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Volume 32, Number 1 January/February 1981

In This Issue

January/February 1981
Down the Gorge
Written and photographed by Richard Bangs

What could be more delightful than an exploratory raft trip down the Choruh and the Euphrates - two of Turkey's great rivers? And what, at moments, could be more terrifying?

From Suqs to Supermarkets
Written by George W. Windsor
Photographed by Burnett H. Moody

In the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, as well as in Riyadh and Jiddah, the Western style supermarket has locked horns with the traditional suq in a battle of the old ways and the new.

A History of the World
Written by Paul Lunde and Rosalind Mazzawi

In London last July, Sotheby's -for a record $2,017,050 - sold a 120-page illuminated manuscript-Rashid al-Din's magnificent work, Jarni' al-Tawarikh. This is the history of that history.

The Lakes of Egypt
Written by Tor Eigeland and Martin Love

Lakes in Egypt? Yes. Seven of them which are sizable, beautiful and valuable, which provide food, jobs and recreation, but also - to those who wish to preserve them - present problems.