National Geographic Atlas
An extraordinary volume, the remarkable National
Geographic Expeditions Atlas recounts the storied travails and world-famous
achievements of the women and men responsible for establishing and
epitomizing the National Geographic Society's century-long commitment to
exploring our world.
The atlas is organized into seven topical sections, each covering historical
and modern expeditions in an area in which National Geographic has long been
involved: polar exploration, mountaineering, flight and space, oceanography,
archaeology, anthropology, and adventure travel. Each section features
superb writing from a group of National Geographic staffers past and
present, and offers priceless perspectives and little-known war stories
about the Society's key expeditions.
Enabling readers to relive the exploits of such legendary personalities as
Richard Byrd, Hiram Bingham, Jacques Cousteau, and Edmund Hillary, the
authors also place each expedition within a larger context of the Society's
enduring mission to spread and increase humanity's geographic knowledge.
With an array of fascinating historic and newly commissioned maps and
hundreds of photographs that bring the adventures to thrilling life, the
Expeditions Atlas reveals the passion behind America's grandest geographical
100 maps. 250 photographs. 304 pages. 2000
Hardcover. 9'' x 12''.
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs