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  • National Geographic January 1987

    Medicine's New Vision
    Incredible machines that can peer into the human body as never before are helping physicians save lives. Veteran journalist Howard Sochurek describes these new technologies from firsthand experiences.
    California Desert, A Worldly Wilderness
    Author Barry Lopez and photographer Craig Aurness explore a fragile domain where competing interests of industry, the military, and the public have sparked a broad effort to manage the land.
    Ice on the World
    Advancing and retreating over the eons, water in its solid state has helped shape earth's face and climate. Senior Assistant Editor Samuel W. Matthews explores the role of ice from the Arctic to the South Pole.
    Slovakia's Spirit of Survival
    Traveling the mountains of eastern Czechoslovakia, photojournalists Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott discover the old ways lingering in a changing land.
    Glaciers on the Move
    Why does Alaska's mighty Hubbard race forward while neighboring Columbia retreats? The case of the contrary glaciers intrigues scientists, who seek keys to icemass dynamics. John L. Eliot reports; photographs by Chris Johns.

    14 in stock

  • National Geographic February 1987

    Herod the Great's City on the Sea { Herod's City on the Sea; Caesarea Maritima: Herod the Great's City on the Sea}
    On the Israeli cost, archaeologist Robert L. Hohlfelder charts and explores the Roman port of Caesarea Maritima. Photographs by Bill Curtsinger, paintings by J. Robert Teringo.
    Appalachian Trail, Tunnel Through Time { A Tunnel Through Time: The Appalachian Trail}
    From Georgia to Maine the footpath covers 2, 100 miles of forest glades, valley views, and rocky heights. Noel Grove and photographer Sam Abell chronicle its gifts. A Making of America map supplement traces the historic contributions of New England.
    The Royal Spoonbill
    Biologist- photographer M. Philip Kahl travels to Australia for a close look at one of the most spectacular waterbirds anywhere.
    Shakespeare Lives at the Folger
    The world's greatest collection of rare books and memorabilia about a Bard and a revitalized theater evoke the Elizabethan age in Washington, D. C. , says Merle Severy. Photographs by Nathan Benn.
    Madagascar: A World Apart
    On earth's fourth largest island, naturalist Alison Jolly and photographer Frans Lanting find the human fight for survival endangering unique and wondrous plants and animals.
    Iceland: Life Under the Glaciers
    Turning a hostile environment to their advantage, Icelanders enjoy prosperity at home while resisting foreign influences. Louise E. Levathes and photographer Bob Krist report.

    8 in stock

  • National Geographic March 1987

    Brazil's Monkeys in Peril { Monkey in Peril: Rescuing Brazil's Muriqui}
    The muriqui faced a bleak future until it became the star of a popular conservation campaign aimed at saving Brazil's unique primate population, says Russell A. Mittermeier. Photographs by Andrew L. Young.
    Mysteries of the Bog
    One of nature's special gifts, peat is fuel, medicine, soil conditioner, and preserver of the past. Louise E. Lavathes and photographer Fred Bavendam report on a dwindling resource.
    Australia's Southern Seas: A Cold, Rich World Beneath the Southern Cross
    The ocean life down under roils with a wealth of marine life. But when Richard Ellis and photographer David Doubilet joined fishermen seeking abalone, prawn, and rock lobster, they were also invading the hunting ground of the great white shark.
    North Dakota- -Tough Times on the Prairie { Tough Times on the Prairie- -North Dakota}
    North Dakota nurtures a hardy people, inured to a climate and economy that deal out too little or too much. Bryan Hodgson and photographer Annie Griffiths report.
    Brazil: The Promise and Pain { Brazil: Moment of Promise and Pain}
    The tropical South American giant is emerging as a world economic power despite its huge foreign debt. And its new democratic government is bent on reversing centuries of inequality and social neglect, according to Priit J. Vesilind and photographer Ste;

    20 in stock

  • National Geographic April 1987

    In the Footsteps of Scott
    Robert Swan reports, with an introduction by the explorer's son, Sir Peter Scott, describing the challenge of the Antarctic.
    Antarctica
    The current political, economic, and ecological status of the southernmost continent is outlined by Priit J. Vesilind. With a supplement map and chart, Pinnipeds Around the World.
    The Antarctic Challenge
    Retracing the 1911- 12 route to the South Pole of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, a three- man expedition encounters similar risks.
    Seals and Their Kin
    From the sunny beaches of California to the frigid shores of Antarctica, wildlife biologist Roger L. Gentry studies pinnipeds - - the fin- footed walruses, seals, and sea lions.
    An Atmosphere of Uncertainty { Are We Poisoning Our Air? ; Air: An Atmosphere of Uncertainty}
    Is global air pollution threatening life as we know it? Noel Grove finds man- made contaminants causing rising concern among scientists probing a controversial field. Photographs by Ted Spiegel, paintings by William H. Bond.
    Kayaking the Amazon Through Wild Andes Rapids
    An international team becomes the first to navigate the fabled river from wild headwaters to mouth. Piotr Chmielinski describes the six- month, 4, 000- mile adventure. Photographs by Zbigniew Bzdak.
    The High Andes: South America's Islands in the Sky
    In words and photographs, Loren McIntyre explores traditional Indian communities and bustling cities - - all surviving in thin air amid South America's loftiest mountains.

    4 in stock

  • National Geographic May 1987

    Ukraine
    Fifty million Ukrainians struggle to maintain their language, their religious faith, and their sense of identity in a Soviet republic larger than France. But they tread a fine line, senior writer Mike Edwards and photographer Steve Raymer report.
    Chernobyl- -One Year After
    Mike Edwards and Steve Raymer visit the region of the world's worst nuclear- power accident to learn what really happened and what the long- range consequences may be.
    At Home With the Arctic Wolf
    In Canada's far north, wildlife biologist L. David Mech and photographer Jim Brandenburg win the trust of a wolf pack and record the behavior of the elusive animals at remarkably close range.
    New Zealand: the Last Utopia?
    In this scenic isolated nation, where sheep outnumber citizens, New Zealanders are grappling with world problems in a thoroughly modern way, according the Robert P. Jordan. Photographs by Kevin Fleming.
    The Captivating Kiwifruit
    What's homely on the outside, jewel- like on the inside, and can be served sliced or poured? Noel D. Vietmeyer and photographer Jim Brandenburg describe New Zealand's hairy berry that has taken the world by storm.

    10 in stock

  • National Geographic June 1987

    The Patowmack Canal: Waterway That Led to the Constitution { George Washington's Patowmack Canal: Waterway That Led to the Constitution}
    Lifelong dream of America's first President, this great national Work, began in 1785 to bind the frontier West with eastern seaports, was a first step on the way to the Constitutional Convention. By Wilbur E. Garrett, with photographs by Kenneth Garre;
    Waterton- Glacier: Pride of Two Nations { Waterton- Glacier Peace Park; Pride of Two Nations: Waterton- Glacier International Peace Park}
    Canada and the U. S. deal with mounting pressures on the vast mountain preserve that straddles the border between Montana and Alberta. David S. Boyer and Lowell Georgia portray its problems and splendors.
    Tracking Tornadoes { Tornado! }
    Earth's most powerful storms pack winds too furious to measure. Peter Miller explains when and where they form and how we detect and survive them. Photographs by Chris Johns.
    Laos Today { Laos}
    How have the free- spirited people of this Southeast Asian nation adjusted to a decade of Communist rule? Assistant Editor Peter T. White and photographer Seny Norasingh report.
    Ice Entombs an Eskimo Family for Five Centuries { When Ice Entombed an Eskimo Family; Sealed in Time- -Ice Entombs an Eskimo Family for Five Centuries}
    A surge of sea ice slams onto Alaska's north coast, burying a house and its occupants. Five centuries later archaeologist Albert A. Dekin, Jr. , unravels the tragic story. Photographs by Victor R. Boswell, Jr. , and Scott Rutherford, paintings by James
    Gray Whales Make a Comeback { Gray Whales at Play in Baja's San Ignacio Lagoon}
    Dr. Steven L. Swartz and Mark Lou Jones tell of a six- year study of the gray whale, once almost hunted out of existence, at a Mexican breeding site. Photographs by Francois Gohier.

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