National Geographic May 2003 Back Issue

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National Geographic Magazine May 2003

National Geographic May 2003


Everest 50 { Sir Edmund Hillary Recalls 50 Years on Top of the World; Sir Edmund Remembers; Everest 50: My Story}
Sir Edmund Remembers Which accomplishment gives him the greatest pride? Surprise: It's not the climb. BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY
Everest 50 { Life and Death on Everest; Everest: 50 Years and Counting}
The world hasn't been the same since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay stepped onto Mount Everest's snowy peak on May 29, 1953. More than a thousand climbers have Followed them to the summit. Nearly 200 others have per- ished in the attempt.
Maya Royal Treasure { Aguateca: New Revelations of the Maya Elite}
Aguateca Under enemy attack, a Maya king and his courtiers fled their city, leaving astonishing pieces of their lives behind. BY TAKESHI INOMATA PHOTOGRAPHS BY THE AUTHOR AND KENNETH GARRETT
Kentucky Horse Country { High Stakes in the Bluegrass}
High Stakes in the Bluegrass Million- dollar miscarriages have Kentucky horse breeders running scared. BY SHANE DuBOW PHOTOGRAPHS BY MELISSA FARLOW
Mayflies { Molt, Mate, Die: The Brief, Lusty Life of the Mayfly}
Mayflies With just hours to live, these swarming insects on Hungary's Tisza River have only one thing on their minds. TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY ] 6ZSEF L. SZENTPETERI
48222: Mail by the Pail { ZipUSA: 48222; ZipUSA: Detroit, Michigan}
ZipUSA: 48222 Mail call afloat on the Great Lakes. BY ANDREW COCKBURN PHOTOGRAPHS BY VICTOR JOSE COBO
Everest 50 { Why Sherpas Thrive; Everest 50: The Sherpas}
The Sherpas It's their mountain, and ever since tourists started pouring in, it's their livelihood too. BY T. R. REID PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBB KENDRICK MAP SUPPLEMENT: MOUNT EVEREST
Everest 50 { Not Your Average Hero; Everest 50: The Hero}
Not Your Average Hero Why a beekeeper from New Zealand was the right man for the job. BY PETER MILLER
Everest 50 { Everest's Greatest Hits; Everest 50: The History}
Everest's Greatest Hits An illustrated history spanning 150 years of mountain milestones. BY MICHAEL KLESIUS
Everest 50 { Altitude and the Death Zone; How Altitude Kills; Everest 50: The Body- -Adjust or Die}
Altitude and the Death Zone Above 26, 000 feet the human body starts to shut down. BY MICHAEL KLESIUS ART BY TIM O' BRIEN


EVEREST(20 1/8 x 31 1/8 inches)
Contents: Three- dimensional digital model of Everest created by draping digital images over a digital framework of elevation from five- meter contour lines. ; Included: Notes on selected expeditions; routes of 1953 British expedition and U. S. expediti
EVEREST 50(20 1/8 x 31 1/8 inches)
Included: Main map of Nepal' s Khumbu region showing land use, national park boundaries, managed forest buffer zones, main trekking routes, temples, monasteries, and chortens; also notes on reforestation, geology, Namche Bazaar, sacred mountain of Khumbi

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