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5/1995 the vimy flies again

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the Vimy Flies Again By Peter McMillan -:)graphs by James L. Stanfield, Despite violent storms and engine failure, the author and his crew fly 11, 000 miles in an open-cockpit I biplane to retrace the 1919 route of the first England-to-Australia flight. 2 Nurse Sharks By Harold L. Pratt, Jr., and Jeffrey C. Carrier photographs by Nick Caloyianis, Exploration of a shark breeding ground in the subtropical waters off the Florida Keys gives new insights into the mating behavior of these fearsome-looking but usually benign reef dwellers. Blueprints for Victory By John F Shupe, Fifty years ago U. S. Presidents relied on National Geographic maps as they planned strategy, debriefed commanders, and negotiated treaties during World War II. 55 The Cherokee By Geoffrey Norman Photographs by Maggie Steber, Divided in the 1830s, most of the Cherokee were forced to travel the Trail of Tears—from their southeastern homeland to Oklahoma. Today eastern and western Cherokee celebrate a common heritage. 72 Poison-Dart Frogs Text and photographs by Mark W. Moffett, Tiny, neon-bright frogs trill their courtship songs throughout much of tropical Latin Americ...

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12/1995 Jane Goodall

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2 The Timeless Vision of Teotihuacan New finds among the ruins are putting a human face on the great metropolis of ancient Mexico. BY GEORGE E. STUART PHOTOGRAPHS BY KENNETH GARRETT 36 Manta! Devilish horns and a fearsome 20-foot wingspan belie the gentle nature of the giant ray. ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID DOUBILET 52 New Face for a Desert Mission Preservation efforts restore the baroque glow of Arizona's San Xavier Mission. BY ALICE J. HALL PHOTOGRAPHS BY IRA BLOCK 60 A Farming Revolution As sustainable agriculture takes root across the land, farmers large and small celebrate strong yields. BY VERLYN KLINKENBORG PHOTOGRAPHS BY JIM RICHARDSON go Orion: Where Stars Are Born The Hubble Space Telescope grants a fresh look at clouds of gas and dust forming around young stars—perhaps the start of solar systems. BY JAMES RESTON, JR. ^ Double Map Supplement: Orion/The Heavens Jane Goodall Her decades of study show that chimps in the wild are startlingly like us. Today the pioneer primatologist travels the globe to speak up for their captive and orphaned kin. BY PETER MILLER PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL NICHOLS  

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3/1996 Emperors of the Ice

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 Xinjiang Horsemen become farmers and deserts sprout oil wells as China resettles and develops its wild west. BY THOMAS B. ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHS BY REZA 44 The Silk Road's Lost World Mummies with Caucasian features recall a culture that thrived in Xinjiang 3,000 years ago. BY THOMAS B. ALLEN PHOTOGRAPHS BY REZA Emperor Penguins Embracing the coldest climate on earth, these avian royals reproduce during the Antarctic winter. BY GLENN OELAND PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRANS LANTING Heart of the Hudson A spirited sense of community is reinvigorating New York's historic river valley region. BY PATRICK SMITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY MELISSA FARLOW 96 Face-to-Face With Lucy's Family New fossils from Ethiopia help flesh out the oldest skeleton in our ancestral closet. BY DONALD C. JOHANSON PHOTOGRAPHS BY ENRICO FERORELLI ARTBYJOHNGURCHE Macedonia Independence came in 1991 to the onetime Yugoslav republic, but national unity remains elusive. BY PRIIT VESILIND PHOTOGRAPHS BY SARAH LEEN  

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5/1991 Elephants, out of time, out of space

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The international ban on ivory trade has reduced poaching, but in both Africa and Asia the largest land mammal faces the long-term danger of dwindling habitat. 2 Chicago, home to 80 ethnic groups, is a checkerboard of distinct communities that form a whole greater than the sum of its parts. 50 Three decades after opening to the outside world, this Himalayan kingdom guards its wild beauty while enforcing codes to protect its culture. 79 Civilization and warfare evolved in the Tigris and Euphrates Valleys—today's Iraq—where great empires rose, then crumbled to dust. 102 Digging deep into garbage, researchers seek to solve the problem of mounting waste—and uncover surprising facts about what's in our landfills and how long it lasts. 116  

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12/1994 animals at play

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Tickling and wrestling, toying with sticks and tires, animals young and old play together and by themselves. Such behavior appears crucial to normal development. Could it also be just pure fun? 2 The rails that stitched a nation together still haul its grain and keep its commercial heart beating. A double supplement map focuses on the Prairie Provinces. 36 The Confederate raider Alabama seized or burned 64 United States merchantmen before succumbing to a Union warship off France in 1864. Now a U. S.-French salvage team pieces together her story. 67 Birthplace of the tango, Argentina's largest city counts 11 million people—a third of the nation. Recovering from economic missteps, they dance to the healthy beat of free enterprise. 84 Celebrating the ordinary and the exalted, the sacred and the sensual, this beloved 19th-century individualist still stands as an unabashed prophet of joy. 106  

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11/1994 Buffalo, back home on the Range

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Nearly 3, 000 years ago, Greek settlers crossed the sea to colonize southern Italy and Sicily. The ruins of their cities proclaim a golden realm that, for a time, outshone Athens itself. 2 In the remote villages of Mexico's most ethnically diverse state, peasant farmers cling to ancient traditions as well as age-old feuds. Music exerts the power to bring the people together. 38 All but wiped out a century ago, the American bison is winning the West as others discover what the Plains Indians have long known: The powerful animals are ideally adapted to the region. 64 The pace of life quickens on these lush islands of Portugal, whose membership in the European Union raises hope of new prosperity yet threatens traditional livelihoods. 90 Descending to the Pacific seafloor, scientists have for the first time observed a volcanic eruption and its aftermath: the creation of living colonies of stranger-thanfiction organisms. 114  

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3/1994 Shanghai

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Shanghai, Communist leaders long denigrated China's largest city for its onetime role as the Paris of the Orient. Now they invite foreign firms in hopes of making the city the financial capital of Asia. 2 Simon Bolivar, South America's 19th-century revolutionary hero liberated five nations from Spain, while advocating strong central government. Americans still debate his legacy: Is it democracy or dictatorship? 36 Trindad and Tobago, Oil-rich and multiethnic, this two-island Caribbean nation makes an art of enjoying friends and family. Carnival, the yearly extravaganza of the senses, raises that art to its highest form. 66 The men of the U. S. Eighth Air Force battled Nazi Germany from five miles up, flying daytime bombing raids from England. Aboard B-1 7s they forged history—and lifelong friendships. 90 Hugh Road to Hunza By John McCarry *apps by Jonathan Blair In the mountains of northern Pakistan, Hunzakuts find more rewards than drawbacks in the highway that has opened their once isolated Shangri-la to the outside world. 114

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9/1995 Hawaiis Vanishing Species

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2 Hawaii's Vanishing Species Evolving in isolation over thousands of years, the unique birds, plants, and insects of Hawaii are threatened by introduced species. BY ELIZABETH ROYTE PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRIS JOHNS ^ Double Map Supplement: Hawaii 38 The Dawn of Humans Exploration in East Africa reveals apelike creatures that walked upright four million years ago. BY MEAVE LEAKEY PHOTOGRAPHS BY KENNETH GARRETT ART BY JOHN GURCHE Essence of Provence Warm light, soft fragrances, and rich cuisine grace this seductive corner of southern France. BY BILL BRYSON PHOTOGRAPHS BY WILLIAM ALBERT ALLARD Huautla Cave Quest A daring bid to establish a Mexican cave as earth's deepest breaks new ground. BY WILLIAM C. STONE PHOTOGRAPHS BY THE AUTHOR AND WES SKILES 94 Giant Cuttlefish Off southern Australia, great cephalopods dazzle with iridescent color changes and amazing intelligence. ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRED BAVENDAM 108 El Salvador A 12-year civil war has ended, and Salvadorans struggle to pull their country into a new era of peace. BY MIKE EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHS BY TOMASZ TOMASZEWSKI  

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1/1994 Macaws

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New Eyes on the Universe By Bradford A. Smith Photographs by Roger H. Ressmeyer With revolutionary telescopes and a fleet of spaceborne instruments, scientists are seeing farther, and more clearly, into the universe. Now they struggle to make sense of this extraordinary information. 2 Great Flood of '93 By Alan MairsonWhen water rampaged through the upper Mississippi River basin last summer, it left both broken levees and broken hearts, stirring ^    up a century-old debate on U. S. •    flood-control policy. Riding Out the Worst of Times By Bill Bryson Photographs by Jodi CobbA native son returns to flood-ravaged Des Moines, Iowa, and finds its virtues of grit, good humor, and neighborly generosity holding fast. Kyushu By Tracy Dahlby Photographs by Michael S. Yamashita Japan's southernmost main island sheds its backwater image as it lures research labs and high-tech factories—and claims its share of the Pacific Rim boom. Macaws: Winged Rainbows By Charles A. Munn Photographs by Frans Lanting Deep in the Peruvian Amazon these largest of parrots gather to eat riverbank clay. Why they do so is one ...

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3/1997 Bearded Seals

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2 China's Gold Coast Cities on the Pearl River Delta are booming, thanks to free enterprise and the pending reunion with Hong Kong and Macau. BY MIKE EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL S. YAMASHITA 32 Hong Kong Time's up! On July 1 Great Britain relinquishes its Asian colony to China. BY MIKE EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL S. YAMASHITA 40 Moths Come to Light Some 140,000 species of moths display an astonishing variety of disguises and survival techniques. ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY DARLYNE A. MURAWSKI 58 Our National Forests Federal woodlands have become recreation destinations—and battlefields over multiple use. BY JOHN G. MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHS BY PETER ESSICK 88 The Magic of Paper One of civilization's most precious innovations has recorded and helped shape the way we live. BY JON R. LUOMA PHOTOGRAPHS BY SISSE BRIMBERG 110 Kaliningrad Wrested from Germany in World War II, Russia's ice-free Baltic port tries capitalism. BY PRAT J. VESILIND PHOTOGRAPHS BY DENNIS CHAMBERLIN 124 Bearded Seals The first detailed study of these pinnipeds in their Arctic home provides insights into behavior. BY KIT KOVACS PHOTOGRAPHS BY FLIP NICKLIN  

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4/1994 The Everglades, dying for help

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The Everglades: Dying for Help By Alan Mairson Photographs by Chris Johns, The vast saw grass wilderness on Florida's southern tip has endured fire, drought, and hurricane—and revived. But can Everglades National Park survive the continuing diversion of its freshwater? 2 Kamchatka By Bryan Hodgson Photographs by Sarah Leen, Nine time zones east of Moscow, this peninsula of fire and ice reels from economic upheaval. Entrepreneurs hope fisheries and adventure tourism will bring hard cash and a niche among Pacific Rim markets. 36 Riddle of the Lusitania By Robert D. Ballard Photographs by Jonathan Blair, Torpedoed by a German submarine on May 7, 1915, the British luxury liner Lusitania sank in 18 minutes, claiming 1,200 lives. Nearly 300 feet down in the Atlantic, scientists investigate the tragedy. 68 John Wesley Powell By Peter Miller Photographs by Bruce Dale, Renowned for his pioneering voyage through the Grand Canyon, the one-armed explorer also made lasting contributions to geography and voiced visionary warnings about development in the West. 89 Chile's Uncharted Cordillera Sarmiento By Jack Miller Photographs by Gordon Wiltsie Stormy s...

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1/1995 Gray Reef Sharks

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Egypt's Old Kingdom By David Roberts Photographs by Kenneth Garrett, New discoveries shed light on daily life in the age of the pyramid builders, when the task of serving the pharaohs, even after death, unified the land. A double map supplement reveals Nile Valley antiquities. 2 Gray Reef Sharks Text and photographs by Bill Curtsinger, Using body language to signal attack, the gray reef shark is one of the fiercest of its kind. Flotillas of these sharks patrol Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, once the site of U. S. atomic bomb tests. 45 Australian Wildflowers Text and photographs by Cary Wolinsky, Land of kangaroo and koala, Australia also holds botanical treasures: the pink pigfaces, plume smokebushes, and 12, 000 other wildflower species that paint the west in glorious bursts of color. 68 Offbeat New Orleans By Priit Vesilind Photographs by Bob Sacha, Creole cooking, jazz rhythms, and the traditions of a storied past help override fears of drug crime and casino gambling. The soul of the Big Easy remains irrepressible. 90 Three Years Across the Arctic Article and photographs by Ramón Hernando de Larramendi By kayak, dogsled, and on foot, a ...

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12/1997 Wild Tigers

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2 Making Room for Wild Tigers Perilous but not hopeless, the future of the world's few thousand wild tigers hinges on providing them land, prey, and protection. BY GEOFFREY C. WARD PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL NICHOLS ,6 Sita: Life of a Wild Tigress No female wild tiger has produced more documented litters than Sita, who has boosted the tiger population in the Indian national park she calls home. PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL NICHOLS 48 Australia by Bike Wandering down under on two wheels brings an American journalist face-to-face with his adopted country. BY ROFF MARTIN SMITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY R. IAN LLOYD 68 The Royal Crypts of Copán Hidden for more than 1,500 years beneath the ruins of an ancient city in Honduras, the death house of an illustrious Maya ruler dazzles archaeologists with its regal cache. BY GEORGE E. STUART PHOTOGRAPHS BY KENNETH GARRETT ART BY CHRISTOPHER A. KLEIN ^ Double Map Supplement: Ancient Mesoamerica 94 The Age of Comets Cosmic visitors, with tails stretching across the heavens, bear remnants of the early solar system. BY WILLIAM R. NEWCOTT 110 Scaling the Dragon's Spires Drawn by natural arches and sheer cliffs, sport climbers tack...

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7/1996 a place for parks, in the new south africa

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2 A Place for Parks Conservationists in South Africa hope to preserve a balance between the nation's magnificent wildlife and a rapidly expanding human population desperate for land. BY DOUGLAS H. CHADWICK PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRIS JOHNS 42 Let the Games Begin What drives us to play? A look at sports on the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympics. BY FRANK DEFORD 70 Dinosaurs of the Gobi Buried by desert sandstorms 80 million years ago, wondrous creatures reveal themselves in well-preserved fossils of parents and nestlings. BY DONOVAN WEBSTER PHOTOGRAPHS BY LOUIE PSIHOYOS ART BY JOHN SIBBICK go Treasure From the Silver Bank Submerged since 1641, a hoard of gold, silver, and jewelry from the Spanish galleon Concepción comes to light off the Dominican Republic. BY TRACY BOWDEN PHOTOGRAPHS BY JONATHAN BLAIR ART BY RICHARD SCHLECHT 106 Syria Behind the Mask A key to Middle East peace, this and nation—no longer under Soviet sway—has begun to loosen its grip on the economic and political activities of its people. BY PETER THEROUX PHOTOGRAPHS BY ED KASHI  

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2/1996 into the heart of Glaciers

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2 Irian Jaya Former warriors and headhunters make peace with modern times as Indonesia develops its largest and wildest frontier. BY THOMAS O'NEILL PHOTOGRAPHS BY GEORGE STEINMETZ 34 Irian Jaya's People of the TreesThe Korowai live as their Stone Age ancestors did—in homes high in the rain forest. ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY GEORGE STEINMETZ ^ Double Map Supplement: Indonesia 44 Tex-Mex Border Two cultures twine along the 1,250-mile Rio Grande borderland, nearly a country unto itself. BY RICHARD CONNIFF PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRUCE DALE AND JOEL SARTORE 70 Into the Heart of Glaciers With the skill of divers and climbers, daring cavers explore labyrinths in the ice. PHOTOGRAPHS BY CARSTEN PETER 82 Thailand Gentleness is a given in a proud Buddhist nation that has turned itself into an economic tiger of the Pacific Rim. BY NOEL GROVE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JODI COBB 106 Our Polluted Runoff Stealthily it makes its way into our freshwater supplies, but hidden pollution can be controlled. BY JOHN G. MITCHELL PHOTOGRAPHS BY PETER ESSICK 126 The Fractured Caucasus Maps chart the beleaguered borders and ethnic diversity of this mountainous region. BY MIKE EDWAR...

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