National Geographic November 1906
Recent Magnetic Work by the Carnegie Institution of Washington
Magnetic maps now cover areas up to the 49th parallel across the North American continent. From these maps the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey hopes to create additional magnetic maps based on recently discovered data.
The contributions of Robert Peary’s explorations are celebrated, including his mapping of the islands north of Greenland, reaching the northernmost point on Earth, and his studies of Arctic plants and animals.
The Buried City of Ceylon
Excavation of the remains of an ancient city in Ceylon ( Sri Lanka) reveals outstanding Buddhist monuments and beautiful public baths.
The American Eclipse Expedition
After months of preparation, an American expedition travels to Spain and North Africa to study the eclipse of August 1905.
Three Old Ports on the Spanish Main
The golden, tropic sea of the Caribbean and Atlantic Ocean, once traveled by Spanish treasure ships, is known as the Spanish Main and envelopes three lovely port towns.
The Highest Camp in the World
Excerpts from a female mountaineer’s letter reflect her experiences climbing in the Himalaya.
Two Great Undertakings
President Roosevelt tells the Congress of Irrigation Engineers about his support for the recently formed Reclamation and Forest Service.
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