Epilogue For Titanic - National Geographic - October 1987

National Geographic Magazine, October 1987 - Epilogue For Titanic

Front Cover of the National Geographic Magazine for October 1987. GGA Image ID # 103e09b502

COVER: A colorfully clad Saudi youngster will don the traditional veil of her companion at puberty. Photograph by Jodi Cobb.

Robert Ballard's hope that Titanic should remain undisturbed was not realized. Last July (1986) a French expedition began to retrieve artifacts from the wreck site. Its actions were roundly criticized as grave robbing - for the line between curiosity and acquisitiveness seems to have been crossed.



Women of Arabia

Caught up in modernization, Saudi Arabia's culture still sequesters the lives of its women, according to an American who has lived there, Marianne Alireza. Photographs by Jodi Cobb. - Page 423

Epilogue For Titanic

Robert D. Ballard explains an extraordinary 108-photo mosaic, two years in the making, showing the sunken ship at rest on the sea-floor. Paintings by Ken Marschall depict Ballard's exploration of the doomed liner. - Page 454

The Man Who Made Time Stand Still

Harold E. "Doc" Edgerton, a pioneer of the strobe flash, has changed the way we look at the world. A profile by Erla Zwingle, with photographs by Edgerton and Bruce Dale. - Page 464

North Carolina's Outer Banks: Awash in Change

Wind and sea endlessly contour the shores and barrier islands of North Carolina. Lately, man has added a controversial hand, says Charles E. Cobb, Jr. Photographs by David Alan Harvey. - Page 484

Results of the Smell Survey

A year ago some 1.5 million Society members responded to a study of the least understood human sense. Researchers Avery N. Gilbert and Charles J. Wysocki discuss the findings. - Page 514

Baltistan: The 20th Century Comes to Shangri-la

Brought by warfare that still sputters, the modern age is fast transforming this remote Karakoram mountain realm, as Galen and Barbara Cushman Rowell discover. - Page 526

Publication Information

The National Geographic Magazine Is the Journal of The National Geographic Society Founded 1888

  • Title: National Geographic
  • Issue: Vol. 172, No. 4, October 1987
  • Pagination: 697 - 834
  • Dimensions: 17.5 x 25.5 x 7 cm
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