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135 pages. Features: Seeing the pandemic around the world: Photo graphers are known for roaming widely to document life on Earth. Despite being contrained by lockdowns and quarantines, they were still on the job *Why weren't we ready for this?: Science journalists have long cautined that the world as unprepared for pandemics such as COVID-19. The author explores why the warnings weren't heeded *We are not made for the new normal: In perilous times, our deepest human impulse is to draw close to each other-the very thing we've been told not to do in the wake of COVID-19 *When the virus came to Kenya: Staying safe from the Coronavirus can be an unaffordable luxury in one of the world's most unequal countries *Hands free of virus: A clean challenge. Some three billion people-40 percent of the global population-lack basic facilities at home to wash their hands with soap and water. Will the pandemic change that? *Mystery in Everest: Nearly a century ago, Andrew "Sandy" Irvine and Geroge Mallory vanished on Everest. Were they the first to make it to the top? *Roof of the world: See a drone's eye view and map of Earth's "third pole" *The looming crisis over water: The Indus River is vital to 270 million people *Making glaciers in Northern India: Ice towers help fight climate change effect *The Himalaya's ghost leopards: Conservation boosts snow leopard sightings *A new window into the weather: Everest stations will gauge climate change
National Geographic Society
Publication Date:1 July 2020
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