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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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Episode Description
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 - 7:00 AM    "Desert Treasures" The desert can yield a bounty of treasures, but what does gold have in common with trees, fish and meteorites? To the right person, they all have a sentimental, if not monetary, value. Using the Tucson Gem and Mineral show as a launching pad for the quest, The Desert Speaks travels around the country's deserts to find out where exactly these items come from and who values these unusual treasures. The search begins with a hunt for fish fossils in the Red Desert of Wyoming and then a visit to the Painted Desert with the Bach family. D
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Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Desert Treasures" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Peru's Amazon Desert" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Costal Civilizations of Ancient Peru" (PLUS)
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Friday, Oct 26, 2012 - 7:00 AM "The People of Peru's Cloud Forest" (PLUS)
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Monday, Oct 29, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Medieval Drought in the Southwest" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Of Drought and Fire" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Giants on a Galapagos Island" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Exploring Arizona's Big Empty" (PLUS)
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Friday, Nov 2, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Tequila: Exploring The Legend" (PLUS)
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Monday, Nov 5, 2012 - 7:00 AM "Passions of the Pitaya" (PLUS)
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