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  • National Geographic July 1989

    FRANCE Celebrates Its Bicentennial

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  • National Geographic August 1989

    The Many Lives of Old Havana
    From Soto to Hemingway to Castro, Cuba's past is alive in the crowded old quarter of the capital, where a massive restoration effort proceeds amid the tempo of everyday life. By Joseph Judge, with photographs by James L. Stanfield.
    Elephant Talk
    Using low- frequency sound inaudible to the human ear, seemingly silent elephants keep up a steady flow of communication with one another. Katherine Payne and her research team developed sophisticated recording techniques to break the code of the pachyde
    The Quest for Oil
    The people who search the world for the crude that fuels our global economy find their task ever harder. Fred Hapgood and photographer George Steinmetz follow the seekers through jungles, deserts, Arctic wilderness, and computer- generated vistas of eart
    Tragedy in Alaska Waters
    Once found, oil must get to market. Douglas B. Lee reports on the disastrous consequences of a tanker run aground. Photographer Natalie Fobes records the impact on Prince William Sound.
    I Dream a World : America's Black Women { They Came to Stay }
    A selection of portraits from a new book and traveling exhibition takes viewers into the lives and hearts of black women who have helped change America. Photographs and interviews by Brian Lanker, with a foreward by Maya Angelou.
    San Diego- -Where Two Californias Meet
    Bounded by ocean and mountains, blessed with an appealing climate, California's second largest city has evolved from a sleepy Navy town to a center for medical research and high- tech industry. Facing continued growth that threatens its quality of life,

    15 in stock

  • National Geographic September 1989

    Opening a Boxful of History { U. S. History in a Box: A Bygone Century Comes to Light; A Bygone Century Comes to Light}
    A metal- sheathed box of family memorabilia relating to the centennial of George Washington's first inauguration is opened after a hundred years, revealing contents that prove the accuracy of a preliminary high- tech see- through. Robert M. Poole report
    Retracing the First Crusade
    Heeding the call of Pope Urban II to reclaim the sacred places of Christendom from infidels, Godfrey of Bouillon and thousands of followers set out from northern Europe in 1096. Tim Severin travels more than 3, 000 miles by horseback along their route -
    The Shakers' Brief Eternity
    At their 19th- century crest, the Shakers numbered 4, 000 believers who lived a communal life devoted to achieving spiritual perfection. Though fewer than a dozen members remain, the purity of their faith and the simple beauty of their workmanship endure
    Samurai Aphids Defend Their Kind { Samurai Aphids: Survival Under Siege}
    Within a placid and unobtrusive insect group, some aphid species of the Orient produce an aggressive soldier caste to defend the colony or die trying. Their horned helmet- like heads remind zoologist Mark W. Moffett of ancient Japanese warriors.
    Himalaya Sanctuary { A Sanctuary for the Himalaya; Annapurna: Sanctuary for the Himalaya}
    Amid the breathtaking beauty of Nepal, an innovative nature preserve safeguards the fragile environment. Involving the local people is the key to its success, says author- photographer Galen Rowell.
    Malawi: Faces of a Quiet Land
    Paul Theroux returns to the scene of his Peace Corps service to find octogenarian president- for- life Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda keeping his African nation from the political turmoil and economic desperation that afflict its neighbors. Photographs by Eli

    15 in stock

  • National Geographic October 1989

    New Zealand's Magic Waters
    A rich and beguiling tapestry of life fills the seas off New Zealand. Underwater photographer David Doubilet portrays this vivid world.
    Copán: City of Kings and Commoners
    New discoveries at Copan in western Honduras help explain the mysterious collapse of this Maya capital a millennium ago. Archaeologist George E. Stuart and photographer Kenneth Garrett document the work of an international team of scholars.
    Copán: A Royal Tomb Discovered { Copán: A Royal Maya Tomb Discovered}
    Last June, for the first time in a century of excavation at Copan, the tomb of a Maya nobleman was unearthed there. Archaeologists Ricardo Agurcia Fasquelle and William L. Fash, Jr. , report on their find. Photographs by Kenneth Garrett.
    Photography's First Fifty Years { Seizing the Light: Photography at 150; Seizing the Light: Photography's First Fifty Years}
    In the 150th year of the practical art of picture taking, historic images show the advances made in the opening five decades. With an evocative essay by Erla Zwingle.
    Heyday of the Horse Ferry
    In the early 1800s ferries powered by horses and mules plied rivers and lakes of the eastern United States, though they were soon displaced by the steamboat. Marine archaeologist Donald G. Shomette reports on one such teamboat sunk in Lake Champlain.
    La Ruta Maya
    From the buried cities of one of the greatest American civilizations, the ancient Maya still speak - - if you can get close enough to listen. In a major report, Editor Wilbur E. Garrett traces the Maya culture and outlines an ambitious plan for 1, 500- m

    15 in stock

  • National Geographic November 1989

    Vietnam: The Hard Road to Peace { Saigon: Fourteen Years After}
    Officially it's Ho Chi Minh City, but to the man in the street it's still Saigon. Peter White and David Harvey explore a big, bustling city that retains more than a trace of wartime Americanization.
    In a Japanese Garden
    A place for contemplation, the Japanese garden can be a stark landscape of rocks and raked gravel or a velvet carpet of moss or grass. Bruce A. Coats explains the philosophy behind these islands of serenity, photographed with an artist's eye by Michael;
    Vietnam: The Hard Road to Peace { Hanoi: The Capital Today}
    Fourteen years after the unification of Vietnam under communist rule, the Hanoi government is making overtures to the capitalist world. Peter T. White and photographer David Alan Harvey find a nation groping for ways to invigorate a failing economy.
    Vietnam: The Hard Road to Peace { Hue: My City, Myself}
    Scholar and novelist Tran Van Dinh returns to his birthplace and rediscovers the grandeur and charm of Vietnam's last imperial capital. Photographs by David Alan Harvey.
    The Efe: Archers of the Rain Forest { The Efe: Archers of the African Rain Forest}
    In Zaire's Ituri Forest anthropologist Robert C. Bailey studies the Efe, one of some ten Pygmy groups found in central Africa. The way of life of these hunter- gatherers may teach much about our early ancestors.
    Finding the [ Bismarck] { The [ Bismarck] Found}
    Nazi Germany's most powerful battleship sank in a savage battle with British warships in 1941, after only five days in the North Atlantic. Using sonar and video search techniques, Robert D. Ballard and his team locate its hulk three miles off the coast

    18 in stock

  • National Geographic December 1989

    President's Report: Year- end Review { The Society's Year; Our Year in Review: Superpowers Not So Super in Geography}
    A Society- sponsored geography poll of Russians reveals that they share with U. S. citizens a poor awareness of the world around them. National Geographic President Gilbert M. Grosvenor details 1989 projects promoting geography education.
    Washington State, Riding the Pacific Tide
    A rising wave of Asian commerce brings economic benefits to the Evergreen State. Celebrating its centennial this year, Washington looks to its rich agricultural and industrial base to carry it into its second century, says Mike Edwards. Photos by Sandy;
    Materials Reshaping Our Lives { Reshaping Our Lives: Advanced Materials; Advanced Materials- -Reshaping Our Lives}
    Man's increasing ability to create new materials by manipulating the atoms or molecules of existing ones is spurring an international scientific race that is transforming our material world. Thomas Y. Canby and photographer Charles O' Rear describe rece
    The Sistine Restoration: A Renaissance for Michelangelo { A Renaissance for Michelangelo}
    For nine years restorers have been removing the grime of centuries from artist's frescoes in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. The results are literally brilliant. David Jeffery describes the restoration project, photographed by Victor R. Boswell, Jr. , an
    Baja California: Mexico's Land Apart
    Once a seldom traveled hinterland, this desert peninsula has been discovered by tourists drawn to the beauty and bounty of the Sea of Cortes and by Mexican workers in search of jobs. The deluge of visitors has brought a bloom of prosperity, along with ne

    9 in stock

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