Journey through blazing heat, ferocious winds, and blinding sandstorms to find the ancient city of Timbuktu. In Deserts: Surviving in the Sahara, readers will team up with Rene Caillie, a 19th-century French explorer who accepted the challenge to reach Timbuktu deep in the Sahara Desert. In this story of determination and survival, told in a compelling narrative style, students will discover the amazing desert environment. They also will explore wildlife and the indigenous people in one of the richest-and most dangerous-places on Earth. Full-color photographs, along with a map, diagram, and timeline will awaken the desert explorer in every student."