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LIFE A JOURNEY BEHIND THE SCENES OF LIFE'S GREAT SCIENCE SERIES THE WORLD WE LIVE IN Figure TRAVEL · ADVENTURE · EXPLORATION · SCIENCE • ART · NATURE AND WILD LIFE PRESENTED AS AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE WITH MOTION PICTURES IN COLOR AND WIDE-SCREEN PROJECTION OF PAINTINGS AND COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS COPYRIGHT TIME INC. 1954 LIFE presents David Hardy with the season's outstanding platform entertainment: THE WORLD WE LIVE IN A 90 - MINUTE ILLUSTRATED LECTURE Figure DAVID HARDY is LIFE's lecturer and behind-the-scenes expert. A world traveler, foreign correspondent for the BBC and the Times of London, NBC news analyst, former Director of Radio Hongkong, wartime Commando in Asia and the Middle East, Hardy knows the who, what, where, and why of The World We Live In. Born in Ireland, he has an English wife and they have a daughter born in China and a son born in Manhattan. KENNETH MACLEISH , LIFE Science Editor, has direct editorial command of The World We Live In series. No desk-bound editor, MacLeish has ranged far afield from coral reef waters where he proved an adept spear-fisherman, to the tropical rain forest of South America where he hunted meat for the pot. A son of the famous poet Archibald MacLeish, Ken is an anthropologist. His hobbies include skirling the bagpipes while his wife and daughter dance a Highland Fling. RESEARCHING FACTS for the sea essays in The World We Live In, Nancy Cenet — an assistant science editor of LIFE — has flown thousands of miles coast to coast—from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod. On Bimini Island in the Bahamas she dived for seafans while colorful island fishermen kept an open eye for barracuda. Figure Figure Figure Figure FULL FATHOM FIVE, LIFE photographer Fritz Goro, one of some fifty photographers working on the series, adjusts his lens on tropical fish and coral. After working months on the Great Barrier Reef of Australia — Goro was soon on his way to the tundra of Northern Canada — hunting caribou, musk ox and arctic fox with his Leica. DEADLY SNAKES were only one of the many hazards that faced LIFE's expedition to the damp tropic jungles of Dutch Guiana. Reporter David Bergamini and Artist Rudolph Zallinger—who worked with famed photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt for ten weeks in a forest clearing — got up one morning to find a bushmaster sharing camp and dispatched him with a forked stick and a .22 rifle. Figure LINCOLN BARNETT writes all the text for The World We Live In. Barnett was one of the first members of LIFE's staff where he specialized in writing profiles — many of which were published as an anthology, Writing On Life. He is also author of The Universe and Dr. Einstein. Barnett's unrelenting thoroughness makes him adept at everything he undertakes from tap dancing to making scientific facts fascinating and understandable. Figure MANY ARTISTS have worked on the series, among them Rudolf Freund. At his farmhouse in Deep River, Connecticut, Freund has his own zoo for study. Living with him and his wife and two children, are a family of flying squirrels, a family of racoons [sicraccoons], two skunks, some dachshunds, and an aquarium of fish for the deep sea paintings in Creatures of the Sea. Figure THE BENTHOSCOPE was invented by Otis Barton. A refinement on the Bathysphere which Barton built for Dr. William Beebe, the Benthoscope was used by Barton for LIFE's 3,600 foot picture-taking dive into the depths of the Pacific off the coast of California. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. Inspired by the mighty phrases of Genesis, for two years, scores of LIFE Magazine's editors, photographers, artists and reporters, aided and advised by innumerable specialists in every branch of science, have been engaged in the preparation of the monumental series of twelve picture stories on The World We Live In, now appearing in LIFE's pages. Highlights from this series—the greatest single project ever undertaken by a magazine—are now presented for the first time on the American lecture platform. The World We Live In combines color motion pictures and panoramic slide projection to present an absorbing evening of exciting adventure in the strange corners of the earth. Woven through the lecture are anecdotes — sometimes humorous, sometimes thrilling — about the reporters, artists and photographers who have ranged from Arctic wastes to tropic jungles in quest of accurate facts and pictures. In LIFE, you and your family have seen and read The World We Live In. Now, through David Hardy's illustrated lecture, you will learn how LIFE's editors put together the fascinating story of the origin of our world: how the oceans came to be, how the atmosphere was created, how the earth's crust heaved up into mountains, how animal and vegetable life developed from tiny cells into the birds, fish, mammals, flowers and forests of today — and how the earth, billions of years hence, may come to its fiery end! You visit LIFE's equatorial camp site—in the virgin jungle, where photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt and artist Rudolph Zallinger worked in a tree-top, 120 precarious feet above the ground. With photographer Fritz Goro and reporter Jim Goode, you travel across the tundra, home of caribou, arctic fox, lemming and musk ox in Canada's desolate Northwest Territories. In superb color you see the wonders of Earth's atmosphere—and trace the landscape of our own United States from its ancient Eastern seaboard to the more recent upthrusts of the Rockies and the wind and water sculptured canyons of the West. You watch Otis Barton enter his Benthoscope for a 3,600-foot dive into the eerie ocean blackness—and with mask, goggles, swim fins, and camera you explore the exquisitely colored coral reefs, alive with strange creatures of the sea. Step by step you follow the fascinating story of the world that is all around us—so familiar to us all, and yet so full of wonder, surprise, excitement. Join LIFE on its journey into this magic realm of the natural world — wonder at the imponderability, marvel at the beauty, be amused at the humor and the strangeness—of the amazing World We Live In. 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|Title||Life: presents David Hardy|
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|Personal Name Subject||Hardy, David Keith|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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|Archival Collection||Redpath Chautauqua Collection|
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