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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, Mar 11, 2013 - 7:00 AM    "Hummingbirds: from Desert to Jungle" Beginning in the Sonoran Desert and finishing in Ecuador's mountaintop preserve of Loma Alta, this episode examines the life of the hummingbird. Southern Arizona is the perfect place to start, as it lays along the migratory route for these "winged jewels" and makes for an ideal place to study birds that come from as far away as British Columbia and Alaska. Then host David Yetman climbs to the mountaintop preserve of Loma Alta to join scientists as they research "hummers" found in the fog forest. D
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Monday, Mar 11, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Hummingbirds: from Desert to Jungle" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Sierra Madre Easter" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Ageless Mud: Adobe Homes in the Desert" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Sonora's Forgotten River" (PLUS)
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Friday, Mar 15, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Patagonia's Glacial Landscape" (PLUS)
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Monday, Mar 18, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Argentina: Ancient Patagonia People" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 - 7:00 AM "The Gadsden Purchase Part 1" (PLUS)
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Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 - 7:00 AM "The Gadsden Purchase Part 2" (PLUS)
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Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Beyond The Asphalt Part 1" (PLUS)
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Friday, Mar 22, 2013 - 7:00 AM "Beyond The Asphalt Part 2" (PLUS)
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