Outside Magazine, July 1999
Thursday, July 01, 1999

Outside Magazine, July 1999

 

C O V E R
SUMMER BODYWORK SPECIAL
So You Want to Be a Superstar
King of the wave, lord of the slick rock, master of your domain: Spend the lazy months hammering on these shameless acts of hotdoggery, and that's you, baby, you. Sure, modesty has its place, but not this month. Let the showboating begin!
By Paul Scott

S P E C I A L   F E A T U R E
The Very Short History of Nunavut
Come celebrate the birth of a vast new territory in Canada's frozen north, where the Inuit people have been restored to leadership in their homeland. Now, only one thing is certain in the land of the polar bear: Nothing will remain the same.
By William T. Vollmann

Playing Dirty
One year after the Tour de France nearly collapsed in chaos, rumors of performance-enhancing drug use still abound, while France's darling, Richard Virenque, smiles and denies everything. Will this month's supposedly reformed Tour be clean? Will Virenque?
By John Brant

Love and Death and the Leviathan's Lair
Everybody wants something from Baja California's Laguna San Ignacio. Mitsubishi wants salt, ecoturistas want to pet the whales. And now some well-heeled environmentalists want the whales to be their poster children. You can't always get what you want.
By Bruce Barcott

Hey Buddy, Is That a Virulent Pack of Angry Clostridium perfringens in Your Sierra Cup?
On safari in Arizona, Professor Charles Gerba, aka Dr. Germ, wages war against the festering forces of fungi and bacteria. Armed with a water purifier and soap, he hurls his battle cry against an indifferent wilderness—and still they come.
By Andrew Tilin

 D E P A R T M E N T S
Dispatches: News from the Field
The deaths of divers at the treasure-laden wreck of the Andrea Doria—and the prospect of more to come—raise the question: How deep is too deep?

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