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1888, the magazine of the National Geographic Society has brought the
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photographs, illustrated maps and compelling stories that bring natural
history, culture, science and the various regions of the globe to life.
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curiosity. I will continue to be a loyal subscriber for years to come. Content issue National Geographic - February 2010 PDF:
One Cubic Foot
FEBRUARY 2010 • VOL. 217 • NO. 2
A Mormon splinter group is neighborly—and notorious.
By Scott Anderson Photographs by Stephanie Sinclair
Guess how many creatures you’ll fi nd in a cube of soil or sea.
By Edward O. Wilson Photographs by David Liittschwager
Threats include shifting glaciers and salmon farms.
By Verlyn Klinkenborg Photographs by Maria Stenzel
They hunt. They herd. They charm snakes. And they’re in crisis.
By John Lancaster Photographs by Steve McCurry
The telescope now sees more clearly than ever.
In the Congo they seem as intrigued by us as we are by them.
By Joshua Foer Photographs by Ian Nichols
On the Cover
On a bone-chilling day, Utah patriarch
Joe Jessop poses with his wives and
some of his well-behaved progeny .
Photo by Stephanie Sinclair
Since 1893 elongated pennies have
commemorated fairs, wars, disasters, and more.
The sleek swimmers are designed to
patrol the water for pollution.
Bolts fl ash over a Venezuelan lake 200 days
a year, and the intensity is increasing.
Name That Element
The periodic table welcomes its newest—and
heaviest—addition, named for Copernicus.
A biologist thinks globe skimmer dragonfl ies go
on a multigenerational, 11,000-mile trek.
THE BIG IDEA
Turning Mars Into Earth 30
Can we transform the frozen, thin-aired
orb into a habitable planet?
Editor’s Note 4
Your Shot 12
Visions of Earth 14
Inside Geographic 146