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GEO: Un nouveau monde: la Terre: No. 117, Novembre 1988
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Editors: Robert Fiess and Hugues Néel.
Additional Contributors: Florence Théard, Jacques Hannebicque, Maurice Delauney, Ferdinand Deleris, Mireille Gignoux, Flavien Ranaivo, Christian Mériot, Yves Etél, Elisabeth Chapellier, and Frans Lanting.
Print ISSN: 0220-8245
Language: French
No. of Pages: 298
Dimensions: 214mm x 271mm x 13mm
Publication Frequency: Monthly

Item Identification Code (UID#): 383
Shelving Location: Periodicals: Geography: GEO; Geographical
Estimated Value: £5.00
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GEO: Un nouveau monde: la Terre

No. 117, Novembre 1988

[GEO: A new world: the Earth: No. 117, November 1988]
Prisma Presse (1988).
Softcover Journal

The cover feature of this issue of the French edition of GEO magazine is an article about Madagascar. This in-depth 45-page feature – simply entitled "Madagascar" – is the work of ten different authors, illustrated with 71 colour photographs and a large fold-out map.

Article Summary from Page 143

Bien avant d'être terre des hommes, «Madagasikara» fut la planète des autruches «éléphants», dont ce chasseur reconstitue de nos jours les œufs géants. Madagascar, nom aux syllabes sonores tintant sur les flots de l'océan Indien, évoque pour les Français un continent perdu de leur histoire coloniale: existe-t-il ailleurs un territoire d'une telle superficie qui ait accédé à l'indépendance en restant à demi vierge? Carrefour entre Asie et Afrique, la Grande Île tente aujourd'hui de sortir de son isolement politique et, bien qu'anémiée par son exil, fascine encore. Au seuil d'une année électorale, le peuple malgache, lui, n'est pas plus à l'abri des convulsions sociales que des cyclones naturels.

Article Summary from Page 143 (English Translation)

Well before man's arrival, "Madagasikara" was the domain of the elephant birds, whose hunters nowadays piece together their gigantic eggs. Madagascar – a name which resounds with the tinkling of the Indian Ocean waters – evokes for the French a lost continent of their colonial history: does there exist elsewhere a territory of such a size that achieved independence while still half-virgin? At the junction between Asia and Africa, the Great Island today tries to leave behind its political isolation and, although weakened by its exile, is still fascinating. With just one year until elections, the Malagasy people are no more sheltered from social convulsions than from natural cyclones.

Article Summary from Page 3

Géographie: L'île rouge sous tension. Carrefour de civilisations entre l'Asie et l'Afrique, la belle Madagascar est bien isolée avec ses divisions internes, ses difficultés économiques et ses problèmes écologiques.

Article Summary from Page 3 (English Translation)

Geography: The red island under tension. A meeting of civilizations between Asia and Africa, the beautiful Madagascar is isolated with its internal divisions, its economic difficulties and its ecological problems.

Contents

  • Madagascar
  • Invitation: Légende Vivante d'une Île-Continent
    [Invitation: Living Legend of an Island Continent]
  • Un Mystérieux Mariage Entre Deux Mondes
    [A Mysterious Marriage between Two Worlds]
  • Les Raisons d'une Longue Infortune
    [The Reasons for a Long Misfortune]
  • De la Décolonisation au Temps des Désillusions
    [Decolonization at a time of Disenchantment]
  • Entre la Tentation Plébiscite et la Voie de la Réforme
    [Between the Plebiscite Temptation and the Way of Reform]
  • Santé: Famine et Paludisme, deux Menaces en Suspens
    [Health: Starvation and Malaria, two Unresolved Threats]
  • Carte: Madagascar, son Patrimoine et ses Richesses Naturelles
    [Map: Madagascar, its Heritage and Natural Wealth]
  • Le Bestiaire le Plus Surprenant du Livre de la Nature
    [The Most Surprising Collection in the Book of Nature]
  • Tout les Tribus Dialoguent avec les Morts
    [All the Tribes Converse with the Dead]
  • Un Sagesse qui se Transmet en Dictons
    [A Wisdom Passed on through Sayings]
  • Guide
  • Le Drapeau des Visiteurs
    [The Flag of the Visitors]
  • Bois de Rose et Pierres de Lune
    [Rosewood and Moonstone]
  • Foie Gras à la Malgache
    [Malagasy Foie Gras]
  • Le Train qui Danse sur les Rails
    [The Train that Dances on the Rails]

Notes

  • The article includes photographs by Frans Lanting, Olivier Martel, Florence Théard, Jean-Loup Charmet, Jacques Hannebicque, and P. Guis. The fold-out map is by Maurice Campan.

Condition of Item

Good. Front cover torn near base of spine. Some detached pages have been repaired.

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