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Free Online Seminar

When The Sahara Was Green

Discover the little-known history of how the Sahara was transformed from a green and fertile land into the largest hot desert in the world.

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When The Sahara Was Green
When The Sahara Was Green

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Jun 03, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT

Free Online Seminar

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The Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world, equal in size to China or the United States. Yet, this arid expanse was once a verdant, pleasant land, fed by rivers and lakes. The Sahara sustained abundant plant and animal life, such as elephants, rhinos, lions, giraffes, Nile perch, turtles, crocodiles and hippos, and attracted prehistoric hunters and herders. What transformed this land of lakes into a sea of sands?

Martin Williams, author of When the Sahara Was Green, examines the remarkable history of Earth’s greatest desert - including why its climate changed, the impact this had on human populations, and how scientists uncovered the evidence for these extraordinary events. Join Martin for a valuable look at how an iconic region has changed over millions of years, as he reveals the desert’s surprising past to reflect on its present, as well as its possible future.

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