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The Desert Speaks

THE DESERT SPEAKS is an Emmy award-winning series focusing on desert regions around the world. Much more than a nature documentary, THE DESERT SPEAKS presents stories about the people, cultures, plants, animals and geological features encountered on travel adventures in deserts near and far away. Host David Yetman is a research scientist at the University of Arizona's Southwest Center and is a nationally known author and accomplished photographer who specializes in the plants, geography and people of northwestern Mexico. Using boats, bikes and burros, Yetman takes viewers from Bolivia to Baja California, bringing his boundless enthusiasm, energy and knowledge to . . .

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Friday, Aug 3, 2012 - 8:00 AM
"Ancient Andean Civilizations"
La Paz, Bolivia, at nearly 12,000 feet, is one of the highest cities in the world and the mystical home to a variety of religious beliefs as evidenced by the amulets and ceremonial items sold in the Witches' Market in the city center. The surrounding countryside holds the remains of the Tiahuanacos whose culture, impressive rockwork and irrigation accomplishments were a source of inspiration to the Incas. After exploring the archeological wonders of the area, take a side trip down the aptly-named "Most Dangerous Road in the World" - a narrow, precipitous dirt road that snakes its way along the sheer cliffs of the Andes. D
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Friday, Aug 3, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Ancient Andean Civilizations" (PLUS)
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Monday, Aug 6, 2012 - 8:00 AM "People and Their Prickly Plants" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012 - 8:00 AM "The Lost Palm Weavers of Sonora" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Monumental Dunes" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Aug 9, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Tracks in the Shifting Sand" (PLUS)
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Friday, Aug 10, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Sea to Sky: Along An Incan Road" (PLUS)
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Monday, Aug 13, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Peru's Canyon of the Condor" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Desolation Canyon River Journey" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Living Traditions of the Tohono O'Odham" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Origins of a Royal Road" (PLUS)
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