|National Geographic, October 01, 1957, Vol.CXII, Issue Four, p.535.|
Spring in Paris
|National Geographic, October 01, 1936, Vol.LXX, Issue Four, p.501.|
Spring for Some, but Not All
|National Geographic,February 01, 1983, Vol.163, Issue 2, p.206.|
Spring can come in fits and starts--we're no strangers to that in the Midwest. But in some parts of the world, the division between seasons is event more fluid, even dangerous. In this article from 1983, the author explores the lives of people who live in what he calls “the Soviet artic.” For these people, the birth of reindeer is a notable springtime event, “like the gathering of a new harvest.” The author is quick to point out though that “despite the thawing of the frosts and the sun's warmth...an unexpected blizzard may blow up, and defenseless reindeer calves can die.”
These articles give a sense of the breadth of material you can access in our National Geographic subscription, even when you focus on a particular topic like spring. So, I invite you to try it out and start exploring the world, one page at a time!
Can I access these resources from home?
With a valid Des Plaines Public Library, any of the links above should take you right to the online resource.
Don't have a library card? Stop by sometime and get one. Any Des Plaines resident can apply.
Want to read more?
“Eastern Redbud Heralds Spring with a Blush.” National Geographic 1 Oct. 1957: 535+. National Geographic Virtual Library. Web. 8 Mar. 2013.
“Paris in Spring” by Maynard Owen Williams. National Geographic 1 Oct. 1936: 501+. National Geographic Virtual Library.
“People of the Long Spring” by Dean Conger Dean and Yuri Rytkheu. National Geographic 1 Feb. 1983: 206+. National Geographic Virtual Library.