- Publisher: National Geographic Society
- Format: Hardback | 384 pages
- Dimensions: 240mm x 282mm x 36mm | 1,980g
- Publication date: 20 November 2012
- Publication City/Country: Hanover, PA
- ISBN 10: 1426209576
- ISBN 13: 9781426209574
- Illustrations note: 606 Colour Photographs; 1 Map
- Sales rank: 30,413
Over the last century and a quarter, the National Geographic brand has earned worldwide recognition, popularity and respect. This book is a celebration of achievements on the cutting edge of exploration and photography, and new reporting from the forefront of National Geographic research. Featuring show-stopping imagery and thrilling behind-the-scenes tales, it reveals how much we've come to know about our fascinating world in the past 125 years, tapping key voices at the vanguard of ocean and space exploration, climate science, archaeology, mountaineering, and many other disciplines to celebrate the spirit of discovery and peer over the horizon at worlds that remain to be explored. From the top of Mount Everest to the bottom of the Marianas Trench, National Geographic has brought the world into our lives. This book chronicles a storied history and signals an exciting future. It will have enduring appeal beyond the 125th, standing alongside such iconic volumes as "The Photographs" and "The Image Collection".
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MARK COLLINS JENKINS is the former chief historian of the National Geographic Society's archives. He is the author of "The Book of Marvels, Vampire Forensics, Worlds to Explore, "and" High Adventure." The author lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
"Features some of the most iconic stories and photographs from writers, explorers and photographers for the National Geographic Society... the best of the best." --"The Chronicle Herald" "Over 600 of the best images printed by the publication... miraculously manages to pack all of the most memorable reports and features." --"NYLON Magazine" "Celebrates the best of National Geographic through 600-plus photographs--some of which have never been published before." --"The Globe and Mail"