National Geographic : 2009 Feb
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY 34 56 74 100 118 134 He was inspired by fossils of armadillos and sloths. By David Quammen They're proving his genius---and finding his errors. By Matt Ridley Photographs by Lynn Johnson Defection is daunting. So is starting a new, free life. By Tom O'Neill Photographs by Chien-Chi Chang The crowded West has little room for wild horses. By Alexandra Fuller Photographs by Melissa Farlow Sicily's macabre mummies offer lessons about life. By A. A. Gill Photographs by Vincent J. Musi In winter Mount Washington blows climbers away. By Neil Shea Photographs by José Azel Darwin's First Clues Modern Darwins Escaping North Korea Mustang Trail Voices From the Crypt Backyard Arctic FEBRUARY 2009 • VOL. 215 • NO. 2 CHIEN CHI CHANG Smuggled into a safe house in China, North Koreans fear that if their faces are seen, they might be caught---or family at home might suffer.