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  • January 1990

    New Evidence: Peary Reached the Pole { New Evidence Places Peary at the Pole}
    Eighty years after Robert E. Peary reported he had reached the North Pole, his claim was still disputed. To settle the controversy, the National Geographic Society commissioned the Navigation Foundation to make a comprehensive study of the expedition's;
    Alaska's Big Spill- -Can the Wilderness Heal?
    When the supertanker Exxon Valdez ran aground last March 24, spewing 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound, some feared that the pristine waters would never recover. Bryan Hodgson assesses the worst tanker spill in U. S. history and a
    Nest Gatherers of Tiger Cave
    Jon Thompson and photographer Cary Wolinsky win entry to once closed corridors, tracing the history of the Kremlin from a 12th- century fort to palatial center of Soviet government and ceremony. With a photographic portfolio of the dazzling art and trapp
    The Kremlin and Its Treasures { Inside the Kremlin}
    The first of a new map series portrays in vivid three- dimensional paintings, the latest knowledge from decades of seafloor exploration.
    Dance of the Electronic Bee
    Recently developed, a tiny robot honeybee programmed by computer communicates to living bees information about distant sources of nectar. The mechanical marvel can even deliver a sample of sugar water to prove its point. Photographs and text by Mark W. ;

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  • February 1990

    Athapaskans Along the Yukon
    Monterey Bay, a spectacular crescent in the central California coast, conceals a submarine chasm as vast as the Grand Canyon. Here an upwelling of cool, nutrient- rich water sustains great kelp forests and marine creatures from anemones to sea otters. R;
    Chestnuts- -Making a Comeback? { Chestnuts- -Back From the Brink}
    Victim of blight, the American chestnut tree has all but vanished from the eastern forests of the United States since 1900. M. Ford Cochran and photographer Gary Braasch chronicle the efforts to save trees that remain and to breed new restraint strains.
    Between Monterey Tides
    In dark caves of Thailand, generations of men have risked their lives to obtain a prized commodity - - edible bird's nests, essential ingredients of a traditional Chinese soup. Eric Valli and Diane Summers photograph the Thai in their precarious pursuit
    A Soviet Sea Lies Dying { The Aral: A Soviet Sea Lies Dying}
    Their ancestors crossed the Bering land bridge to occupy Alaska's interior - - fishing, trapping, and hunting game there for thousands of years. Now, Athapaskans find their traditional life- style increasingly challenged by the snowmobile, the oil rig,
    Common Ground, Different Dreams: The U. S. -Canada Border { Common Ground, Different Dreams}
    Geography has made us neighbors; history has made us friends, said President John F. Kennedy. Now the U. S. -Canada Free Trade Agreement has made both nations pay more attention across the world's longest undefended border. Priit J. Vesilind and photog;

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  • March 1990

    The Enigma of Time
    While most of us are obsessed with keeping track of it, scholars debate what time actually is. John Boslough and photographer Bruce Dale tell the story of a concept that we think we understand until we try to define it.
    Siberia: In from the Cold
    Like a warming wind, glasnost - - openness - - sweeps across the Soviet Union's vast outback, and Siberians in unprecedented numbers speak out against the misuse of their rich storehouse of natural resources. From journalists to reindeer herders to loca
    The Gulag Remembered
    From 1928 to 1953 Joseph Stalin sent millions to Soviet labor camps, where millions perished. Mike Edwards describes the brutal system, known by its Russian acronym gulag, and speaks to survivors.
    Last Days of the Gulag?
    As the Soviets dismantle their notorious correctional labor camps and open their prison system to greater scrutiny by the world, French writer Jean- Pierre Vaudon and photographer Pierre Perrin visit Perm 35, a camp in the Ural Mountains.
    America's Ancient Skywatchers
    Strange drawings on a desert floor, oddly aligned stone columns, a peculiar trough carved beneath a small window. .. what do they mean? John B. Carlson, a specialist who weds archaeology to astronomy, looks to the cosmos for answers to some age- old puzz
    The Golden Hoard of Bactria
    After a decade of excavating on Afghan hillsides, Soviet archaeologist Viktor Ivanovich Sarianidi in 1978 unearthed a trove of gold jewelry and other artifacts buried in 2, 000- year- old graves. Here he presents a selection of these masterpieces. With p

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  • April 1990

    A Personal Vision of Vanishing Wildlife
    A cheetah glimpsed through a grating, a manatee lolling at poolside, a circus panda seated toylike on a chair. Photographer James Balog confronts us with an unusual gallery: startling portraits of individuals in captivity that may be among the last of t;
    Change Comes Slowly for Japanese Women { Japanese Women}
    Unsung heroines in their nation's success story quietly bolster the salarymen most often credited with Japan's economic miracle. Traditionally excluded from public positions of influence, women wield significant power within the household. Though som;
    Antarctica: A Land of Isolation No More
    Earth's coldest, driest, most remote, most desolate continent - - once the exclusive domain of explorers and scientists - - now draws jet set and cruise- ship tourists. Bryan Hodgson examines the scientific research there and the controversies revolving
    When the Wall Fell- -Berlin's Ode to Joy { Berlin's Ode to Joy}
    For 28 years the symbol of Cold War hostility, the wall dividing East and West Berlin has come tumbling down. Its destruction signaled a surge toward freedom as East Europeans took to the streets. They demand reform from the hard- line communist governm;

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  • May 1990

    The Living Jewels of Malawi { The Living Jewels of Lake Malawi}
    Southernmost of the great lakes of Africa's rift system, Malawi boasts more fish species than any other lake in the world. Ichthyologist Peter Reinthal and photographer Bill Curtsinger document the bizarre life- styles of unique and colorful species.
    Growing Up in East Harlem
    Amid the poverty and epidemic drug use of New York City's el barrio - - Spanish Harlem - - Jere Van Dyk discovers a stubborn streak of optimism. Photographs by Joseph Rodriguez.
    India's Maha Kumbh Mela: Sacred Space, Sacred Time { Sacred Space, Sacred Time: India's Maha Kumbh Mela Draws Millions}
    At a time determined by astrologers, about once every 12 years, millions of Hindus throng to the confluence of the Ganges and the Yamuna Rivers for India's largest religious festival. Writer- photographer Tony Heiderer witnesses this ritual of purificat
    Along the Grand Trunk Road { Searching for India: Along the Grand Trunk Road}
    The highway built by the British in the mid- 1800's from Calcutta to Peshawar follows a route laid down over the centuries. Like Rudyard Kipling, who earlier traveled this way, Harvey Arden encounters all castes and kinds of men. Photographs by Raghub;
    California Earthquake- -Prelude to The Big One? { Earthquake- -Prelude to The Big One? }
    Sixty- three people died in last October's catastrophe, and more than 28, 000 buildings were damaged or destroyed. But the quake released only a sixtieth the energy of that in 1906, and Californians ponder what may lie ahead. Thomas Y. Canby examines th
    Africa's Great Rift Valley { Africa's Great Rift}
    Slashing from the Red Sea to Mozambique, an immense system of faults cuts deep across the face of East Africa, creating a landscape of extremes. Limnologist Curt Stager reports on varied environments in this geologically active area. Photographs by Chr;

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  • June 1990

    Greenways: Paths to the Future
    A grass- roots movement to thread the U. S. with greenways for walkers, bikers, and wildlife is one answer to a growing problem: How to keep our increasingly urbanized population connected with the natural world. By Noel Grove, with photographs by Phil S
    The Moche of Ancient Peru { Master Craftsmen and Their Work; Masterworks of Art Reveal a Remarkable Pre- Inca World}
    Who were the Moche, these builders of pyramids and irrigation canals, these metal craftsmen and potters of surpassing artistry? Archaeologist Christopher B. Donnan examines these ancient Americans and their achievements. With photographs by Nathan Benn;
    The Moche of Ancient Peru { Echoes of Peru's Past; Modern- day Echoes of Peru's Past; Enduring Echoes of Peru's Past}
    Along Peru's northern coast Michael E. Long and Nathan Benn discover the past and the present intermingled in activities from curing ceremonies to boatbuilding.
    The Moche of Ancient Peru { New Moche Tomb: Royal Splendor in Peru; New Royal Tomb Unearthed; New Tomb of Royal Splendor}
    A mud- brick pyramid complex in northern Peru has yielded another astonishing find of gold and silver buried with a Moche lord nearly 2, 000 years ago. Project director Walter Alva and photographer Nathan Benn record the trove of priceless artifacts.
    Photographing the World's Smallest Bird { The World's Smallest Bird}
    Weighing less than a penny, the bee hummingbird of Cuba is easily mistaken for its namesake insect. Esther and Robert Tyrrell photograph this threatened species for the first time.
    Dominica, Difficult Paradise { Dominica}
    The most mountainous of Caribbean islands harbors one of the world's last oceanic rain forests. Yet the wet climate and rocky shores have hindered the flow of tourists - - and money - - to this impoverished nation, report Robert Booth and photographer B
    Austin: Deep in the Heart of Texans
    Texas- raised Elizabeth A. Moize returns to the capital of the Lone Star State to learn why most Austinites - - despite their city's recent economic slump - - would live nowhere else on earth. Photographs by Michael O' Brien.

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