National Geographic September 1909
The Glass- Bottom Boat
From rowboats to $ 3, 000 sidewheel steamers, glass- bottom boats are providing a new kind of tourism – – one that combines entertainment, zoology, and impressive profits.
The Afghan Borderland. Part I: The Russian Frontier
Closed to civilization and off- limits to foreigners, Afghanistan is a country of strategic importance as a buffer for Russia, to the north, and the British, to the south. Hosted by Cossacks, the author assesses Russian military readiness along Afghanist
The Prehistoric Ruin of Tsankawi
The barely excavated Place of the Round Cactus, 30 miles from Santa Fe in northern New Mexico, is the most picturesque of the region’s cave and cliff dwellings.
Explorations in Crete
Crete has seen unparalleled archaeological excavation in the decade since it emerged from Turkish control. Among the most important sites found so far are the palaces of Knossos and Phaestus.
The Wheeler National Monument
On a tract of 300 acres in the Rio Grande National Forest, at an elevation of 11, 500 feet, the President has dedicated a spot of exceptional beauty to honor U. S. engineer Capt. George M. Wheeler, the leader of many exploring and surveying parties of th
With the Monks at Meteora: The Monasteries of Thessaly
A report from a visit to three of the many Byzantine- era monasteries in the Greek mountains, 13 hours by train from Athens.
Hidden Perils of the Deep
About 145 million square miles of the Earth’s surface is ocean, and coastlines, islands, reefs, and wrecks must be charted for navigators. An increase in commerce, along with changes wrought by both nature and man, make the need for these surveys more p
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