Explorers house: National Geographic and the world it made

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Penguin Press, Oct 25, 2004 - History - 357 pages
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For more than a century, through unparalleled research, exploration, publications, and photography, the National Geographic Society and its magazine have, in many ways, defined how we see the world. This book, based on unprecedented archival and inside information, provides a behind-the-scenes look, from its start in 1888 to its evolution into an iconic American institution, as well as the family story of the Grosvenor media dynasty which, along with Alexander Graham Bell, created the photography-based monthly. Also shows the inside workings of the magazine's editorial process, providing a look behind some of its ground-breaking articles and explorations--from Cousteau's famous Calypso voyages to the origins of Jane Goodall's research on chimpanzees to the institution's 1963 Mt. Everest expedition.

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User Review  - Joy - Goodreads

Poole's book gives an interesting and personal account of the family dynasty that ran the National Geographic Society, starting with its founding by Alexander Graham Bell and Gardiner Greene Hubbard ... Read full review

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User Review  - Annette - Goodreads

In 2001, Robert M. Poole retired as executive editor of National Geographic after a twenty-one-year career. It's fitting that Poole authored this detailed and critical history of the National ... Read full review

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Contents

PROLOGUE
1
A QUIET BIRTH
25
A NEW GENERATION
55
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Robert Poole is reader in history, University of Cumbria. He has written and broadcast extensively on history, from witch trials to the film "2001: A Space Odyssey,""" and has published in journals from "History Today" to "Past and Present,""" He lives in Lancaster, England.

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