National Geographic : 1967 Feb
WITH THE SPOTLIGHT of world at tention and concern beamed on Viet Nam and its neighbors, the National Geographic Society this month presents a new wall map of that part of the world-Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand. As graphic, accurate, and up to date as the Society's skilled cartographers can make it, the new map will enable members to follow the march of events in strife-torn Southeast Asia. More than 51/2 million copies have been produced for distribution as a special supple ment to the February GEOGRAPHIC and to meet the subsequent needs of members and Government agencies.* Peter T. White's article, "Behind the Head 190 lines in Viet Nam" (page 149), explores that unhappy country's cultural heritage; as a com panion piece, your Society's map makers have created a comprehensive guide to the region's unfamiliar geography, in record time and on the large scale of 30 miles to the inch. The Demilitarized Zone between North and South Viet Nam, averaging only six miles across, appears not as a line but as a swath a fifth of an inch wide. And 9,669 place names pinpoint both cities and obscure hamlets that *Additional copies of the map and a booklet-form index to its thousands of place names, with a special key to provinces and other administrative divisions, may be obtained by writing to Dept. 373, National Geographic Society, Washington, D. C. 20036. Maps, $1 each on pa per, or $2 on fabric; index, 50 cents; postage prepaid.