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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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We got the Mongolians and some of the Namib guys to play with us and they were already embarrassingly better than me.
3 INCREDIBLE The convoy of Toyota Hilux pick-ups on their voyage across the Namib desert
The Namib shoreline has earned the moniker 'Skeleton Coast' on account of the multitude of shipwrecks hereabouts.
Research has emulated the Namib beetle's water-generating capability.
Waar die eerste verhaal, Die tuiskoms van Zack Becker, 'n pragtige liefdesverhaal is van twee jongmense met 'n stryd om hul liefde te laat seevier, is dit onduidelik of die tweede verhaal, Die wit hings van die Namib, bedoel is as 'n spook-, reis- of liefdesverhaal.
The Namib Desert stretches for more than 2,000km along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa.
NBD Nano, which consists of four recent university graduates and was formed in May, looked at the Namib Desert beetle that lives in a region that gets about half an inch of rainfall per year.
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.
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Looking over my shoulder, I saw a hazy trail of dust lingering over my bike tracks, while, farther back, it began to settle again on the baking floor of the Namib.
A small NGO in the Namib Desert called Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) is seeking to combat this environmental and human crisis and last year launched a 5-day adult community education programme for southern communities such as Maltahohe, Mariental and Bethanie.