National Geographic : 2015 Apr
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY 30 Lincoln Along the train route that his body traveled home, people debate Lincoln’s legacy. By Adam Goodheart Photographs by Eugene Richards A Lincoln Gallery Photos show the struggles of the nation etched into the president’s face. 76 How Coal Fuels India’s Insurgency Militants capitalize on human poverty amid mineral wealth. By Anthony Loyd Photographs by Lynsey Addario 96 The Bug That’s Eating the Woods A warming climate is good for pine beetles—which is very bad for forests. By Hillary Rosner Photographs by Peter Essick 116 Trajan’s Amazing Column On a pillar of Car- rara marble, an emperor’s exploits tower over Rome. By Andrew Curry Photographs by Kenneth Garrett Images of the “Pillars of Creation” are among thousands the Hubble Space Telescope has captured. In this issue lead Hubble imaging scientist Zoltan Levay picks his ten favorites. PHOTO: NASA; ESA; HUBBLE HERITAGE TEAM, STSCI/AURA. COLORIZED COMPOSITE/MOSAIC Hubble’s Greatest Hits After 25 years on the job, the Hubble Space Telescope stands as “one of the world’s most productive and popular scientific machines.” By Timothy Ferris 62 130 Proof | Argentine Identities A photographer glimpses many cultures in the faces of the country’s people. Story and Photographs by Marco Vernaschi On the Cover Alexander Gardner photographed Abraham Lincoln on November 8, 1863, 11 days before the president delivered the Gettysburg Address. Photograph from Library of Congress Corrections and Clarifications Go to ngm.com/more. APRIL 2015 • VOL. 227 • NO. 4 Are your favorite Hubble photos in our gallery of top shots? Go to ngm.com/more.