Human Planet

Human Planet

Deserts - Life In The Furnace
Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  April 3, 2011

It's obvious, but true that the availability of water dominates life in the desert. Vital to the Kababish are the huge areas of north Sudanese desert that provide bountiful grazing paradise after good rains. This is the fabled gizzu. It may be a 1500km round trip away and involve the crossing of a vast expanse of sandy desert, but a good three months spent here with your camels ensures wealth, status and marriage.

It's obvious, but true that the availability of water dominates life in the desert. Vital to the Kababish are the huge areas of north Sudanese desert that provide bountiful grazing paradise after good rains. This is the fabled gizzu. It may be a 1500km round trip away and involve the crossing of a vast expanse of sandy desert, but a good three months spent here with your camels ensures wealth, status and marriage.

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