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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #85166: Garden of Africa
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    Garden of Africa




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    A vast of moisture steadily rolls across the desert. This of mist is the saving grace of the Namib. Just a few precious but enough to allow life to flourish. A tiny bit of moisture; a tiny bit of food; and tens of millions of years of are the secrets to success in this of African deserts. Where else but the Namib would an little beetle stagger up the highest dunes on cold mornings, put its back to the breeze, and then on its head to collect a life-giving drink. Impressive sand dunes the Namib but to the south and east is a very different kind of desert: an expanse of rocky scrub as the Karoo. This desert is as as the Namib. But here it is mainly rain - not fog - that life. In the Karoo, up to centimetres of rain may fall during winter and this extra sprinkle of moisture makes the of difference. In spring, the desert undergoes a transformation. For just a few weeks a year, the of over 3,000 different plant species turn this desert into the of Africa. This dazzling of colour has evolved over time for a very special purpose: for plants to their insect pollinators.







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