27 July 2001
Vol 293, Issue 5530

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COVER Algonquian fishermen on Pamlico Sound, painted in 1585 by John White, later governor of the Roanoke colony. The abundant marine life includes hammerhead sharks and sturgeon, species rarely seen in shallow waters off North Carolina today. Such images show the extent to which our views of natural abundance have changed. 623 [copyright, British Museum Press]