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National Geographic Image Collection

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by ~ National Geographic, Maura Mulvihill, National Geographic
     
 

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Behind National Geographic’s worldwide reputation as a powerhouse of photography lies one of the finest, most extensive, and most unique graphic resources on Earth: the National Geographic Image Collection. For the first time ever, readers will plumb the fascinating depths of this immense archive from the earliest photographs collected in the late 19th

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Behind National Geographic’s worldwide reputation as a powerhouse of photography lies one of the finest, most extensive, and most unique graphic resources on Earth: the National Geographic Image Collection. For the first time ever, readers will plumb the fascinating depths of this immense archive from the earliest photographs collected in the late 19th century to the cutting-edge work of today. Both iconic and never-before-seen images from virtually every corner of the globe, every species of wildlife, and amazing human achievements in exploration, adventure, science, and more are showcased and placed in historic, artistic, technical, and journalistic context.

Following this lavish visual journey, readers will be awed by a behind-the-scenes profile of the entire collection, its size, its richly diverse character, and its special collections, ranging from delicate and beautiful Autochromes to the famous Alexander Graham Bell collection to the amazing stratosphere collection. Fine artwork and imaginative illustrations are also featured.

Finally, a listing of photographers whose work is represented stands as a fitting tribute to those without whose tireless and brilliant efforts the Collection would not exist.

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Editorial Reviews

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 • "A stunning visual feast and, most of all, inspiration to care about the planet." --The Boston Globe
 • "It is a photographer's delight. Heavily packed with a little more than 500 pages, National Geographic Image Collection, a coffee-table book from the photography powerhouse National Geographic, is a visual treat." —Asbury Park Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426205033
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
669,456
Product dimensions:
11.80(w) x 9.92(h) x 1.46(d)

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Meet the Author

Leah Bendavid-Val is director of photography publishing for National Geographic Books. She is the author of five books on photography including Song Without Words.

Michelle Anne Delaney is an associate curator in the Photographic History Collection, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

Maura Mulvihill is a vice president and director of the Image Collection at National Geographic, where she has worked for 30 years.

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National Geographic Image Collection 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Many unpublished photos from the National Geographic archives. Formatted by theme. Beautiful. Inspiring. Dramatic.
JTL More than 1 year ago
The photographs in this book were chosen from the National Geographic archives - a collection of immense proportions. So, as you can imagine, the photographs they chose to display in this book are fantastic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They loved it! Have looked at it several times and love it everytime!
Harlow More than 1 year ago
This is the best photography book I have in my library. It is most enjoyable and worth it's weight in gold. A real keeper
GinaS13 More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my father hoping this would inspire him to go back to photography. It is a fascinating collection. The photos and writing are amazing. I especially love the older photos. It gives you a peak into the past.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After seeing a tv story about the book, I looked at it in the local B&N before ordering it as a gift. The recipient was thrilled with it.