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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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Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 - 4:00 PM    "Ancient Secrets of the Galapagos" The third and final episode in the Galapagos Islands features some of the "newer" islands, which are "only" a few hundred thousand years old. There are plenty of interesting creatures in the waters around these islands, like marine iguanas - the only known iguanas that swim in salt water and can stay underwater for more than an hour - and the Flightless Cormorant - a bird that uses its stubby wings to swim rather than fly. On Isabela Island, the crew visits Darwin's Lake - a saltwater lake - to study flower color and pollination and spends some time in Zodiac boats finding penguins endemic to the islands. D
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Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Tehuacan: A Spanish Legacy" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 - 4:00 PM "Ancient Secrets of the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Oaxaca: Footsteps In Tradition" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 - 4:00 PM "Life Along The Rio Sonora" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Mar 1, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Shadows of the Ancients" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Mar 1, 2012 - 4:00 PM "Bats Among Us" (PLUS)
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Friday, Mar 2, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Visiting Ancient Mayo Lands" (PLUS)
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Friday, Mar 2, 2012 - 4:00 PM "Grand Canyon, The Human Touch" (PLUS)
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Monday, Mar 5, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Baja Journeys: Volcanoes/Oceans" (PLUS)
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Monday, Mar 5, 2012 - 4:00 PM "Grand Canyon, Floating Through Time" (PLUS)
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