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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, Jul 9, 2013 - 8:00 AM    "Palms in the Desert" Palm trees have long been a symbol of the desert and, more importantly, a sign of water to a weary desert traveler. In this episode, ecologist Jim Cornett joins host David Yetman for a look around California's Coachella Valley, the lowest and hottest inhabited place in the Northern Hemisphere. After a walk around Palm Springs to examine the area's most famous residents, Yetman heads for the largest undisturbed palm oasis on Earth, Palm Canyon. D
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Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Palms in the Desert" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 - 8:00 AM "On The Road to Cajamarca" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Ecuador's Fog Forest: Mists Over The Desert" (PLUS)
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Friday, Jul 12, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Hummingbirds: from Desert to Jungle" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jul 15, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Sierra Madre Easter" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Ageless Mud: Adobe Homes in the Desert" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Sonora's Forgotten River" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Patagonia's Glacial Landscape" (PLUS)
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Friday, Jul 19, 2013 - 8:00 AM "Argentina: Ancient Patagonia People" (PLUS)
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Monday, Jul 22, 2013 - 8:00 AM "The Gadsden Purchase Part 1" (PLUS)
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