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From the field : a collection of writings from National geographic

Author: Charles McCarry
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With no pictures at all, this collection includes such writers as Shelby Foote, Barry Lopez, Paul Theroux, Sir Edmund Hillary, Jane Goodall, Peter Benchley, David Remnick, Maya Angelou, Joseph Conrad, Diane Ackerman, and many others.
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
From the field.
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©1997
(OCoLC)648580663
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles McCarry
ISBN: 0792270126 9780792270126
OCLC Number: 36720050
Description: 444 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Gray matter / Charles McCarry --
Three men who made the magazine / Charles McCarry --
The land of the Yellow Lama / Joseph F. Rock --
Shocking the Shilluk / Robert Caputo --
Yankee know-how at Machu Picchu / Hiram Bingham --
Preventive measures / Owen Lattimore --
Mountaintop war in remote / Ladakh W.E. Garrett --
A word to the wise / John McCarry --
Wild man and wild beast in Africa / Theodore Roosevelt --
Beautification in Bali / Donna K. and Gilbert M. Grosvenor --
A Scidmore sampler. Tsunami ; Morning in Benares ; Climbing the gigantic mushroom / Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore --
"Let me kill, let me kill" / Loren McIntyre --
The celestial horse's mouth / Jere Van Dyk --
Heart of Africa / Joseph Conrad --
A season in the minors / David Lamb --
Tough love in the outback / Erla Zwingle --
The hard ride of Route 93 / Michael Parfit --
Into the blue. Not so fast! / Alexander Graham Bell --
Lost over Mexico / Charles A. Lindbergh --
Almost like someone singing / Anne Morrow Lindbergh --
My beautiful air-tight cabin / Auguste Piccard --
Preparing for the worst / Amelia Earhart --
The underground railroad / Charles L. Blockson --
They came to stay / Maya Angelou --
Down the Zambezi / Paul Theroux --
Swift justice in swat / William O. Douglas --
Yesterday's lion / Shana Alexander --
Dangerous prey / Geoffrey C. Ward --
In praise of squirrels / Diane Ackerman --
Teaching a dog to speak / Alexander Graham Bell --
Tarantulas / Richard Conniff --
Outwitting a three-toed sloth / David Attenborough --
"I THINK SHE'S GOT IT!": Right among the apes / Jane Goodall --
Learning the language / Dian Fossey --
"Sir, the tiger!" / M.D. Chaturvedi --
"Grizz" --
of men and the great bear / Douglas H. Chadwick --
Counting beavers / Peter Newman --
Dinosaurs of the Gobi / Donovan Webster --
The grave beneath St. Peter's / James Fallows --
The reader of the bones / Rick Gore --
I found the bones of the Bounty / Luis Marden --
The field itself / Shelby Foote --
Who did he think he was? / Willie Morris --
Agents of capitalism / Nicole Duplaix --
Moscow: the new revolution / David Remnick --
Unretouched photographs / Jon Thompson --
A different code / Ross Terrill --
Mujahidin / Debra Denker --
Living with the monster --
Chornobyl / Mike Edwards --
"Nichevo" / Tad Szulc --
Corregidor revisited / William Graves --
Fire fight in the Solomons / 2nd Lt. David Douglas Duncan, USMCR --
Something great, something American / Arthur Zich --
The road of hope / William S. Ellis --
Hue: my city, myself / Tran Van Dinh --
"Some missed their chance" / Maynard Owen Williams --
A minyan / Malgorzata Niezabitowska --
To heal a nation / Joel L. Swerdlow --
Until the stolen children die / John J. Putman --
War and peace in coral kingdom / Peter Benchley --
Sharks: Feeding frenzy / Valerie Taylor --
White death / Richard Ellis --
The Pole at last?: "Mine at last!" / Robert E. Peary --
"I will bank on Peary" / Theodore Roosevelt --
"I do not suppose that we can swear ..." / Wally Herbert --
Nothing above us / Sir Edmund Hillary as related to Beverley M. Bowie --
Critique / Beverley M. Bowie --
Frostbite / Barry Bishop --
Avalanche! / Bart McDowell --
St. Helens: mountain with a death wish / Rowe Findley --
The other Oregon / William Least Heat-Moon --
Islands at the edge / Jennifer Ackerman --
Old-time talk we still de talkem here! / Patricia Jones-Jackson --
Monsoons / Priit J. Vesilind --
The rain in Spain / Mark W. Harrington --
The Peales: America's first family of art / Otto Friedrich --
Saturday to Monday / Mark Girouard --
The incredible potato / Robert E. Rhoades --
Il trionfo di Gola / Howard La Fay --
Those proper and other Bostonians / Joseph Judge --
A well-swept walk / Deborah Fallows --
California desert / Barry Lopez --
A lean year / Robert M. Poole --
How Mrs. K got that way / Boyd Gibbons --
All that glisters / Peter T. White --
The business of chic / Nina Hyde --
The thrush on the Island of Barra / Archibald MacLeish --
Small-town America / Griffin Smith, Jr. --
Two hearbeats / Cathy Newman --
Oh! Susanna! / Roy Blount, Jr. --
A barking snake / Mark B. Kerr.
Responsibility: edited by Charles McCarry.

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An anthology of writings first published in the National Geographic Magazine over the last one hundred years, with contributors ranging from Edmund Hillary to Joseph Conrad.  Read more...

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