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Episode of Desert Speaks

Seasons Of The Mojave

Season 12, Episode 9 of 13
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The modern history of the Mojave Desert is intertwined with the histor y of humans along Route 66. In this land of extremes, temperatures can reach 120 degrees in the summer and dip below freezing in the winter. Rich in natural and human history, this is home to the newest and lar gest desert preserve in the United States: The Mojave National Preserv e. This diverse preserve has Joshua tree forests, sand dunes, creosote flats, lava fields, salt-encrusted playas and caves. Learn about the discovery of Mitchell Caverns and venture underground to examine some of the unique formations of this marvelous cavern. Then explore volcan ic fields and observe how plants cling to life in the middle of hot, b arren lava flows.

When to Watch

day time channel
7/16/2015 6:30 p.m. PBS HD
7/16/2015 11 p.m. UA Channel
7/16/2015 11:30 p.m. World
7/17/2015 PBS HD
7/17/2015 6 a.m. UA Channel

Previously Aired

day time channel
2/7/2013 10:30 p.m. Ready TV
2/8/2013 5:30 a.m. Ready TV
6/12/2014 6:30 p.m. PBS HD
6/12/2014 11 p.m. UA Channel
6/12/2014 11:30 p.m. World
6/13/2014 PBS HD
6/13/2014 6 a.m. UA Channel
10/29/2014 6:30 p.m. PBS HD
10/29/2014 11 p.m. UA Channel
10/29/2014 11:30 p.m. World
10/30/2014 PBS HD
10/30/2014 6 a.m. UA Channel

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