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THE

GEOGRAPHICAL

MAGAZINE

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Founded by M ic h a e l H u x le y in 1 9 3 5

Holed up in the army p age 6

Guarded success p age 19

Source of plenty? p age 2 4

It's not all downhill p age 50

M A R C H 1 9 8 8

C O V E R S T O R Y H u m a n t o l l o f a r e d - l i g h t z o n e

R e g im e n t s o f w o m e n

D e e p s e c r e t s

The geography of prostitution. Part I: The East

How the U S trains female soldiers

Underwater exploration enters a new era

IT A L Y T h e s y s t e m i s d e a d — l o n g l i v e t h e s y s t e m

Flouting the rules to win

M I G H T Y R I V E R S O F T H E W O R L D R i c h e s o f t h e N i l e Feeding of the 50 million

S w e e t t a s t e o f f r e e d o m

T h e p a t t e r n s o f f i r e

Mauritius celebrates 20 years of independence

Historic legacy of fire insurance plans

F R O N T I E R S : T H E W O R L D O F E X P L O R A T IO N

W i l d e r n e s s w i t h g o u t y t r e e s

Kimberley, Australia: the RGS explores

T R A V E L P e a k c o n d i t i o n in t h e A l p s

On your bike —across Switzerland

J o u r n e y s

R e v i e w s

The world in books

W in e

Corsican classics

C o v e r p i c t u r e : A young prostitute in a Bangkok bar. Clients choose by naming the badge number

Paul Williams 2

Keith Bernstein 6

Derek Towers 1 2

Russell King 1 9

Geoff Petts 2 4

Paul Curran 3 3

Gw yn Rowley 3 8

Andrew Goudie and Martin Sands 4 2

Aubrey Diem 5 0

5 3

5 5

lain Stevenson 6 0

Photograph: Paul Williams

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Editor: D avid G w y n Jones

A r t Editor: A sh le y Pope

G eography Editor: John H enry Bell A d v e r t is em e n t M anager: Raymond Lawrence

A s s t . Editor: C a rm e l Pavageau A s s t . A r t Editor: Jean L id b rooke P roduction Sub-Editor: Jane Porter 2 3 -2 7 Tudor S t.. London EC4Y 0HR 0 1 -5 8 3 9 1 9 9 e x t 3 7 5

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