Sahara Desert

  • (noun): The world's largest desert (3,500,000 square miles) in northern Africa.
    Synonyms: Sahara

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Geography Of Libya - Geographical Summary
... The Mediterranean coast and the Sahara Desert are the country's most prominent natural features ... are several highlands but no true mountain ranges except in the largely empty southern desert near the Chadian border, where the Tibesti Massif rises to over 2,200 metres ... Still farther south a pastoral zone of sparse grassland gives way to the vast Sahara Desert, a barren wasteland of rocky plateaus and sand ...
Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl Of Shaftesbury - Philanthropic Interests - 4 Deserts Race: Sahara Desert
... took part in his first endurance run with the 4 Deserts, which is a series of four, six-day, 250-kilometer (160 mi) self-supported footraces across some of the most unwelcoming deserts on Earth ... These deserts include the Gobi in China, the Atacama in Chile, the Sahara Desert in Egypt and Antarctica ... kilometers long with the final race being The Last Desert, held in Antarctica ...
Desert Flora - Human Relations - Solar Energy Capture
... Deserts are increasingly seen as sources for solar energy, partly due to lower cloud cover ... power plants have been built in the Mojave Desert ... Large swaths of the desert are covered in mirrors (used for solar energy), including nine fields of solar collectors ...

Famous quotes containing the word desert:

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