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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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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
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 J.
National Geographic Society: 100 Years of Adventure and Discovery (Abradale Books) by C. D. B. Bryan (2001)
Rob Schmidt
Good overview of the National Geographic's history. A bit too scattershot for readers who aren't NG aficionados.
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.
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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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