Harry was the first, and he was a disaster. But by 1920, Australia had imported some 20,000 camels to help explore the continent and lay the New nation’s foundations. Those camels’ feral offspring are proving valuable today.
The building of the Sackler Gallery of Far and Near Eastern Art broke new ground in more ways than one. But with skylights, windows and reflectors, the new museum's architecture makes light of its underground location.
When quail thunder up from the golden wheat, the hunters launch their feathered missiles. Wild-trapped sparrow hawks are still everybody's springtime sport in two towns on Tunisia's Cap Bon peninsula.
E. M. Forster's path to his great Indian novel went by way of Alexandria, where he spent three wartime years observing, thinking and writing. Egypt matured his vision of life and enriched his examination of the human heart.
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Anything that’s important to acountry can turn up on its stamps, and the oil industry has been crucial to the development and history of many nations. The result: a new, challenging and varied philatelic specialty.
The dew, the dunes and the drought-resistant trees of a pocket-sized desert in Oman yielded some of their secrets to scientists' intensive scrutiny. The data make the Wahiba Sands a valuable scientific resource in themselves.