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  • National Geographic January 1989

    A Gloves- Off Treatment Program { Straight: A Gloves- off Treatment Program}
    A controversial rehabilitation approach for young drug users is examined by Cliff Tarpy and Jose Azel.
    Rowing Antarctica's Most Mad Seas
    Challenging by oar the treacherous waters of the Drake Passage, author- photographer Ned Gillette and a crew of three successfully row their storm- tossed craft from Chile to Antarctica.
    Cocaine's Deadly Reach { Coca: An Ancient Indian Herb Turns Deadly}
    Used for centuries by South America's highland Indians, a mild stimulant has been transformed into today's international killer drug: cocaine. Peter T. White and photographer Jose Azel infiltrate the shadowy world of growers, dealers, and users.
    Sagebrush Country: America's Outback
    Douglas H. Chadwick crisscrosses the big lonesome heart of the West and discovers a rugged breed of American individualists. With photographs by Phil Schofield.
    Ballet with Stingrays
    Underwater photographer David Doubilet joins divers feeding stingrays off Grand Canyon and finds these graceful creatures, feared for the venomous spines on their tails, are surprisingly gentle.
    Two Worlds of Indonesia { Indonesia: Two Worlds, Time Apart}
    Unity in Diversity is the motto of this Asian nation of more than 13, 000 islands. Arthur Zich chronicles the struggle of the world's most populous Muslim country to preserve tradition while keeping pace with a modern world. Photographs by Charles O' Re

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  • National Geographic February 1989

    The Great Yellowstone Fires { Yellowstone: The Great Fires of 1988}
    Last summer's conflagrations were but a chapter in the long natural history of Yellowstone National Park, but they ignited national debate over the hands- off fire- fighting policy of the Park Service. David Jeffery reports.
    Pioneer Photographer William Henry Jackson { The Life and Times of William Henry Jackson: Photographing the Frontier}
    He packed several lives into his 99 years - - artist, Union soldier, bullwhacker, and pioneer photographer whose first- ever pictures spotlighted the frontier West, including Yellowstone. Rowe Findley and photographer James L. Amos portray a prolific man
    At Home in Chicago's Hancock Center { At Home in the Hancock Center; Chicago's Hancock Center}
    In Chicago the world's sixth tallest building can claim a title that most of its competitors cannot - - a place to live. A. R. Williams and photographer Lynn Johnson profile a multiuse giant.
    Small- Town America: An Endangered Species?
    Griffin Smith, Jr. , reflects on a way of life that is passing. Forty years of photographs from the annual workshop of the University of Missouri School of Journalism mirror the changing and the changeless.
    Skyscrapers: Above the Crowd { Skyscrapers}
    Escaping horizontal congestion, these tallest of buildings are soaring monuments to the skill of architect and engineer. William S. Ellis and photographer Nathan Benn explore the towers, top to bottom.

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  • National Geographic March 1989

    Faulkner's Mississippi
    The spirit of the literary giant endures in this hometown of Oxford, inspiration for a fictional world in which human weakness and the strength to persevere are both of the landscape. By Mississippi writer Willie Morris and photographer William Albert Al
    Above China
    The world's most populous nation, once one of its most secretive, unfolds under the camera of aerial photographer Georg Gerster. An unprecedented view of China's vast and diverse topography, with text by Larry Kohl.
    Trap- Jaw Ants: Set for Prey
    Harvard zoologist Mark W. Moffett journeys to the rain forests of Costa Rica and Trinidad to study elusive ants whose specially adapted hair- trigger jaws can snap up hyperactive springtails, their sole prey.
    Wildlife Quest to South Georgia { Wildlife Quest to the Icy Seas of South Georgia}
    Each year for more than a decade Sally and Jerome Poncet, now with their three children, have sailed the frigid waters of this remote South Atlantic island, recording their observations of a stunning array of seabirds and seals. Sally Poncet chronicles;
    The Battle to Save Our Past
    Ancient North American burial grounds have become sites of contention for relic hunters asserting their right to collect and archaeologists demanding the right to excavate remains. However, without the intervention of professional archeologists, valuab;
    Indian Burial Grounds: Who Owns Our Past? { An Indian Cemetery Desecrated: Who Owns Our Past? ; Who Owns Our Past? }
    Relic hunters searching for salable grave goods have ravaged an ancient Indian burial ground in Kentucky, outraging Native Americans and archaeologists alike. Harvey Arden reports on the loss to our national heritage. Photographs by Steve Wall.

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  • National Geographic April 1989

    Cry of the Loon { The Common Loon Cries for Help}
    The unmistakable wail of this familiar water bird has been silenced on many North American lakes, where acid rain and other pollutants have spoiled its fishing and nesting spots. A high death rate in part of its winter range has raised new concerns about
    Along the High, Wild Sierra: The John Muir Trail { The John Muir Trail: Along the High, Wild Sierra}
    From the summit of Mount Whitney to the valley of the Yosemite, author- photographer Galen Rowell explores the scenic 212- mile California trail named for the outspoken turn- of- the- century conservationist who devoted his life to preserving wilderness.
    Cartagena Nights
    Carriage lamps and candlelight enhance the baroque facades of this historic Colombian port, whose massive battlements recall its reign as a fortress city of the Spanish Main. By Bart McDowell, with photographs by O. Lois Mazzatenta.
    Living With Radiation
    This invisible force has power to kill as well as cure. Charles E. Cobb, Jr. , assesses the perils and benefits, from the atom bomb and radon to radiotherapy, X rays, and the controversial issue of nuclear power. Photographs by Karen Kasmauski.
    [ Kronan] -- Remnants of a Mighty Warship { [Kronan: ] Remnants of a Warship's Past}
    The most powerful vessel of her day, Sweden's Kronan sank in 1676 with a loss of 800 lives, only a week after she first saw action. Naval historians have found her remains on the floor of the Baltic - - and a microcosm of early shipboard life. By Anders

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  • National Geographic May 1989

    Searching for the Secrets of Gravity
    The force that keeps our planet circling the sun and our feet on the ground is not as simple as Newton thought. Another force may be at work as well, reports John Boslough. Photos by James A. Sugar.
    U. S. History in a Box { Introduction }
    On April 30 National Geographic EXPLORER will televise the opening of a Long Island family's time capsule, sealed a century ago. Space- age technology previews the contents, mementos of President Benjamin Harrison's inaugural in 1889 and possibly of Ge
    Are the Swiss Forests in Peril?
    For centuries forests have sheltered Swiss valleys from avalanches. Today many trees, weakened by air pollution, insects, and former forestry practices, show alarming damage. Christian Mehr tells of efforts to save the forests. Photos by the author and;
    Braving the Northwest Passage
    For centuries European seamen tried to reach the Far East through the icy waters of northern Canada. Not until the early 1900s was the voyage made, and not until last August was it made under sail and muscle power alone. Jeff MacInnis and photographer Mi
    Tepuis- -Venezuela's Islands in Time { Venezuela's Islands in Time}
    Like fortresses in the clouds, lofty mesas called tepuis tower above forests edging the Amazon Basin. Author- photographer Uwe George visits the region that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World, where unique plants and animals have remained all
    The Baltic: Arena of Power
    The rules have changed in this traditional East- West buffer zone, with glasnost and perestroika replacing hostility and suspicion. Priit J. Vesilind and photographer Cotton Coulson find the seven Baltic nations cooperating to save the sea they share.

    11 in stock

  • National Geographic June 1989

    The March Toward Extinction { What Caused Earth's Great Dyings? ; Extinctions}
    Since life began on this planet, at least five worldwide catastrophes have erased millions of animal species - - and a sixth is under way. Rick Gore and photographer Jonathan Blair report the latest findings on these extinctions - - evidence of climatic
    Malta Changes Again { Malta: The Passion of Freedom}
    Under foreign rule for centuries, this Mediterranean island nation reflects a past patterned by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Arabs, Knights of St. John, and the British. Now celebrating 25 years of independence, Malta takes a neutral stance in today's un
    Computer Images: The New Creation { Images for the Computer Age}
    Author- photographer Fred Ward flies a jet fighter, peers into the human brain, and chuckles at the antics of an animated cartoon character to show us how computer graphics make impossible visions possible.
    At Home with Tibetan Nomads { The Remote World of Tibet's Nomads}
    On a bleak, windswept plateau in western China, one of the last great nomadic societies on earth survives as herders of yaks, sheep, and goats. Living for 16 months with these Tibetan nomads - - who endured years of forced settlement in communes - - anth
    Life in a Nutshell
    Most acorns don't grow up to be mighty oaks. The reason: A host of creatures invade the shell for food and shelter. Zoologist and photographer Mark W. Moffett take a close look.

    11 in stock

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