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Sahara desert
Sahara desert
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Sahara desert

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  • 1. Life in the Deserts What is a desert ?Desert -: It is an aridregion characteriesed byextremely high or lowtemperatures and hasscarce of vegetation
  • 2. Types of desertThere are 2 types of desert :- ********** 1) HOT DESERT 2) COLD DESERT
  • 3. Hot desert - Sahara
  • 4. The Sahara desert lies in North Africa. It isthe world’s largest desert with an area of8.54 million sq. km . It touches 11 countries– Chad, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mali,Mauritania, Morocco, Niger ,Sudan, Tunisia &Western Sahara
  • 5. ClimateThe climate of Sahara desert is scorching hotand parch dry. It has a short rainy season. Thesky is cloudless & clear. Days are hot & thetemperature may soar as high as 50 degreesCelsius.Heating up the sand & the bare rocks , whichin turn radiates heat making everythingaround hot. The night may be freezing coldwith temperatures nearing zero degrees.
  • 6. Flora & FaunaVegetation in the Sahara desertincludes cactus, date palms &acacia. In some places there areOASIS, green islands with datepalms surrounding them. Camels,hyenas, foxes, scorpions and alsomany varieties of snakes & lizardsare prominent animal species livingthere.
  • 7. PeopleThe people here are mainly tribes such asthe Bedouins and tauregs who rearlivestock such as goat, sheep, camels&horses. These animals provide them withmilk, hides from which they make leatherfor belts, slippers, water bottles; hair isused for mats, carpets, clothes & blankets.They grow crops like rice, wheat, barley &beans. They wear heavy robes as protectionagainst dust storms & hot winds.
  • 8. Locationof Sahara desert
  • 9. Flora
  • 10. Fauna
  • 11. People
  • 12. This Power point presentation is by – Karan Kamath

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