National Geographic : 1954 Dec
a) INatlOnal ueograpnlc society 4 The Sun Does Most of the Work in a Seaside Salt Plant Mediterranean water, pumped by windmills, evapo rates and leaves coarse salt crystals in these concrete pans on the Lebanese shore. The near-by city of Tripoli was a strong point on the Crusaders' coastal route to Jerusalem. 836 Kodachromes by National geographic Photographer Davld S. Boyer + Cottonseed, Once Thrown Away, Now Yields Oil and Cattle Feed Christian knights found a widespread weaving in dustry in the Near East. Muslin takes its name from Mosul, a city in present-day Iraq. Northern Syria grows the cotton for a modern textile plant in Tripoli. This coastal freighter loads cottonseed.