National Geographic : 2002 Feb
Provence, Texas? While in Provence to photograph lavender for our October 1998 perfume article, Robb Kendrick realized that the French region's hot, dry climate and alkaline soil were similar to the Texas Hill Country. He planted lavender on his 225-acre spread there and harvests it with help from his wife, Jeannie, and sons, Gus and Jeb. Buyers use lavender as an herb and in floral arrangements. "It doesn't need water or fertil izer, and deer don't like it," Robb says. "The only thing it lacks is the ability to harvest itself." KARONHORTA,AUSTINAMERICANSTATESMAN From the Grand Mosque in Mecca to the islands of Indonesia to the banks of the Nile, The World of Islam is a sweeping account of the faces and places of Islam-the world's fastest growing religion. This collection of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC photographs and articles, which spans nearly a hundred years NATIONAL and more than a GEOGRAPHIC dozen countries, is available for $22. Order by calling 1-888 647-6733. Call: 1-800-NGS-LINE (1-800-647-5463) Toll free from U.S ., Canada, 8 a.m .- midnight ET,Mon. -Fri. 8:30 a.m . -7 p.m. ET,Sat. For a free catalog call: 1-800-447-0647 Special device for the hearing-impaired (TDD) 1-800 -548-9797 Write: National Geographic Society PO Box 98199 Washington, DC 20090-8199 Internet: nationalgeographic.com AOL Keyword: NatGeoMag NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC * FEBRUARY 2002 }012. 4YFI. 0oTI 80 orj ,1i I(i^ ttEO,;R"11'HK; PHOTOGRAPHER MARKTHIESSEN Keepers of the Flame Archivists preserve Geographic's past 1909 we published a holdings of our archives, two-part series, "The headed by Renee Braden Afghan Borderland"-the (above, at right, with Mark first, but far from the last, and Cathy I-Iunter). The appearance of that troubled archives contain manuscript land in our magazine, accord- and memorabilia collections, ing to it time line prepared by the papers of past editors and Society stall archivist Mark Society officials, and oral hIs ]enkins. That sample of( ico- tories and biographies. Local graphic history and other and international staff rely on records of adventure, explora- this valuable record of the tioll, and science typify the past to inform our future.