By M. E. Schuman Translated from the Karange dialect of Shona, Zimbabwe means "houses of stones” Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, was a bustling city in 1992 as my partner and I stepped off a local bus from the airport. With backpacks and a city map we wandered until we found a room in a guesthouse as we looked for a car to rent. A year earlier while we were exploring Tikal, watching the sunset from the tallest ruin in the jungle, we listened to a story about a safe and easy
By M. E. Schuman We have all seen pictures of Polar Bear walking on the ice but have you ever wondered what lives below the ice? Deep water corals thrive in the icy waters from the Arctic of North America to the fjords of Norway. With the introduction of sophisticated underwater technology scientists have discovered a productive underworld of life never seen before. While researching and writing a series of wildlife narratives for a project on the North Slope, I learned that
By M. E. Schuman Micronesia represents four archipelagos with over 2,100 islands that has attracted scuba divers from all over world. Together the group of islands cover 1,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean: the Caroline Islands (Federated States of Micronesia and Palau), the Marshall Islands, the Mariana Islands (Northern Mariana and Guam), and the Gilbert Islands (Republic of Kiribati). The most spectacular for divers is Truk, Palau, and Yap providing endless exploration
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