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April 2003

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 month’s Sights & Sounds—our multimedia showstopper.

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The Rise of Mammals

Once upon a time, a warm-blooded, milk-producing, fur-covered beast was born. Since then, mammals have conquered every habitat on Earth. This is their story—our story.

Highlight: POSTCARDS E-greet a friend with a 1941 image of an x-ray of a man shaving. 

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Caves of Oman

Deep in Arabia, scientists descend into some of the world's largest caverns. Their mission: To see if tourists could one day explore Oman's caves without putting their lives on the line.

Highlight: MAP Downloadable, printable, high-resolution map of Oman.

Highlight: MULTIMEDIA VIDEO Hear how gunfire and lost goats added to photographer Stephen Alvarez's Oman adventure.

Highlight: ROPE-CAM  Watch the team rappel into the depths of an Oman cave.

Highlight: 360° IMAGE Tour the inside of one of the world's largest caves.

Highlight: WALLPAPER This month bring the thrill of caving, island adventuring, and chimpanzee watching to your desktop.

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Paradox Island

On the map, the Mediterranean island of Corsica belongs to France. In their hearts, many Corsicans aren't so sure.

Highlight: MAP Downloadable, printable, high-resolution map of the beautiful island of Corsica.

Highlight: FORUM What are the pros and cons of Corsica becoming a nation independent of France? Enter>>

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What's New at Gombe

Forty-three years after Jane Goodall first set foot in the forests of Africa, Fifi is a mom again, Frodo is the alpha male, and Gremlin is teaching her twins to fish for termites.

Highlight: MAP Downloadable, printable, high-resolution map of Gombe National Park and environs.

Highlight: VIDEO Watch wild chimps competing for meat in Gombe, Tanzania.

Highlight: ONLINE EXTRA Learn what happens when an alpha male chimpanzee's status is diminished.

Highlight: ONLINE EXTRA Read what a new generation of chimps is teaching scientists about behavior and personality.

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Jane in the Forest Again

The famed primatologist meets the chimpanzees of the Congo's Goualougo Triangle, animals so isolated they have no fear of humans—at least for now.

Highlight: MAP Downloadable, printable, high-resolution map of pristine Goualougo Triangle.

Highlight: SIGHTS & SOUNDS Researchers Dave Morgan and Crickette Sanz introduce you to the personable chimps featured in their Congo Basin study.

Highlight: MULTIMEDIA VIDEO For researchers Dave Morgan and Crickette Sanz, there's nothing like being there—among the chimps in the Goualougo Triangle, that is.

Highlight: VIDEO It's all in the hands—and the tools they hold! See how a chimpanzee wields a stick to get to honey and how the right twist of a stem can mean a tasty meal of termites.

Highlight: FORUM The protection of chimpanzees in Congo's Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park now restricts Congolese to hunting for bush meat outside its boundaries. How can countries like Congo reconcile the conflicting needs of animals and an impoverished population? Enter>>

Highlight: POSTCARDS Send this laid-back image of a friendly female chimp as an e-greeting to a friend.

Highlight: FINAL EDIT Jane Goodall and Pygmy trackers Mbio and Koba wait out the rain beneath a tree in Congo's Goualougo Triangle.

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Walking the Chang Tang

In photographer Galen Rowell's final assignment, four mountaineers set out for the remote calving grounds of the endangered Tibetan antelope.

Highlight: MAP Downloadable, printable, high-resolution map of Tibet's chiru range.

Highlight: MULTIMEDIA VIDEO Get a glimpse of what four intrepid adventurers go through to track Tibet's rare and coveted chiru in this clip from an upcoming National Geographic EXPLORER special. 

Highlight: OBITUARY Read adventure photographer Gordon Wiltsie's tribute to friend and colleague Galen Rowell.

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ZipUSA: 30904

Augusta, Georgia, home of the well-heeled Masters, is simply down-home to area residents.

Highlight: FORUM Augusta National Golf Club is within its legal rights to exclude women. When does a private organization have a social obligation to go beyond the letter of the law? Enter>>

Highlight: NOMINATE your own wonderful, weird, or wacky choices for this magazine series. Enter>>



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