In this elegant tribute to National Geographic's 125 years of rousing history, veteran journalist Mark Collins Jenkins - one of the world's foremost experts on the National Geographic Society - shines a new light on the explorers, scientists, photographers, and adventurers who have inspired millions around the world. This latest entry to our small-format, high design vintage line of books is updated with the last ten years of incredible stories. At the heart of it are the epic moments and riveting photographs that have made National Geographic the most respected scientific institution in the world. It's all here, from Jacques Cousteau, Louis Leakey, and Jane Goodall to Spencer Wells, Sylvia Earle, Enric Sala, James Cameron, and countless other explorers and their achievements. This book is a classic in itself and complements National Geographic 125 Years.Über den Autor:
Mark Collins Jenkins is the former chief historian of the National Geographic Society's archives and has, in all likelihood, read every article ever published by the National Geographic magazine. He is the author of High Adventure, National Geographic 125 Years, Worlds to Explore: Tales of Travel and Adventure, The Book of Marvels, and Vampire Forensics from National Geographic.
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Buchbeschreibung Random House LCC US Jan 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 177x128x15 mm. Neuware - Join National Geographic archaeologists and adventurers, explorers and scientists on this thrilling jaunt through more than 125 years of research, discovery, and unforgettable photojournalism. Featuring behind-the-scenes tales and show-stopping imagery, this book captures the heart of the Society's fascinating history, from its earliest days as a scientific club to its growth into one of the world's largest geographic organizations. It's well known that National Geographic has been to the top of Mount Everest and reached the depths of the Mariana Trench, but did you know that: A 1957 National Geographic article inspired the creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo A National Geographic writer on assignment found the source of the Amazon River The world-famous photo of our green-eyed Afghan girl almost never happened 136 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781426210136