National Geographic : 2011 Feb
The Evolution of Feathers Opium Wars From Relics to Reefs Under Paris Snub-Nosed Monkeys 32 58 84 104 126 Their origin may have had nothing to do with flight. By Carl Zimmer Photographs by Robert Clark Art by Xing Lida A key step toward Afghan peace is to wipe out poppies. By Robert Draper Photographs by David Guttenfelder Fish can't resist a sunken subway car, tank, or ship. By Stephen Harrigan Photographs by David Doubilet You'll find bones, stones, and legal---and illegal---tourism. By Neil Shea Photographs by Stephen Alvarez Their odd face may help them weather China's cold. By Jennifer S. Holland Photographs by Cyril Ruoso FEBRUARY 2011 • VOL. 219 • NO. 2 OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY How does a male king bird of paradise in New Guinea impress a would-be mate? By shaking its curiously coiled tail feathers.