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Na·mib Desert

A dry region of southwest Africa extending along the coast of Namibia between the Atlantic Ocean and the interior plateau.

Na′mib Des′ert

(ˈnɑ mɪb)
a desert region in SW Africa, along the entire coast of Namibia.
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Noun1.Namib Desert - a desert in Namibia extending along the coast between the high plateau and the Atlantic Ocean
Namibia, Republic of Namibia, South West Africa - a republic in southwestern Africa on the south Atlantic coast (formerly called South West Africa); achieved independence from South Africa in 1990; the greater part of Namibia forms part of the high Namibian plateau of South Africa
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Gondwana deployed its first wastewater treatment plant at Namib Desert Lodge in early 2006 and slowly, but surely almost all other lodges followed suit.
June 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former College of DuPage student Vincent Scola is completing his master's degree in microbial ecology in the arid expanses of southern Africa's Namib Desert.
Andrew, 34, a doctor from Aberdeen, said: "The Namib desert is, hands down, both the most spectacular and gruelling place I've run in.
North River Resources plc recently announced that the Ministry of Environment and Tourism had approved its application for the re-commissioning of its Namib lead-zinc mine.
Anita Rani travels to the oldest, driest desert on earth, the Namib in Africa, where temperatures can reach 50 degrees centigrade - then experiences tribal life in Papua New Guinea.
There are plans for a similar tournaments later in the year in the Indonesian jungle and the Namib desert in Namibia, which has the world's tallest sand dunes.
The group's novel idea fuses solar energy and water-from-air harvester based on the ability of the Namib beetle (Stenocara gracilipes) to survive in the world's most inhospitable desert.
Doc Immelman se bundel Die wit hings van die Namib vertel twee verhale wat afspeel teen die agtergrond van die ou Suidwes-Afrika.
Dr Argy, from Barkisland, crossed the line first in the ultra-race in the Namib Desert - which some experts believe to be the world's oldest desert - in southern Africa.
Yn yr wythnosau sy'n dilyn, bydd yr actores a chyflwynydd, Ffion Dafis yn niffeithwch y Gobi ym Mongolia, yr actor, John Pierce Jones yn yr Atacama yn Chile, y cyflwynydd, Jason Mohammad yn anialwch Jiwdea, yr athletwraig a chyflwynydd, Lowri Morgan yn anialwch y Namib yn ne Affrica a'r actores, Mali Harries, yn niffeithwch yr India.
NBD Nano aims to mimic - as biomimicry - the way Namib Desert beetles survive in an African desert to create a self-filling water bottle capable of storing up to three litres every hour.
The Black Rhinos of Namibia: Searching for Survivors in the African Desert provides another Rick Bass wildlife adventure: this time following his search for the rare endangered black rhino on the desert of Namib in southwest Africa.