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 867 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 153 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 0199564302
  • Verlag: OUP Oxford; Auflage: 1 (26. November 2009)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0199564302
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199564309
  • ASIN: B005OQH0E4
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
  • X-Ray:
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (1 Kundenrezension)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #438.030 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

  •  Ist der Verkauf dieses Produkts für Sie nicht akzeptabel?

Mehr über den Autor

Entdecken Sie Bücher, lesen Sie über Autoren und mehr

Kundenrezensionen

5 Sterne
0
3 Sterne
0
2 Sterne
0
1 Sterne
0
4.0 von 5 Sternen
4.0 von 5 Sternen
Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen
1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
4.0 von 5 Sternen Not as dry as you may think 22. Oktober 2011
Format:Taschenbuch
The first thing that comes to one's mind when thinking about deserts are the vast expenses of sandy dunes, with an occasional palm-tree oasis and a few hardy souls on camel backs traversing them. This romantic image has more than a grain of truth to it, but deserts are in fact very diverse geographical areas. This very short introduction aims to explore deserts and explain what makes them so unique and fascinating. Despite what one may think, deserts as geographical locations are not that easy to define. The prime characteristic of all the deserts is their incredible dryness, so aridity is used as the primary criterion for distinguishing deserts from other areas. Even so, it turns out that there is much more of continuity between deserts and non-deserts than one may think. However, the dryness criterion does distinguish the two of the World's most prominent deserts - the Sahara Desert and the Arabian Desert.

The book's more interesting chapters deal with life and human presence in deserts. Deserts may not be the liveliest of places, but many life forms have managed to evolve strategies of survival suited for this extreme environment. Even more fascinating is the fact that humans have for millennia not only survived but actually thrived in deserts. According to this book, about one billion people live in deserts today. Another fascinating topic covered in this book (albeit very briefly) is the fact that three of the World's major religion - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - have their origins in deserts. There is probably a lot more that can be said about this fact, but it's probably better left for a stand-alone treatment.

On the surface of it deserts may not be the most fascinating geographical location, and writing about them is not bound to elicit a lot of excitement, but they are unique places and this book does a very good job of introducing them to the general readership.
War diese Rezension für Sie hilfreich?
Die hilfreichsten Kundenrezensionen auf Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.0 von 5 Sternen  1 Rezension
5 von 5 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
4.0 von 5 Sternen Not as dry as you may think 28. März 2010
Von Dr. Bojan Tunguz - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch|Verifizierter Kauf
The first thing that comes to one's mind when thinking about deserts are the vast expenses of sandy dunes, with an occasional palm-tree oasis and a few hardy souls on camel backs traversing them. This romantic image has more than a grain of truth to it, but deserts are in fact very diverse geographical areas. This very short introduction aims to explore deserts and explain what makes them so unique and fascinating. Despite what one may think, deserts as geographical locations are not that easy to define. The prime characteristic of all the deserts is their incredible dryness, so aridity is used as the primary criterion for distinguishing deserts from other areas. Even so, it turns out that there is much more of continuity between deserts and non-deserts than one may think. However, the dryness criterion does distinguish the two of the World's most prominent deserts - the Sahara Desert and the Arabian Desert.

The book's more interesting chapters deal with life and human presence in deserts. Deserts may not be the liveliest of places, but many life forms have managed to evolve strategies of survival suited for this extreme environment. Even more fascinating is the fact that humans have for millennia not only survived but actually thrived in deserts. According to this book, about one billion people live in deserts today. Another fascinating topic covered in this book (albeit very briefly) is the fact that three of the World's major religion - Judaism, Christianity and Islam - have their origins in deserts. There is probably a lot more that can be said about this fact, but it's probably better left for a stand-alone treatment.

On the surface of it deserts may not be the most fascinating geographical location, and writing about them is not bound to elicit a lot of excitement, but they are unique places and this book does a very good job of introducing them to the general readership.
Ist diese Rezension hilfreich?   Wir wollen von Ihnen hören.
Kundenrezensionen suchen
Nur in den Rezensionen zu diesem Produkt suchen

Kunden diskutieren

Das Forum zu diesem Produkt
Diskussion Antworten Jüngster Beitrag
Noch keine Diskussionen

Fragen stellen, Meinungen austauschen, Einblicke gewinnen
Neue Diskussion starten
Thema:
Erster Beitrag:
Eingabe des Log-ins
 

Kundendiskussionen durchsuchen
Alle Amazon-Diskussionen durchsuchen
   


Ähnliche Artikel finden