The smallest desert in the world
April 29, 2022
Most of us, I believe, have some concept of what a desert looks like. Many of us have seen some of them – if not personally, at least in the movies. We have a few of them in the United States.
The Great Basin, for example, which includes most of Nevada and western Utah, covers approximately 190,000 square miles of land.
The Mojave Desert, located in the area around where southern California, Nevada, and Arizona meet, is much smaller: slightly under 48,000 square miles.
Compared to either of these North American sites, the mighty Sahara Desert of northern Africa is huge, covering more tha...