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In 1887 in Washington, DC, 33 gentlemen met to consider "the advisability of organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge". From that meeting grew "The National Geographic Society", an institution that is recognized by almost every American. In this volume, celebrating the centennial of this amazing Society, award-winning author C.D.B. Bryan covers the entire history of the Geographic, focusing on the personalities behind it - from Gardiner Greene Hubbard and Alexander Graham Bell, to three generations of the Grosvenor family, to flamboyant explorers and innovative photographers and writers. The historical narrative, giving the reader a sense of the past 100 years, alternates with theme sections of pictorial material - polar exploration, natural disasters, glorious expeditions, archaeology and conservation, among others.
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C.D.B. Bryan is the author of Abrams' National Air and Space Museum and the acclaimed Friendly Fire, among other nonfiction books, novels, and countless magazine articles.
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Book Description H.N. Abrams, New York, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardcover, deep burgundy padded faux leather, stamped in gold on cover and spine. 484pp., All edges gilt. Illustrated with hundreds of spectacular photographs of nature and the natural world. Deluxe edition. A new copy in publisher's shrink wrap. Unopened, excellent condition. New. A very heavy book, Priority and International orders will require additional postage. Seller Inventory # 010724
Book Description Abrams, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st. pp. 484. Seller Inventory # 2699750781
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