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February 2004

The past eight years
of the online edition.
Features List
A table of contents for this month's stories.
Final Edit
The image that
almost made it.
See a vintage photo and browse our archives.
Voice your opinion
on related topics.
Global Getaways
International editors'
top five must-dos.
Hip Zips
Nominate your favorite for magazine coverage.
Match Wits...
with the Editor and preview the next issue.
Links and resources
on global issues.
Sights & Sounds
Polar Bears:
White on White


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February 2004 Features

Han Dynasty
Polar Bears
Phoenix Islands
Lost Inca Outpost
Fastest Monkeys
Carbon Cycle
Greenwich, CT
Sights and Sounds of Polar Bears: White on White
Sights and Sounds of Polar Bears: White on White
"I felt so intimate with these guys," says the photographer, "that I wanted to wrestle with them."

Lost Inca Outpost Lost Inca Outpost
Painful thorns and deadly precipices plagued the expedition to this Inca stronghold. Explore the ruins with photographer Gordon Wiltsie. Then join our forum.

Carbon Cycle Air your
thoughts on
global warming
in our forum.
Carbon Cycle
Extreme Caving Extreme Caving
Learn why one explorer wants to go deeper than anyone before.

Phoenix Islands Phoenix Islands
Find out what author Greg Stone did when two dozen young sharks converged on his toes and ankles.

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