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THE GEOGRAPHICAL

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Contents VOL. XXXVI, NO. 3 JULY 1963

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ISRAEL 1948-1963

By Willem van de Poll .

THE SLATE QUARRIES OF LLAN­

BERIS Notes and photographs by Thomas A.

Wilkie . . . . 138 JENKINSON'S TRAVELS TO THE

CASPIAN By E. Halladay

CRETE: ISLAND OF THE MINOTAUR

By Nigel Cameron

CLIMBING IN THE SOVIET PAMIRS

By Ralph Jones

125

144

152

164

EARTHQUAKES

By David L. Niddrie

TRAVEL NOTES: DAY OUT FROM

LONDON By H. Dennis Jones

174

ii

HOW TO GET THERE

By H. Dennis Jones

THE WORLD IN BOOKS

By Ivy Davison iii

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