National Geographic August 2004


Almost Heaven, Almost Canada { ZipUSA: 98281; ZipUSA: Almost Canada; ZipUSA: Point Roberts, Washington}
ZipUSA: 98281 What’s life like on a five- square- mile patch of U. S. soil at the tip of a Canadian peninsula? BY ERLA ZWINGLE PHOTOGRAPHS BY PENNY DE LOS SANTOS
Australia’s Bard of the Bush { The Real Man From Snowy River; Banjo Paterson}
Australia’s Bard of the Bush Banjo Paterson celebrated shearers, drovers, and life in the outback with poetry that still defines how Australians see themselves- and how the world sees Australia. BY ROFF SMITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID ALAN HARVEY
Squid: Masters of Disguise { Squid: Beautiful and Beastly}
Squid Some are exquisite, others monstrous, but all are quick- change artists that can alter their appearance in a flash. BY ROGER HANLON PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRIAN SKERRY
Crossing Patagonia’s Ice Field { Trekking Across Patagonia’s Ice; Big Ice: Patagonia’s Southern Ice Field}
Crossing Patagonia’s Ice Field Surviving violent storms and bridging treacherous crevasses, a pair of adventurers traverse one of the largest expanses of ice on Earth. BY BORGE OUSLAND PHOTOGRAPHS BY THOMAS ULRICH
Land of the Surfing Hippos { Gabon’s Loango National Park: In the Land of the Surfing Hippos}
Land of the Surfing Hippos In Gabon, where Mike Fay’s epic walk across central Africa ended four years ago, a brand- new park is up and running. Fay and photographer Michael Nichols return to the continent’s great unspoiled coastline. BY I. MICHAEL FAY
The Heavy Cost of Fat { Why Are We So Fat? }
Why Are We So Fat? A love of carbs? A lack of exercise? The real reason one in three Americans is obese is simpler than you think. BY CATHY NEWMAN PHOTOGRAPHS BY KAREN KASMAUSKI
The Jersey Shore { Wild on the Jersey Shore; Greetings From the Jersey Shore}
The Jersey Shore With 127 miles of beach to play on, just about anything goes- from boardwalk sideshow to casino sizzle. BY CATHY NEWMAN PHOTOGRAPHS BY AMY TOENSING

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