National Geographic August 1953 Back Issue

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National Geographic Magazine August 1953

National Geographic August 1953

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Safari Through Changing Africa
To celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Elsie May Bell and Gilbert H. Grosvenor went on Safari in Africa. Everywhere they went, the strange contrasts and contradictions of a continent in transition were evident: air conditioning, telephones, and mod
Hunting Prehistory in Panama Jungles: Tracing Lost Indian Civilizations, an Archeologist and His Wife Narrowly Escape Disaster on the Isthmus' Wild North Coast
Searching for traces of the Indian civilization that greeted Columbus, an expedition party nearly loses everything to rains, floods, and swamped canoes. However, the richest find awaits them at Ocu on the peninsula of Azuero.
Wildlife of Mount McKinley National Park: Predators and Their Prey Live Unmolested by Man in Alaska's Arctic Refuge, 3, 000 Square Miles of Spectacular Wilderness
Dall sheep, bears, wolves, caribou, willow ptarmigan, and beavers are only some of the wildlife that thrive in Alaska's Mount McKinley National Park, a 3, 000- square- mile refuge far from human civilization.
Mount McKinley Conquered by New Route: Landing by Plane on a Glacier, Climbers Pioneer a Western Approach to North America's Loftiest Peak
A joint mountaineering expedition attempts to climb Mount McKinley's western face by landing a small airplane on the Kahiltna Glacier and ascending from there to the south peak.
Beltsville Brings Science to the Farm
The United States Agricultural Research Center in suburban Maryland is the nation's largest agricultural experiment center. Scientists here work all year round to make crops tougher, stronger, and more resistant to disease.

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