The year Arthur C. Clarke made famous is here. 2001s co-creator contemplates the third millennium.
Surviving in Space (cover choice, center)
A voyage to Mars may be every astronauts dream, but the health risks to even the most superbly conditioned Earthlings are formidable indeed.
Kingdom of Coral: Australias Great Barrier Reef (cover choice, left)
Largest structure on the planet built by living organisms, Australias coral rampart hosts a carnival of sea life.
Kings for a Day: A Century of Mirth in Philadelphias Mummers Parade
Fantasy and feathers rule in Philadelphia when New Years revelers take to the streets in costumes fit for kings.
Ashkelon: Ancient City of the Sea
From Canaanites to Crusaders, the city of Ashkelon was a strategic Mediterranean port for nearly 5,000 years.
Japans Imperial Palace: Beyond the Moat (cover choice, right)
The heart of Tokyo shelters the home of Emperor Akihitoa modern ruler who studies fish, writes poetry, and preserves the traditions of the worlds oldest monarchy.
ZipUSA: Quartzsite, Arizona 85346
Its Nowhere, Arizonauntil November. Then more than a million devotees of RVs roll in from all over for swap meets, socializing, and the sunset-painted sky.