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  • National Geographic July 2004

    Peru's Temple of Doom { Temple of Doom; Peruvian Temple of Doom}
    Temple of Doom In a mud- brick pyramid on the coast of Peru, elaborate reliefs tell a gory tale of human sacrifice and offer insights into the Moche culture, which vanished 500 years before the Inca. BY PETER GWIN PHOTOGRAPHS BY IRA BLOCK
    Wind Scorpions, Desert Speedsters { Big Bite}
    Wind Scorpions Massive jaws, voracious appetite, and sprinters'speed attest that these aggressive desert dwellers are built to kill. TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARK W. MOFFETT
    An Economy Built on Cocaine { Cocaine Country}
    Cocaine Country An illegal cash crop sustains local farmers and a 40- year- old guerrilla movement in southern Colombia. TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY CARLOS VILLALON
    A Stormy Star { Sun Bursts: Hot News From Our Stormy Star; The Sun: Living With a Stormy Star}
    A Stormy Star Our life- giving sun throws tempests that can scramble modern technology. New telescopes and satellites let scientists probe the secrets of the temperamental star. BY CURT SUPLEE SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT: THE SUN
    33856: No Dogs Allowed { ZipUSA: Life After Letters; ZipUSA: Nalcrest, Florida}
    ZipUSA: Nalcrest, FL Neither rain nor heat nor gloom of night stops folks from living large at the unofficial retirement com- munity of the National Association of Letter Carriers. BY MELBA NEWSOME PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID McLAIN
    Olympic, a Gold Medal Park { Olympic National Park; Nature's Champion: Olympic National Park}
    Olympic National Park Cloaked in fog and drenched by rain and snowmelt, a lush sanctuary at the northwest tip of Washington State safeguards some of Earth's largest trees. BY JOHN G. MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHS BY MELISSA FARLOW
    Barabaig of Tanzania { Elephant Hunt; Toe- to- Toe With Tanzania's Elephants; Hunting for Glory With the Barabaig of Tanzania}
    Elephant Hunt Armed only with spears, Barabaig men in Tanza- nia hunt elephants to prove themselves and gain favor with women. BY DEMETRA APOSPOROS PHOTOGRAPHS BY GILLES NICOLET

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    Special Supplement: The Sun { NEW VIEWS OF OUR SUN ( side 1) }(20 x 31 inches)
    Included: Images of the sun captured at varying degrees of temperature ( 4, 500° to over 2 million° centigrade) ; solar eclipse showing chromosphere; x- ray view of the corona captured by the Japanese satellite Yohkoh, known as sunbeam. ; Also include
    Special Supplement: The Sun { EXPLORING SPACE WEATHER ( side 2) }(20 x 31 inches)
    Contents: Cutaway image of the sun at time of a coronal mass ejection; the CME' s path to Earth and beyond is shown; notes: Star Power, Magnetic Dynamo, Daily Space Weather, Four- Alarm Storms, Time Until Impact, Earth' s Defenses, Backdoor Connection, a

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  • National Geographic August 2004

    Almost Heaven, Almost Canada { ZipUSA: 98281; ZipUSA: Almost Canada; ZipUSA: Point Roberts, Washington}
    ZipUSA: 98281 What's life like on a five- square- mile patch of U. S. soil at the tip of a Canadian peninsula? BY ERLA ZWINGLE PHOTOGRAPHS BY PENNY DE LOS SANTOS
    Australia's Bard of the Bush { The Real Man From Snowy River; Banjo Paterson}
    Australia's Bard of the Bush Banjo Paterson celebrated shearers, drovers, and life in the outback with poetry that still defines how Australians see themselves- and how the world sees Australia. BY ROFF SMITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID ALAN HARVEY
    Squid: Masters of Disguise { Squid: Beautiful and Beastly}
    Squid Some are exquisite, others monstrous, but all are quick- change artists that can alter their appearance in a flash. BY ROGER HANLON PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRIAN SKERRY
    Crossing Patagonia's Ice Field { Trekking Across Patagonia's Ice; Big Ice: Patagonia's Southern Ice Field}
    Crossing Patagonia's Ice Field Surviving violent storms and bridging treacherous crevasses, a pair of adventurers traverse one of the largest expanses of ice on Earth. BY BORGE OUSLAND PHOTOGRAPHS BY THOMAS ULRICH
    Land of the Surfing Hippos { Gabon's Loango National Park: In the Land of the Surfing Hippos}
    Land of the Surfing Hippos In Gabon, where Mike Fay's epic walk across central Africa ended four years ago, a brand- new park is up and running. Fay and photographer Michael Nichols return to the continent's great unspoiled coastline. BY I. MICHAEL FAY
    The Heavy Cost of Fat { Why Are We So Fat? }
    Why Are We So Fat? A love of carbs? A lack of exercise? The real reason one in three Americans is obese is simpler than you think. BY CATHY NEWMAN PHOTOGRAPHS BY KAREN KASMAUSKI
    The Jersey Shore { Wild on the Jersey Shore; Greetings From the Jersey Shore}
    The Jersey Shore With 127 miles of beach to play on, just about anything goes- from boardwalk sideshow to casino sizzle. BY CATHY NEWMAN PHOTOGRAPHS BY AMY TOENSING

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  • National Geographic September 2004

    Badgers With Attitude { Honey Badgers}
    Badgers With Attitude The tough Kalahari honey badger reigns as one of the desert's fiercest hunters. TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY COLLEEN AND KEITH BEGG
    The New Face of the American Indian { Indian: Scenes From a Renaissance}
    Indian Renaissance Growing in numbers, cultural awareness, and economic clout, American Indians- honored with a museum on the National Mall- are reclaiming their place on the national stage. BY JOSEPH BRUCHAC PHOTOGRAPHS BY MAGGIE STEBER MAP SUPPLEMENT:
    Signs From Earth: Heating Up. .. Melting Down. .. { The Heat Is On}
    The Heat Is On There's no question that the Earth is getting hotter- and fast. The real questions are: How much of the warming is our fault, and are we willing to slow the meltdown by curbing our insatiable appetite for fossil fuels? INTRODUCTION BY TIM
    Global Warming: Bulletins From a Warmer World { The Heat is On; Signs From Earth: Heating Up. .. Melting Down. .. ; Introduction }
    TimeSigns What causes climate change? Could a climate flip happen virtually overnight? BY VIRGINIA MORELL
    53208: A School of Their Own { ZipUSA: Schooled in Tradition; ZipUSA: Milwaukee, Wisconsin}
    ZipUSA: 53208 At the Indian Community School in Milwau- kee, Native American kids reconnect with ancestral traditions. BY FRANK CLANCY PHOTOGRAPHS BY PENNY DE LOS SANTOS
    Steamship Republic { Treasure From a Civil War Wreck; Treasure Ship Meets Perfect Storm; Lost Gold: Bounty From a Civil War Ship}
    Treasure Ship Meets Perfect Storm In 1865 a paddle wheeler packing gold, silver, and post- Civil War hope went down off the coast of Georgia. Now the treasure is coming home. BY PRIIT J. VESILIND PHOTOGRAPHS BY JONATHAN BLAIR

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    NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURES: A LEGACY OF LANGUAGE AND INSPIRED IDEAS(31 x 20 1/4 inches)
    Contents: Map of North America showing language- family regions at the time of first European contact, with notes on pidgins and sign language. ; Included: Photos of Inuit walrus- tusk snow goggles, duck decoy of feathers and reeds, Sioux buckskin moccas
    INDIAN COUNTRY(20 1/4 x 31 inches)
    Contents: Map of the United States showing native homelands today and American Indian and Alaska Native ( AIAN) populations by state and for cities of 100, 000 people or more; notes on state names of Indian origin, fishing rights, red power, education,

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  • National Geographic October 2004

    Elko, Nevada: The New Old West { ZipUSA: 89801; ZipUSA: Elko, Nevada}
    ZipUSA: 89801 It seems no one wants to leave Elko, Nevada. Here are 50 reasons why. BY KATE KRAUTKRAMER PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBB KENDRICK
    Hawai` i Volcanoes National Park { Red Hot Hawaii: Volcanoes National Park}
    Hawai' i Volcanoes National Park Restless deities, lakes of fire, the newest land on Earth: This park never sleeps. BY JENNIFER S. HOLLAND PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRANS LANTING
    Desert Reptiles of Iran { Iran's Desert Reptiles; Into the Wild}
    Iran's Desert Reptiles A 30- year research project uncovers new species along with a viper that zoologists thought was extinct. BY ALAN MAIRSON PHOTOGRAPHS BY CLAES ANDREN
    Seasons of the Snow Fox
    Seasons of the Snow Fox Patrolling vast expanses, this wan- derer of the far north has adapted to cycles of feast or famine. BY JOHN L. ELIOT PHOTOGRAPHS BY NORBERT ROSING
    Colombia's Guardians of the Earth { Indians of the Sierra Nevada; Keepers of the World; Introduction' }
    Indians of the Sierra Nevada If they protect their sacred mountain home, the Indians of northern Colombia believe they will keep the entire planet in balance. It's getting more and more difficult. INTRODUCTION BY WADE DAVIS TEXT & PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEPHEN
    Who Were the Phoenicians?
    Who Were the Phoenicians? We know they dominated sea trade in the Mediterranean for 3, 000 years. Now DNA testing and recent archaeological finds are revealing just what the Phoenician legacy meant to the ancient world- and to our own. BY RICK GORE PHOTO
    The Big Uneasy { The Incredible Shrinking Bayou; Gone With the Water}
    The Big Uneasy The Louisiana bayou, hardest working marsh in America, is in big trouble- with dire consequences for residents, the nearby city of New Orleans, and seafood lovers everywhere. BY JOEL K. BOURNE, JR. PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBERT CAPUTO & TYRONE TUR

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  • National Geographic November 2004

    Australia's Monsoon { Monsoon Madness; Monsoon Watch in Australia; The Wet Down Under}
    Monsoon Madness When it rains it pours in Australia's north- ern outback. The steamy, temper- testing buildup to the wet has locals and visitors alike going troppo. BY ROFF SMITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY RANDY OLSON
    Into the Maya Underworld { Descent Into the Maya Underworld}
    Into the Maya Underworld Mesoamerican farmers still per- form ancient rituals in sacred caves- portals to the place of fright. BY DAVID ROBERTS PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEPHEN L. ALVAREZ
    Fiji's Rainbow Reefs
    Fiji's Rainbow Reefs In the South Pacific a spectacular reef system takes an environmental walloping and lives to tell the tale. Scientists are listening closely. BY LES KAUFMAN PHOTOGRAPHS BY TIM LAMAN
    Darwin's Big Idea { Was Darwin Wrong? }
    Darwin's Big Idea The work of the 19th- century English naturalist shocked society and revolutionized science. How well has it withstood the test of time? BY DAVID QUAMMEN PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBERT CLARK
    ZipUSA: Nature's Lessons at 7, 000 Feet { ZipUSA: 83011; ZipUSA: Kelly, Wyoming}
    ZipUSA: 83011 At Teton Science Schools, kids learn where the wild things are: right outside their cabin door. BY MARGARET G. ZACKOWITZ
    Sloth Bears { Nose to Nose With Sloth Bears}
    Nose to Nose With Sloth Bears You may recognize them as India's exploited dancing bears. In the wild, though, these shaggy insectivores can be ferociously antisocial. BY JOHN L. ELIOT PHOTOGRAPHS BY K. YOGANAND
    The Geography of Terror { In Focus: World of Terror}
    The Geography of Terror Terrorism is as old as humankind. Where are the hot spots, and why is it so much more lethal today? BY WALTER LAQUEUR SPECIAL: MAP OF THE WORLD

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    New Map of the World { THE WORLD}(20 1/4 x 31 inches)

    EARTH AT NIGHT(31 x 20 1/4 inches)
    Contents: Satellite image of the world at night. ; Included: Christopher Elvidge of NOAA.

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  • National Geographic December 2004

    On the Trail of bin Laden { Tracking the Ghost of bin Laden in the Land of the Pashtun}
    On the Trail of bin Laden The world's most wanted man took refuge in the crags and caves of Tora Bora's mountains along the Afghanistan- Pakistan border. The Pashtun people, who call this harsh land home, have made it one of the best hiding places on E
    Africa's Miracle Delta { Okavango: Africa's Miracle Delta}
    Africa's Miracle Delta When Botswana's seasonal floodwaters transform a parched plain into Africa's largest oasis, there's no better time to slip beneath the surface of the Okavango for a look around. Just watch out for the crocodiles. BY KENNEDY WAR
    Searching the Stars for New Earths { Someplace Like Earth; Search For Other Earths}
    Someplace Like Earth In an astronomical breakthrough, scientists are discovering planet after planet circling distant stars as the search narrows for a world like our own. BY TIM APPENZELLER PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARK THIESSEN
    [ Titanic] Revisited { What's Destroying [ Titanic] ; Why Is [ Titanic] Vanishing? }
    Titanic Revisited Fortune hunters, tourists, and time have made the seafloor wreck site a titanic mess. The man who found the famous ship 19 years ago returns to survey the damage. BY ROBERT D. BALLARD
    ZipUSA: Hot Rod Heaven { ZipUSA: Zoom Town; ZipUSA: 29550; ZipUSA: Hartsville, South Carolina}
    ZipUSA: 29550 In car- crazy Hartsville, South Carolina, whole families prefer the fast track- satisfying their need for speed at the Darlington International Dragway. BY LYNNE WARREN PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARIA STENZEL
    Rescuing Afghan Treasures { Saving Afghan Treasures; Saving Afghan Culture}
    Saving Afghan Treasures The fabled Bactrian gold is back, but other antiquities are quickly disappearing from Afghanistan. With the country trying to rebuild after decades of conflict, can its past be part of its future? BY ANDREW LAWLER PHOTOGRAPHS BY K

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