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August 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
The Jersey Shore

Patagonia Ice Trek

Patagonia Ice Trek

Navigate a map of the explorers' route. Then check out their high-energy diet.

August 2004 Features

Australia's Bard


Heavy Cost of Fat

Patagonia Ice Trek

The Jersey Shore

Gabon's Coastline

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Sights & Sounds of The Jersey Shore

Head down the boardwalks of New Jersey's coastline, where you'll find everything from saltwater taffy to tattooed sideshow artists.

Gabon's Coastline Gabon's Coastline
Photographer Michael Nichols brought his family on this assignment. Hear their story. Watch hippos brave the surf. Then join our forum.

Heavy Cost of Fat Heavy Cost of Fat
Hear about our expanding waistlines. Then take the Fat Quiz, and join our forum.
Hear about creatures that
"live fast and die young." Then watch a squid capture prey.

Australia's Bard Australia's Bard
Tap your feet to "Waltzing Matilda." Hear Banjo Paterson's verse. See narrated images from the article.

My Seven
My Seven

Grateful Dead percussionist
Mickey Hart's favorite
World Music

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Fun Stuff

Rate Your Weight
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Olympic Marathon

Olympic Marathon

Zoom in on the torchbearer's route through Athens.

Elephant Hunt

Elephant Hunt Read this important message from the Editor.


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