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  • National Geographic July 2002

    Bald Eagles: Majesty in Motion { Bald Eagles Come Back from the Brink}
    Bald Eagles Our majestic national bird is flying high over much of its former range and may soon be off the endangered list. BY JOHN L. ELIOT PHOTOGRAPHS BY NORBERT ROSING
    Raising [ Hunley] : Civil War Sub { Secret Weapon of the Confederacy; The [ H. L. Hunley] : Secret Weapon of the Confederacy}
    Secret Weapon of the Confederacy In 1864 eight sailors slipped out of Charleston in an ingenious submarine, sank a Union ship, and disappeared- until now. BY GLENN OELAND PHOTOGRAPHS BY IRA BLOCK
    America's Nuclear Waste { Nuclear Waste: Seeking Solutions; Half- Life: The Lethal Legacy of America's Nuclear Waste}
    America's Nuclear Waste The search for permanent solutions heats up as tons of highly radioactive sludge, spent fuel, and contaminated soil pile up around the nation. BY MICHAEL E. LONG PHOTOGRAPHS BY PETER ESSICK
    Somalia: A Failed State? { In Focus: Somalia: A Failed State? }
    Somalia A civilian army of entrepreneurs and expatriates offers hope in this East African nation, bloodied by warring clans. BY ANDREW COCKBURN
    ZipUSA: 20024: A Capital Waterfront { ZipUSA: Washington, D. C. }
    ZipUSA: 20024 At the Maine Avenue Fish Wharf in Washing- ton, D. C. , you can haggle over the price of crabs or hang out with the neighboring live- aboards just minutes from the Capitol. BY ANGUS PHILLIPS PHOTOGRAPHS BY LANDON NORDEMAN
    The Philippines
    Hotspot: The Philippines Amid poverty, coral reefs rocked by dynamite fishing, and once lush islands stripped by logging, con- servationists rush to preserve endemic species. BY PRIIT J. VESILIND PHOTOGRAPHS BY TIM LAMAN
    The Big Bloom: Birth of Flowering Plants { The Rise of Life on Earth: The Big Bloom; The Big Bloom: How Flowering Plants Changed the World}
    The Big Bloom Essential to life- and to romance- flowering plants lure paleobotanists with the sweet mystery of their origin. BY MICHAEL KLESIUS PHOTOGRAPHS BY JONATHAN BLAIR

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  • National Geographic August 2002

    Proboscis Monkeys: Smelling Trouble { Borneo's Proboscis Monkeys Smell Trouble}
    Proboscis Monkeys Borneo's flamboyant primates are famous for having big noses. What you might not know about them is they' re graceful, they can swim, and they' re in trouble. ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY TIM LAMAN
    Mount Fuji: Sacred Summit { Fuji: Japan's Sacred Summit ( Except When It's Not) }
    Mount Fuji Japan's famous peak is: A) a serious volcano, B) the spiritual epicenter of a nation, or C) a tourism engine whose image is plastered on countless consumer goods. Answer: all of the above. BY TRACY DAHLBY PHOTOGRAPHS BY KAREN KASMAUSKI
    [ Henrietta Marie] : Slave- Ship Wreck { Last Voyage of the Slave Ship [ Henrietta Marie] }
    Henrietta Marie The oldest slave ship ever excavated, wrecked off Florida in 1700, is yielding a multitude of artifacts- and blood- curdling history. BY JENNIFER STEINBERG PHOTOGRAPHS BY COURTNEY PLATT
    Russian Smokejumpers: Into the Fire { Russian Smokejumpers}
    Russian Smokejumpers Talk about tough: These guys throw themselves out of 50- year- old aircraft into burning Siberian forests. BY GLENN HODGES PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARK THIESSEN
    Bahia: Where Brazil Was Born { Where Brazil Was Born: Bahia}
    Bahia An African rhythm drives this Brazilian coastal state, home to descendants of the first slaves brought to the New World. BY CHARLES E. COBB, ] R. PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID ALAN HARVEY
    ZipUSA: 03246: Bear Island, NH { ZipUSA: 03246: The Girls of Summer; ZipUSA: Bear Island, New Hampshire}
    ZipUSA: 03246 On Bear Island, New Hampshire, boys have fleas and girls wear bras on their heads. It must be summer camp! BY CATHY NEWMAN PHOTOGRAPHS BY PENNY DE LOS SANTOS

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  • National Geographic September 2002

    Earth's Fresh Water: Under Pressure { Global Fresh Water; Water Pressure}
    Water Pressure How can such a wet planet be so short on clean fresh water? The latest installment in the Challenges for Humanity series plumbs the problem. BY FEN MONTAIGNE PHOTOGRAPHS BY PETER ESSICK
    Meerkats Stand Tall
    Meerkats The meerkat motto: You get by with a little help from your friends. Welcome to the strange social life of one of Africa's most beloved carnivores. BY TIM CLUTTON- BROCK PHOTOGRAPHS BY MATTIAS KLUM
    State of the Planet: A Global Report Card { The State of the Planet}
    State of the Planet In 1992, representatives from nearly every country met in Brazil to hash out what could be done to protect Earth's resources. A decade later, here's a global report card. BY MICHAEL KLESIUS MAP SUPPLEMENT: A WORLD TRANSFORMED
    ZipUSA: 10013: After the Fall { ZipUSA: NYC: Ground Zero a Year Later; ZipUSA: New York City}
    ZipUSA: 10013 Portrait of a neighborhood torn apart: Three New Yorkers- a firefighter, a television producer, and a journalist- remember September 11 and reflect on how it changed their shocked city forever. BY NOEL MAITLAND, DIANA KANE, AND PETE HAMILL
    Black Sea Coast: Crucible of the Gods { Crucible of the Gods}/strong>
    Crucible of the Gods Once upon a time in Turkey and Geor- gia, blood sacrifice to the gods really mattered. People still live that way along this isolated stretch of Black Sea coast. BY ERLA ZWINGLE PHOTOGRAPHS BY RANDY OLSON
    The Great Lakes: Are They Shrinking? { Down the Drain? }
    Down the Drain? The Great Lakes hold a fifth of Earth's surface fresh water, and they' ve shrunk dramatically. If it keeps up, shipping and fisheries could be left high and dry. BY JOHN G. MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAY DICKMAN

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    A WORLD TRANSFORMED(20 1/8 x 31 1/8 inches)
    Included: Main map shaded to reveal human impact on the Earth; symbols indicate largest cities, largest energy reserves, countries leading in renewable energy use, protected land, habitat conservation, and threats to coastal zones; notes on coastal erosi
    A THIRSTY PLANET(20 1/8 x 31 1/8 inches)
    Included: Primary watersheds showing annual renewable water, dams, and critical areas; notes on sinking Mexico City, the Ogallala aquifer, threats to the Amazon watershed, efforts required to obtain water, water use in the poorest countries, heavily poll

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  • National Geographic October 2002

    Death on the Nile
    Death on the Nile Conspiracy, murder, revenge- it's all at Saqqara, a cemetery of ancient Egypt's rich and powerful. BY A. R. WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHS BY KENNETH GARRETT
    In Focus: The West Bank { West Bank: Lines in the Sand; In Focus: Lines in the Sand: Deadly Times in the West Bank and Gaza}
    In Focus: The West Bank Occupied since 1967, the heart- land of a future Palestinian state is a breeding ground for despair. BY ANDREW COCKBURN MAP SUPPLEMENT: MIDDLE EAST
    Istanbul: City on Edge { Istanbul on Edge}
    Istanbul on Edge Anxiety fills Turkey's biggest city: The econ- omy is volatile, secularism is under fire, and an earthquake is coming. BY RICK GORE PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEX WEBB
    World Heritage Sites: Treasured Places { Saving Places}
    Saving Places They need a world of support, and they' ve got it. Today 730 World Heritage sites find salvation in the United Nations. BY TOM O' NEILL
    A Pharaoh's Peacemaker { Secrets of Saqqara: A Pharaoh's Peacemaker}
    A Pharaoh's Peacemaker The tomb of one of Ramses the Great's top ambassadors is disclosing its secrets. BY ALAIN ZIVIE PHOTOGRAPHS BY PATRICK CHAPUIS
    Tokyo Bay: Japan's Barometer { Tokyo Bay}
    Tokyo Bay In Japan all roads lead to Tokyo Bay. But the nation's hub is being strangled by pollution and relentless development. BY TRACY DAHLBY PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL YAMASHITA
    Hotspot: New Zealand { New Zealand}
    Hotspot: New Zealand What happens when an archipelago populated by bizarre flightless birds is invaded by alien species? BY KENNEDY WARNE PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRANS LANTING
    Bob Dylan's Hometown: Hibbing, MN { ZipUSA: 55746; ZipUSA: Hibbing, Minnesota}
    ZipUSA: Hibbing, Minnesota A mining town produced a legendary artist, but Bob Dylan has been a Long Time Gone. BY SEAN ELDER PHOTOGRAPHS BY CATHERINE KARNOW

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    MIDDLE EAST: CROSSROADS OF FAITH AND CONFLICT(20 1/8 x 31 1/8 inches)
    Included: Main map is a composite satellite image of the entire region with political boundaries superimposed; fact box for each country- -and for West Bank and Gaza Strip- -gives information on population, religion, GDP per capita, oil reserves, troop s
    HEART OF THE MIDDLE EAST(20 1/8 x 31 1/8 inches)
    Included: Main map shows Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Israel, Jordan, also parts of Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. ; Also included: Notes on Cyprus, West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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  • National Geographic November 2002

    ZipUSA: 68010 Boys Town, NE { ZipUSA: A Town of Their Own; ZipUSA: Boys Town, Nebraska}
    ZipUSA: Boys Town, Nebraska Give them homes, schools, families, and some old- fashioned religion, and troubled kids might just pull themselves together. This is their place. BY JENNIFER STEINBERG PHOTOGRAPHS BY LANDON NORDEMAN
    Gelada Monkeys: Where Queens Are King { Kings of the Hill? }
    Kings of the Hill? In a male- dominated world, a female- run society is decidedly refreshing. Check out gelada monkeys- but don't mess with the queens: They bite. BY VIRGINIA MORELL PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL NICHOLS
    Special Report: Weapons of Mass Destruction { Weapons of Mass Destruction: Spreading Scourge; Weapons of Mass Destruction}
    Weapons of Mass Destruction They redefined warfare in the 20th century and could redefine civilization itself in the 21st. A closer look at the ugly legacy of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons- and their unimaginable threat. BY LEWIS M. SIMONS PH
    Megacities: The Coming Urban World { Cities}
    Megacities By 2030, two out of three people will live in an urban world, with most of the explosive growth occurring in developing countries. For a preview of the future, the last in the Challenges for Humanity series explores Sao Paulo, Brazil; Lagos, N
    Holy Mola! The Colossal Sunfish { Mola! ; It's a Mola}
    Mola! A swimming head, a pizza pie with eyes, a platter of para- sites- that's a mola, the colossal fish that has at least one researcher wrapped around its little fin. BY JENNIFER STEINBERG PHOTOGRAPHS BY MIKE JOHNSON
    Unmasking Skin
    Unmasking Skin Equal parts armor, air- conditioning system, and genetic heritage, skin is more than skin- deep. Scientists are prob- ing beneath the surface of the body's largest organ. BY JOEL L. SWERDLOW PHOTOGRAPHS BY SARAH LEEN

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  • National Geographic December 2002

    The Hawaiians { Hawaiians: Reclaiming Their Culture; Hawai' i: Preserving the Breath}
    The Hawaiians A century after Hawaiians lost their kingdom and much of their culture, a new generation is discovering its roots- and some of them want their islands back. BY PAUL THEROUX PHOTOGRAPHS BY RICHARD A. COOKE III, ADRIEL HEISEY, AND LYNN JOHNSO
    The Magic of Snowy Owls { Snowy Owls; Muscle & Magic: Snowy Owls}
    Snowy Owls They' ve got movie- star charisma, with power ( and talons) to match. But to raise chicks, snowy owls rely on the boom- or- bust market of their favorite prey: the humble lemming. BY LYNNE WARREN PHOTOGRAPHS BY DANIEL J. COX
    [ PT 109: ] Ted Kennedy Remembers { The Search for [ PT 109] }
    The Search for PT 109 Explorer Bob Ballard goes after JFK's PT 109, and Senator Ted Kennedy recalls a heroic brother's return. BY ROBERT D. BALLARD AND SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY PHOTOGRAPHS BY IRA BLOCK
    Chandra { The Telescope With X- ray Vision; X- ray Vision; Super X- ray Vision}
    X- ray Vision The orbiting Chandra X- ray Observatory lifts the veil on exploding stars, pulsars, quasars, and black holes. BY MICHAEL KLESIUS
    By Camel Across the Sahara { Surviving the Sahara}
    Surviving the Sahara Fifteen- hundred miles of heat, cold, hunger, and evil spirits. The team's only hope: their steadfast camels. BY JOHN HARE PHOTOGRAPHS BY CARSTEN PETER
    ZipUSA: 22102 { ZipUSA: Booming in the Bust; ZipUSA: Tysons Corner, Virginia}
    ZipUSA: Tysons Corner, Virginia If money talks, then this suburban mall shouts. Hard to believe it was once a rural crossroads. BY GLENN GARELIK PHOTOGRAPHS BY AMY TOENSING
    Can Kabul Come Back? { A New Day in Kabul}
    A New Day in Kabul Children are returning to school. Women are starting businesses. Can the recovery of Afghanistan's weary cap- ital city be sustained? BY EDWARD GIRARDET PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEVE McCURRY

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