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National Geographic Magazine - August 1998

In 1991 high-intensity lighting systems allowed filmmakers to record Titanic in unprecedented detail. Here, made possible with computer-video-editing tools, are never before seen 3-D images from that expedition.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

National Geographic Magazine, August 1998 - Titanic in 3-D

AUGUST 1998

Return to Mars

Twenty-one years after NASA landed its first emissary on the red planet, Pathfinder touched down on July 4, 1997, and recorded images and data that astounded the world. - Page 2

  • BY WILLIAM R. NEWCOTT
  • IMAGES BY NASA/JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
  • Tear-out: 3-D glasses for viewing photographs of Mars and Titanic

Orangutans in the Wild

Backbreaking fieldwork and meticulous attention to scientific detail bring a deeper understanding of the elusive red apes of the Borneo rain forest. - Page 30

  • BY CHERYL KNOTT
  • PHOTOGRAPHS BY TIM LAMAN

New York's Chinatown

As immigration to New York surges, this vibrant Manhattan neighborhood provides Chinese newcomers a familiar setting in which to build their American dream. Page 58

  • BY JOEL L. SWERDLOW
  • PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHIEN-CHI CHANG

Bottlenose Whales

At home in pitch-dark depths lethal to most marine mammals, these cetaceans may be the deepest divers of all. - Page 78

  • BY DOUGLAS H. CHADWICK
  • PHOTOGRAPHS BY FLIP NICKLIN

The Dawn of Humans

South Africa yields fossil evidence that challenges old assumptions about humankind's beginnings. Page 90

  • BY LEE BERGER
  • PHOTOGRAPHS BY KENNETH GARRETT
  • ART BY JOHN GURCHE

Indonesia's Plague of Fire

Unchecked fires smolder throughout the rain forests of Sumatra and Borneo, spawning respiratory illness, traffic accidents, and food shortages across Southeast Asia. Page 100

  • BY LEWIS M. SIMONS
  • PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL. YAMASHITA

Titanic: Tragedy in Three Dimensions

Computer-aided editing transforms scenes from a diver's video into extraordinary still lifes of the somber wreck lying 12,500 feet below the surface. - Page 120

  • BY JOSEPH B. MacINNIS
  • PHOTOGRAPHS BY EMORY KRISTOF

Departments

  • Behind the Scenes Forum
  • Geographica
  • From the Editor
  • Flashback
  • Point of View
  • On Television
  • Earth Almanac
  • Interactive
  • On Assignment

The Cover

Setting out to explore the Martian landscape, the rover Sojourner rolls toward a rock that scientists have named Barnacle Bill. View with the 3-D glasses enclosed. Image data by NASA/JPL; processing and color by Randolph Kirk, USGS

Publication Information

  • Title: National Geographic
  • Issue: Vol. 194, No. 2, August 1998
  • Pagination: 697 - 834
  • Dimensions: 17.5 x 25.5 x 7 cm

 

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