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National Geographic Magazine (January 2010)


National Geographic, formerly the National Geographic Magazine, is the official journal of the National Geographic Society. It published its first issue in 1888, just nine months after the Society itself was founded. It is immediately identifiable by the characteristic yellow frame that surrounds its front cover.




JANUARY 2010 · VOL. 217 . NO. 1


A Better Life With Bionics 34 The blind can see, a one-armed woman can fold her shirts.

By Josh Fischman Photographs by Mark Thiessen


Sublime Scottish Islands 54 Some call the Hebrides bleak. They're not paying attention.

By Lynne Warren Photographs by Jim Richardson


Asia's Wildlife Trade 78 Demand for pets and medicines drives illegal trafficking.

By aryan Christy Photographs by Mark Leong


Restless Spirits 108 In modern-day China, the dead still make demands.

By Peter Hessler Photographs by Ira Block


Befriending Nemo 120 Clownfish captivate moviegoers, scientists-and anemones.

By James Prosek Photographs by David Doubiler


The Singapore Solution 132 The "minister mentor" wields a big carrot and a big stick.

By Mark Jacobson Photographs by David McLain



Backing Big Cats

The NGS Big Cats Initiative aims to keep top

felines from sliding toward extinction



Wanted: Moon Rocks

NASA has a cache. Samples are sold on

eBay. Then there's the black market.



The Cost of Care

Which count ry leads the world in health

care spending per person?



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