Nakladatelství NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
December 1983, Vol. 164, No. 6
The glorious "Rome of the East" fell 1453 but much of its heritage can be traced in Western culture, laws, and religious concepts. Merle Severy and James L. Stanfield document the "Gifts of Golden Byzantium." A large double map portrays modern and historical Europe.
A community of 20 monasteries where pious men work and pray separated from the world, Greece´s Mount Athos is a living reflection of Byzantine culture.
Village From the Past
Small isolated Ólimbos on the Greek island of Kárpathos still celebrates Easter with many Byzantine customs, reports returning native Maria Nicolaidis-Karanikolas
A Wild, Ill-fated Ballon Race
Balloonist from around the world gathered in Paris last June to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first manned ballon flights. One of participants, Cynthia Shields, tells of her harrowing flight amid stormy weather. Tragically, the event claimed the lives of Americans Maxie Anderson and Don Ida.
Good Life in the Low Country
The grace and traditions of the Old South survive amid 20th-century development. John Putman and Annie Griffiths explore the island-fringed coast from Savannah to Charleston.
Cock-of-the-Rock: Jungle Dandy
In the rain forest of Suriname, a little-known bird plays out an elaborate courtship ritual, chronicled by ornitologist Pepper W. Trail.
Autor recenze: Coffee Cooler