From Pakistan's Khyber Pass to Bangladesh, author Paul Theroux and photographer Steve McCurry travel a monumental rail system, where every day ten million passengers ride six thousand trains on . . .
India's Railway Lifeline 744
Railroad historian Michael G. Satow tells the colorful story of Britain's legacy to her former colony.
Hagi: Where Japan's Revolution Began751
A remote castle town, home of a remarkable teacher-warrior and his disciples, launched the 19th-century revolution that modernized Japan. By N. Taylor Gregg, with photographs by Sam Abell, paintings by Kinuko Y. Craft, and a special map supplement.
The Ant and Her World 774
Each member of this all-female society knows her job and does it. Caryl P. Haskins introduces the strikingly different . . .
Ways of the Ant779
Some are hunters and gatherers, weavers, cultivators, and stock breeders. Others are kidnappers, slaveholders, or con artists. Bert Holldobler describes the most successful of the social insects. Paintings by John D. Dawson, illustrations text by Alice J. Hall.
Eskimo Hunters of the Bering Sea814
Outboard motors, videotape players, and the prospect of nearby oil drilling have not shaken Eskimo dedication to ancestral traditions, as Brad Reynolds and photographer Don Doll discover in Alaska's Toksook Bay.
COVER: Belching smoke and steam, an engine rolls past India's Taj Mahal at Agra. Photograph by Steve McCurry.
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