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Volume 25, Number 1 January/February 1974

In This Issue

January/February 1974
The Ibis of Birecik
Written and photographed by Robert Arndt

On a narrow ledge in a small town in Turkey, the bald ibis, one of the world's rarest—and ugliest—birds, struggles to survive in an uncaring world.

Into the Highlands
Written by Elizabeth Monroe
Photographed by Harry St. John Bridger Philby

To map the frontiers of the new Saudi Arabia, H. St. John Philby set out on what would be the longest journey of his already extraordinary career.

Last Boat to Tabqa
Written by Carla Hunt
Photographed by Nik Wheeler

For a last look at the Euphrates as it was, a small band of romantics embark on a leisurely voyage down the Syrian segment of this historic waterway.