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Take a new look at Mars, visit New Jersey’s cleaned-up Meadowlands, turn a curious eye toward Bushman cave paintings, and skitter through the world of jewel scarabs. Then CONTACT US and tell us what you think.
February 2001
Features List
A table of contents linking you to this month’s feature stories.

Match Wits...
with the Editor and preview next month’s issue.

Hip Zips
Nominate your favorite for coverage in the magazine.

Sights & Sounds
From “A Mars Never Dreamed Of”

Revisit a photo from the past and browse our archives.

Tell Us: The Game
Identify this month’s mystery photo.

Final Edit
The picture rescued from the cutting room floor.

Global Getaways
Our international editors reveal their top five travel destinations.

NGM online: the last five years.


EarthPulseDo you think your favorite beach is shrinking? You may be right! Find out why in our new conservation section.
CODIE Award Finalist 2001

February 2001 Features
Andes Journey
Jewel Scarabs
NJ Meadowlands
Field Updates
Spirit Paintings
Waimanalo, Hawaii

Can life exist on the red planet? New images from Mars intensify the debate and explode our assumptions. NASA program scientist Jim Garvin narrates this slide show revealing a new Mars.

The Sights & Sounds of Southern Africa’s First People
Photographer Chris Johns describes their struggle to survive in their own land in this multimedia slide show.

Wallpaper Wallpaper
Our Valentine to you: desktop images from this month’s features. Choose a new one weekly.
What makes this heart so fragile? Take your best guess in...
Tell Us: The Game

Global Getaways
Meet the editor of National Geographic Italia and discover her top five spots for an Italian holiday.
flower vendor on a canal in Venice, Italy


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In the Wild
What are you willing to do to preserve wild areas in urban settings? Cast your vote.


Join This Global Conversation
Weigh in with your thoughts, and debate issues surrounding several of our feature stories. To help foster a cross-cultural perspective, we’ve included a Spanish-language forum.


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