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The National Geographic Society: 100 Years of Adventure & Discovery

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C.D.B. Bryan's brilliant centennial history of the National Geographic Society - essentially tracing the story of exploration, science, and discovery in the 20th century - sold nearly a million copies a decade ago. All of the text and photographs from the original book are here just as they first appeared, along with two new chapters by C.D.B. Bryan and some forty new colo ...more
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Harry N Abrams (first published 1987)
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Rebecca McNutt
I don't own a copy of this book; my art teacher let me borrow her copy because I was stunned at the vibrant colors and sharpness of the film photography in the book. Not only is it a testament to how Kodak helped the magazine become what it is today, but this book chronicles some of National Geographic's best photos, from the famous Kodachrome eyes of Afghan Girl to the off-putting yet mesmerizing oranges and whites of a photo of a mushroom cloud.
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Dec 15, 2012 Andrew rated it really liked it
I have been a member of National Geographic for some years (I think coming up to 30) and the quality and material it prints never ceases to amaze me (no wonder my father is always stealing them off me). This book not only celebrates the first 100 years but takes various subjects that they have covered over the years - from national disasters to world changing historical events and shown how they have been chronicled in the pages of their publications. The book has charted how the society grew an ...more
Ron
Jul 05, 2012 Ron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great book!! The photos and the text track the interesting & thrilling adventures of discovery of the World's natural wonders.
I learned a lot about the many explorers over the last 100 years.
Craig Bolton
National Geographic Society: 100 Years of Adventure and Discovery (Abradale Books) by C. D. B. Bryan (2001)
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Apr 14, 2008 Brett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jack Hansen
A real enjoyment sitting on my coffee table, this book draws company to its internal journey around the world, compliments of National Geographic's talented photographers and perceptive prose writers who describe the book's contents.
Rob Schmidt
Good overview of the National Geographic's history. A bit too scattershot for readers who aren't NG aficionados.
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Courtlandt Dixon Barnes Bryan, better known as C. D. B. Bryan, was an American author and journalist.
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