National Geographic January 1901


The Tsangpo
The Tsangpo begins its flow at an altitude of nearly 15, 000 feet. In one unexplored Himalayan region, peopled with Tibetans hostile to foreigners, the river drops 8, 000 feet in 150 miles.
Location of the Boundary Between Nicaragua and Costa Rica
An American arbiter surveys the boundary between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, a source of much anxiety to both nations because of potential revenue from an isthmian canal.
Explorations in Central East Africa
A large expedition numbering nearly 50 men explores unknown country in East Africa, enduring desertions and the death of many baggage animals.
The Influence of Submarine Cables upon Military and Naval Supremacy
Submarine cables facilitate the rapid transmission of information, of paramount strategic value in time of war and a means to connect and civilize the globe.
The Nicaragua Canal
The Isthmian Canal Commission establishes a projected route for a Nicaragua canal and outlines the major engineering problems of the route.
The Indian Tribes of Southern Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, and the Adjoining Islands
The author spends three years living in southern South America, where he becomes very familiar with four distinct tribes who make their homes in the region.
Recent Contributions to Our Knowledge of the Earth’s Shape and Size, by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey
The United States, as part of the International Geodetic Association, contributes data to the study of the Earth’s shape.

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