National Geographic Expeditions Atlasby National Geographic Society
An extraordinary volume, the remarkable National Geographic Expeditions Atlas recounts the storied travails and world-famous achievements of the women and men responsible for establishing and epitomizing the National Geographic Society's century-long commitment to exploring our world. The Atlas is organized into seven topical sections, each covering historical and modern expeditions in an area in which National Geographic has long been involved: polar exploration, mountaineering, flight and space, oceanography, archaeology, anthropology, and adventure travel. Each section features superb writing from a group of National Geographic staffers past and present, and offers priceless perspectives and little-known war stories about the Society's key expeditions.
Enabling readers to relive the exploits of such legendary personalities as Richard Byrd, Hiram Bingham, Jacques Cousteau, and Edmund Hillary, the authors also place each expedition within a larger context of the Society's enduring mission to spread and increase humanity's geographic knowledge. With an array of fascinating historic and newly commissioned maps and hundreds of photographs that bring the adventures to thrilling life, the Expeditions Atlas reveals the passion behind America's grandest geographical institution.
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