As a huge fan of Nat Geo, I was thrilled to find out that they just came out with a fantastic boxed set where you can own every single issue of the magazine. Besides some of the most amazing photography in the world, the archive features original stories surrounding science, art and nature that date back 121 years.
Here's just a sample of some of the articles you'll find inside the boxed set: the supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park; the first ever seamless portrait of a redwood tree; a humorous and stunningly photographed feature on orchid reproduction by Michael Pollan; an adventure story on the search for Shangri-La; a story about life in modern Somalia; intimate portraits of Africa’s Hadza people; and a look at the rarely seen Tsingy de Bemaraha national park and reserve in Madagascar.
Available by six DVD-ROMs or hard drive, you'll be able to search by keyword, date, contributor and topic. The Geobrowse function powered by Bing Maps allows users with Internet access to search nearly 5,000 locations on a globe that are featured in the magazine’s archive of articles and maps. That way, if you're planning a trip, you can search your destination before you go and learn some cool facts that'll enhance your travel experience.
For nature lovers and aspiring landscape photographers this is a must-have! Think of it as the deeper and more original way to enjoy their online offerings.
Nat Geo sent me over some of their most iconic covers and best photos to share with you all. See if you can spot the ones from our favorite photographer, Steve McCurry
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6-DVD-ROM Set - $79.95, Hard Drive - $199.95
Photographs (top to bottom) by: Steve McCurry, Steve McCurry, Michael Nichols, David Doubilet, Michael S. Yamashita, Gordon Gahan, Michael Nichols, Michael Nichols, Travis Dove, Karen Kasmauski
The Complete National Geographic