Learn about the different types of deserts and find out which two of them you can find in Utah. Read about the animals and plants that can be found in the Mojave and Great Basin desert as well as how they adapt to wastelands’ harsh conditions. There are links to eThemes Resources on related Utah, geography, and desert topics.
These sites are about the different geographical regions and landforms in Utah. Learn about the Uinta Basin, Escalante National Monument, and the "Four Corners" as well as land use history of the Colorado Plateau.
Learn about the climate and general characteristics of desert habitats that are located on several continents. There is information about the Great Basin in Utah, a cold desert. Includes maps and charts.
These sites offer tips on how to survive in the desert. Topics include preparation, supplies, and what to do if you become stranded. Includes information about the Paris-Dakar Rally race that goes through the Sahara Desert.