Kalahari Desert - Botswana

The Kalahari Desert is a large arid to semi-arid sandy area in southern Kgalagadi Africa extending 900,000 km² (362,500 sq. mi.), covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa, as semi-desert, with huge tracts of excellent grazing after good rains. The Kalahari Desert is the southern part of Africa, and the geography is a portion of desert and a plateau. The Kalahari supports some animals and plants because most of it is not true desert. There are small amounts of rainfall and the summer temperature is very high. It usually receives 3-8 inches of rain per year. The surround

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Can someone please help me QUICK I ONLY HAVE TWO MORE DAYS TO DO THIS IN! Ihaave to find 3 Landforms that occour in the Kalahari desert does anyone know any? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

onetomgreenshowfan :
"eye heart you..."
sassy :
"try google"
mia t :
"try googlearth.com"
Shrimpkiss :
"dunes... plains.. plateaus"
Kathy M :
"The Kalahari is a large basin that contains a dry region called the Kalahari desert, although it is mostly a dry grassland or a "savanna". Depressions in this desert, known as pans, are dry and cracked during the winter, but when rains come, shallow pools form which may be used by animals as water holes. Between the Namib Desert and the Kalahari Basin is an irregular plateau with a mountainous slope that descends steeply to the desert floor. Hopefully this brief description and the accompanying websites will give you enough landforms to use in your assignment."
halleberry_aus :
"A basin-shaped desert region covering about 360,000 square miles (930,000 square kilometers) in southern Africa, the Kalahari desert is bounded by the headwaters of the Zambezi River to the north, the plateaus of the Transvaal and Zimbabwe to the east, the Orange River to the south, and the highlands of Namibia to the west. The only landforms rising above the relatively uniform Kalahari are occasional smooth rocks that form hills in the southeast, southwest, and northwest. Long chains of crescent-shaped dunes characterize the entire western part of the Kalahari. The Kalahari lies about 3,000 feet (900 meters) above sea level. Although precipitation is erratic, the desert possesses a well-developed cover of low scrub and grasses. Animal life is varied, and many species, including the springbok, wildebeest, and oryx exist. The main human inhabitants of the Kalahari are Bantu-speaking Africans. Only a few roads criss-cross this desert. i think i deserve a 10 for this answer"
ideebo :

We had been taught the mankind has its roots on the continent of Africa from whereby people spread all over the globe. I have alwasy wondered why Bushmen in Kalahari have similar appearance especially the eyes as Asians? Morever, there are a group of people in nothern Uganda whos eyes look exact like far east Asians. Is there any explanation of this or any research on the subject? Thanks//Deebo

Some Dude :
"Genetic diversity in African humans is higher than the rest of the world put together. Any anatomical feature not under selection that you can find in a person outside of Africa can probably be found in an African. "
Roidz :

I have reason to believe it is sort of in "inland desert", but I'm not sure, and am having trouble with an assignment, due to the little time I've had to do it. Your help is much appreciated!

red16blue17 :
"hope the link below helps"
DrIG :
"The Kalahari Desert is part of the huge sand basin, reaching from the Orange River up to Angola, over the east of Namibia, into Botswana and South Africa. The erosion of soft stone formations created the sand masses. The red parallel dunes with wind-shaped sand ridges were stabilised through vegetation and are so typical of the landscape in the Kalahari. Unlike the dunes of the Namib Desert, those of the Kalahari are stable and not wandering. Dominant vegetation: grasses, thorny shrubs and Acacia trees."


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Date: 2008-02-05 02:17:57

Not another quick-fix diet pill? Hoodia...the long lost ancient indigenous food, is a bitter-tasting cactus-like plant that grows in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa...and has the ability to take away appetite, but of course you must be sure you're buying from a quality source...

Date: 2008-02-05 02:17:57

Americans are working more and getting less, and less, and less. Actually, we work more than anybody in the Western industrialized world and much more than a !Kung Bushman in the Kalahari desert.

Date: 2008-02-05 02:17:57

Who knew there was an underground lake in the Kalahari Desert? For years, many Bushmen have been dying of thirst. And now a man named Sebastian is helping to build solar-powered water wells for every village. By taking advantage of boreholes drilled by diamond companies many years ago, these tribes are able to get water from 200 feet below.

Date: 2008-02-05 02:17:57

‘Hoodia weight loss’ is today’s buzz word when it comes to safe and natural ways to get rid of those few unsightly pounds. Active appetite-suppressant ingredients in the succulent plant called Hoodia Gordonii that grows in the Kalahari Deserts of South Africa are the latest answer to the prayers of millions who are yet to achieve success...

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