Sahara Desert Research Paper

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Zaki Araujo Mr. Jacob Geography 7 The Sahara Desert Africa is one of the largest continents, Africa is also home to the largest desert in the world, the Sahara desert. The Sahara Desert is known for its harsh and brutal environment and in fact, it is one of the harshest environments. Due to its very harsh environments, it is near to impossible to live there. There are few resources that make survival in the Sahara possible. Things such as oases, rain, rivers, plants, and animals make it possible for people to survive in the extreme conditions of the Sahara desert and the Sahel. The Sahara desert is very very harsh and is very difficult to survive in, however, there are some resources such as oases and rainfall make it possible for…show more content…
The Sahara brings along a harsh climate, in the morning the temperature soars “above 100 degrees Fahrenheit and at night temperatures drop below freezing” (pg 304). The temperatures in the Sahara are very extreme making it super difficult to survive in the Sahara. The Sahara also brings many “severe thunderstorms that blow sand everywhere…..and rain is very unpredictable. It many rain 3 inches in one spot and none nearby.” (pg 304). The Sahara desert has many harsh conditions such as these thunderstorms and rain also make it very difficult to survive there. In the Sahara, the rain usually never falls however when the rain falls somethings it can come so hard and wash away cars and homes. There are many factors that make living in the Sahara and the Sahel challenging, however, there are some conditions such as animals that make living in the Sahara desert possible. Based on the text, “Tuaregs depend on their animals for eggs milk cheese”(pg 303). The food provided from animals is necessary for life in the Sahara because the is very little water so the most of the…show more content…
The oases in the Sahara desert “contain hidden water underground” (pg 304). The oases in the Sahara all provide water some are underground some above however they all allow people in the desert to have water in order to survive in the extreme heat conditions of the Sahara. Without the water provided from oases in the Sahara, life would be impossible in the Sahara desert. Desert oases in the Sahara are “an island with water…...larger oasis even contain thousands of palm trees lots of water” (pg 304). Furthermore, Desert oases have palm trees and usually are somewhat tropical in the sense that they provide water to the people of the desert helping them survive the extreme weather in the Sahara desert. The water provided by the oases in the desert help people survive the extreme weather of the Sahara desert. Without the water from oases, people wouldn 't be able to survive in the desert. Also, the date palms that are in the oases are also very necessary because they provide multiple uses that are important for survival in the Sahara. Based on the text, “the date is eaten fresh or dry...seeds and pits can be used to feed animals or to be burnt for fuel.”(Page 304). Moreover, the plants and date trees in the Sahara desert allow people to survive in the Sahara Desert due to its many uses for animals people and housing abilities and for overall uses in the
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