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Volume 40, Number 6 November/December 1989

In This Issue

November/December 1989
Better by Design
Written by Gerry Loughran
Photographs courtesy of Aga Khan Award for Architecture

From a one-family compound in Turkey to a 45,000-unit housing program in Bangladesh, the Muslim world's finest architectural projects win not only the praise of their users, but a prestigious international award as well.

Written by Akram Khater
Photographed by John Feeney

From Somalia and Sudan come hard-baked camel drivers and their stock, from Egypt breeders of camels and donkeys, and from all of Cairo vendors of carts and harnesses, bells and saddles - all to Imbaba, to buy and sell.

Jordan's Royal Falcons
Written and photographed by Bill Lyons

Daring young men flying stubby, bright-red biplanes, the Royal Falcons thrill their audiences and awe the experts at air shows around the world with knife-edge passes, formation rolls and other aerobatic maneuvers.

Last of the Mohicans
Written by John Lawton
Photographed by Nik Wheeler

In a small town in Turkey, the bald ibis's long struggle has ended: The last wild adult bird has disappeared from Birecik. The flock fell victim to accident, progress, pesticides and, finally, to well-meant efforts to save it.

Presenting... Saudi Arabia
Written by Piney Kesting
Photographed by Robert Azzi

In cities across the United States, Saudi Arabia is offering Americans an unmatched opportunity to get to know the land, history and people of the kingdom. They are richly presented in a remarkable national exhibition.

A Vision of Peace
Written by William Tracy

Peace is a dream and a hope most of all for that generation of Lebanon's children that has grown up knowing no peace, but only the horrible reality of war. Mustafa Tahoukji's painting is an expression of his dreams.