National Geographic : 1957 Dec
SPENDING Christmas in strange places is nothing new for members of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE staff, but writer-photographer Luis Marden is the only one thus far to spend most of the holiday under water. Free as a fish in his Aqua-Lung, he searched the floor of the Pacific off Pitcairn Island for a novel Christmas bounty: the remains of the ill starred ship burned by Fletcher Christian and his men after the mutiny on the Bounty in 1789. How the quest later succeeded is told in this issue by Mr. Marden-with 40 pages of his color photo graphs-in "I Found the Bones of the Bounty." The world has no more determined pursuer of a fascinating fact or a revealing picture than Foreign Editorial Staffman Luis Marden, whether the pursuit takes him 200 feet under the sea or six miles above the earth. Making photographs for a story on aviation medicine, he rode a screaming Air Force jet through 40 body-wracking parabolic curves to get the perfect pic ture to illustrate the phenomenon of weightlessness objects suspended in mid-air in the cockpit. This 23-year veteran of the National Geographic's staff was born 44 years ago in Boston. Using all the five foreign tongues he has acquired in roaming the world for the Magazine, he wishes you, on our behalf: Joyeux Noel Buon Natale Boas Festas Frohliche Weihnachten Feliz Navidad And a very Merry Christmas. RECO M ENDATION FOR / .. AND INQUIRY ABOUT JL IIeI f Members of The Society roam the world through the pages of their official journal, the NATIONAL GEO GRAPHIC MAGAZINE. Their enthusiastic nomination of friends for membership explains The Society's phe nomenal growth. Members receive the Magazine and its 10-color maps without cost beyond their annual dues, which are less than nonmember subscriptions. Those who are interested in The Society's work and its Magazine but do not know a member should inquire (below) concerning membership. ty.THE SECRETARY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY WASHINGTON 6, D. C. CANDIDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP (PLEASE PRINT) STREET CITY, ZONE, STATE MEMBERSHIP DUES OF $6.50 INCLUDE SUBSCRIPTION TO THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Please fill in section that applies: D- I NOMINATE for membership the candidate above. (Use separate sheet for additional nominations.) D (GIFT MEMBERSHIP) I nominate and enclose $ for dues of candidate shown at upper right. Please send gift card to recipient. O Yes Q No I] I DESIRE INFORMATION regarding membership and the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE. (Fill in upper form.) FOR CALENDAR YEAR 1958. $6.50 rate applies in United States, U.S. Poss., and Canada. Countries in the Postal Union of the Americas and Spain, $7.00 . Elsewhere, $8.00. (Determined by postage differentials.) Life Membership, $150.00 U.S. funds. Make remittances payable to and send direct to National Geographic Society. 12-57 NOMINATOR (PLEASE PRINT) STREET CITY, ZONE, STATE Members and others interested in The Society's work may make gifts or bequests of money, securities, or other property for "the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge." Such gifts are deductible for tax purposes.