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NATURE | Kalahari: The Great Thirstland | Trailer | PBS

Duration: 01:15

To all appearances, the sands of the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa comprise one of the most barren regions on Earth. But every so often, violent rainstorms subdue the swirling hot sands, drenching the ancient Magkadikadi saltpans. In their wake, life re-emerges in a staggering display of over-abundance, almost as if brought forth by the supernatural.

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Post Date: July 5, 2007