The Kalahari Desert

The Kalahari Desert

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191014

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Description

This colorful book describes the geological makeup and history of the Kalahari Desert in Africa. Covering most of Botswana, as well as portions of Namibia and South Africa, the Kalahari is not a true desert because it receives more than ten inches (250 mm) of rain each year. But the rain drains and evaporates quickly leaving no water on the surface of the red sand. Readers will learn about the variety of habitats in this vast desert system that support many different kinds of plants and animals such as springboks, giraffes, elephants, and zebras. Special sections also describe the Kalahari's natural resources, indigenous people, and the unique problems facing this region.

Reading Level
Lexile
1140L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
Z
ATOS
7.2
DRA
80
Categories
Genre
Geography Nature
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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