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Mojave Desert

Listed under Deserts in US West Coast, United States.

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The Mojave, named after its indigenous tribe, crosses the borders of California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona and famously includes the Death Valley National Park, the hottest place in North America, reaching a sweltering 54C in summer. It and three other national parks support some miraculously adaptive wildlife; porcupines, cougars, wolves, sidewinders, roadrunners and golden eagles to name a few.

People manage to live in this desert, in small towns such as Barstow and Mesquite, and Las Vegas floats like a gambler's mirage in a sea of sand. Deserted boomtowns built during the gold rush and ghostly, disused gold mines break up the landscape.

Written by  larapiegeler.

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“Ry Cooder’s American West”

By Lawrence Downes for The New York Times First published 23rd November 2008. WHEN Ry Cooder and I got to El Mirage Dry Lake, it was 110 degrees and heading to 117, hot enough to cook your head inside your hat. The Mojave Desert in daylight will cut th… Read more...

Written by press. See the full article in The New York Times, 23rd November 2008

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