National Geographic December 2003 Back Issue

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National Geographic Magazine December 2003

National Geographic December 2003


Flying Faster, Farther, Smarter { The Future of Flying: Faster, Farther, Smarter; Wings of Change}
The Future of Flying The airplane has come a long way in its first hundred years. Fasten your seat belt for a high- tech ride into the next century of flight. BY MICHAEL KLESIUS PHOTOGRAPHS BY ] OE McNALLY MAP SUPPLEMENT: 100 YEARS OF FLIGHT
Tango, Soul of a Nation { Tango, Soul of Argentina; And Still They Tango}
Tango, Soul of Argentina Full of yearning and lament, the tango is perfect therapy for a nation still stinging from economic loss. BY ALMA GUILLERMOPRIETO PHOTOGRAPHS BY PABLO CORRAL VEGA
Hubble's Eye on Infinity { Eye on Infinity}
Eye on Infinity The steadfast Hubble Telescope takes the long view of space and time as it orbits the Earth, transmitting images of astronomical beauty and import. BY CHRIS CARROLL
African Flamingos { Hot Pink Flamingos; Hot Pink: African Flamingos on the Move}
Hot Pink Its candy color and stick legs might make it seem del- icate, but Africa's lesser flamingo is one tough bird. BY MARGARET G. ZACKOWITZ PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANUP AND MANO] SHAH
67210: Beulah's Boeing { ZipUSA: Wings Over Wichita; ZipUSA: Wichita, Kansas}
ZipUSA: 67210 A modern- day version of Rosie the Riveter is still hard at work in Wichita, Kansas, where aviation has long been the biggest business in town. BY CLIFF TARPY PHOTOGRAPHS BY IRA BLOCK
Japan's Samurai { The Samurai Way; Samurai: Japan's Way of the Warrior}
The Samurai Way In everything from martial arts to tea cere- monies, the storied warriors of Japan remain a potent presence. Many Japanese just can't stop searching for their inner samurai. BY TOM O' NEILL PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL YAMASHITA AND IRA BLOCK
Journey of the Maya Corn God { Maya Masterwork; Maya Mural; Sistine Chapel of the Early Maya}
Maya Masterwork A 2, 000- year- old mural of the powerful corn god shatters long- held ideas of Maya mythology. BY CAROL KAUFMANN PHOTOGRAPHS BY KENNETH GARRETT


Commemorative Map: 100 Years of Flight { 100 YEARS OF FLIGHT ( side 1) }(20 x 31 inches)
Contents: World map showing routes of 20 historic flights with photos of the aviators with records noted; 23 other aviation pioneers portrayed with notes on their contributions; illustrations of notable aircraft. ; Included: Aviation pioneers Orville and
Commemorative Map: 100 Years of Flight { 100 YEARS OF FLIGHT ( side 2) }(20 x 31 inches)
Contents: Imagination combined with computer modeling fill a digital sky with 47 aircraft from the 1903 Wright Flyer to the projected NASA X- 43 space vehicle of 2008. ; Included: Early airplanes, commercial aircraft, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance pl

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