1983 January – June

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  • January 1983

    Hometown Washington, D. C. { Washington, D. C. : Hometown Behind the Monuments}
    Skirting pomp and politics, Henry Mitchell leads an easy- gaited ramble through the city he calls home, introducing a melange of humanity with viewpoints both on and off the standard curve. With photographs by Adam Woolfitt.
    Tropical Rain Forests { Rain Forests: Nature's Dwindling Treasures; Nature's Dwindling Treasures}
    Peter T. White follows the Equator to assess mounting losses within the world's most complex ecosystems. Political and economic pressures cast doubt on the forests' fate, even as scientists begin to comprehend their global significance. Photographs by;
    Tropical Rain Forests { Teeming Life of a Rain Forest}
    Lizards that sprint across water, toads gleaming like jewels, ant- repelling wasps, and other survival specialists are found at home in a Costa Rican rain forest by Carol and David Hughes.
    What Future for the Wayanas? { What Future for the Wayana Indians? }
    Movable markers in a border dispute, tempted by spirits of the modern world, the Wayana Indians of South America search for a future with tradition and dignity. Article and photographs by Carole Devillers.

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  • February 1983

    A Different Communism: Hungary's New Way { Hungary's New Way: A Different Communism}
    Can a Soviet- bloc nation transform its economy through private enterprise while keeping the outward forms of Communism - - and succeed? John J. Putnam finds prospering Hungary on that tightrope. Photographs by Bill Weems.
    Beirut- -Up From the Rubble
    The capital of war- blasted Lebanon is determined to rebuild. What it needs is international goodwill, billions of dollars, time, and, most of all, peace. By William S. Ellis, with photographs by Steve McCurry.
    Peoples of the Arctic { Hunters of the Lost Spirit}
    On the crown of Europe, some 40, 000 Saami, or Lapps, doggedly resist assimilation into Norwegian, Swedish, or Finnish society.
    Peoples of the Arctic { Where Magic Ruled: Art of the Bering Sea}
    Eskimos of the Bering Sea captured in wood, bone, and sinew the inua, or spirit, of men and animals. William W. Fitzhugh, Susan A. Kaplan, and Sisse Brimberg show this high artistry.
    Peoples of the Arctic { People of the Long Spring}
    Drawn home again, Chukchi writer Yuri Rytkheu concludes that, for those who grew up there, the tundra of the Soviet Union's far north is the only place to be. With photographs by Dean Conger.
    Peoples of the Arctic { Introduction}
    Associate Editor Joseph Judge introduces a special survey of life in the far north, where an emerging spirit stirs issues of cultural survival, land ownership, and resource use. With a double map supplement on the Arctic and its historical inhabitants.

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  • March 1983

    Herbs for All Seasons { Illustrations text}
    From the kitchen and the chemistry lab, the farm and the pharmacy comes the perfume of an herbal renaissance. Lonnelle Aikman and Larry Kohl savor the plants' reemergence. Photographs by Sam Abell.
    Finding the Ghost Ships of War { Ghost Ships of the War of 1812: [ Hamilton] and [ Scourge] }
    The armed U S. schooners Hamilton and Scourge, sent to the bottom of Lake Ontario by a sudden squall during the War of 1812, are discovered virtually intact - - the remains of lost crewmen still aboard. Daniel A. Nelson details the scientific detective s
    They' d Rather Be in Philadelphia
    Quaker born and patriot bred, one of America's most historic cities has suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous comedians. Yet Ethel A. Starbird and photographer Ted Spiegel discover that Philadelphia pride fills the hearts of countless citizens.
    Etosha Park- -Africa's Kingdom of Animals { Etosha: Namibia's Kingdom of Animals}
    At one of the world's largest wildlife preserves, Douglas H. Chadwick documents the efforts of concerned officials to protect diminishing populations from the relentless encroachments of humankind. Photographs by Des and Jen Bartlett.
    A Woman's Icy Trial: 1, 000 Miles by Dogsled { Thousand- mile Race to Nome: A Woman's Icy Struggle}
    Susan Butcher recounts her trials - - and her triumphs - - along the length of Alaska's Iditarod dogsled race. Photographs by Kerby Smith.

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  • April 1983

    Voyage to the Antarctic
    Near drownings, 30- foot seas, and 80- mile- an- hour winds test Antarctic expedition members during a three- month voyage commemorating the work of Australian explorer Douglas Mawson in the early 20th century. David Lewis reports.
    This Year in Jerusalem
    Associate Editor Joseph Judge describes the poignant passions evoked by this blessed and accursed city that three faiths - - Jewish, Christian, and Muslim - - consider holy. Photographs by Jodi Cobb.
    White Water, Proud People { Chattooga River Country: Wild Water, Proud People}
    Rafters and moonshiners may find thrills in Chattooga River country, but for most who live in the region it means backroads farms, old- time ways, and beloved bluegrass music. By Don Belt and photographer Steve Wall.
    The Fascinating World of Trash
    There's no end to what people throw away, or to the problem of where to throw it. Author Peter T. White and photographer Louie Psihoyos uncover more than meets the eye - - or the nose.
    The Uncertain State of Puerto Rico
    U. S. Statehood, independence, or current commonwealth status? This Caribbean island faces crucial decisions on its future. Bill Richards and photographer Stephanie Maze discover fervent involvement in politics and life in general in this American land;

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  • May 1983

    Brooklyn: The Other Side of the Bridge
    The Dodgers are gone, but New York's most populous borough still holds 2. 2 million diverse and disputatious people. Alice J. Hall and Robert W. Madden explore this quintessential bit of America.
    The Wonderful Brooklyn Bridge { A Century Old, the Wonderful Brooklyn Bridge}
    On its 100th birthday, one of the world's great engineering achievements remains hale and hearty. John G. Morris and Donal F. Holway pay their respects.
    Legacy From the Deep: Henry VIII's Lost Warship { The Search for [ Mary Rose] ; Henry VIII's Lost Warship: Legacy From the Deep}
    For more than four centuries the Mary Rose kept her secrets. Archaeologist Margaret Rule tells the story of a great English naval disaster, and of discovery and raising of the wreck. With paintings by Richard Schlecht, introduction by Peter Miller.
    Ethiopia: Revolution in an Ancient Empire
    Nine years after Emperor Haile Selassie was deposed, Ethiopian literacy, health, and welfare are on the upswing. But the political rigors of a Marxist- Leninist leadership show no signs of softening. Article and photographs by Robert Caputo.
    The Roadrunner: Desert Clown { Roadrunner: Clown of the Desert; Clown of the Desert: The Road Runner}
    Seemingly zany antics are part of savvy survival by a lightless but fast- stepping member of the cuckoo family. By Martha Whitson and Bruce Dale.
    Tasmania's Wild Side { A Walk and Ride on the Wild Side: Tasmania}
    In the rugged southwest corner of Australia's island state, a battle rages: conservationists versus dam builders. Carolyn Bennett Patterson and photographers David Hiser and Melinda Berge record what may be lost forever if a mammoth hydroelectric projec

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  • June 1983

    Last of the Black- footed Ferrets?
    Among the rarest of North American mammals, these small, fierce hunters were pushed to the brink of extinction by settlers killing off their prey, prairie dogs. Now biologist Tim W. Clark has counted a small surviving population on the Wyoming plains. ;P
    That Noble River, The Thames { The Thames: That Noble River}
    Eyewitness to empire, England's regal waterway has overcome pollution and neglect to become the world's cleanest urban estuary, even as an innovative tide barrier tames its wilder urges and surges. By Ethel A. Starbird, with photographs by O. Louis Maz
    Warriors From a Watery Grave { Warriors From a Watery Grave: Glorious Bronzes of Ancient Greece}
    Submerged for centuries off the coast of Italy, two heroic bronze statues illustrate the highest attainments of Greek sculpture. Journalist Joseph Alsop reports.
    Good Times and Bad in Appalachia: Wrestlin' for a Livin' With King Coal { Good Times and Bad in Coal Country; Wrestlin' for a Livin' With King Coal}
    Like the mountains and valleys at the junction of Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia, the fortunes of the region rise and fall with demand for coal. Michael E. Long and photographer Michael O' Brien chronicle the seesaw life of the past few years.
    The Once and Future Universe
    What was inconceivably small as long as 20 billion years ago is now inconceivably large, yet still growing at nearly the speed of light. Rick Gore reports on science's latest discoveries. Photographs by James A. Sugar, paintings by Barron Storey, pictu;

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