National Geographic : 2012 May
OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY VoL.221•No.5 "No foreigners are allowed on third class, "he barks. "Forbidden!" page 78 A Show of Hands Humans, of course, have them. So do bats, cats, dolphins, elephants, and frogs. Our artwork takes you inside these useful appendages. By Carl Zimmer Illustrations by Bryan Christie Iceland's Resilient Beauty Icelanders and sheep have taken a toll, but the volcanic-glacial landscape is still astonishing. By Robert Kunzig Photographs by Orsolya and Erlend Haarberg The Race to Rescue Koalas Megan Aitken drives Australian streets, saving marsupials that face urban hazards and disease. By Mark Jenkins Photographs by Joel Sartore Bringing the Civil War to Life In the 1860s combat artists captured battlefield drama. Today reenactors reimagine the conflict. By Harry Katz Photographs by Richard Barnes Special Poster: The March to Gettysburg/ Civil War to Civil Rights A Showboating Bird To woo a mate, a male manakin might make music with its wings...or do the moonwalk. By Dan Koeppel Photographs by Tim Laman Egypt in the Moment A Nile journey reveals how the revolution is playing out far from its epicenter in Tahrir Square. By Jeffrey Bartholet Photographs by Alex Majoli JOEL SARTORE May A car hit Harley the koala. To heal his two broken limbs, the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital put him in colorful casts.