A genus of exogenous plants containing several hundred varieties, all but one species being native to America. Cactus plants have large and fleshy stems with a watery or milky juice taste.

Cactus Plants

A genus of exogenous plants containing several hundred varieties, all but one species being native to…

"Camel is a genus of ruminant quadrupeds, characterized by the absence of horns; a fissure in the upper lip; a long and arched neck; one or two humps or protuberances on the back; and a broad elastic foot ending in two small hoofs. The native country of the camel is said to extend from Morocco to China, within a zone of 900 or 1,000 miles in breadth. The common camel, having two humps, is found in the N. part of this region, and exclusively from the ancient Bactria, now Turkestan, to China. The dromedary, or single-humped camel is found throuhout the entire length of this zone. The camel will travel three days under a load and five days under a rider without drinking. It can live on little food, and of the coarsest kind. Camels which carry heavy burdens will do about 25 miles a day; those which are used for speed alone, from 60 to 90 miles a day. It lives from 40 to 50 years. The South American members of the family Camelidæ contain the llama and alpaca; they have no humps."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Camel

"Camel is a genus of ruminant quadrupeds, characterized by the absence of horns; a fissure in the upper…

A camel with only one hump.

Arabian Camel

A camel with only one hump.

A camel with two humps.

Bactrian Camel

A camel with two humps.

A coyote in the desert.

Coyote

A coyote in the desert.

Also known as Washingtonia filifera. A palm tree native to the desert oases of the southwest United States.

Branch of Desert Fan Palm

Also known as Washingtonia filifera. A palm tree native to the desert oases of the southwest United…

The Sahara is the world's largest hot desert, 9,000,000 square kilometers, almost as large as the United States.

Desert of Sahara

The Sahara is the world's largest hot desert, 9,000,000 square kilometers, almost as large as the United…

Cross-section of a dune near Ostend, Belgium showing Eolian cross-bedding.

Dune with Eolian Cross-bedding

Cross-section of a dune near Ostend, Belgium showing Eolian cross-bedding.

Cross-section of a dune near Ostend, Belgium showing Eolian cross-bedding.

Dune with Eolian Cross-bedding

Cross-section of a dune near Ostend, Belgium showing Eolian cross-bedding.

Scenery of the Egyptian desert with pyramids in the background.

Egyptian Desert

Scenery of the Egyptian desert with pyramids in the background.

A primitive giraffe-camel. This primitive camel has no humps and an elongated neck, resembling a giraffe.

primitive giraffe-camel

A primitive giraffe-camel. This primitive camel has no humps and an elongated neck, resembling a giraffe.

A primitive desert horse during the time period of Miocene.

Desert Horse

A primitive desert horse during the time period of Miocene.

Frozen cream or milk, sweetened and flavored with different relishable extracts.

Ice-cream

Frozen cream or milk, sweetened and flavored with different relishable extracts.

A lister, used for planting corn in semi-arid regions.

Lister

A lister, used for planting corn in semi-arid regions.

A type of ripple mark in the Lop-Nor Desert in Turkestan.

Ripple Mark in Lop-Nor Desert, Turkestan

A type of ripple mark in the Lop-Nor Desert in Turkestan.

A type of ripple mark in the Lop-Nor Desert in Turkestan.

Ripple Mark in Lop-Nor Desert, Turkestan

A type of ripple mark in the Lop-Nor Desert in Turkestan.

A type of ripple mark in the Lop-Nor Desert in Turkestan.

Ripple Mark in Lop-Nor Desert, Turkestan

A type of ripple mark in the Lop-Nor Desert in Turkestan.

A type of ripple mark in the Lop-Nor Desert in Turkestan.

Ripple Mark in Lop-Nor Desert, Turkestan

A type of ripple mark in the Lop-Nor Desert in Turkestan.

A large, flightless bird, the ostrich measures six to eight feet tall, and is native to the sandy desert regions of tropical Africa.

Ostriches

A large, flightless bird, the ostrich measures six to eight feet tall, and is native to the sandy desert…

"Amid the barren deserts of Arabia, a few fertile spots of soil arise out of the sandy waste, like islands out of the wide ocean. One of these places, termed <em>oases</em> by the inhabitants of those countries, became the seat of a rich, flourishing, and magnificent city, the immense ruins of which, at the present day, strike every traveller with astonishment. Palmyra, as this city was called in the Latin, and Tadmor, in the Syriac language, are both derrived from the multitude of palm-trees which grew upon this fertile region." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Palmyra

"Amid the barren deserts of Arabia, a few fertile spots of soil arise out of the sandy waste, like islands…

The servant meets Rebekah in the Bible story, The Marriage of Isaac.

Rebekah

The servant meets Rebekah in the Bible story, The Marriage of Isaac.

"Drawing from life of the desert scorpion, Buthusaustralis." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Scorpion

"Drawing from life of the desert scorpion, Buthusaustralis." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Also known as Yucca schidigera. A flowering plant that is native to the Mojave Desert in the Western United States.

Branch of Spanish Bayonet

Also known as Yucca schidigera. A flowering plant that is native to the Mojave Desert in the Western…

Strong dust storms that move in a circular motion. They mostly occur in deserts such as deserts found in these regions: Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Palestine

Simoon Storm

Strong dust storms that move in a circular motion. They mostly occur in deserts such as deserts found…