National Geographic 125 Years
Legendary Photographs, Adventures, and Discoveries That Changed the World
By Mark Collins Jenkins
(National Geographic, Hardcover, 9781426209574, 352pp.)
Publication Date: November 6, 2012
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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.
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