National Geographic Magazine


National Geographic Magazine

▪ American magazine
      monthly magazine of geography, archaeology, anthropology, and exploration, providing the armchair traveler with literate and accurate accounts and unsurpassed photographs and maps to comprehend those pursuits. It is published in Washington, D.C.

      The magazine was founded in 1888 and still is published by a nonprofit corporation, the National Geographic Society. The society originally intended the periodical to be oriented toward the United States, but the nature of its articles soon made it a magazine with a world view. Under the editorship of Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, it attained a circulation of 1,000,000 by 1926. National Geographic was one of the first magazines to reproduce colour photographs, and it was also the leader in printing photographs of undersea life, views from the stratosphere, and animals in their natural habitats (exotic or endangered animals are often subjects). The magazine became world famous for its richly illustrated articles on the various geographic regions of the world; meanwhile, it kept to its creed: “Only what is of a kindly nature is printed about any country or people.” These features included substantial information on the environmental, social, and cultural aspects of the areas covered and their peoples. Proceeds from the magazine help support the society's scientific expeditions.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • National Geographic (magazine) — National Geographic March 2009 cover of National Geographic Editor Chris Johns Categories Geography, Science, History, Nature Frequency Monthly …   Wikipedia

  • National Geographic (Magazine) — National Geographic  National Geographic The National Geographic Magazine Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • National Geographic Magazine — National Geographic  National Geographic The National Geographic Magazine Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • National Geographic Magazine — Infobox Magazine title = National Geographic image size = 200px image caption = January 2007 Cover of the National Geographic Magazine editor = Chris Johns frequency = Monthly category = Geography, Science, History, Nature company = National… …   Wikipedia

  • National Geographic Magazine — Ausgabe des Magazins vom Januar 1915 Logo von National Geographic Deutschland …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • National Geographic (revista) — National Geographic País  Es …   Wikipedia Español

  • National Geographic Society — Fundación Washington …   Wikipedia Español

  • National geographic —  National Geographic The National Geographic Magazine Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • National Geographic Image Collection — Type Division of the National Geographic Society Industry Stock Images, Image Licensing, Rights Services, Artist Representation and Media Management Founded Washington DC, USA (1888) …   Wikipedia

  • National Geographic Abu Dhabi — logo Launched July 1, 2009 Owned by National Geographic Society Fox International Channels (News Corporation …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.