National Geographic : 1989 Jul
could not get past the breakfast menu. I expect the publication of the Society to be informative and written in a scholarly manner. I really don't care what the author had for breakfast. EUGENE V. Kosso Verdi, Nevada Since the world is becoming filled with endan gered species, you might want to encourage pho tographers to give a fellow mammal a helping hand every so often. How can someone just watch an elephant seal fall in a mudhole and in sensitively take its picture (page 364)? JIM SIMMEN U. S. Naval Air Station Bermuda FransLantingclimbed into the mud and rescued one of two strandedpups. Others are not sofortu nate. They leave the beaches to avoid being crushed by larger seals, only to perish in deep mud wallows. Above China Georg Gerster's extraordinary photographs of China testify to the intensiveness of China's use of her land for millennia. Once, when asked what contrast he found between Italy and the U. S., the art historian Leonardo Olschki observed that America seemed so untouched by human hands.