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YGK: Deserts

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Because it is covered with (solid) water, it is somewhat surprising that it is considered a desert, but it is classified as such due to its lack of precipitation Antarctica
World's 2nd largest desert, but its largest hot desert. Players should know the Atlas Mountains and the Sahel, a savannah-like strip that bounds it on the south. Its most asked-about inhabitants are the Berbers and Tuaregs. Sahara Desert (Northern Africa)
The rain shadow of the Andes which makes it the driest desert in the world. The desert was the primary bone of contention in the War of the Pacific that sought to control its nitrate resources (necessary for the production of explosives). Atacama Desert (Chile)
A large region, not all of which is arid enough to qualify as a desert. It is known for its red sand, large game reserves (meerkats, gemsbok, springbok) & mineral deposits (notably uranium). Most famous are its San Bushmen and their click language. Kalahari Desert (Botswana, Namibia, South Africa)
Bounded by the San Gabriel/San Bernardino mountain ranges along the San Andreas/Garlock Faults. It lies between the Great Basin/the Sonoran Desert. It contains the lowest/driest point of North America Death Valley Strongly associated with the Joshua tree Mojave Desert (US)
Asia's second largest desert it is bounded on the north by the Altai Mountains. It is known for its role in the Silk Road trading route and the Nemegt Basin, where fossilized dinosaur eggs and human artifacts have been found. Gobi Desert (China and Mongolia)
Its name means "Empty Quarter" in English and this desert can be considered the most inhospitable place on earth. It is known for the world's largest oil field, the Ghawar, and for once being part of the frankincense trade. Rub' al-Khali (Arabian Peninsula)
a coastal desert, is known for its bizarre Welwitschia and medicinal Hoodia plants. It is thought to be the oldest desert in the world. Namib Desert (Namibia and Angola)
The triangular desert covers the southern half of Israel. Negev Desert (Israel)
An extremely cold, sandy desert known for splitting the Silk Road into branches running north and south of it. It is bounded by the Kunlun, Pamir, and Tian Shan mountain ranges. Taklamakan Desert (China)
Part of the Western Desert, and the ninth largest in the world. Great Sandy Desert (Australia)
Created by: Mr_Morman