Two deserts: Sahara and Sonora

United States, 1970

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Episode of Series “Comparative cultures and geography”
Shows what characteristics the Sahara Desert in Africa and the Sonora Desert in North America have in common, and explains how factors of economics, religion, culture and technology make the regions different.


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Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Africa

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Anthropology

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Geography

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Sahara Desert

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → United States

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Deserts


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cross-cultural studies

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cultural relativism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Economics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Philosophy and religion

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Technology - Social aspects

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Cross-cultural studies

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → Anthropology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Geography

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology - Social aspects

Places → Africa

Places → Sahara Desert

Places → United States

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States






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