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National Geographic June 1945

By Eric

Sights and Sounds of the Winged World: Study of Birds to Make NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Color Photographs Yields Rich Scientific Knowledge of Their Habits and Behavior
Discoveries in ornithology are described by Arthur A. Allen. Learn how owls see at night, if birds have a sense of smell, and how a hawk views the world.
China Fights Erosion with U. S. Aid
A group of soil scientists and specialists enlist in China’s fight against soil erosion. As thousands of refugees from the Japanese occupation stream into Free China, new methods of soil preservation and food production must be found.
Stilwell Road- -Land Route to China
The Stilwell Road links northern India and Yunan Province of China through Burma. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers reopened the road in January 1945 after the Japanese retreat, despite massive challenges that threatened control of the vital route.
Tai Shan, Sacred Mountain of the East
Tai Shan is the most revered of the five sacred mountains of China. Even in wartime, pilgrims, vendors, and tourists ascend the 6, 700 steps, from the base to the Temple of the Jade Emperor, at its peak.
Americans Help Liberated Europe Live Again
As Europe repairs itself after World War II, the U. S. Army and military government work to ease the transition of newly freed countries back to civilian control.
The Society’s New Map of China
A new color map of China rounds out a complete set of maps released over a three- year period. This affords members complete coverage of the war against Japan.
George W. Hutchison
The Society pays tribute its Secretary, George W. Hutchison, who recently passed away.

National Geographic November 1920

By Eric

Shifting Scenes on the Stage of New China
Political realignments resulting from defeat at the hands of Japan, unemployment, and opium have led to unrest approaching chaos in China.
The World’s Ancient Porcelain Center
One of China’s great enterprises can be found in Ching- the- Chen ( Jingdezhen) , an industrial city where two- thirds of the population makes and sells handmade porcelain.
The Eden of the Flowery Republic
Beyond the awe- inspiring gorges of the upper Yangtze River lies Szechuan ( Sichuan) Province, a rich and picturesque part of China.
Peking, the City of the Unexpected
Instead of the narrow, tortuous lanes that characterize other Chinese cities, Peking ( Beijing) boasts broad, tree- lined boulevards where women wear skirts and makeup.
The Man in the Street in China: Some Characteristics of the Greatest Undeveloped Market in the World of Today
With 400 million people, China is a market of tremendous potential – – as well as a source of cheap, abundant, and industrious labor.

National Geographic August 1900

By Eric

The National Geographic Society’s Eclipse Expedition to Norfolk, Va.
The National Geographic Society organizes a steamer journey to Norfolk, Virginia, for observation of a total solar eclipse.
The Scientific Work of the National Geographic Society’s Eclipse Expedition to Norfolk, Va.
The society’s eclipse expedition undertakes some limited scientific operations, including observation of the so- called shadow bands and eclipse photography.
The First American Census of Porto Rico
The first American census taken in Porto Rico reveals, among other findings, a very high population of children, a large number of single persons, and a small number of people over 45 years of age.
Railways, Rivers, and Strategic Towns in Manchuria
The author takes a look at the strategic importance of transportation systems and key towns in Manchuria.
U. S. Board on Geographic Names
As part of a new policy enacted by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC magazine, the recent decisions of the U. S. Board on Geographic Names are listed.
Foreigners and Foreign Firms in China
The author breaks down by nationality the foreign residents and businesses in the Chinese treaty ports.
China and Her People- -Some Reflections on Their Manners and Customs, Habits and Lives
Observing Chinese life for nearly 40 months affords the author the opportunity to become familiar with the citizens of this eastern empire.
Problems in China
The situation in China becomes problematic, due in large part to the commercial and religious invasion of China by the western nations.
Hydrographic Work of the U. S. Geological Survey
The U. S. Geological Survey engages in hydrographic studies that will have marked effects on American industry, agriculture, and commerce.

National Geographic June 1927

By Eric

Life Afloat in China: Tens of Thousands of Chinese in Congested Ports Spend Their Entire Existence on Boats
Extreme poverty and overpopulation force those unable to afford land onto the water, where their houseboats mingle with commercial vessels in Chinese harbors.
Ho for the Soochow Ho
Floating on Soochow Creek and the Grand Canal from Shanghai to Hangchow, the author supplies glimpses of business and leisure life along Chinese waterways.
Hospitality of the Czechs
Czechoslovakian villagers serve up roast goose and good humor in a country of great promise in the heart of central Europe.
The Geography of China: The Influence of Physical Environment on the History and Character of the Chinese People
The president of Johns Hopkins University explains how China’s geography is ideally suited for its dominant industry, agriculture, but the agricultural character of the country fosters isolation and challenges political unity.
New China and the Printed Page
The written word, long venerated in China as the province of the elite, becomes a symbol of 20th- century progress as new printing presses cause an explosion of periodicals and a standardized national phonetic script combats widespread illiteracy.

National Geographic March 1938

By Eric

China’s Great Wall of Sculpture: Man- hewn Caves and Countless Images Form a Colossal Art Wonder of Early Buddhism
The caves at Yun Kang, in China’s Shansi ( Shanxi) Province, stretch for more than a mile and are decorated with paintings and ornate Buddhist images carved from sandstone by the Toba Tatars of the Northern Wei dynasty, who ruled northern China from A.
Southward Ho! In the Alice
Following the path of pirates in a 52- foot sailboat, the Alice, eight seafarers leisurely cruise from North Carolina to the West Indies, finding friendly Caribbean residents instead of buried treasure.
Hong Kong- -Britain’s Outpost in China { Hong Kong- -Britain’s Far- flung Outpost in China}
Photographs reveal that Hong Kong, owned by Britain, is a cosmopolitan port city.
Guernsey, the Friendly Island
Living amid quaint streets, prim gardens, and cattle farms, the residents of the British island of Guernsey speak both French and English.

National Geographic July 2003

By Eric

Dangerous Divide { Divided Korea: Face- Off Along the DMZ; Korea’s DMZ: Dangerous Divide}
Dangerous Divide As North Korea steps up its nuclear threat, it’s business as usual along the DMZ- the narrow strip of land that has split the Korean peninsula for 50 years. There the two armies, the South’s backed by 20, 000 U. S. troops, wait for the
The Animal Mating Game { Animal Attraction: It’s His Show, But It’s Her Choice}
Animal Attraction Males will do whatever it takes to win the mating game: sing, dance, fight a rival, build a house, give a gift. But in the end, it’s usually the females who do the choosing. BY VIRGINIA MORELL
Everybody Loves Atlantic Salmon: Here’s the Catch. .. { Where Have All the Salmon Gone? ; Atlantic Salmon}
Atlantic Salmon Farm- raised salmon now outnumber wild fish nearly 85 to one. As wild stocks dwindle, this legendary sport fish has become the veritable chicken of the sea. BY FEN MONTAIGNE PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL NICKLEN
One Day, Three Peaks { Three Peaks Challenge; A Mad Dash Up 3 Peaks in 3 Countries: It’s All in a Day’s Climb}
Three Peaks Challenge How to be a Three Peaker: Run up the mountain. Run down the mountain. Do it three times in three different countries. And finish in under 24 hours. BY T. R. REID PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOEL SARTORE
Bronze Age China { China’s Bronze Age Recast; The New Story of China’s Ancient Past}
The New Story of China’s Ancient Past A trove of artifacts has shattered China’s traditional story of its origins- but the new narrative, like the old one, still packs a political punch. BY PETER HESSLER PHOTOGRAPHS BY O. LOUIS MAZZATENTA ART BY HONGNI
Circus City: Peru, Indiana: Where You Don’t Have to Run Away to Join the Show { Little Hoosiers Under the Big Top; ZipUSA: 46970; ZipUSA: Peru, Indiana}
ZipUSA: 46970 Every July the kids in a midwest town don frilly costumes and fly through the air ( with the greatest of ease) . Has Peru, Indiana, lost its mind? BY LYNNE WARREN PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVE YODER

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THE TWO KOREAS(31 x 20 1/4 inches)
Included: Inter- Korean summit convened by Kim Jong Il of North Korea and South Korean President Kim Dae Jung; the latter’ s Sunshine Policy continued by his successor, Roh Moo- hyun. ; Also included: Notes on Northern Limit Line, the DMZ, Korean islands
THE FORGOTTEN WAR: THREE LONG YEARS IN KOREA(31 x 20 1/4 inches)
Included: Maps and illustrations that chart the course of the Korean War from the North Korean invasion June 25, 1950, through the protracted truce talks that brought the armistice of July 27, 1953; brief histories of the peninsula from 1894 through 1948