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March 2004

Browse our online feature highlights, from writer’s and photographer’s behind-the-scenes field adventures to printable maps and multimedia showstoppers. Every feature includes a Web-exclusive photo gallery, a full resource listing, and much more.

Hotspot: Brazil Thumbnail Hotspot: Brazil's Atlantic Forest

The once vast Atlantic forest of Brazil survives only as a scattering of green islands in a sea of human sprawl. Now scientists have plans to save its remnants from the rising tide of development.

MAP Download a printable, high-resolution map of Brazil's nearly suburban Atlantic forest.

SIGHTS & SOUNDS Join photographer Mark Moffett for an introduction to the rare and unique animals that live in the Atlantic forest: sloths, porcupines, dancing frogs, and the largest New World monkeys.

POSTCARDS Send a friend an e-greeting showing one of the Atlantic forest's strangest inhabitants, the thin-spined porcupine.

FLASHBACK to 1931 when a woman in Brazil posed with a 16-foot (five-meter) anaconda snakeskin "skirt".
Armenia Thumbnail Armenia

For 3,000 years Armenians survived conquerors, calamities, and diaspora. Defiance and a long memory continue to sustain them as they rebuild their Caucasus homeland.

MAP Download a printable, high-resolution map of Armenia's past and present territory.

ONLINE EXTRA Read this 1926 manuscript unearthed from our archive: "A Holy Spectacle" by Geographic legend Maynard Owen Williams.
Harp Seals Thumbnail Harp Seals

Wolves of the sea to fishermen and cause célèbre for anti-fur activists, the irresistible animals are raising tempers again.

MAP Download a printable, high-resolution map of the harp seals' ice-covered range.

POSTER PUP Order this special edition poster.

VIDEO Learn about harp seals and the men who hunt them in this video interview with photographer Brian Skerry.

FORUM Is harp seal hunting a sustainable harvest or a senseless slaughter? Enter>>

WALLPAPER Decorate your desktop with this portrait of a harp seal pup on the ice pack.
China's Growing Pains Thumbnail China's Growing Pains

Wrenching environmental problems are plaguing the world's newest industrial powerhouse. Can China clean up its act?

MAP Download a printable, high-resolution map of China's most populous areas and severely polluted cities.

FORUM How would the Chinese cope if the average family in China had two cars, and, like Americans, the average person ate 269 pounds (122 kilograms) of meat a year? Enter>>
Stikine River Thumbnail Stikine River

What do you call an unforgiving land whose beauty can be fatal? The people of the Stikine River Valley call it home.

MAP Download a printable, high-resolution map of Canada's Wild West.

ONLINE EXTRA Plan an adventure to the Stikine River Valley with these handy travel tips.

FINAL EDIT Rescued from the cutting room floor is this month's Final Edit, a bird's-eye view of British Columbia's frozen wilderness.
ZipUSA: 35160 Thumbnail ZipUSA: 35160

In Talladega, Alabama, hearing and sight aren't requirements for the good life.

MULTIMEDIA VIDEO Learn about a visually impaired Talladega man and find out why he says, "I was born with music in my blood," in a slideshow by photographer David McLain.

FORUM Do you view deafness as an impairment or a linguistic difference? If you were born deaf, would you undergo surgery to enhance your hearing? Enter>>

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



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