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  • National Geographic January 1999

    Popocatépetl: Mexico's Smoking Mountain
    In the shadow of an awakened volcano, Mexican government officials prepare to evacuate threatened villages, while residents cling to their land despite occasional eruptions of ash and rock.
    Ravens: Legendary Bird Brains
    Revered as omens, reviled as destructive pests, these giant black songbirds exhibit an impressive variety of complex behaviors.
    Tracking the Anaconda
    Researchers engaged in the first ever field study of the world's largest snake, the green anaconda, investigate breeding balls to learn how the South American serpents reproduce.
    Research Committee { Frontiers of Knowledge: A Report By the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration}
    From dinosaur embryos to the dance language of bees, the NGS Committee for Research and Exploration enhanced our view of the world with more than 250 grants in 1998.
    Lawrence of Arabia: A Hero's Journey
    Leading a personal crusade for Arab independence, this Oxford scholar- turned- warrior altered the course of history and was lionized as the uncrowned King of Arabia.
    Coral in Peril
    The world's coral reefs touch our lives in many ways, yet an alarming number of them have been degraded or destroyed.
    Coral Eden
    Like teeming cities in the sea, coral reefs rival rain forests in diversity of life, and nowhere are they more spectacular than in the tropical western Pacific.
    Baffin Island Climb { Baffin Island First Ascent; Hitting the Wall: First Ascent of a Baffin Island Peak}
    Climbers inch up 2, 400 feet of sheer stone to the summit of Great Sail Peak on Canada's ice- glazed Baffin Island.

    15 in stock

  • National Geographic February 1999

    Ants and Plants- -A Profitable Partnership
    In nutrient- poor forests ants and plants have evolved to meet each other's needs. Rare photographs from Borneo show the only known swimming ants helping their hosts - - pitcher plants - - digest other insects.
    The Millennium Series/ Biodiversity { Biodiversity: The Fragile Web; Wilderness Headcount}
    In the remote reaches of Peru's Vilcabamba region, scientists race to catalogue the area's biological wealth - and perhaps earn it vital protection.
    Forest Elephants
    In a remote clearing in the Central African Republic, biologist Andrea Turkalo observes the lives of endangered animals that until recently were only glimpsed through the trees.
    Under Antarctic Ice
    Diving beneath a stark, frozen desert, ocean explorers discover a world of startling color, clarity, and life.
    The Millennium Series/ Biodiversity { Biodiversity: The Fragile Web; In Search of Solutions}
    Around the world, the fight is on to save our planet's rich biodiversity
    The Millennium Series/ Biodiversity { Biodiversity: The Fragile Web; The Sixth Extinction}
    Earth's sixth great extinction is underway, and could exterminate half of all species within the next century.
    The Millennium Series/ Biodiversity { Biodiversity: The Fragile Web; The Variety of Life}
    Faced with thousands of rapidly vanishing species, biologists strive to comprehend Earth's staggering biodiversity.
    The Millennium Series/ Biodiversity { Biodiversity: The Fragile Web; Biodiversity: Taking Stock of Life}
    Hosting an astonishing array of living things, our hospitable planet is becoming less so for many species. An introduction to this special issue.
    The Millennium Series/ Biodiversity { Biodiversity: The Fragile Web; Restoring Madagascar}
    Madagascar's forests and their endemic species are under assault. An expanding network of national parks, however, may preserve some of the island's unique natural legacy.
    Diatoms, Plants With a Touch of Glass
    Under a high- powered microscope the silica shells of single- celled algae are revealed in all their manifold beauty.

    15 in stock

  • National Geographic March 1999

    North Florida Springs { Unlocking the Labyrinth of North Florida Springs}
    Cave divers probe the dark depths of these natural fountains to puzzle out the intricacies of Florida's flooded basement.
    Heart of the Sahara { Journey to the Heart of the Sahara}
    Through a land ravaged by war, poverty, and the relentless desert sun, two men travel 4, 000 miles in a modern- day caravan in search of an ancient way of life.
    The Desert From Aloft { Riding the Wind: Photographing the Sahara From Aloft}
    Taking to the sky with a paraglider, a motorized backpack, and three gallons of gas, a daring photographer gains an extraordinary perspective on the desert.
    Unmasking the Snapping Turtle { Swamp Thing: Unmasking the Snapping Turtle}
    Often the hunted and not the hunter, these surprisingly graceful denizens of ponds and streams can live more than a hundred years and weigh in at 200 pounds.
    Ten Years After [ Exxon Valdez] { In the Wake of the Spill: Ten Years After [ Exxon Valdez] }
    Ten years after the Exxon Valdez fouled 1, 300 miles of Alaska coastline, the oil spill's impact on wildlife - - and human lives - - is still being calculated.
    El Niño/ La Niña: Nature's Vicious Cycle
    Improved warning systems have reduced the destruction, but the periodic warming and cooling of Pacific waters continue to blast the globe with deadly storms.
    Steller's Sea- Eagles { The Russian Realm of Steller's Sea- Eagles}
    These powerful raptors build nests as big as king- size beds and feast on rich salmon runs in Russia's Far East.

    10 in stock

  • National Geographic April 1999

    The Battle of Midway { Return to the Battle of Midway; Ghosts and Survivors Return to the Battle of Midway}
    After crippling the U. S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Japan set out to deal it a death blow at Midway. Fifty- six years later former foes relive those harrowing hours as explorer Robert D. Ballard locates the grave of the U. S. S. Yorktown.
    Blues Highway { Traveling the Blues Highway}
    One of the largest internal migrations in U. S. history took place this century as black Americans left the South in search of social and economic equality, carrying with them the soulful music known as the blues.
    Galápagos Underwater
    In the grip of El Nino the normally cold, rich seas that support a bountiful food chain warmed, with dire consequences to penguins, iguanas, and sea lions.
    Galápagos Islands { Galápagos: Paradise in Peril}
    Tourism, development, and abnormal weather threaten the unique island ecosystem that inspired Darwin's theory of natural selection.
    Copper Age { Journey to the Copper Age}
    Archaeologists retrace a copper- trading route used 6, 500 years ago and unearth discoveries that shed light on the lives of ancient metalworkers in the Middle East.
    Vernal Pools { The Pools of Spring}
    As winter melts away, small ponds begin to dot the fields and woodlands of North America. By mid- spring they teem with salamanders and frogs
    Texas Hill Country { A Special Place: Texas Hill Country}
    Sit a spell by the cool, spring- fed streams of central Texas and you' ll see why cityfolk are heading for the hills.

    8 in stock

  • National Geographic May 1999

    Ants and Plants- -Friends and Foes
    In return for sustenance, ants pollinate and guard plants. But when ants ravage crucial nutrients, plants retaliate. Rarely captured images illustrate relationships both symbiotic and hostile.
    The Caspian Sea { The Rise and Fall of the Caspian Sea}
    Five countries now ring the Caspian, where two stood only a decade ago. The Soviet Union's breakup left regional economies in tatters
    The Missouri Breaks
    In the river- gouged plains of eastern Montana folks tough as branding irons find community - - when they want it.
    [ Whydah] Pirates { Pirates of the [ Whydah] }
    Survivors swore the Whydah was packed with plunder when a nor' easter swamped her off Cape Cod in 1717. Now salvagers searching for the loot have hit archaeological gold: artifacts offering a treasure trove of insights into the lives of pirates.
    Africa's Wild Dogs
    Dogs? Not really. Wild? Definitely. Only distantly related to any of the world's other canids, these bush hunters live in sociable packs but suffer a bloodthirsty reputation.
    From Fins to Feet { The Rise of Life on Earth: From Fins to Feet}
    Did ancient fish haul themselves ashore on fins that later became limbs? Probably not, according to new discoveries suggesting that the legs animals use to walk on land originated in the Devonian period for life in the water.

    15 in stock

  • National Geographic June 1999

    A Dinosaur Named Sue
    When the prehistoric object of a bitter custody battle sold for 8. 36 million dollars, scientists finally began to piece together the skeleton - - and saga - - of the largest T. rex ever found.
    Cuba- -Evolution in the Revolution
    Cuba's revolution ages, perhaps mellows, but keeps its grip on this island nation. Quick as ever to point out their accomplishments under socialism, Cubans now recognize the growing power of the U. S. dollar in their country.
    John Glenn in Space { John Glenn: Man With a Mission}
    In 1962 John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. Thirty- six years later, at the age of 77, the senator returned to space to help us understand how the body ages - - and to remind us that the spirit never does.
    Deep Soul of the New River { New River; New River's Deep Soul}
    The oldest river on the eastern seaboard flows through the Appalachians with waters calm enough for church baptisms and wild enough for white- water rafters.
    Old Havana { The Rebirth of Old Havana}
    Renovation in the heart of Cuba's capital city illuminates centuries of architectural splendor.
    Tam Dao- -Sanctuary Under Siege { Vietnam's Tam Dao Reserve; Tam Dao- -Vietnam's Sanctuary Under Siege}
    A refuge for wildlife - - and for weekenders from Hanoi - - also draws international scientists, who are cataloging the rare and endangered creatures of Vietnam's new national park even as poachers scoop them up.
    Sahara Rock Art { Ancient Art of the Sahara}
    Intriguing scenes carved in rock shelters and on cliffs survive the elements but fall victim to collectors.

    13 in stock

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