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National Geographic September 1972

By Eric

Bangladesh: Hope Nourishes a New Nation
A 1971 civil war ended with independence for Bengalis of East Pakistan, now Bangladesh.
New Tricks Outwit Our Insect Enemies
Rejecting chemical control of noxious insects, scientists introduce their natural enemies.
Human Treasures of Japan
Masters of ancient skills of weaving, lacquerwork, puppetry, and pantomime are recognized by the Japanese government and encouraged to pass along their skills.
The Manx and Their Isle of Man
Port of call for tourists, this self- governing community within the British Commonwealth raises abundant crops on land warmed by the Gulf Stream.
A Bit of Old Russia Takes Root in Alaska: Nikolaevsk { Nikolaevsk: A Bit of Old Russia Takes Root in Alaska}
The Old Believers, fleeing religious reform and persecution in Russia, have established isolated communities around the world. An Alaska village is reminscent of 17th- century Russia.
Yesterday Lingers Along the Connecticut
Cascading from New Hampshire to Long Island Sound, the 400- mile- long river that once dumped wastes from thriving manufacturers begins a cleanup.

National Geographic August 1973

By Eric

The Great Lakes: Is It Too Late? { Superior- Michigan- Huron- Erie- Ontario: Is It Too Late? }
A shipping thoroughfare, water source, and sewer shared by the U. S. and Canada, the Great Lakes embark on a battle against pollution.
Diving Beneath Arctic Ice
The author and other scientists set up a manned research station in Canada’s Resolute Bay to test men and equipment against the cold.
Algeria: Learning to Live With Independence
Rebounding from bitter civil war, Africa’s second largest nation exhibits a dual personality – – Arabic by fiat of its socialist government, yet French in the language and culture of its cities.
Friend of the Wind: The Common Tern
Thousands of terns fly to Cape Cod, Massachusetts, from South America each spring – – but in fewer numbers than ever before.
Stalking the West’s Wild Foods
A naturalist takes his family foraging for edibles in four western states to demonstrate the bounty of nature.
Gotland: Sweden’s Treasure Island
A former Viking stronghold, the Baltic island of sunny Swedes lives by farming, small- scale industry, and tourism.

National Geographic October 1973

By Eric

Cowpunching on the Padlock Ranch
The author straps on spurs to join cowboys tending Herefords in Wyoming’s Bighorn country.
Chile, Republic on a Shoestring
Civil war tears the richly endowed South American nation as middle- class demonstrators protest the Marxist regime of Salvador Allende.
One Strange Night on Turtle Beach
In an incredible annual invasion of Costa Rica’s beaches, Pacific ridley turtles lumber ashore to lay their eggs.
The Bittersweet Waters of the Lower Colorado
Harnessed by dams, depleted by canals, the once- raging lower Colorado waters towns and industries, and makes millions of desert acres bloom.
City Astride Two Continents: Istanbul { Istanbul, the City That Links Europe and Asia}
The ancient Turkish metropolis proudly displays its past as the capital of Christendom, the seat of power for Ottoman sultans, and a long- standing bulwark of Islam.
The Flamingo Eaters of Ngorongoro
On Tanzania’s Lake Makat, hyenas hunt the colorful birds, then guard their kill from opportunistic jackals.

National Geographic April 1961

By Eric

Scotland from Her Lovely Lochs and Seas
Cruising the country’s lochs, canals, and seas offers a unique view of this island cluster.
How Bats Hunt With Sound
A worm- shooting gun and a high- speed electronic flash enable this scientist to photograph and study bats feeding.
Venice, City of Twilight Splendor { Venice: Twilighted Splendor Floats Serene Amid a Tide of Change}
Founded by mainlanders fleeing barbarians, an independent city state grew to be the cultural and trading center of Europe.
Witness to a War
As artful with drawings as with words, this young and adventurous journalist left as his legacy a body of work detailing battles and behind- the- scenes dramas of the U. S. Civil War.
The Civil War
America’s Civil War pitted brother against brother and a nation against itself. After a century, echoes from the bloody conflict reverberate through our national consciousness.

National Geographic July 1963

By Eric

Gettysburg and Vicksburg: the Battle Towns Today
Converging roads in Pennsylvania and heights above the Mississippi River reveal their meaning to America in the light of Civil War history.
Underwater Archeology: Key to History’s Warehouse
Using underwater photography and a specially designed steel grid to map remains on the ocean floor, Aqua- Lung archaeologists excavate a 1, 300- year- old Byzantine ship in a marine graveyard off the coast of Turkey.
Dynamic Ontario { Canada’s Dynamic Heartland, Ontario}
A native Canadian rediscovers Ontario and finds more to appreciate than syrup producing maple trees, including a strong industrial and agricultural base, superb natural beauty, and a province that takes great pride in its heritage.
Athens: Her Golden Past Still Lights the World
Ancient history mingles with modern life in the streets and countryside of Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization.
Just a Hundred Years Ago
Author Carl Sandburg reflects on two watershed events in American history: the North’s capture of Vicksburg and its victory at Gettysburg.

National Geographic March 1964

By Eric

First Flight Across the Bottom of the World: Cape Town to Christchurch
Undertaking perhaps the last great long- distance flight, the author and his crew become the first to fly from Africa to New Zealand across Antarctica.
How We Plan to Put Men on the Moon { Footprints on the Moon}
America mobilizes her resources for humanity’s greatest adventure – – a landing on the moon before 1970.
John F. Kennedy: The Last Full Measure { The Last Full Measure: The World Pays Tribute to President Kennedy}
The world mourns the devastating loss of President Kennedy, laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.
Behind the Veil of Troubled Yemen
Wracked by civil war, an ancient Arabian land struggles to find its place in the 20th century.
Watching a Baby Gorilla Grow Up { Jambo- -First Gorilla Raised by Its Mother in Captivity}
The birth of Jambo, good morning in Swahili, affords the first ever opportunity to observe in captivity the relationship between a mother and infant gorilla.