Introduction: Deserts: Fierce Earth (Series 2) (01:53)
This brief overview of the desert orients viewers with excerpts from the upcoming program.
Sahara Desert (03:57)
View the desert from a hot air balloon to learn why the Sahara desert is so hot. The Atlas mountains block rainfall from entering the Sahara desert.
Learn how sand is created and how it moves. Removal of vegetation and a lack of water causes the desert to spread. Learn how to combat desertification.
Learn how to predict and prepare for a sand storm. The Fierce Earth team attempts to go inside a sandstorm, but it isn't windy enough that day.
Sandstorm Damage (03:05)
Learn how sandstorms cause damage to objects. The town in the desert takes special precautions to protect themselves against sandstorms
Desert Living (04:54)
Follow along with a nomadic Berber family in North Africa. Learn about their daily lifestyle and how they find food and water in the desert.
Water in the Desert (02:08)
Light and heat can create the illusion of water in the desert. Rain is rare in the desert, but when it does occur, it floods the sand temporarily.
Learn how quicksand is created and how to rescue yourself from it. The Fierce Earth team creates a quicksand trap and Leo demonstrates how to escape.
Credits: Deserts: Fierce Earth (Series 2) (00:52)
Credits: Deserts: Fierce Earth (Series 2)
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