National Geographic : 1938 Dec
732 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE BENEATH HIGH-TENSION POWER LINES BEDOUINS PITCH A GOAT-HAIR TENT OF A TYPE UNCHANGED SINCE THE DAYS OF ABRAHAM In the background is seen a railroad grade and one of the airplane hangars of Haifa. Such are the contrasts of life in the swiftly changing Near East; and last to yield is the nomad. Photographs by W. Robert Moore THIS DESERT-GOING BAGHDAD-DAMASCUS BUS IS AIR-COOLED AND WAS "MADE IN U.S .A." Temperature was 111 degrees Fahrenheit when the picture was taken at Baghdad's airport, but inside the stainless-steel bus, operated by the Nairn Transport Company, it was only 76. Now, in a few hours, these huge high-speed cars make the trip that once took camels many days.