Famous Lakes: Pictures & Facts On The World’s Best-Known Lakes

Famous Lakes

Examples of famous lakes include North America’s Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Great Slave Lake; South America’s Lake Titicaca; Asia’s Lake Baikal, Caspian Sea and Dead Sea (which, despite their names, are lakes); Europe’s Lake Como, Lake Geneva and Loch Ness, and Africa’s Lake Victoria and Lake Malawi.

On this page you’ll find a list of famous lakes including all of the above and many more, with pictures and interesting facts on each…

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Deserts Of The World List: 20 Famous Deserts, With Facts, Pictures & Information

Deserts Of The World

Famous deserts of the world include the Sahara and Namib deserts of Africa; the Arabian, Gobi, and Thar deserts of Asia; the Great Sandy and Great Victoria deserts of Australia; the Atacama and Patagonian deserts of South America; and the Mojave and Chihuahuan deserts of North America. Due to its extreme aridity, Antarctica can also be described as a desert.

On this page you’ll find interesting facts on these and many other famous deserts…

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The Desert Biome: Facts, Characteristics, Types Of Desert, Life In Desert Regions

The Desert Biome Facts

What is the desert biome?

The desert biome is the characteristic community of animals and plants found in the world's deserts. Deserts are found on every continent and make up around 30 percent of the earth’s surface. The main characteristic of deserts is a shortage (or complete lack of) precipitation; some desert regions go for years on end without rain. Other characteristics of deserts include extremes of temperature and very little plant growth. The desert biome consists of species able to live in these inhospitable conditions.

Since both plants and animals need water (and consist mostly of water), it seems logical that there would be little or no life in the world's most arid regions. Yet deserts support an array of organisms that, due to a variety of remarkable and ingenious adaptations, are able to survive in this unforgiving habitat.

On this page you’ll find facts on the desert biome, including: desert characteristics, the different types of desert, and the typical animal and plant species found in deserts.

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