National Geographic : 2013 Sep
A Swing and a Splinter Baseballers like maple bats. One problem: They break more often than ash. Quiz: Women Explorers Who was first to go around the Earth? What did Sue Hendrickson discover? Fairy Circles They’re grassy rings in southern Africa’s deserts. Now we know their origin. A Wave of Creativity Washed-up toys and floats and nets are turned into art. Pity the Pangolin The mammal with up to a thousand scales is heavily trafficked for meat and medicine. 21 134 136 4 6 8 10 16 Editor’s Note Letters Survival Guide VISIONS NG Connect The Moment Flashback On the Cover If all of Earth’s ice does melt thousands of years from now—the most extreme of all extreme scenarios—scientists estimate that the seas could rise up to 216 feet, covering much of lady liberty. Art by Nick Kaloterakis Your Shot gRAPHIC: JASON TREAT, Ngm STAFF PHOTOS: CORy RICHARDS (TOP); PASCAl mAITRE DIgItal EDItIONS September 2013 NEXt Contributions to the National Geographic Society are tax deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code. Copyright © 2013 National Geographic Society All rights reserved. National Geographic and Yellow Border: Registered Trademarks ® Marcas Registradas. National Geographic assumes no responsibility for unsolicited materials. Printed in U.S.A. Subscriptions For subscriptions, gift memberships, or changes of address, contact Customer Service at ngmservice.com or call 1-800 -NgS-lINE (647-5463). Outside the U.S. and Canada please call +1-813-979-6845. Please recycle. PRiNTed oN 100% PeFC-CeRTiFied PAPeR Kinshasa Video Watch a painter work by lantern light. Rising Seas Animated Graphic See how sea-level rise would reshape the planet. Antarctic Climb Video Join this expedition “and be prepared for anything.” National Geographic is available on the iPad, the Kindle Fire, and the iPhone.