I.D.E.A.: International Desert Earth Archives

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north america: earth from white sands, new mexico, site of the first atomic bomb detonation
south america: desert earth from argentina sent to mit by diplomatic courier
europe: only continent without physical desert but with moral desert represented by dachau
africa: desert earth from botswana in a 35 mm film canister.... asia: desert earth from kuwait in a cloth sack
australia: desert earth collected at tropic of capricorn
israel: earth from the negev desert