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The Desert Summary Analysis and Explanation By Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
About the author Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
|Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
|13 April 1940 (age 80 years), Nice, France
|Jémia Jean (m. 1975)
|Mondo, Moloch Les Chairs Vives
|Nobel Prize in Literature, Prix Renaudot
The Desert Introduction
Deserts are often perceived as the land of sand with the scarcity of water and living organisms. However, deserts are home to many species. They have the utility of their own and provide scenic beauty of its own.
The Desert Part 1 Summary of the Lesson
In contrast to general opinion, deserts can be a beautiful place and is home to a variety of plants and animals. It is a rare sight where desert bloom as rain shower on them. Then there is no difference between a tropical or desert place.
Deserts can have mountains, hills, not necessarily a flat land. An oasis is like a green island that can be in the middle of a desert. It may have a spring or a well with green plants and trees around it. It comforts and provides shelter.
A desert can be a hot region or a cold like Ladakh. Sand dimes are mounds of a heap of sand that shift and move endlessly when strong winds blow. Only a few plants can survive on shifting mounds.
The Desert Part 2 Summary of the Lesson
Living things in desert-adapted themselves to deal with the scarcity of water. Survive as they require less water for survival. Camel, ‘the ship of the desert’ can survive on capacity without water for days.
They can drink a lot of water at one time. They can bear high body temperature and sweat very little. Unlike our bodies, we have to sweat to keep our body temperature constant, thus cool our bodies.
Smaller animals hide themselves underground in burrows and get water with the moisture of meat or by eating other plants or seeds; they got water as per the requirement of their body.
Desert plants like cactus store water in their thick stems. They don’t have deep roots, so they absorb rainwater as they are close to the surface. Dryness and variation of temperature are distinct features of deserts.
The moisture of humid climate acts as a blanket that is missing in the desert. Desert lands heat up rapidly but cool off rapidly at night. Thus deserts are nature’s gift to everyone as are forest and oceans. They should not be detested rather should be regarding nature’s blessing.
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