I've got 30 years of "National Geographic" on CD-Rom, new issues, and back issues from my grandparents.
There is no more complete magazine about the world. Whether it's anthropology, geology, geography, entomology, etymology, paleontology, astrology, zoology, oceanography -- this magazine has touched base there and will return. The magazine's contributing photographers include all the best nature photographers in the world (like David Doubilet, example ISBN: 0714838284) and award winning photographers of many other styles.
The magazine isn't of hard science but this is to its credit. The subjects are covered in a way that is always educational to laymen and eminently interesting to professionals. It's the best way to know what's going on now and has gone on in the natural world.
I cannot think of another magazine that is so consistently pleasing and positive on so many levels; visually, intellectually, in its dept!h of subject. Even small children can enjoy it simply because of the beautiful, colorful pictures.
If you've never read it (!), pick up a copy to see. If you like it as much as half the world does, subscribe.
Best nature and history magazine I've ever read
The articles are written by top class writers and researchers. The photography is perfect and gives you a true feeling of the surroundings. A must for any nature or history lover.
Renewal of magaize subscription
Some how the order got entered as a new order, not as a renewal. I followed the directions and put the address information exactly like the current subscription. National Geographic was happy to fix the problem.
I ordered this for my husband who was reading it in a doctor's office. Had forgotten what an interesting magazine it is.
interesting, informative magazine
This is a great, informative and interesting magazine. It takes you all over the world and beyond. Great price too.
Great Gift for My Friend
Bought this as a gift for my friend. He enjoys them as I always have.
best price, great mag
loved how much I saved on this mag, enjoy expanding my knowledge and this mag helps me do that, love to learn
The smartest journalism available
This classic magazine has a world view and a venue for communicating it like nothing else. Reading this magazine keeps me current on timely topics as well as topics of special interest. The articles are superbly written and the photography is timeless. I come away informed in technacolor.
First, let me say that I think NG is a wonderful magazine, made for those that read articles that make them think. My only complaint is that, upon signing up for a subscription, the NG Society fulfilled the first 3 issues of my subscription by sending me back issues. While there were articles of interest in these issues, I expect to be treated as a valued customer, not as a source for disposing of excess inventory taking up space in a warehouse.
Resulting grades: Content - A+ Subscription tactics - F
A wonderful resource
Take everything that has already been said about the beauty of this magazine and insert it here. Then add to it the following:
As an artist I hoard Natinal Geographic magazines like Pirate's treasre. For inspiration and reference material, they're simply invaluable. Our basement was full of maginzes that I'd read again and again and again. The journalism is wonderful, the photographs remarkable, and the scope of subject matter is staggering. Such a lovely publication. I really look forward to buying a home so I can have the space to get a regular subscription.