Around the World for Animals
Like a modern Noah, the director of the National Zoological Park in Washington, D. C. , travels to Java, Sumatra, Japan, and China to bring back 890 animals for the zoo, including snakes, bears, giraffes, birds, and a baby tiger.
Flying Around the Baltic
Once coursed by Viking ships, the Baltic Sea, a thousand miles long, borders medieval cities, coal mines, churches, and villages of northern Europe.
Crusoes of Canton Island: Life on a Tiny Pacific Atoll That Has Flashed Into World Importance
To observe a solar eclipse, a team of scientists spends four months on deserted Canton ( Kanton) Island, named for the whaling ship that sunk off its coast in 1854.
New York State’s Air- Conditioned Roof
First inhabited by the Iroquois, upstate New York’s Adirondack region is one of cold rivers teeming with fish, loons swimming in dark lakes, and visitors who hike, snowshoe, or ski the ancient mountains.
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