A large and growing part of earth's land mass is covered in desert - each one widely varied in composition and dryness. Wildlife species have adapted in different ways to these different ... See full summary »

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A large and growing part of earth's land mass is covered in desert - each one widely varied in composition and dryness. Wildlife species have adapted in different ways to these different arid lands especially to get and conserve water. Some are physically desert-models, like camels, others just changed their diet and behavior. Most live mainly at night, when it's cooler. The largest desert is northern Africa's Sahara, US size and extremely sandy, the result of grinding erosion of mountains. Short moist moments or periods are taken intense advantage off, leading to such extravaganzas as the locust swarm. Written by KGF Vissers

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1 April 2007 (USA)  »

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In the diaries portion, a crew member is talking about which would warm up first, his hands or the can of food. In the back ground over his right shoulder you can see another crew member having a pee, including him zipping up his pants. See more »

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David Attenborough - Narrator: A third of the land on our planet is desert. These great scars on the face of the Earth
[rolling sand dunes]
David Attenborough - Narrator: appear to be lifeless. But, surprisingly, none are. In all, life manages somehow to keep a precarious hold.
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Performed by BBC Concert Orchestra
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Each minute is a discovery
5 June 2008 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

This episode is fantastic.

Is beautiful and visually amazing.

Show us a completely different world but also very beautiful and full of surprises.

I enjoyed to see and to admire the landscapes, the animals and all the life that the deserts contain.

Each minute is a discovery.

The Making of is also very good, because we have the possibility to the true adventure from behind the cameras.

See and enjoy it like i did.


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