From Latin desertus, desert is a unpopulated and uninhabited place . The concept can be used strictly and literally (when, really, there is no person in a geographical space) or in a symbolic way, to refer to the low attendance of an event, or that in a given place there are fewer people than expected. It can also be used as an adjective or as a noun.
For example: “I thought there were going to be more people, but this bowling alley is deserted”, “I don't like this town outside the summer season: it's a desert”, “I would like to make a crossing through the desert with my new van ”.
A desert can be a sandy or stony ground that lacks vegetation due to the lack of rainfall. In this case, a desert is a ecosystem or a biome that receives less than 250 millimeters of rainfall per year.
The hard ones terms environmental factors make these deserts have little stable population. Some nomadic people inhabit certain deserts and move to find food: “Martin traveled to Egypt to know the Sahara desert”, “Many people die while trying to cross the Arizona desert to reach the United States”, “Australia has large deserts where some indigenous groups live”.
As an adjective, desert allows naming the contest, competition or auction that ends without winner or winner : "The literary contest was deserted as the jury considered that no work met the minimum quality requirements", "The famous musician's guitar auction was a failure: there were no offers and it was finally deserted".
Most important deserts in the world
It is a national park within which there is a desert of white dunes that touches the coast and then enters the continent along 50 kilometers. The accumulations of Water that form between June and September, following the rains.
It is the driest desert in the world and is located in Chile, bounded by the Andes mountain range and the sea sideways, and the Sechura Desert to the north. It is important to note that it is considered part of the Pacific Desert. Some researchers say that the coast of southern Peru also belongs to the Atacama Desert.
Salar de Uyuni
This white desert is in Bolivia and its landscape is worthy of being admired. It is a large area (10,582 square kilometers) of salt. It is the largest in its category worldwide and is located in the department of Potosí. In its I usually, several minerals are abundant, among which lithium stands out.
Also know as Sahara, it is the most extensive warm desert on the planet, with an area that exceeds 9 million square kilometers. It is located in the north of the African continent, which it divides into two zones: the Mediterranean, to the north, and the sub-Saharan, to the south. To the east is the Red Sea, and to the west, the Atlantic Ocean. Its age is greater than 2 and a half million years and its name derives from an Arabic word that is translated as desert.
This North American desert is also known as Gila Desert, by the homonymous river, and occupies part of the territories of the United States and Mexico, although it extends especially through California and Arizona. It stands out for being one of the largest deserts and hot of the world, although its dimensions are considerably smaller than those of the Sahara: 311 thousand square kilometers. The saguaro cactus is just one of the many unique species of flora and fauna found in Sonora.