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Namib

(nä`mĭb), desert, c.800 mi (1,290 km) long and from 30 to 100 mi (50–160 km) wide, SW Africa, along the coast of Namibia. It occupies a rocky platform between the Atlantic Ocean and the escarpment of the interior plateau. Isolated mountains rise from the desert and sand dunes cover its southern portion. It receives less than 1-2 in. (1.3 cm) of rain annually and is barren of vegetation. Tungsten, salt, and alluvial diamonds are mined.
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Scola described his research site in the Namib as a beautiful, otherworldly place and said at first visit, he felt as if he was entering the first human outpost on Mars.
He said: "I challenged Donnie and Andrew to deliver a world first - to run from Luderitz to Walvis Bay across the mighty Namib desert.
Hoewel die tweede verhaal ietwat teleurstellend is, sal die verhaalboek Die wit hings van die Namib, wel geniet word deur lesers wat buitelewe- of natuurentoesiaste is, en meegevoer raak deur verhale wat in nostalgiese ruimtes of eras afspeel.
of Pretoria for 31 years (1954-1985) and chairman of the National Parks Board of South Africa for 15 years (1979-1994), Eloff sites his involvement with the people and wildlife of the Kaokoveld--also known as the Northern Namib Desert--as the most satisfying of all his wilderness experiences.
African Business presents a portrait of a dynamic nation blooming in the Namib desert.
Miraculously, he only lost one arm, and is now something of a legend in the Namib.
In addition to the heap leach copper targets, the Namib Lead-Zinc Project has
It could have been worse because other names under consideration were Nanuk, Namib, Rockton and Samun.
Catherine Lewis of Newcastle, took on the challenge of trekking over 80 miles through the searing heat of the North Namib Desert in Africa to raise funds for the Parkinson's Disease Society.
Catherine Lewis, 33, from Newcastle, trekked 130 kilometres in 11 days through the searing heat of the North Namib Desert to raise funds for the Parkinson's Disease Society.
Meantime, Expert Africa' Klein Aus Vista' is one of southern Namibia's most unexpected secrets - a farm, located on the edge of the Namib Desert.
When the males of the Namib Desert spider Leucorchestris arenicola (Araneae, Sparassidae) reach the adult stage they undertake long nocturnal searches for females.