Limited edition of 125,000 copies worldwide!For five generations, National Geographic magazine has dazzled and educated people with its incredible photographs, illustrations, and gripping stories from the four corners of the earth. Combining travel, wildlife, science, history, culture, and conservation, the National Geographic Society's trailblazing magazine has inspired millions of readers to explore and take an interest in the planet we inhabit. Now, in celebration of its 125th anniversary, National Geographic has given TASCHEN complete access to its archives to distill the journey of a lifetime into three prodigious volumes featuring photographs-many unpublished-almost as rich, deep, and colorful as the world itself.Our transcontinental trip starts in the Americas and Antarctica (Volume 1); we then cross the Atlantic to Europe and Africa (Volume 2); and finally sail the Indian Ocean to Asia and Oceania (Volume 3). From evocative early black-and-white pictures to autochromes, from the golden age of Kodachromes to digital, National Geographic invented the aesthetic of the photo essay, while pushing the technical boundaries of the medium. Readers will discover how the magazine evolved from presenting a romantic view of the world-subjects posed and smiling-to edgier stories reflecting political turmoil, social issues, and environmental threats. Of course, the journey would not be complete without prime examples of the magazine's revered groundbreaking underwater and wildlife photography, so we've included plenty of such treasures as well. This world class set is a cultural investment to be cherished, shared, and passed down to future generations.Features:1,404 pages of photos in three volumesIncludes photos by Steve McCurry, Frans Lanting, George Rodger, James Nachtwey, and dozens of National Geographic staffers who covered the world from Timbuktu to TuvaluIntroductory essays by Douglas BrinkleyPhotographer biographiesEach slipcase converts into its own bookstand because these treasures deserve to be put on display!
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Number of pages: 1404
Weight: 20285 g
Dimensions: 390 x 280 x 260 mm
Edition: Limited edition
"This exceptional book is a cultural investment to be cherished, shared and handed down the generations."
"It captures the heart of National Geographic's fascinating history from its earliest days to the growth, featuring show-stopping imagery and behind-the-scenes tales."
"Historic in its breadth and scope, National Geographic: Around the World in 125 Years will probably outlive the time it covers; it's the kind of carefully compiled, trans-continental collection that will remain relevant for many years to come."
"This first class publication is an investment in culture to take good care of, share and pass on to future generations."
"An epic voyage around the globe."
"Whether you're an avid fan of history, travel or photography, you'll love this mammoth collection of National Geographic's staggering photographs through 125 years."