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The Resource National Geographic 125 years : legendary photographs, adventures, and discoveries that changed the world, by Mark Collins Jenkins

National Geographic 125 years : legendary photographs, adventures, and discoveries that changed the world, by Mark Collins Jenkins

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National Geographic 125 years : legendary photographs, adventures, and discoveries that changed the world
Title
National Geographic 125 years
Title remainder
legendary photographs, adventures, and discoveries that changed the world
Statement of responsibility
by Mark Collins Jenkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Featuring show-stopping imagery and thrilling behind-the-scenes tales, National Geographic 125 Years captures the heart of National Geographic's fascinating history, from its earliest days as a scientific club to its growth into one of the world's largest geographic organizations. The book reveals how much we've come to know about our fascinating world through the pages and unforgettable imagery of National Geographic, and taps key voices from the forefront of ocean and space exploration, climate science, archaeology, mountaineering, and many other disciplines to peer with us over the horizon and see where we are heading in the future. Organized thematically, chapters focus on major accomplishments in each of the three realms of Earth, Sea, and Sky (featured on the National Geographic flag). Author Mark Collins Jenkins will present the subject matter chronologically, focusing on great leaps forward that dramatically changed our understanding of the planet, from summiting Everest to landing on the moon to discovering Titanic. Sidebars will feature famous names including Jared Diamond, Sylvia Earle, Buzz Aldrin, Bob Ballard, Jane Goodall and more, contributing thoughts about big questions of exploration, key frontiers in research, and enduring mysteries. We'll ask beloved characters like Zahi Hawass whether or not there's anything left to be discovered in the Valley of the Kings; Paul Sereno if we'll be able to create a dinosaur from DNA; Jared Diamond when society faces the next "collapse;" and many more questions designed to be relevant for many years to come. The focus throughout the book will be on the impact the National Geographic Society has made on the world and how it has reported and reflected a dramatically changing planet, not an insider's account of internal affairs. Special galleries between each of the sections will focus on storytelling techniques pioneered by National Geographic, including photography, television, and digital reportage. These will offer behind-the-scenes glimpses at the process of telling the greatest stories on earth"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jenkins, Mark Collins
Dewey number
910
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
G3.N37
LC item number
J46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Geographic Society (U.S.)
  • HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
  • PHOTOGRAPHY / History
  • PHOTOGRAPHY / General
  • Photography
Label
National Geographic 125 years : legendary photographs, adventures, and discoveries that changed the world, by Mark Collins Jenkins
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm777660006
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9781426209574
Lccn
2012024943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)777660006
  • (Sirsi) a1168572
Label
National Geographic 125 years : legendary photographs, adventures, and discoveries that changed the world, by Mark Collins Jenkins
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm777660006
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9781426209574
Lccn
2012024943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)777660006
  • (Sirsi) a1168572

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