National Geographic : 1958 Jul
Irish, Welsh, and English, to whom more than one-third of all United States citizens proudly trace their origins. Lustrous place names spur imagination and scholarship: Nottingham stands guarding oaken mementos of Robin Hlood in Sherwood Forest. Macbeth's (lamis broods over Scot tish hills, and Hill of Tara crowns County Meath, where Irish kings once ruled. Crossed swords mark scenes of great bat tles, and open squares denote other places of special historical interest, from King Arthur's Castle on the Cornish coast to Bal moral Castle, Aberdeen residence .of the present royal family, and Sir Winston Church ill's Chartwell, south of London. Dotted triangles mark archeological ruins, ,ilbraryv of Congress and across Northumberland and Cumberland a crenelated line shows the Roman Wall built by Hadrian early in the 2d century to hold back marauding barbarians from the north. One modest place name looms large for all mankind: Harwell, in Berkshire west of London. Here British scientists, engaged in pacifying and harnessing the hydrogen bomb for power, have produced temperatures greater than those on the surface of stars. Members may obtain additional copies of all published Atlas Maps (50 cents each, postpaid) and the handsome Atlas Folio to bind them ($4.85, postpaid) by writing to the National (eographic Society, Dept. M, Washington 6, 1). C. All remittances payable in U. S. finds. For prices of large wall maps and other National (eographic publications, write for free catalogue.