the two fundamental books of accounts are
Animals of the Desert by Sylvia Johnson. Published by Learner Publications Co., c 1976. Describes desert life and ten animals living in desert areas of the world: the kit fox, Arabian camel, caracal, gemsbok, roadrunner, onager, sidewinder, antelope jackrabbit, addax, and ringtail. These videos are found in our library. Animals that live in the desert have adaptations to cope with the lack of water, the extreme temperatures, and the shortage of food. To avoid daytime heat, many desert animals are nocturnal ; they burrow beneath the surface or hide in the shade during the day, emerging at night to eat. The adorable Baluchistan Pygmy Jerboa, or, as it's more commonly referred to, the Dwarf Three-Toed Jerboa, is one of the smallest rodents in the world. The little critters, who only grow to an average of 4.4 centimeters long, reside mostly in the harsh desert climate of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Dwarf Three-Toed Jerboa survives by burrowing.