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  1. page Desert edited ... The Desert consists of hot, dry, sandy regions that receive less than 25 centimeters of rain p…
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    The Desert consists of hot, dry, sandy regions that receive less than 25 centimeters of rain per year. They often are home to sandstorms, sand dunes, and a variety of plants and animals that don't require constant water consumption for survival. (Allaby)
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    The most common type of sand dune through out the desert is known as the crescentic. These crescent like mounds of sand are wider in size than longer. Under winds are made from this type of dune that blow in only one direction. (Allaby)
    Sand storms, that commonly occur through out the desert are violent winds that pick up the sand around it. The sand and dust at first forms a thin layer and then transforms into a thick blanket blocking off all sunlight, roads, plants, oases, or almost anything. Sand storms have greater effects at ground level then higher up, and can last for hours or sometimes even days, and can cause dehydration and even suffocation. (Allaby)
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    IS A SIDEWINDERThis sidewinderSIDEWINDER
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    A very common snake in the desert is the side winder. The side winder, whose scientific name is Crotalus cerastes, is venomous and commonly called the "Horned Rattlesnake". This snake is set apart from others because of its form of movement. Rather then traveling head first through the sand it moves sideways with its body forming and "S" shaped curve in the sand. This unique animal can be found in desert flatlands, sandy washes, and rocky areas below 5,000 feet. Also among hummocks topped with creosote where Kangaroo Rats and other rodents burrow.
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    The Caracal, also known as the Persian Lynx or African Lynx, is a medium sized cat, and also one of the fastest. They can have wine-red, grey, or sand colored fur, and long black ears. The Caracal's body's water demand is satisfied by mostly the blood of its prey. The Caracal also has unusual eating habits. It throws away all internal organs and avoids eating hair and skin by neatly tearing the meat off of the skin, but will eat feathers of small bird, and can eat rotten meat.
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    TEMPERATURE
    Temperatures in the desert vary from extreme highs to extremes lows. These temperature changes can vary depending on what month it is, and also what time of the day it is. The hottest time of day in the desert is at noon. Most animals come out during the night because it is too hot during the day for animals to be out trying to gather food.
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    The most common type of sand dune through out the desert is known as the crescentic. These crescent like mounds of sand are wider in size than longer. Under winds are made from this type of dune that blow in only one direction.
    Sand storms, that commonly occur through out the desert are violent winds that pick up the sand around it. The sand and dust at first forms a thin layer and then transforms into a thick blanket blocking off all sunlight, roads, plants, oases, or almost anything. Sand storms have greater effects at ground level then higher up, and can last for hours or sometimes even days, and can cause dehydration and even suffocation.
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    ANIMALS AND PLANTS
    In the desert there are many different species animals. Snakes and lizards are commonly seen in the Desert. Also found in the desert are mammals called caracal's. To find out more about these animals- click here...
    Plants in a desert hold a very important role for the wildlife that inhabits it. They provide shelter and in some cases provide a water source to the inhabiters. One of the most largest plants is the Saguaro Cactus which is home to many birds along with their nests. This plant is almost like a "tree" because of how tall it is and of the birds that live in it. This plant lives in North America around Arizona L.A. and Mexico. Other plants that live in a desert are shrubs, Brittle Brush, and Prickly Pear. Prickly Pears are a shell-shaped cacti that is covered with needles and is located in Canada, United States, Mexico and the Americas. It must carefully be peeled in order to consume the fruit inside it. There are new species of plants that have adapted to deserts such as peas and sunflowers.
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Tuesday, May 20

  1. page Desert Works Cited edited ... "Desert Precipitation Chart". Online Image. 2006. University of Western Ontario. 10 …
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    "Desert Precipitation Chart". Online Image. 2006. University of Western Ontario. 10 Mar. 2008
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    the Desert Biome. Google.Biome". Online Image. 2007. California State University. 18 Feb.
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    Sidewinder. Google.Online Image. 2007. Word Press. 18 Feb.
    <http://images.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&rls=com.netscape:en-US&q=sidewinder+snake&revid=58251669&sa=X&oi=revisions_inline&resnum=0&ct=broad-revision&cd=1>.
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  2. page Desert Works Cited edited ... The Amazing Sidewinder. YouTube. 18 Feb. 2008 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyXNBAHu32o&…
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    The Amazing Sidewinder. YouTube. 18 Feb. 2008
    <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyXNBAHu32o>.
    The Caracal. Google."The Caracal". Online Image. 2008. Leon County Tallahassee Online Visitor's Guide. 18 Feb.
    <http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http:www.visittallahassee.com/vendorimages/leoncountytdc/Caracal%2520A%2520World%2520Through%2520Lenses.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.visittallahassee.com/news_media/2005/tallahassee_museum_presents_the_big_bend_folklife_festival/&h=443&w=299&sz=16&hl=en&start=19&um=1&tbnid=XcImUMte5UdUiM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=86&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcaracal%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26rls%3Dcom.netscape:en-US%26sa%3DG>.
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    A Food Web in the Desert Biome. Google. 18 Feb. 2008
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  3. page Desert Works Cited edited Works Cited Allaby, Michael.Biomes of the Earth: Deserts. NY: Chelsea House, 2006. The Amazin…

    Works Cited
    Allaby, Michael.Biomes of the Earth: Deserts. NY: Chelsea House, 2006.
    The Amazing Sidewinder. YouTube. 18 Feb. 2008
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  4. page Desert Works Cited edited WORKS CITED http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/desert.htm Planet Earth Deserts by Michael Allaby …
    WORKS CITED
    http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/desert.htm
    Planet Earth
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  5. page Desert Works Cited edited Hi WORKS CITED http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/desert.htm Planet Earth Deserts by Michael All…
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    http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/desert.htm
    Planet Earth
    Deserts by Michael Allaby
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    www.truthorconsequencesnm.net
    www.library.thinkquest.org

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    Planet Earth
    Deserts by Michael Allaby
    www.pubs.usgs.gov
    www.truthorconsequencesnm.net
    www.library.thinkquest.org

    The Desert Biome by: Maria Santiago, Yvens Alexis, & Chris Melo
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