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Dispatches: News from the Field
A Montana biologist and her Finnish-bred hunting dogs practice tough love on delinquent grizzlies.
Out There: Lord of the Flies
Wherein Cahill's First Rule of Vermin Shrieking — that the cries of a bug-terrorized person are pretty funny — leads to Cahill's Corollary to the First Rule, with a demonstration involving 13 Congolese pygmies, swarms of tsetse flies, and one unwelcome centipede.
By Tim Cahill
Field Notes: Today Boulder, Tomorrow the World
In Boulder, a new generation of distance runners is trading loneliness for togetherness, spurred by a harmonic convergence of thin air, Colorado camaraderie, and hopes that emulating their sociable foreign competition will end a U.S. Olympic losing streak.
By Bruce Schoenfeld
The Wild File
What's foxfire? What makes fish taste so … well, fishy? And where does smog go after it rains?
Bodywork: Summer Care Package
From on-the-fly first-aid tactics to bug-juice basics and a lesson on your UV ABCs, our solstice survival kit will keep you playing hard throughout the long, hot days of summer.
Review: Sailboats that break the mold
The new plastic models are cunningly cartoppable, a breeze to handle, and nearly maintenance-free. Four snazzy little skiffs from Laser, Hobie Cat, WindRider, and Escape — and, for the fiberglass faithful, the abiding classic Sunfish.
||Buying Right: Polarized sports shades that are too sturdy, too glare-banishing, and — all right — too cool to leave to the fishing and sailing sets.
||The Other Stuff: Verandas rule: a portable porch for your tent. A paean to that classic canoe, the Mad River Explorer.
||Books: Where the Sea Used to Be, the hefty first novel by Rick Bass; Imagining Atlantis, by Richard Ellis; and more.
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