Desert mammals

by Elaine Landau

Publisher: Children"s Press in New York

Written in English
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About the Edition

Describes such animals as camels, scorpions, and gila monsters and how they adapt to life in various deserts around the world.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 44) and index.

Statementby Elaine Landau.
SeriesA true book
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQL116 .L35 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL967452M
ISBN 100516200380, 0516260979
ISBN 109780516200385, 9780516260976
LC Control Number96003891
OCLC/WorldCa34193271

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