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1 Half title; 2 Imprint page; 3 Title; 4 Contents; 6 What is a desert? 8 Different kinds of desert; 10 Desert weather; 12 Desert wind; 14 Desert rain; 16 Plants of the desert; 18 Desert birds; 20 Small creatures; 22 Large animals; 24 Oases; 26 People of the desert; 28 Expanding deserts; 30 Greening deserts; 32 Cities in the desert; 34 Using the desert; 36 Fun in the desert; 38 History in the desert; 40 Sea and snow deserts; 42 Project: Crazy camels; 44 Project: Spiky cactus/Palm trees; 46 Project: Aboriginal art spnning top; 48 Index
Nicola Davies is a writer, zoologist and television presenter, and lives in Somerset, England. From 1983 to 1986 she was researcher, assistant producer and presenter of the BBC's The Really Wild Show. Since then she has written many children's books on natural history subjects as diverse as how our bodies work, whales, oceans, bats and flowers. She also writes natural history columns for national newspapers and is a regular contributor to BBC Wildlife magazine.