National Geographic : 2013 Jul
Dr. Porcupine needles are being redesigned to resemble a porcupine’s quill. Firsts and Lasts Our quiz tests your knowledge of exploration milestones. Burl Snatchers A burl is a lumpy growth on a tree trunk. Thieves crave them. Peruvian Priestess Archaeological finds attest to the power of women. Stormy Forecast Has climate change affected the intensity of hurricanes? The Final Rabbs’ Frog Toughie, a fringe-limbed tree frog, is the last of his kind. 19 136 138 4 6 8 10 16 Editor’s Note Letters Survival Guide VISIONS NG Connect The Moment Flashback On the Cover This illustration shows how the moon was likely born. A Mars-size protoplanet crashed into Earth billions of years ago. Rocky debris spun into space and formed our satellite within a century. Art by Dana Berry Your Shot FROM TOp: MATTHEW TWOMBLY, nGM STAFF; dAvId GuTTEnFELdER; REnA EFFEndI DIgItal EDItIONS July 2013 NEXt Contributions to the National Geographic Society are tax deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. tax code. Copyright © 2013 National Geographic Society All rights reserved. National Geographic and Yellow Border: Registered Trademarks ® Marcas Registradas. National Geographic assumes no responsibility for unsolicited materials. Printed in U.S.A. Subscriptions For subscriptions, gift memberships, or changes of address, contact Customer Service at ngmservice.com or call 1-800 -nGS-LInE (647-5463). Outside the u.S. and Canada please call +1-813-979-6845. Please recycle. PRiNTed oN 100% PeFC-CeRTiFied PAPeR Mars Rovers Interactive Graphic Get to know the vehicles that explore the red planet. Songbird Awakening Video The photographer tells how the story affected him. Transylvania Farmers Video See their beautiful land, their old-fashioned life. National Geographic is available on the ipad, the Kindle Fire, and the iphone.