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National Geographic March 1948

By Eric

The Wonder City That Moves by Night
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the Greatest Show on Earth, can pick up and move across town or county, thanks to its own organized and crafty people.
The Romance of American Furs
In 1947, U. S. retail fur dealers sold over 450 million dollars worth of furs. Learn where the fashion industry gets the pelts and how the coats are made.
Along the Yangtze, Main Street of China
Follow the Yangtze River for 1, 500 miles from Chungking to Shanghai, and brave spectacular gorges and seething rapids.
An Arnhem Land Adventure
The Aborigines of Arnhem Land in northern Australia have persistently dared defend their way of life against the incursions of the white man.
Patent Plants Enrich Our World
The Plant Patent Act of 1930 enabled botanists and growers to patent specific plants and their offspring. Over 750 different plants have been patented and about half of them are roses, reports Orville H. Kneen.

National Geographic January 1947

By Eric

What I Saw Across the Rhine
J. Frank Dobie traveled for several months in the U. S. zone of occupied Germany after the war. He paints a picture of a country in defeat – – impoverished, sullen, and gray.
Canada’s Caribou Eskimos
The Padlermiut, or Caribou Eskimos ( Inuit) , are the only Eskimos tribe without a sea culture. Outside contact means that today they depend on traders as much as they depended on caribou.
Adventures in Lololand
Rumors of captured American servicemen enslaved by the Lolos of southwestern China, prompt Rennold L. Lowy to join a rescue party.
Sponge Fishermen of Tarpon Springs
Jennie E. Harris visits a community of Greek immigrants in Florida to learn about the underwater world of sponge divers.
Cuba- -American Sugar Bowl
Between the departure of the Spanish and the arrival of the communists, Cuba was a favorite destination for vacationing Americans. In addition to tourism, the Pearl of the Antilles was best known for the export of sugar and tobacco.

National Geographic March 1946

By Eric

American Fighters Visit Bible Lands
GIs visiting Palestine ( now Israel) and Egypt, are often surprised to discover how ancient traditions and modern conveniences coexist in the lands where prophets walked.
These Missourians
With Harry Truman the first Missourian in the White House, now seems an opportune moment to visit this state in the middle of the country. Frederich Simpich reports from the heartland.
Puto, the Enchanted Island
The Buddhist monks of Puto Shan, a tiny island in the East China Sea, have graciously welcomed millions of pilgrims over the centuries.
Mountain Tribes of Iran and Iraq
Life among the mountain tribes along the borders of Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Russia is little changed from ancient days.
Yap Meets the Yanks
The small Pacific island of Yap was one of the territories liberated by the U. S. , after the defeat of the Japanese.
Quinine Hunters in Ecuador
One consequence of the war against the Japanese was a shortage of quinine, used to fight malaria. The author, Froelich Rainey, and his colleagues explored the jungles of South America in search of new sources of this essential drug.

Sacred Places of a Lifetime

By Eric

Sacred Places of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations

This inspirational book showcases 500 of the world’s most powerful and spiritual places–and guides modern-day travelers who wish to visit them.With eloquent text, hundreds of gorgeous full-color images, and practical visitor information, Sacred Places of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations highlights fascinating icons of many religions around the world and offers an intriguing window into the cultures that created them. From prehistoric burial chambers to modern monuments and sanctuaries, each site’s history, lore, and appeal is evocatively detailed. Nearly 300 locator maps point out pilgrimage routes, temples, mountains, churches, and holy places, including Mont St.-Michel Abbey in France, founded after a reported vision of the Archangel Michael; the White Horse Temple in China, site of the country’s first Buddhist temple, dating from the first century A.D.; Machu Picchu in Peru, whose origins lie in obscurity; and Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, said by many to be the holiest city in the world. A follow-up to the bestselling Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips, this beautiful book answers the call of the spiritual traveler while also appealing to the many readers interested in sites of unique cultural heritage.

 

Details:

Format: Softcover, 400 Pages

Published: 2008

ISBN: 1426203365

Condition: Used