National Geographic December 1983


A Good Life in the Low Country- -Savannah to Charleston { Savannah to Charleston- -Low Country Coast}
The grace and traditions of the Old South survive amid 20th century development. John Putman and Annie Griffiths explore the island- fringed coast from Savannah to Charleston.
The Byzantine Empire { Village From the Past; Eternal Easter in a Greek Village}
Small isolated Olimbos on a Greek island of Karpathos still celebrates Easter with many Byzantine customs, reports returning native Maria Nicolaidis- Karanikolas.
The Byzantine Empire { Mount Athos}
A community of 20 monasteries where pious men work and pray separated from the world, Greece’s Mount Athos is a living reflection of Byzantine culture.
The Byzantine Empire { Rome of the East}
The glorious Rome of the East fell in 1453, but much of its heritage can be traced in Western culture, laws, and religious concepts. Merle Severy and James L. Stanfield document the Gifts of Golden Byzantium. A large double map portrays modern and; histo
A Wild, Ill- fated Balloon Race { Last Ascent of a Heroic Team}
Honoring the bicentennial of the first manned balloon flight, Americans Maxie Anderson and Don Ida left on a flight that would end tragically the next day in West Germany.
A Wild, Ill- fated Balloon Race { Wild Launch of an Ill- Fated Race}
Balloonists from around the world gathered in Paris last June to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first manned balloon flights. One of the participants, Cynthia Shields, tells of her harrowing flight amid stormy weather. Tragically, the event cla;
A Wild, Ill- fated Balloon Race { The Fantastic Flight of [ Cote d’ Or] }
Cynthia Shields recounts a nearly disasterous experience on board the Cote d’ Or.
Cock- of- the- Rock: Jungle Dandy
In the rain forest of Suriname, a little- known bird plays out an elaborate courtship ritual, chronicled by ornithologist Pepper W. Trail.

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