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|Subject: Sahara Desert: Hottest Desert in the World 13/11/2010, 10:42 pm|| |
The Sahara Desert is the greatest and the hottest desert in theworld. It is spread over 9,000,000 Square Km. It covers the entireNorth Africa and thus, makes it as big as the United States. The desertstarts from the red sea, over to the Mediterranean, cross to some partsof the Atlantic Ocean. As far as the history of the Sahara Desert goes,it takes us back 3 million years. The sand dunes of the dessert arevery big, so huge that they can go up to a height of 600 feet.Life in the Sahara Desert is very difficult due to its climate. Itreceives a total rain of less than 3 inches every year. It is likelythat it rains twice in one week and not in the next three years. Thereare a lot of Oases in the dessert, but because of its mere size, it’snot easy to trace it.The Sahara Dessert is the hottest place in the world with thetemperature touching up to 57.7 degree Celsius (135.8 degree F).Scientists has stated that the desert expands and shrinks every now andthen. Currently, it is recorded that it’s growing towards the south by48 km every year. The typical fauna that can be seen in the desert aredomestic camels and goats. As far as the wild fauna is concerned, it isa common sight to see a scorpion, monitor lizard, sand vipers, wilddogs, sstrich cheetah etc. the only kinds of birds that can be visibleare African Silverbill and black throated fire finch.