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Browse our online feature offerings, from field adventures and factoids to maps and multimedia. On every feature screen you can Zoom In on Web-exclusive photo galleries and get the tech facts behind the frames. Then enter the world of writers and photographers with behind-the-scenes tales of life On Assignment. Finally, find full resource listings from links to printable maps in More to Explore. Be sure to check out this months Sights & Soundsour multimedia showstopper.
Highlight:MAP Downloadable, printable, high-resolution map
of the African range of maneless lions.
VIDEO Bob Caputo discusses the difficulties
of photographing lions in the wild. Highlight:
Creatures great and small pounce, stampede, skitter, and dart onto your
desktop as this months wallpaper.
A geographer maps the explorers path into the
Westunsettling some towns claims to fame.
Downloadable, printable, high-resolution map of the expeditions route.
Recently plotted maps reveal some surprising discoveries and new theories
about the Lewis and Clark expedition along the Missouri River. Why are
historical revisions difficult for some people to accept? Enter>>
Radar follows bats in Texas as they gorge on crop pests.
Downloadable, printable, high-resolution map of radar tracking of bat
Highlight:VIDEO Doppler radar captures the nighttime chase
of bats and bugs.
Highlight:VIDEO Bats make an evening exodus from their
haven beneath a Texas bridge.
ONLINE EXTRA Despite fantastic tales to the
contrary, bats help far more than harm.
Bats have long played a prominent role in nightmarish gothic tales, made no
less believable by their unusual anatomy and less-than-adorable faces. Why
do bats evoke such fear? Do homely creatures get a bad rap? Enter>>
Dam-building spawned a workers town on the Missouri and
the Tom Sawyer youth of a favorite son.
Tom Sawyer had nothing on Tom Brokaw. The television journalists boyhood in
Pickstown, South Dakota, was akin to that of a storybook. What are the pros
and cons of living in a small town? Enter>>
Nominate your own wonderful, weird, or wacky choice for this magazine series. Enter>>