Cover image for National Geographic expeditions atlas.
National Geographic expeditions atlas.
National Geographic Society (U.S.). Book Division.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2000]

Physical Description:
310 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 31 cm
General Note:
"Prepared by the Book Division"--p. 310.

One page folds out to reveal a larger map and a timeline for the expeditions.

Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
G465 .N36 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
G465 .N36 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
G465 .N36 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Written by contributors to the National Geographic, this atlas describes the hardships and achievements of staff and affiliates of the Society over the last 100 years in a number of disciplines related to scientific expeditions worldwide.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

The yellow-bordered monthly frequently reprises its best-known articles for its loyal subscribers to savor, and this glossy slab of tabletop recycling features explorations that the National Geographic Society directly sponsored, from 1910, when the society made its name underwriting expeditions to Alaska, to the late 1990s. Although it contains some maps, it is not exactly an "atlas"; rather, the dramatic photograph dominates from cover to cover. The editors organize their greatest hits by topic: mountaineering (inevitably starring Mount Everest), aviation, polar exploration and adventures, assorted archaeological sites discovered in the twentieth century (especially pre-Columbian ones, such as Machu Picchu), underwater archaeology, and paleoanthropology (which National Geo popularized and also the Leakey name with its articles). Indeed, fame came to many thanks to its auspices: here, one gets reacquainted with the smiling, weather-beaten visage of Jacques-Yves Cousteau and with the solitary Jane Goodall and her chimpanzees. This tome will satisfy the library browser's needs with the beauty and grandeur of its photographs. --Gilbert Taylor

Library Journal Review

Written by current and former National Geographic staff members and organized into seven topical sections, this book takes you to the ends of the earth, into thin air, beyond the horizon, under the oceans, and searching for the past. It includes time lines, more than 220 vibrant photographs and illustrations, 60 maps recounting National Geographic's 112-year history of exploration, and first-hand accounts that introduce the reader to some of the bravest adventurers of our time, such as Jacques Cousteau, Richard Byrd, Amelia Earhart, Jane Goodall, and many more. A keepsake in the fashion of The National Geographic Society: 100 Years of Adventure and Discovery, this volume complements The Oxford Atlas of Exploration (LJ 1/98), a more traditional atlas going back to ancient times. A timely book for reflection while we enter the new millennium and a great way to teach adventurers of all ages about the past, this book is recommended for all libraries.DKimberly Bateman, Broward Cty. Libs., Deerfield Beach, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.