National Geographic : 1993 Aug
The accent on the bad side of Cairo seemed some how unfair. The life of the average Cairene was not displayed at all, not to mention the pomp and lux ury of the old bourgeoisie. NOUR EL DIN EL KHOLI Alexandria, Egypt With both insight and sensitivity you brought to light aspects of the city often forgotten. Your arti cle has inspired our tour agency to consider includ ing more of the authentic side of Cairo as well as the plentiful historical and tourist sites. RASHA RAMZY Atlanta, Georgia Alone Across the Arctic Crown Keith Nyitray has captured my imagination with his compelling account of his trek through the harsh wilderness. To face hardship for the sole pur pose of fulfilling a dream gives the rest of us the hope, courage, and persistence we need to fulfill our own dreams, despite life's many setbacks. LOUISE HOELSCHER Varennes, Quebec After reading Nyitray's article, I have only one question-why? ROBERT B. CARTER Towson, Maryland As I am anticipating my own trip to Alaska's Brooks Range, I thoroughly enjoyed this preview. Parts of the tale began to ring hollow, however, in Nyitray's attacks on the very things in "civiliza tion" that made his journey possible. For example, he took a ride on a gasoline-powered motorboat but was offended by fumes from the trans-Alaska pipeline. The luxury of his journey was possible only because of the development he disdains. JENNIFER L. ASKEY Boulder, Colorado Deadly Ambush in the Serengeti An article on the giant crocodiles themselves would have been better, with more information on the animals and less focus on their eating habits. Lois E. GRACE San Jose, California One picture would have been enough. There are so many aesthetic things to show besides an unfortu nate beast being devoured alive. ELEANOR MCBRIDE Anza, California All of the photographs were very graphic, but two stood head and shoulders above the rest. Pages 98 9 and 102-103 show how brutally effective nature is when left to its own devices. They support the truism that some organisms die so that other organisms may live. GIL DOERING Mountain View, California not included.) that naturally occur in any battery). They may not save the world, but it's a step in the right direction.