National Geographic January 1951
Republican Indonesia Tries Its Wings
Newly independent Indonesia comprises some 3, 000 islands with a population of over 80 million. With a wealth of resources, including oil and rubber, the new republic cautiously feels its way into the future.
Ancient Mesopotamia: A Light That Did Not Fail
The invention of writing, the Code of Hammurapi, and the Epic of Gilgamesh are only a few examples of the legacy of Mesopotamia, the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
The Merrimack: River of Industry and Romance
The Merrimack River flows through New Hampshire and Massachusetts to the sea. Settlers harnessed the river to power the first mills that now line its banks.
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