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Secret Corners of the World (1982) 309 kappaletta
Wilderness U.S.A (1973) 168 kappaletta
Alaska: High Roads to Adventure (1976) 124 kappaletta
Raging Forces: Earth in Upheaval (1995) 121 kappaletta
National Geographic Magazine 1987 v171 #2 February (1987) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
National Geographic Magazine 1983 v164 #1 July (1983) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
National Geographic Magazine 1994 v186 #1 July (1994) — Tekijä — 23 kappaletta
National Geographic Magazine 1987 v171 #4 April (1987) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
National Geographic Magazine 1990 v177 #6 June (1990) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
National Geographic Magazine 1973 v144 #1 July (1973) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
National Geographic Magazine 1974 v145 #6 June (1974) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
National Geographic Magazine 1973 v143 #5 May (1973) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta

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tlas of World History
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Atlas of World History

The challenge to understanding history lies in the tendency to focus on single scenes instead of the big picture, akin to looking at a tapes-try by examining individual stitches instead of the entire design. The Atlas of World History undertakes a fair-minded journey through the human story by mingling close-up looks at events with broader views of what was then happening elsewhere in the world.

Each of this book’s six sections, arranged chronologically, opens with a world map that shows developments at various points of the compass, along with an essay about what was happening and why.

Cross-cultural time lines run through the book like a thick thread, tying all of history together. Thus, as one reads a section on Charlemagne, for example, the time line shows selected events happening in Nubia, in India, in China, and in Cyprus.

The text by author Noel Grove, a staff writer for 25 years with the National Geographic magazine, continues with a world-wide perspective usually ignored in works of history: “By A.D. 100, when the Roman Empire was in full swing, some Maya cities were already in decline.”

Events are examined for their local as well as global impact: “Great empires butted heads and power changed hands, but these episodes fed a…kinship with a wider community.”

Here, then, as Daniel J. Boorstin says in his foreword, “…is an invitation to discover both the mystery and the miracle of human experience on our planet,” as Grove shapes complex history into an understandable tale with a storyteller’s eye for little-known details: “Russia’s…Peter the Great died at the age of 53 after diving into the Neva River in winter to rescue drowning sailors.” And “Vikings were not just ruthless killers; they traded as often as they raided, and their wives knew rights that other medieval women could scarcely imagine.”

Artwork, maps, and photographs complement the text to tell the story of human history in a single volume.

The challenge to understanding history lies in the tendency to focus on single scenes instead of the big picture, akin to looking at a tapes-try by examining individual stitches instead of the entire design. The Atlas of World History undertakes a fair-minded journey through the human story by mingling close-up looks at events with broader views of what was then happening elsewhere in the world.

Each of this book’s six sections, arranged chronologically, opens with a world map that shows developments at various points of the compass, along with an essay about what was happening and why.

Cross-cultural time lines run through the book like a thick thread, tying all of history together. Thus, as one reads a section on Charlemagne, for example, the time line shows selected events happening in Nubia, in India, in China, and in Cyprus.

The text by author Noel Grove, a staff writer for 25 years with the National Geographic magazine, continues with a world-wide perspective usually ignored in works of history: “By A.D. 100, when the Roman Empire was in full swing, some Maya cities were already in decline.”

Events are examined for their local as well as global impact: “Great empires butted heads and power changed hands, but these episodes fed a…kinship with a wider community.”

Here, then, as Daniel J. Boorstin says in his foreword, “…is an invitation to discover both the mystery and the miracle of human experience on our planet,” as Grove shapes complex history into an understandable tale with a storyteller’s eye for little-known details: “Russia’s…Peter the Great died at the age of 53 after diving into the Neva River in winter to rescue drowning sailors.” And “Vikings were not just ruthless killers; they traded as often as they raided, and their wives knew rights that other medieval women could scarcely imagine.”

Artwork, maps, and photographs complement the text to tell the story of human history in a single volume.
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Exploring the Nature Conservancy Worldwide
 
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jhawn | 1 muu arvostelu | Jul 31, 2017 |
This National Geographic book is about the National Wildlife Refuges. When it was written there were about 400 of them, in almost every sate. They are areas set aside specifically for wildlife- not recreation or sightseeing. Yet many allow visitors- hiking, limited hunting, even camping. Although a few- Alaska a pointed example- have vast areas of wilderness untouched by man, most of them are closely managed with areas periodically burned to restore certain plant species, or farmland strictly monitored to leave stubble for migrating waterfowl to forage in or work done to restore depleted wetlands. The book describes numerous refuges that the author visited, and tells descriptive stories about the various, sometimes conflicting ways they are run (quite individually, it turns out). Some of the reading is a bit dry, when it veers into politics and management details, but most of it interested me- the layout of the land, its purpose, the animals it strives to protect. There are passages about Florida Key deer, whooping cranes, bison, ruffed grouse, tule elk, longhorn cattle, alligators and more. There are stories of mistakes, pollution, overhunting, battles over land rights and efforts to educate the public. There are stories of success- wildlife multiplying and returning to lands they had forsaken. There is the comeback of bald eagles and peregrine falcons, the questionable future of Hawaiian monk seals. Wolves are barely mentioned as they had not yet been introduced back into the lower '48. Photographs are by Bates Littlehales. They're very good, crisp and vivid.

The book is divided into five sections by the different habitat types and areas: prairies, coastal lands and islands, Eastern forests, the interior West, Alaska. Mostly graced by pictures, but the text is a decent portion too.

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