The Desert Speaks

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  • Premiered: Jan 1990
  • Episodes: 50
  • Followers: 1
  • Rank #25401
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Desert Whales
Air date
Jan 30, 2003
Located just below the elbow of Baja California, San Ignacio lagoon is the temporary home to some of the peninsula’s most famous visitors—the Gray Whales. Each winter, pregnant females, .. show full overview
Bolivia: The Cold Desert Frontier
Air date
Feb 06, 2003
Our journey to the highest desert in the world begins in Potosí, in southwestern Bolivia. At 12,000 feet above sea level, it is the highest city in the world. The indigenous people of .. show full overview
Ancient Peoples of the High Desert
Air date
Feb 13, 2003
High in the foothills of the Bolivian Andes in the historic village of Santiago de K, life continues nearly the same as it has for centuries. An archeological site nearby reveals, .. show full overview
Bolivia: Volcanoes, Flamingos, and Salt Lakes
Air date
Feb 20, 2003
Ranging in altitude up to 16,500 feet above sea level, the wild, frigid desert of southwestern Bolivia is full of natural treasures. The harsh landscape is dominated by the towering .. show full overview
River Runs Dry
Air date
Feb 27, 2003
The Gila River, after beginning its journey high in the Gila Wilderness of New Mexico, historically flowed entirely across the state of Arizona. But, like ninety percent of the Southwest .. show full overview
Cactus Capital of the World
Air date
Mar 06, 2003
Villages in the Valle de Tehuacán and nearby Oaxaca have endured for centuries in a desert environment. One of the staples of this environment was and still is the cactus, which formed .. show full overview
Tehuacán: A Spanish Legacy
Air date
Mar 13, 2003
A trip through valley of Tehuacán to the ancient city of Oaxaca in southern Mexico is an exploration of influence. Spanish Influence. The route through some of the richest desert .. show full overview
Oaxaca: Footsteps in Tradition
Air date
Mar 20, 2003
The Valle de Tehuacán, in the Mexican state of Puebla, is not only home to the world’s greatest variety of cacti; it is also probably the birthplace of domestic corn. That corn became a .. show full overview
Shadows of the Ancients
Air date
Mar 27, 2003
Observational astronomy has deep roots in the Puebloan world of the Desert Southwest. Archaeological evidence suggests that the ancestral Pueblo Indians (Anasazi) marked astronomical .. show full overview
Visiting Ancient Mayo Lands
Air date
Apr 03, 2003
Reaching up to Mexico's northwest corner, Pacific dry deciduous forest extends south all the way to Costa Rica, providing a pathway into Sonora for many widespread tropical plants and .. show full overview
Baja Journeys: Volcanoes/Oceans
Air date
Apr 10, 2003
The journey through Baja California begins on the twice-weekly ferry from the Mexican mainland port of Guaymas. After disembarking from the ferry, the exploration begins around the .. show full overview
Baja People: Oases/Mountains
Air date
Apr 17, 2003
Adorning the walls in a dry cave are the musing and memories of the ancient people who eked out a living in this inhospitable land. These pictographs are world famous for their depiction .. show full overview
13x13 Season finale
Baja Boojums: Bizarre Plants
Air date
Apr 24, 2003
Turning inland, the intrepid travelers begin a thorough investigation into the weird, wild plants of Baja California. They quickly encounter the mystical, mythical Boojum tree. One of .. show full overview

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