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Volume 14, Number 7 August/September 1963

In This Issue

August/September 1963
Alpine Islam

High in the Maritime Alps of southern France, a Muslim colony maintained a precarious foothold.

Biography Of A Star

It's taken mankind a long time to begin understanding how a star is born, lives, and dies.


Here's a picture tour that captures much of the dignity of this historic Saudi Arabian city.

How To Bring In An Oil Field

There's a lot more to putting an oil field on stream than merely drilling wells.

The Performance Of Shadows

During its heyday, the Karagoz puppet theater charmed—and chided—audiences in many lands of the Middle East.

They Called It "Atouronton"

At least five American Indian tribes bestowed on petroleum a prophetic name that meant "abundant" or "free in giving."