Thursday, January 14, 2010

Discovery Channel: The Hottest Place on Earth

The Danakil Depression in Northern Ethiopia is the hottest, harshest and most scientifically rich area on Earth. There is almost no water. It is one of the most geologically active areas on the planet, where volcanoes and earthquakes rip the Earth apart, opening vast fissures in a matter of hours. And despite boasting exceptional geology, an extraordinary climate (with temps shooting to 60 C), distinctive tribal community and logic-defying wildlife - virtually nothing is known of this unforgiving region. Now, a team of top scientists and international experts - including volcanologists, anthropologists, medics, zoologists, and vets - participate in a cutting-edge, multi-discipline mission to explore one of the least known but most fascinating regions on the planet. Here, they meet the Afar, a legendary warrior tribe, who rely on their camels and goats for survival.

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