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Explorers house : National Geographic and the world it made

Author: Robert M Poole
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2004.
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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 ₀of the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Poole, Robert M.
Explorers house.
New York : Penguin Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607257302
Named Person: Alexander Graham Bell; Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor; Gilbert M Grosvenor; Gardiner Greene Hubbard; Melville Bell Grosvenor; Grosvenor family.; Bell family.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Poole
ISBN: 1594200327 9781594200328
OCLC Number: 55671470
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 357 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Alec and Mabel --
A quiet birth --
The first Grosvenor --
A new generation --
Educating Melville --
The first hero --
off to war --
The changing order --
The crash --
A gentlemanly standard --
The birthright --
Melville takes charge --
The best of times --
facing life --
Broken friendship --
The third flowering.
Responsibility: Robert Poole.
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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 ₀of 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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