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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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Monday, Aug 27, 2012 - 7:00 AM
"Treasures of the Galapagos"
The second of three episodes in the Galapagos Islands finds host David Yetman hunting large cacti on a desert island. Along the way, he discovers flamingos in the middle of a huge lava lake, ghost crabs (so named for their quick disappearing act) and a variety of plant species endemic to certain islands. Yetman also explores the nesting grounds of sea turtles and finds a unique post office on the island of Floreana where pirates and whalers have used the same wooden container for centuries to leave or take mail depending on its destination. D
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Monday, Aug 27, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Treasures of the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Aug 28, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Ancient Secrets of the Galapagos" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Life Along The Rio Sonora" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Aug 30, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Bats Among Us" (PLUS)
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Friday, Aug 31, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Grand Canyon, The Human Touch" (PLUS)
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Monday, Sep 3, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Grand Canyon, Floating Through Time" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Pilgrimage to a Party" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Sep 5, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Wines of the Desert" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Sep 6, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Boom and Bust in a Desert Town" (PLUS)
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Friday, Sep 7, 2012 - 7:00 AM "The Driest Desert in the World" (PLUS)
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