National Geographic : 2013 Jan
148 national geographic • January 2013 Photos: Alexis siggers, Ngt (toP); NANcy stoNe, ChiCago Tribune (sAloPek) A WAlk Through Time this month Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Paul salopek sets off on his quest to follow the path of human migration—on foot. starting in ethiopia, where modern humans first evolved, he’ll walk out of Africa, through the Middle east, across central Asia, north to siberia, then sail the Bering strait and traverse the entire Americas before finally reaching Patagonia. in all, the journey will take six or seven years to complete, and along the way salopek will share stories, photographs, and videos at nationalgeographic.com/outofeden. ng connect every month this page features our staff picks of National geographic society products and events. For more go to nglive.org. Free Download of the month efterklang Piramida in August 2011 the Danish band efterklang visited Piramida, an abandoned mining settlement on Spitsbergen, Norway. After spending nine days exploring the ghost town, the indie rockers came back with more than a thousand field recordings, many of which have been incorporated into their new album. Download a song at natgeomusic.net/free. NatioNal GeoGraphic oN tV trip Book expeditioN 125 YeArS this book documents the adventures, discoveries, and innovations that define National geographic’s quest to cover “the world and all that’s in it.” More than 600 photos accompany a rich chronicle of the society’s life so far. Find it in stores now ($50). TrAvel WiTh The ProS there’s a team of experts aboard every voyage of the national geographic explorer. this 148-passenger vessel can reach the far corners of the world and is fully equipped with underwater cameras, kayaks, and Zodiac landing craft. For departures bound for Antarctica, south America, and beyond, see ngexpeditions.com/explorer. The Next Frontiers National geographic has been exploring the world for 125 years. this special celebrates that spirit by taking you into the labs of scientific pioneers, including engineer Albert yu-Min lin (left), whose technological advances might help him locate the tomb of genghis khan. Witness lin’s work and more—from lightning chasing to DNA tracing— this month on the National geographic channel.