National Geographic : 2010 Jun
• INSIDE GEOGRAPHIC Society Updates PHOTOS: JAMES BALOG NG BOOKS In My Father, the Captain, Jean-Michel Cousteau portrays life with his legendary father, who inspired millions to care about the sea and its creatures. In honor of what would have been Jacques Cousteau's 100th year, this memoir---based on the original French best seller---is in stores now ($26). NG CHANNEL Renowned shark scientist Michael Domeier spent the past decade studying great whites off the coast of Mexico. Now, with a team of ace anglers, he takes his work even further in Expedition Great White, a new Sunday night series premiering June6at10p.m.onthe National Geographic Channel. INTERACTIVE NGM The digital version of National Geographic takes the print edition a step beyond with added maps, photographs, and video, all tailored for the elec- tronic experience. Learn more at nationalgeographic.zinio.com. GeoPuzzle Answers MEARA ASSN PAT OGRES DICTA ELI HOLDTHEFOHN AIM SNOW ASTO JACKO ISNT PIONEER ICANTGETINUIT DICEY ANG LOST EAT EMERGES WOE SOIL MXS AGENT VISITINGNORSE STEELIE IAGO HEDDA NABE DOGE OSUAMODELAFJORD ALT STERE RONIN LAY TROT OBAMA Adam LeWinter installs a camera on the Greenland ice sheet (top). Back at the airport hangar, team members sort their gear before flying home (above). ON ASSIGNMENT IceGauge "It'slikeChristmasDay when you open up those cameras, " says photographer James Balog, referring to the dozens he has stationed around the globe and programmed to snap at regular intervals. The collection is part of the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS), an ongoing project he created to document climate change in glacial landscapes. While on assign- ment for this issue's "Melt Zone" story, Balog and his assistant, engineer Adam LeWinter, used their EIS techniques to record the shifting melt channels of Greenland. Working 50 miles from the nearest town, the team's long packing list included tents, genera- tors, batteries, and climbing gear. "All that stuff weighed somewhere on the order of 1,200 pounds," estimates Balog. The payoff, he says, is in the pictures: "You see a vanished past that has returned."