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  • July 1988

    What's Killing the Palm Trees?
    A disease called lethal yellowing is destroying the coconut palms of the Western Hemisphere, says plant pathologist Randolph E. McCoy. With photographs by Guillermo Aldana E.
    Acts of Faith in Chile { Chile: Acts of Faith}
    Chileans will soon decide in a plebiscite whether to continue a swing to the political right led by Augusto Pinochet. Allen A. Boraiko and photographer David Alan Harvey descirbe a nation weighing its choices.
    Catastrophe at Kourion { The Day the World Ended at Kourion: Reconstructing an Ancient Earthquake}
    On July 21 in A. D. 365 an earthquake brought death and destruction to a city on Cyprus. Archeologist David Soren and his team, using computer graphics, dramatically re- create the scene of personal tragedy. Photographs by Martha Cooper.
    Atlanta on the Rise { Atlanta: Energy and Optimism in the New South}
    Host to this month's Democratic Convention, the capital of Georgia has evolved from Civil War casualty to premier city of the Southeast, an exciting business and cultural center. Erla Zwingle and photographer Jim Richardson report on a modern- day resur
    When the Moors Ruled Spain
    Their 800- year dominance ended in 1492 with expulsion by Columbus's benefactors, Ferdinand and Isabella. The heritage left behind still enriches the country, Thomas J. Abercrombie and photographer Bruno Barbey discover.

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  • August 1988

    Annapolis: Camelot on the Bay
    Maryland's capital since early colonial days has become a preservation showcase as well as a sailor's haven on the Chesapeake. Larry Kohl and photographer Kevin Fleming document the struggle to maintain tradition and prosperity.
    Frederic Remington- -The Man and the Myth { Remington, the Man and the Myth}
    The celebrated American painter and sculptor helped make cowboys and Indians legendary. Louise E. Levathes and photographer Chris Johns trace his career east and west.
    Lemurs: On the Edge of Survival { Madagascar's Lemurs: On the Edge of Survival}
    Local and international conservationists seek to prevent the extinction of these intriguing primates that live in the dwindling forests of earth's fourth largest island. Zoologist Alison Jolly reports; photographs by Frans Lanting.
    Kyongju, Where Korea Began
    In this ancient capital where spirit and reality merge, Cathy Newman finds the soul of Korea. Photographs by H. Edward Kim.
    The South Koreans
    Aggressive, highly competitive, and reluctant to compromise, South Koreans push their economy forward, while keeping a wary eye on their kinsmen to the north. By Boyd Gibbons, with photographs by Nathan Benn.
    Triumph of [ Daedalus]
    On the trail of legend, a Greek pilot pedals from Crete to Santorin for a new record for human- powered flight, a feat described by John S. Langford, photographed by Charles O' Rear.

    15 in stock

  • September 1988

    Three Men Who Made the Magazine
    In a look back at NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC' S first 100 years, Editor- at- Large Charles McCarry traces the special gifts of Alexander Graham Bell, Glibert H. Grosvenor, and Melville Bell Grosvenor, three innovators whose creative ideas and talented staffs ga
    Alexander Graham Bell
    Pulitzer Prize- winning historian Robert V. Bruce brings alive the Scottish- born tinkerer who became one of America's most famous inventors and a beloved teacher of the deaf. Photographs by Ira Block.
    Spoofing the Geographic
    Through the years America's top cartoonists have poked good- natured fun at Geographic traditions. Humorist Ray Blount, Jr. , gives his own views.
    Descendants of the Expeditions { The Henson Family}
    Descendants of Matthew Henson travel from Greenland to the United States to meet their relatives for the first time and pay homage to the great polar explorer.
    Descendants of the Expeditions { The Peary Family}
    Recounting touching moments of reconciliation, Edward Peary Stafford, the explorer's grandson, travels to Greenland to meet the Eskimo family of Robert E. Peary. Photographs by Bob Sacha.
    Did Peary Reach the Pole? { Commander Robert E. Peary: Did He Reach the Pole? }
    The claim of the great Arctic explorer has been questioned for nearly 80 years. Drawing on all available sources including Peary's now released diary, Wally Herber - - also a noted polar explorer - - joins the debate.
    Within the Yellow Border
    The famous GEOGRAPHIC cover has mirrored the birth, growth, and universality of our Society's journal, says Editor Wilbur E. , Garrett. Foldout displays early covers and presents all 353 with illustrations, since the first in July 1942.
    The Greatest Job in the World?
    In lighthearted stream of consciousness, Senior Associate Editor Joseph Judge recalls private comments of our far- ranging writers and photographers.
    The Art of Photography at National Geographic { Odyssey: The Art of Photography at National Geographic}
    Geographic photographers as art are discussed by Jane Livingston, Associate Director and Chief Curator of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C. From past magazine and archives she and her staff selected pictures for an exhibit that will be see

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  • October 1988

    The Afrikaners
    A new generation tries to outlive the stereotype of a rigid, God- chosen people born to rule. Distinguished Afrikaner author Andre Brink and photographer David Turnley sensitively portray South Africa's white tribe today.
    In Search of Modern Humans { The Search for Modern Humans}
    Homo sapiens - - wise man - - appeared only some 100, 000 years ago. Who were these latecomers of human ancestry? Where and how did they live? Senior Assistant Editor John J. Putnam and photographers Sisse Brimberg and Ira Block follow their fascinating
    Discovering the Tomb of a Moche Lord { Richest Unlooted Tomb of a Moche Lord; Discovering the New World's Richest Unlooted Tomb}
    In northern Peru archeologists find the spectacular burial place of a pre- Inca warrior- priest. Project director Walter Alva, archaeologist Christopher B. Donnan, photographer Bill Ballenberg, and artist Ned Seidler bring the Lord of Sipan and his cultu
    Weapons Cache of Ancient Americans { Clovis Cache Found: Weapons of Ancient Americans}
    A Washington apple orchard yields the largest Clovis spearpoints ever found. Archaeologist Peter J. Mehringer, Jr. , and Warren Morgan report.
    Treasures of Lascaux Cave { Art Treasures from the Ice Age: Lascaux Cave}
    Paleolithic artists recorded their world on walls of a French cavern. Dr. Jean- Phillipe Rigaud, Sisse Brimberg, and Norbert Aujoulat detail its glories.
    Unraveling the Mystery of the Warrior- Priest { Iconography of the Moche: Unraveling the Mystery of the Warrior- Priest}
    Moche pottery drawings and artifacts from a warrior- priest tomb at Sipan are used to reconstruct the identify of its human remains.
    The Peopling of the Earth { Where Did We Come From? }
    A timeless question with no clear answers, experts study prehistoric human migratory patterns in search of our origins.
    Air Bridge to Siberia
    Alaskan Eskimos reverse their forebears' migration path, reopening contact across the Bering Sea. Wilbur E. Garrett and Steve Raymer go along.
    The Hmong in America: Laotian Refugees in the Land of the Giants
    U. S. allies in the Vietnam War, nearly 100, 000 of these Laotians now live here. Spencer Sherman and Dick Swanson document their culture shock.
    An Ice Age Ancestor?
    Prehistoric art expert Alexander Marshack describes scientific efforts to test the antiquity of an astoundingly realistic carved image of a man.

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  • November 1988

    Honey Hunters of Nepal
    High in the Himalayan foothills, fearless Gurung men risk their lives to harvest the massive nests of the world's largest honeybee. Text and photographs by Eric Valli and Diane Summers.
    Mapping Mount Everest { Mapping the Third Pole; Mount Everest: Surveying the Third Pole}
    Space- age technology provides a brilliant new look at the central Himalaya in a double map supplement, the most accurate portrait of the Everest region ever produced. Project leader Bradford Washburn relates its history.
    Down the Cayman Wall
    By submersible, shark expert Eugenie Clark explores a kaleidoscope of marine organisms living along a 3, 200- foot underwater escarpment off Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean.
    Long Journey of the Brahmaputra
    From Tibet's lofty passes through India to the floodplains of Bangladesh Jere Van Dyk follows the storied river whose course was a mystery for centuries. Raghubir Singh and Galen Rowell photograph the scenic region shared by Buddhists, Hindus, and Musli
    Mission to Mars
    A U. S. -Soviet manned voyage could answer age- old riddles about Earth's neighbor planet. Former astronaut Michael Collins describes a fight scenario for the year 2004, with photographs by Roger H. Ressmeyer and artwork by Pierre Mion and Roy Andersen.
    A Rare Visit to a World Unto Itself
    Photographer and author Raghubir Singh was granted extremely rare government permission to travel and photograph in the far northeastern frontier of India, an area claimed by China.
    Exploring Cradle Earth
    The splendor of Mount Everest, captured by William Thompson in unique aerial photographs, epitomizes the human urge to view the unknown. Editor Wilbur E. Garrett keynotes an issue dedicated to exploration.
    Roof of the World
    A short essay on the various attempts by mountaineers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Photographs by William Thompson.
    Heavy Hands on the Land
    The crush of tourists in the Himalayan range and the needs of the local Tibetan and Nepalese populations take a serious toll, writes Larry Kohl. Photographs by William Thompson and Galen Rowell.
    A Fragile Heritage: The Mighty Himalaya { The Mighty Himalaya: A Fragile Heritage}
    Geographer Barry C. Bishop, who scaled Mount Everest a quarter of a century ago, describes today's battle between conservationists and commercial interests in Asia's loftiest mountain system.

    11 in stock

  • December 1988

     

    Holographic Cover
    Will we men out Earth?
    Rondonia: Brazil's Imperiled Rain Forest
    Urueu-Wau-Wau Indians: Last Days of Eden
    Quiely conserving nature
    Caribou Majestic Wanders
    An Arctic Dilemma
    Whales: An Era of Discovery
    Supplement - Double Map: The World - Endangered Earth

     

    • Holographic Cover
    • Will we men out Earth?
    • Rondonia: Brazil's Imperiled Rain Forest
    • Urueu-Wau-Wau Indians: Last Days of Eden
    • Quiely conserving nature
    • Caribou Majestic Wanders
    • An Arctic Dilemma
    • Whales: An Era of Discovery
    • Supplement - Double Map: The World - Endangered Earth

     

     

    10 in stock

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