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  • National Geographic January 2000

    Celebrations of Earth
    From mist- wreathed Chinese mountains to the wind- soured Saudi desert, a gallery of photographs captures some of the most striking vistas of our planet as we begin the year 2000.
    The Enigma of Beauty
    We humans care passionately about how we look. Throughout history and in every part of the world we have primped, preened, posed, and sometimes put our health on the line - all for an ideal no one can truly define.
    Life Beyond Earth
    What's out there? Astronomers have searched for signs of extraterrestrial life for centuries. They have yet to find an alien microbe, much less intelligent life, but the eyes of science are seeing farther than ever before.
    Light in the Deep: Selections From the Work of David Doubilet
    For a quarter century David Doubilet has delved beneath the ocean's surface to astonish us with illuminating images of this dark realm.
    Rediscovering America
    A British- born author and a Polish photographer travel across the United States - each for a second time - in search of hope, harmony, and their own American dream.
    Tibet Embraces the New Year
    In a sacred and festive celebration each winter, Tibetan Buddhists perform rituals to secure prosperity for the months ahead.

    14 in stock

  • National Geographic February 2000

    The Rise of Life on Earth { The Rise of Life on Earth- -Messel: Window on an Ancient World}
    Forty- nine million years ago dinosaurs were long extinct and mammals on the ascent. Species of that time have been remarkably preserved in a mine pit at Messel, Germany.
    Albanians: A People Undone
    Scattered from the Balkans to the Bronx, Albanians hold fast to what they have left - an impoverished Eastern European homeland and deep ethnic pride.
    Ancient Greece II { Ascent to Glory: Ancient Greece, Part II}
    Elegant proportions and riotous color, tragedy and comedy, democracy and slavery: The roots and realities of the Classical Age belie our assumptions in the second of a three- part series.
    Black Dragon River: On the Edge of Empires
    A narrow ribbon of water separates two worlds that could hardly be more different: an impoverished corner of Russia and China's economically energized Heilongjiang Province.
    Eyewitness Kosovo
    During the grim months before NATO intervened in Kosovo, a French photographer witnessed the anguish and upheaval of the Balkans' recurring bloodbath.
    Selma to Montgomery: The Road to Equality
    A 1965 protest march from a small Alabama city to the state capital sparked Congress to ensure protection of black Americans' right to vote.
    Orphan Gorillas: Fighting to Survive in the Wild { Central Africa's Orphan Gorillas: Will They Survive in the Wild? }
    In Congo and Gabon dedicated workers evaded civil war to nurture, socialize, and ultimately release western lowland gorillas back into the wild.

    12 in stock

  • National Geographic March 2000

    Hard Rock Legacy
    Gold, silver, and other hardrock mining contributed to a colorful page to the history of the American West. Tainted by past blunders, the modern- day industry struggles to reconcile high stakes economics with sound environmental practices.
    Ancient Greece III { Alexander the Conqueror: Ancient Greece, Part III}
    After Alexander the Great's 12- year campaign of slaughter and conquest his Greek language and culture linked kingdoms from Egypt to the Indus Valley for three centuries.
    Beijing: New Face For the Ancient Capital
    Bolstered by foreign investment, Beijing's booming economy is transforming the cityscape of China's ancient capital as well as the lifestyle and expectations of its inhabitants.
    Bugging Out: Into Madidi's Teeming Jungle, a Photographer's Journal
    A photographer's dream can also be his worst nightmare. Join Joel Sartore in Madidi as he waits for killer swine, digs burrowing maggots from his flesh, and sleeps with bats and sweat bees.
    Madidi National Park { Madidi: Bolivia's Spectacular New National Park; Madidi: Will Bolivia Drown Its New National Park? }
    Champions of Bolivia's new national park hope ecotourism will preserve this extraordinarily diverse corner of the Amazon, but a hydroelectric dam could jeopardize its future.
    Stone Cold Ascent
    In the wicked Patagonian winter four men scale the sheer west face of Cerro Torre, a rare and dangerous first in the world of rock climbing.
    Arctic Submarine { The New Cold War: Stalking Arctic Climate Change by Submarine}
    Beneath the icy surface of the Arctic Ocean, scientists aboard a Navy submarine map uncharted waters and gather clues about Earth's changing climate.

    11 in stock

  • National Geographic April 2000

    Yemen United
    A young republic in a medieval cloak, Yemen is a world of contradictions where veiled women have the vote and tribesmen carry daggers and cell phones.
    San Pedro River { A Special Place: San Pedro River, The Patience of a Saint}
    An oasis for desert animals and migrating birds, San Pedro's waters are under siege by thirsty Arizona communities.
    Medicines in Nature { Nature's Rx}
    Where Western medicine hasn't been an option - and today even where it is - millions turn to traditional therapies to cure their ills. Do natural remedies really work, and can science unlock their secrets?
    Chiquibul Cave { Inside Chiquibul: Exploring Central America's Longest Cave}
    Exhilaration and disappointment accompany divers as they explore submerged passages thought to link segments of a 60- mile cave complex on the Belize- Guatemala border.
    Research Update { Update From the Field: A Report From the National Geographic Society's Committee for Research and Exploration}
    Our research grantees roam the world, calculating the height of Mount Everest or studying Fiji's coral reefs. Their work is often difficult and sometimes dangerous, but it's always an adventure
    Duck- billed Platypus: Australia's Urban Oddity
    A bizarre and elusive creature that once swam with dinosaurs now inhabits the waterways of Melbourne. Increasingly, its future rests in the hands of Australia's urban residents.
    Inside the Great White { Great White: Deep Trouble}
    The unmistakable jaws of the great white have long been synonymous with terror. Researchers are now discovering the vulnerable side of this magnificent predator.

    8 in stock

  • National Geographic May 2000

    [ Silver Queen] { Queen of the African Sky}
    In 1920 two pioneering aviators completed the first aerial journey from England to the southern tip of Africa. Modern adventurers attempt to reenact this deed of derring- do.
    Cape Hatteras Lighthouse { Tall Order: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Makes Tracks}
    This Outer Banks beacon shines again after a half- mile retreat from the advancing Atlantic surf.
    Mount St. Helens: Nature on Fast Forward
    Herds of elk now flow past stands of alder 20 years after eruptions ravaged 230 square miles of the Pacific Northwest.
    New Caledonia: France's Untamed Pacific Outpost
    The Pacific isles of New Caledonia make their mark on the world with a wealth of plant species found nowhere else.
    In Search of Vikings
    Viking seafarers - raider, traders, craftsmen - burst from Scandinavia in the eighth century, carrying their freewheeling pagan ways from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Aral Sea.
    Ants and Plants- -Tree Fortresses
    Tropical ant plantsrecruit armies of loyal insect defenders by providing tasty rations and barracks fit for a queen
    New Finds in South Africa { The Dawn of Humans: New Finds in South Africa}
    Exploring the hills close to home, not far from Johannesburg, South African geologist Andre Keyser made the find of his career - Drimolen, among the richest hominid sites in Africa
    Denmark's Mystery Ships { Mystery Ships From a Danish Bog}
    Sleek, oar- powered vessels teach archaeologists about Scandinavian raiders who were pillaging coastal towns 450 years before the Viking age began.

    11 in stock

  • National Geographic June 2000

    Golan Heights { In Focus: Golan Heights: The Key to Peace? }
    Since 1948 this small patch of land overlooking the Jordan River has been a source of contention between Israel and Syria. Now it may be the bargaining chip that finally brings them peace.
    Indus: Clues to an Ancient Civilization { Indus Civilization: Clues To an Ancient Puzzle}
    Archaeologists unearth clues to ancient cities - long disappeared - that once flourished in the Indus Valley of Pakistan and northwestern India.
    Jellyfish { Jelly Bellies}
    The beauty of these drifting predators may surprise those who know jellyfish only as the bane of the beach.
    London On a Roll
    Britain's capital city has shed its staid reputation. Newly enlivened by hot culture and cold cash, London is redefining itself as a global trendsetter.
    Sierra Madre Pilgrimage { Pilgrimage Through the Sierra Madre}
    In a 1, 300- mile journey through the mountains of Mexico, the author pursues the past - his own and that of an enigmatic 19th- century Norwegian explorer.
    Suriname: Can the Rain Forest Save South America's Youngest Nation?
    Can local knowledge of medicinal plants protect the South American rain forest and bolster this young nation's economy?
    Debut Sue: Chicago's Field Museum Unveils the World's Most Famous T. Rex
    The largest Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered has found new stomping grounds at Chicago's Field Museum.

    18 in stock

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