National Geographic : 1996 Nov
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Geguide Where on the World? IF YOU RODE in a NASA space shuttle, zooming along at 17,500 miles an hour, you'd see views like these. Peering through a window at Earth, about 150 miles below, could you answer the fol lowing questions? An atlas or globe will help. m In the photograph that includes the Sinai Peninsula (above), can you identify three well known seas and parts of five countries? A famous canal is also visible. Can you find and name it? Why is it significant to shipping and trade? m In the photograph of part of New England (top right) can you locate Rhode Island's capital city, at the head of a major bay-and name the city and the bay? What other state's even larger capital city is visible on what even larger bay? A retreating Ice Age glacier left deposits that created Cape Cod and two large islands nearby. What are their names? What are theirnames? Relic of a catastrophic 1980 eruption, I The Hudson, Harlem, and East Rivers sur Mount St. Helens's ruptured summit round the island of Manhattan (pages 24-5). Mount St. Helens's ruptured summit (above)-seen in 1994 from 161 miles Can you distinguish the rivers? Can you find the George Washington Bridge, linking Manhattan up-stands above a scarred landscape. From 173 miles the Sinai Peninsula with New Jersey? What are the veins of light Fo les the Sinai Peninsu that web the landscape? (top left) shows age-old barrenness. thatwebt l " i i rr ji From 145 miles Massachusetts's Cape m Although human settlement has affected the From 145 miles Massachusetts's Cape Cod seems to flex its muscle. waters of the Amazon Basin, other factors play a major role in the Amazon River's muddy dis charge into the Atlantic Ocean (pages 22-3). What features of the river account for its color? USE GEOGUIDE ALONG WITH THE ARTICLE "ORBIT: THE ASTRONAUTS' VIEW OF HOME" IN THIS ISSUE TO CAPTURE THE INTEREST OF YOUNG READERS AND STIMULATE DISCUSSION WITH THEM.