The word desert is a noun. Desert means (1) an arid region with little or no vegetation.
Desert is also a verb that means (1) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch, (2) desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army.
Desert is also an adjective that means (1) located in a dismal or remote area; desolate.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word desert.
Located in southeastern California, 140 miles east of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park includes parts of the Mohave Desert and Colorado Desert and gets its name from the spiky-tipped Joshua trees that are native to the Mohave Desert ecosystem.
Bar Harbor is a picturesque small town in southeastern Maine that is located on the northeast shore of Mount Desert Island. Nearby Acadia National Park contains Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the eastern seaboard.
When Spanish Conquistadors rode along the banks of the Rio Grande in 1598, they discovered a diamond amid the Chihuahuan desert. El Paso has been luring visitors with its mystery and promise ever since. Every year, the El Paso area hosts millions of travelers during their visit to this international metroplex. Nestled at the point where West Texas, New Mexico, and Old Mexico meet, The Sun City is a good place to appreciate the blending of these cultures and heritages.
The following articles provide recent desert-related news.
Authorities in Mosul have buried more than 1,000 bodies in a mass grave in a desert valley outside the city, most of them believed to be Islamic State group militants, according to a provincial official.
Newsmax. Friday, 13 Apr 2018 15:21:35 EDT.
Scientists say they have discovered a fossilised human finger bone in the Saudi Arabian desert estimated to be about 85,000 years old, making it the oldest human specimen discovered outside Africa and the Levant.
Stephanie Smail. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Tuesday, 10 Apr 2018 14:58:45 +1000.
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