Desert ecosystems are characterized by an extremely arid, arid, or semi-arid climate, low relative humidity, high air and soil temperatures, strong winds, high solar radiation, low precipitati...
DESERTS. In areas of continuous occupation, the presence of the sacred transcends and resolves the stresses produced by the environment. In the desert, humankind, deprived of the support of so...
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All deserts have two things in comm...
A desert is an arid land area where more water is lost through evaporation than is gained from precipitation. Deserts include the familiar hot, dry desert of rock and sand that is almost barren...
Six percent of the world's land surface is desert, a biome in which less than 10 in (25 cm) of precipitation occurs per year or any place where evaporation greatly exceeds precipitation,...