Omni September 1989

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIAL

SAVE THE PLANET

A 16-PAGE ACTIVIST'S PRIMER TO
HEALING AN AILING EARTH

KIDS SPEAK OUT
ON DRUGS, WAR AND ILLITERACY

 
OMNI1989SeptLG

Vol.11 No. 12

Cover Art: Before Birth.... The Fourth Month depicts a universal human experience: life inside the womb. Carol Gillot was the illustrator and Jim Horne the art director for this month's cover, which was also a poster for a pharmaceutical company.


Editor in Chief & Design Director: Bob Guccione

President: Kathy Keeton
Editor: Patrice Adcroft
Graphics Director: Frank Devino
Managing Editor: Steve Fox
Art Director: Dwayne Flinchum

 
Contents / Articles

Omnibus (pg 10)
Data Bank

Communications (pg 12)
Correspondence

Competition (pg 16)
Hybrid Sports
by Scot Morris

Mind (pg 18)
Idiots Savants
by Rosemarie Robotham

Body (pg 20)
Mending a Broken Heart
by Bill Lawren

Artificial Intelligence
Computerized Creativity
by Paul McCarthy



PROJECT EARTHSHIP: HEALING THE PLANET

First Word (pg 6)
The World Economy and the Environment
by Bruce Babbitt

Earth (pg 17)
Protecting the Rhinoceros: Nepal's Conservation Efforts
by Douglas Starr

Continuum (pg 25)
Bad Air, etc.

Save the Planet (pg 34)
Problem Solvers: Scientists, Politicians, and Children
Address Reforestation, Contaminated Drinking Water,
Illiteracy, Health Care, Drugs, and War
by Cathy Spencer, Ellen Kunes, Robert Fleming,
Linda Marsa, John Cummings, and A.J.S. Rayl


Not In My Backyard (pg 60)
Conflicts of Interests:
Dealing with Society's Ills
by Rosemarie Robotham

Help Wanted (Special Section)
What You Can Do: A Special 16-page Pullout
Activist's Guide to a Better Earth
by Cathy Spencer

Last Word (pg 116)
Humor: The New Hip Environmental Movement
by Terry Runte



His Powder'd Wigs, His Crown of Thornes (pg 50)
Fiction
by Marc Laidlaw

Current Affairs (pg 66)
Pictorial: Electric Spacescapes
by Amy McDonald

Becoming Cindy (pg 74)
Fiction
by Richard Kadrey

Interview (pg 78)
Mathematician Neil Sloane
by Anthony Liversidge

Antimatter (pg 85)
Test-Flying UFOs, etc.

Stars (pg 94)
Cosmic Paleontologists
by Steve Nadis

Star Tech (pg 106)
The Consumer Electronics Show
by Marjorie Costello

Games (pg 112)
Omnigami Winners plus Video Games for the Harried Adult
by Scot Morris and Bob Lindstrom