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Biological Soil Crusts
- Biological soil crusts are commonly found in semiarid and arid environments throughout the world and are formed by living organisms and their by-products, creating a crust of soil particles bound together by organic materials.
Center for Biological Diversity: Deserts
- General information about North American desert ecosystems, profiles of endangered species found in these areas, and status reports on efforts to protect habitats.
- Information about the landscape, animals, plants, and cultural history of the Chihuahuan Desert in the United States and Mexico.
Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center
- A facility of the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute including a desert botanical garden, a cactus and succulent greenhouse and interpretive exhibits. Both formal and informal education programs for children and adults are offered throughout the year.
- Information on deserts: what they are, where they are located, and the plants and animals which live in them.
- A monthly Internet-based magazine published by Digital West Media, Inc. Our purpose is to provide a tool for discovery; a publication which entertains, educates and explores with our readers, the beauty, life and culture of the North American deserts.
Deserts: Geology and Resources
- An U.S. Geological Survey general interest publication to provide information about the earth sciences, natural resources, and the environment.
Global Deserts Outlook
- A report in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) series from the 2006 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).. The report aims to help raise global public awareness of the state of the world’s deserts.
Mojave Desert Wildlife
- Information on wildlife in the Mojave desert. Includes photos and food chains.
Mojave National Preserve: Nature and Science
- Provides a look at the desert ecology, animals and plants.
Mongolia: The Gobi Desert
- Description and photographs.
- Pictures and text concerning semi desert country in New South Wales that has been inhabited by humans for at least 60,000 years.
On the Line - Deserts
- An educational project by Oxfam, WWF and Channel 4 investigating deserts as a world biome.
OneWorld Magazine: Deserts
- Virtually experience the diversity and cultural richness of the world's deserts.
Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA)
- ONDA exists to protect, defend and restore forever the health of Oregon's native deserts.
- Information on the physical features, drainage, climate, plant and animal life, as well as the people who live in the Sahara. Published by The Living Africa.
Sahara Meteorite Prospecting
- Meteorites, Sahara, desert expeditions, photos. Educational and informative web site
The Arid Lands Newsletter
- a twice-yearly publication of the Office of Arid Lands Studies, the University of Arizona. The purpose of the Arid Lands Newsletter is to explore events and issues of interest to arid lands researchers, resource managers, and policy makers around the globe.
The Atacama Desert of Chile
- information about the geology, climate, and life in the Atacama Desert, provided by Geocam.
The Desert Biome
- Information about different types of deserts by the University of California Museum of Paleontology.
The Gobi Desert
- Information on the Gobi Desert with topics like people, plants, animals, and climate. Includes videos and pictures.
The Living Desert: Wildlife and Botanical Park, Palm Desert, California
- Devoted to desert habitats of the world. Web site has information on links about deserts.
The Sahara Desert
- School project on the Sahara Desert, with information on climate, current issues and photos.
Wikipedia - Desert
- Information about aspects and features of deserts like geography, etymology, classification and fauna and flora.
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