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    • Ecosystem
      An ecosystem consists of all the organisms living in a particular area, as well as all the nonliving, physical components of the environment with which the organisms interact, such as air, soil, water, and sunlight.
    • Biomes
      It’s meaning…..
      -a complex biotic community characterized by distinctive plant and animal species and maintained under the climatic conditions of the region, esp. such a community that has developed to climax.
      -a large community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region.
    • The Desert
    • Desert
      -a region so arid because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all.
      -any area in which few forms of life can exist because of lack of water, permanent frost, or absence of soil.
      -refer to areas that are largely uninhabited. Desert  emphasizes lack of water; it refers to a dry, barren, treeless region, usually sandy.
    • Sahara Desert
      "The Greatest Desert“
      -it is the world's largest hot desert. At over 9,400,000 square kilometers
    • 10 Largest Deserts
      1 Antarctic Desert (AntarcticaArctic
      Sahara (Africa)
      Arabian Desert (Middle East
      Gobi Desert (Asia
      Kalahari Desert (Africa
      Patagonian Desert (South America)
      Great Victoria Desert (Australia)
      Syrian Desert (Middle East
      Great Basin Desert (North America)
    • Characteristics
      Occurring in semi tropical and temperate regions
      Precipitation is so slow
      Vegetation is unprotected
      Plants have water-storage tissues
      Animals live in burrows
    • Hot Desert
    • Cold Desert
    • Burrow
    • Humus
    • Desert Animals