Geology and Geography
Bagnold Ralph A., Libyan Sands. Hodder, London, 1935.
Berg L. S., Natural Regions of the U.S.S.R. Macmillan, 1950.
Chapman V. J., Salt Marshes and Salt Deserts of the World. Interscience, 1960.
The Future of Arid Lands. American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, 1956.
Kendrew Wilfred George, The Climates of the Continents ( 4th ed.). Oxford University Press, 1953.
Strahler Arthur N., Physical Geography ( 2nd ed.). John Wiley & Sons, 1960.
Thornbury William D., Principles of Geomorphology. John Wiley & Sons, 1954.

Desert Plant Life
Benson Lyman, The Cacti of Arizona. University of Arizona Press, 1950.
Benson Lyman, and Robert A. Darrow , The Trees and Shrubs of the Southwestern Deserts. University of Arizona Press and University of New Mexico Press, 1954.
Cain Stanley A., Foundations of Plant Geography. Harper & Brothers, 1944.
Dodge Natt N., Flowers of the Southwest Deserts ( 4th ed.). Southwestern Monuments Assn., 1958.
Howes Paul Griswold, The Giant Cactus Forest and Its World. Duell, Sloan and Pearce; Little Brown , 1954.
Kearney Thomas H., and Robert H. Peebles , and collaborators. Arizona Flora. University of California Press, 1951 and 1960.
Patraw Pauline Mead, Flowers of the Southwest Mesas ( 3rd ed.). Southwestern Monuments Assn., 1959.
* Plant Life. A Scientific American book. Simon and Schuster, 1949.
Shreve Forrest, Vegetation of the Sonoran Desert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1951.
Vines Robert A., Treeṡ, Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southwest. University of Texas Press, 1960.

Desert Animal Life
Bodenheimer F. S., Animal and Man in Bible Lands. Humanities Press, 1960.
Bourlière François, The Natural History of Mammals. Alfred A. Knopf, 1960.
Buxton P. A., Animal Life in Deserts. Edward Arnold Ltd., London, 1923.
Hall E. Raymond, Mammals of Nevada. University of California Press, 1946.
Hesse R., W. C. Allee and K. P. Schmidt , Ecological Animal Geography ( 2nd ed.). John Wiley & Sons, 1951.
Leopold A. Starker, Wildlife of Mexico. University of California Press, 1959.
Olin George, Mammals of the Southwest Deserts ( 2nd ed. rev.). Southwestern Monuments Assn., 1959.
Peterson Roger Tory, A Field Guide to Western Birds. Houghton Mifflin, 1941.
Roberts Austin, Mammals of South Africa. Hafner, 1951.
Rose Walter, Reptiles and Amphibians of South Africa. Maskew Miller, Capetown, 1950.
Stebbins Robert C., Amphibians and Reptiles of Western North America. McGraw-Hill, 1954.
Uvarov B. P., Locusts and Grasshoppers. Imperial Bureau of Entomology, London, 1928.

Desert Peoples
Briggs Lloyd Cabot, Tribes of the Sahara. Harvard University Press, 1960.
Dale Edward Everett, The Indians of the Southwest. University of Oklahoma Press, 1949.
Kluckhohn Clyde, and Dorothea Leighton , The Navaho. Harvard University Press, 1947.
Murdock George Peter, Africa, Its People and Their Cultural History. McGraw-Hill, 1959.
Thomas Elizabeth Marshall, The Harmless People. Alfred A. Knopf, 1959.
Underhill Ruth M., The Navajos. University of Oklahoma Press, 1956.
van der Laurens Post, The Lost World of the Kalahari. William Morrow, 1958.
* Weyer Edward Jr., Primitive Peoples Today. Doubleday, 1958.

Adventure and Exploration
Andrews Roy Chapman, Quest in the Desert. Viking, 1956.
Diolé Philippe, Sahara Adventure. Julian Messner, 1956.
* Doughty Charles M., Travels in Arabia Deserta. Random House.
Etherton P. T., Across the Great Deserts. Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill, 1948.
Gardi René, Blue Veils, Red Tents. Roy Publishers, 1955.
Gautier E.-F., Sahara: The Great Desert. Columbia University Press, 1935.
Gerster George, Sahara: Desert of Destiny. Coward-McCann, 1961.
Hornaday W. T., Camp-fires on Desert and Lava. Scribner, 1908.
Lawrence T. E., Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Doubleday, 1947.
Powell J. W., The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons. Dover Publications, 1961.
Saint-Exupéry Antoine de, Wind, Sand and Stars. Harcourt, Brace, 1949.

Industry and Development
Cross Jack L., Elizabeth H. Shaw and Kathleen Scheifele, eds., Arizona, Its People and Resources. University of Arizona Press, 1960.
* Glueck Nelson, Rivers in the Desert. Jewish Publication Society, 1959.
Morris Yaakov, Masters of the Desert. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1961.
White Gilbert E., Science and the Future of Arid Lands. Unesco, Paris, 1960.

Adolph E. F., and others, Physiology of Man in the Desert. Interscience Publishers, 1947.
American Guide Series. Federal Writers Project. For individual states.
Burns William A., ed., The Natural History of the Southwest. Franklin Watts, 1960.
Biology of Deserts. Institute of Biology, London, 1954.
Cressey George B., Crossroads: Land and Life in Southwest Asia. J. B. Lippincott, 1960.
* Dodge Natt N., and Herbert S. Zim , The American Southwest. Simon and Schuster, 1955.
Fergusson Erna. Our Southwest. Alfred A. Knopf, 1952.
Finlayson H. H., The Red Centre (new ed.). Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1952.
Hollon W. Eugene, The Southwest: Old and New. Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.
Human and Animal Ecology: Reviews of Research. Unesco, Paris, 1957.
Jaeger Edmund C., The North American Deserts. Stanford University Press, 1957.
Krutch Joseph Wood, The Voice of the Desert. William Sloane Associates, 1954.
LIFE Editorial Staff and Lincoln Barnett , The World We Live In. Time Inc., 1955.
LIFE Editorial Staff and Rand McNally , LIFE Pictorial Atlas of the World. Time Inc., 1961.
Ratcliffe F. N., Flying Fox and Drifting Sand. Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1947.
Sauer Carl O., Agricultural Origins and Dispersals. American Geographical Society, 1952.
Schulthess Emil, Africa. Simon and Schuster, 1959.
Sears Paul B., Deserts on the March ( 3rd rev. ed.). University of Oklahoma Press, 1959.
* Waters Frank, The Colorado. Rinehart, 1946.
* Webb Walter P., The Great Plains. Ginn, 1931.
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  • Title Page 3
  • About the Author 4
  • Contents 5
  • Introduction 7
  • 1 - Scorched Belts on the Earth 9
  • 2 - The Creation of Deserts 27
  • 3 - Plants Under the Sun 52
  • 4 - The World of Desert Animals 69
  • 5 - Water: The Eternal Problem 94
  • 6 - Life Patterns in Arid Lands 112
  • 7 - Man Against Desert 127
  • 8 - The Desert Tamed 165
  • Bibliography 186
  • Credits 187
  • Index 188


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