National Geographic September 1969
Lonely Cape Hatteras, Besieged by the Sea
A chain of barrier islands, North Carolina’s Outer Banks attract vacationers and fishermen to sandy shores, which are sometimes battered by hurricanes and storms that leave shipwrecks in their wake.
The Coming Revolution in Transportation
Supertankers, hovercraft, supersonic jets, high- speed rail – – the people movers of the future are already here.
Okinawa, the Island Without a Country
Since World War II, the U. S. has turned the island into a military base and ruled the ethnic Japanese residents, creating a major political issue with Japan.
The Friendly Irish
After years of the famine and strife that spurred millions of Irish to emigrate, a new prosperity encourages more and more to stay at home.
Florida’s Manatees, Mermaids in Peril
Friendly sea cows along Florida’s warm shores sometimes tangle with boat propellers and poachers.
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