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THE

GEOGRAPHICALMAGAZINE

The whole of the licence fee paid by the publishers of the geographical magazine to the Royal Geographical Society is assigned to a fund for the advancement of exploration and research and the promotion of geographical knowledge. The fund is administered by a Board of

Trustees, whose Chairman is the President of the Royal Geographical Society or his nominee.

Founded by Michael Huxley in 1935

Volume LVII

Foreword

The f irs t 50 years

21st century B r ita in

Power to the world

GOLDEN JUBILEE NUMBER, MAY 1985

H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh

The Geographical Magazine 1935- 1985

More technology and even more people

Enough energy by 2035

lain Bain

Peter Hall

Peter Odell

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P rofile: Geography

C lim a tes past and fu tu re

Abyssinia 1935 E th iopia 1985

The te rraces o f Luzon

Charting the W ahiba sand sea

IBERIA 7 ‘Everything under the sun’

Half-century of change

Clues from ice sheets and sea beds

'Untamed' independent empire Contrast within afamine-hit country

8th wonder of the world crumbles away

New RGS expedition to Oman

Spain's tourist industry

Michael Wise

David Q.Bowen

Major R.Cheesman Don Robertson

Christopher Bain

Ron Cooke

Manuel Valenzuela

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TRAVEL W est from A laska Beyond the beach

Journeys

Expedition Base

Reviews

Cover

Atka in the Aleutians Sun of the fields

Wahiba Sands, Oman. Photograph; Ron Cooke

Miles Clark Peter Heck

Nigel Winser

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© Geographical Press Ltd, 1985. THE GEOGRAPHICAL MAGAZINE, 1Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR. Telephone: 01-584 4436. Telegrams: Boundless, London SW7. Prices quoted in this issue were correct at the time of going to press. Distributed by Magnum Distribution Ltd, 18-20 Farringdon Lane, London EC1R 3AU. Telephone: 01-253 3135. Subscription rates: UK £15.50; USA and Canada $35.00; other overseas £21. Subscription Department: THE GEOGRAPHICAL MAGAZINE, % Magnum Distribution Ltd, Watling Street, Milton Keynes MK2 2BW. Telephone: 0908 71981. US Mailing Agent: Expediters of the Printed Word Ltd, 527 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Frequency of issue: Monthly. Annual subscription rate: $35.00. 2nd class postage paid New York, NY ISSN No. 0016-741X.

Editor: lain Bain

Art Editor: Ashley Pope

Asst. Editor: Carmel Pavageau Asst. Art Editor: Jean Lidbrooke

Geography Editor: Derek Leather

Sub-Editor: Heather Townshend

Advertisement Manager: Steven Goldsmith

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