Mike Wojciechowski & Nathan Orth
Deserts of the World
There are a number of different ways to describe a desert but they are typically areas that receive extremely low amounts of rain.
Deserts generally receive less than 16 inches of rain a year.
Around one third of the Earth's surface is covered in deserts.
The original meaning of the word desert is 'an abandoned place'.
Only around 20% of the deserts on Earth are covered in sand.
Abiotic and Biotic Features
-The Snakes- Reptile with no legs
-The Birds- Flying animal
-The cacti- Plant with sharp brissles, Do not need a lot of water
-The lizards- Retile with four legs
-The Insects- Bug with six legs
Soil: mostly sand and other forms of clay and sandstone
Rain: around 10 inches per year
There are no lakes or mountains in deserts.
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"The Desert Biome." University of California. University of California Museum of Paleontology, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2016.