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Iconic Images From 125 Years Of National Geographic

Incredible pictures—many unpublished—from the world over.

For five generations, National Geographic magazine has dazzled and educated people with incredible photographs, illustrations, and gripping stories from the four corners of the Earth. Combining travel, wildlife, science, history, culture, and conservation, the National Geographic Society’s magazine has inspired millions of readers to take an interest in the planet we inhabit. In celebration of its 125th anniversary, publishers Taschen were given complete access to Nat Geo’s archives to distil the journey of a lifetime into three prodigious volumes. National Geographic, Around the World in 125 Years features photographs and stories—many unpublished—almost as rich and deep as the world itself.


Appeared in the March 2015 issue as “Journey of a Lifetime”.

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