en zh es ja ko pt

Volume 22, Number 3 May/June 1971

In This Issue

May/June 1971
The Birdman of Rafah
Written by Brainerd S. Bates
Photographed by Khalil Abou El Nasr

Like all hunters, Reda Abdul-Samad found the migratory birds irresistible targets as they swarmed down on this island of green in the gravel plains of northern Arabia. Until one day...

Building on Tradition
Written by Friedrich Ragette
Photographed by Burnett H. Moody

There was a time when any suggestion that traditional Arab forms could be married to modern architecture would have been laughed off the drawing boards. But not, we think, any longer.

The Caves of Cappadocia
Written and photographed by William Tracy

The tortured ravines of Cappadocia might well have been scratched out by the devil, but the wondrous frescoed caves which honeycomb them are surely inspired by God.

Written by Elias Antar

Deep in the earth, vast land masses, straining against each other, suddenly shift; high above, the land buckles and heaves in nature's most terrifying cataclysm.

A Man of Many Names
Written by Paul Lunde
Illustrated by Penny Williams-Yaqub

In Egypt they call him Goha, in Italy Jugale, in Turkey Nasreddin, but everywhere they laugh at the impudent wit of one of history's wisest fools.

The Tribe of Morning
Written by John K. Cooley
Photographed by Tor Eigeland

In the quiet hours at dawn they begin to gather along the Beirut shoreline, almost unnoticed, somehow outside the hectic daily round of the city.