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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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Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 - 8:00 AM    "Ageless Mud: Adobe Homes in the Desert" Host David Yetman and expert architect Bob Vint travel around Tucson, Arizona, to see how adobe - the perfect desert building material - was used in the past and is still used today. Adobe not only has a remarkable period of longevity, but also has thermal capabilities, making it ideal for the hot dry desert. Yetman and Vint spend time at the San Xavier Mission to watch a restoration crew use new adobe to repair and restore the existing adobe exterior. D
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Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Ageless Mud: Adobe Homes in the Desert" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Sonora's Forgotten River" (PLUS)
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Friday, Nov 16, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Patagonia's Glacial Landscape" (PLUS)
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Monday, Nov 19, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Argentina: Ancient Patagonia People" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Sea of Cortez: Then and Now" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Navigating A Desert Island" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Nov 22, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Marine Sanctuary: Preserving Desert Life" (PLUS)
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Friday, Nov 23, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Finding The Fault In California's Desert" (PLUS)
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Monday, Nov 26, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Chilean Wines: A Way of Life" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 - 8:00 AM "Penguins in a Patagonia Desert" (PLUS)
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