The Arabian Desert

There are about fifteen large deserts in the world: Gobi, Turkestan, Thar, Australian, Kalahari, Sahara, to name some, but their is nothing like the Arabian. I am walking up a dune in Saudi Arabia. I look back at my solitary footprints. As lifeless as the desert seems, I have seen snakes and kangroo rats and skinny-feral dogs in this forbidden stretch of sand. This reveals something about the resiliency and diversity of life on our planet. I say this because a desert, at first glance, looks as though no life could survive there.

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