Through the Lens: National Geographic's Greatest Photographs

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For more than 100 years, National Geographic has set the standard for nature, culture, and wildlife photography. In Through the Lens, 250 spectacular images—some famous, others rarely seen—are gathered in one lavish, newly formatted volume.

Through the Lens is divided into geographical regions with a special section devoted to space exploration. Each geographical section features an outstanding array of photographs that exemplifies the area’s unique people, wildlife, ...

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Overview

For more than 100 years, National Geographic has set the standard for nature, culture, and wildlife photography. In Through the Lens, 250 spectacular images—some famous, others rarely seen—are gathered in one lavish, newly formatted volume.

Through the Lens is divided into geographical regions with a special section devoted to space exploration. Each geographical section features an outstanding array of photographs that exemplifies the area’s unique people, wildlife, archaeology, culture, architecture, and environment, accompanied by brief but informative captions. From Barry Bishop’s heroic Mount Everest climb in the 1950s to the glorious wildlife of Asia and Africa, from ancient Maya culture to the Afghan woman found 17 years after her piercing green eyes captivated the world, these are some of the finest and most important photographs ever taken.

Featuring master photographers from the late 1800s to today, including Frans Lanting, David Doubilet, David Alan Harvey, Jodi Cobb, William Albert Allard, Nick Nichols, and Annie Griffiths Belt, Through the Lens is an extraordinary photographic celebration of some of the greatest the world has to offer.

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"These memorable pictures elevate ordinary moments and bring unimaginable adventures down to earth."—The Christian Science Monitor

"[A] monumental collection of 250 photos...[this] book should make a considerable impression."—Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426205262
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Series: National Geographic Collectors Series
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 360,406
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2003

    AMAZING!

    I received this book for Christmas. It is truly amazing. Anyone who has an interest in photography and art, this book is more than worth it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2006

    Absolutely stunning

    This is one of the best collections of images by National Geographic photographers. It showcases the incredible world we live in through the lenses of some of its most talented residents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2003

    The World... in Photographs!

    Just what one would expect from National Geographic Magazine -- pure Excellence !!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2003

    gift item that will be looked at again and again

    I gave this book to my grandfather for christmas, and he was instantly enamored. The pictures are stunning, of course, but they cover such a breadth of subject matter that there is something for everyone. I called him tonight to ask him if he wanted me to visit, but he said he was too busy looking at the book! I can't blame him though - it's very thick, and the price cannot be beat.

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