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December 2000

We invite you to speak your mind on these hot topics and global issues plucked from the pages of National Geographic Magazine. For more on the subject go to the online feature page, or read the December 2000 issue of NGM.

Peopling of the Americas

The latest findings cast doubt on the long-held theory that the only way the first Americans arrived was by walking across a land bridge from Asia. Why is any of this important? Join the discussion. Enter >>
  Los albores de la humanidad: ¿Quienes fueron los primeros americanos?

Los últimos hallazgos nos hacen dudar la antigua teoría que los primeros americanos vinieron de Asia cruzando un puente de tierra durante una sola migración. ¿Porqué es importante saber definitivamente quienes eran estas gentes y cómo llegaron? Entrada >>
In Search of Lake Wobegon

Though Garrison Keillor’s characters are make-believe, he makes them seem real. What do you like about the Lake Wobegon tales and characters? Tell us your own tales. Enter >>

Journey to Shipton’s Lost Arch

A team traveled halfway around the world into dangerous terrain to retrace the footsteps of explorer Eric Shipton. What is the value of such explorations? Tell us what you think. Enter >>
ZipUSA: North Pole

Christmas and Santa Claus are serious Alaska business to the people of North Pole, Alaska. Do you believe in Santa? Share your secret stories. Enter >>
Hip Zips

Nominate your favorite zip or postal code for coverage in the pages of National Geographic. Our new magazine series—ZipUSA—takes a periodic peek at special corners of the country by zip code. We like the concept so much that we’re going global and extending our stories to include international postal codes too. So describe a weird, wacky, or wonderful locale of your own choosing—it just might make it into the magazine—and read postings from other folks too. Enter >>

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