National Geographic Expeditions Atlas

National Geographic Expeditions Atlas

by 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

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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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Library Journal - Library Journal
Written by current and former National Geographic staff members and organized into seven topical sections, this book takes you to the ends of the earth, into thin air, beyond the horizon, under the oceans, and searching for the past. It includes time lines, more than 220 vibrant photographs and illustrations, 60 maps recounting National Geographic's 112-year history of exploration, and first-hand accounts that introduce the reader to some of the bravest adventurers of our time, such as Jacques Cousteau, Richard Byrd, Amelia Earhart, Jane Goodall, and many more. A keepsake in the fashion of The National Geographic Society: 100 Years of Adventure and Discovery, this volume complements The Oxford Atlas of Exploration (LJ 1/98), a more traditional atlas going back to ancient times. A timely book for reflection while we enter the new millennium and a great way to teach adventurers of all ages about the past, this book is recommended for all libraries.--Kimberly Bateman, Broward Cty. Libs., Deerfield Beach, FL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792276166
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
05/16/2000
Series:
National Geographic Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.47(w) x 12.17(h) x 1.02(d)

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