21 April 1972
Vol 176, Issue 4032

About The Cover

Man's impact on the morphology of North Carolina islands is obvious when the cover photo (taken in the early 1930's) of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and vicinity is the Comparred with recent photo (below) of the same area. Although the National Park parts of the islands, the process may have serious geologic implications. See page 286. [Cover photo, © National Geographic Society]