The Great Victoria Desert

The Great Victoria Desert

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: New York : Crabtree Pub. Company, c2013
ISBN: 9780778707110
0778707113
9780778707196
0778707199
Branch Call Number: j 994.1 Peppas
Characteristics: 32 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm

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