Table of Contents
The Real Price of Gold
In dollars and suffering, it's never been higher.
Fragile Russian Wilderness
Kronotsky Zapovednik, a remote nature reserve on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, is best appreciated from afar.
In the United States as elsewhere, stopping the countdown to extinction means preserving healthy habitats.
Polar Saga, Part One
It was an outlandish idea: freeze a ship in the Arctic Ocean and ride the drifting ice across the North Pole.
Polar Saga, Part Two
Two adventurers set out across the Arctic in the footsteps of Norway's pioneering polar explorer.
Inside the Presidency
Outside the walls of the White House, little is known about the day-to-day care of the President of the United States.
Around the world, suggestions abound for how to cope with the effects of one too many.
Editor in Chief Chris Johns writes about imperiled species, and the importance of time well spent.
Decorate your desktop with beautiful images from this month's issue of the magazine.
International Photo Contest
See the winners, download wallpaper, and play puzzles from the 2008 National Geographic International Photo Contest.
Visions of Earth
Each month, National Geographic features breathtaking photographs in Visions of Earth.