National Geographic

National Geographic

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, the flagship magazine of the National Geographic Society, chronicles exploration and adventure, as well as changes that impact life on Earth. Editorial coverage encompasses people and places of the world, with an emphasis on human involvement in a changing universe. Major topics include culture, nature, geography, ecology, science and technology.National Geographic magazine has maintained its status as one of the most-read publications for over one hundred years because of i

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  1. 120 of 134 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    An outstanding magazine, June 10, 2003
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    FrKurt Messick “FrKurt Messick” (Bloomington, IN USA) –
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    This review is from: National Geographic (Magazine)
    Who doesn’t know National Geographic? Despite the term ‘national’ in the title, this is a publication that has an international reputation, and has set its sights on exploring every inch of the globe, and beyond. School children everywhere use National Geographic as a resource. It is a periodical, however, that goes far beyond the school library. Interesting, erudite, broad-ranging and fascinating (in addition to being, dare I say it, educational), National Geographic has something for everyone.
    Articles involve history, culture, sociology, biology, architecture, archaeology, and physical science in addition to the trademark item, geography. Recent issues have included articles on archaeology of the Indus Valley, earthquakes in Turkey, Samoan culture, jellyfish, and dinosaurs. National Geographic has a knack for combining the timely with the timeless to make each issue interesting from a current events perspective (recent articles on the Golan Heights and touring London show this) as well as being worthy of retaining for future reference by combining history and other details.
    Coupled with the articles, National Geographic has fantastic photography. In the June issue, there is a ‘family photo’ that was taken at the annual photographic seminar in Washington, D.C., in which more than half of the regular contributors to the magazine were present and photographed around the great seal of National Geographic. According the caption:
    ‘The 47 men and women shown have collectively logged some 700 years taking pictures for this magazine alone. They’ve photographed roughly 715 articles, and at a current average of 29,000 frames shot per story, that works out to about 20.7 million images.’
    Authors and photographers for National Geographic are perhaps one of the most diverse lots of people working for any periodical. From urban to rural, civilised to exotic to remote and desolate locations; from peaceful and happy events to battlefield and disaster situations; from home life to professional life to religious life and beyond, these women and men have covered almost every aspect of the world (and beyond!). Photographic and journalistic excellence is a hallmark of this magazine, and it shows in every issue.
    But the maps! What about the maps? Oh, yes, this is perhaps the distinguishing feature of National Geographic, something that is also well-known from school days. Teachers always loved to put National Geographic maps up on the walls, and issues continue to include the most up-to-date maps of countries, physical features, even the moon, planets, and star systems.
    The National Geographic Society was founded in 1888 as a nonprofit scientific and educational organization, and has in that time supported more than 6500 explorations and research projects. They have also included in more recent times to support students with scholarships. For instance, since 1993 they have given a scholarship each year to a British student in conjunction with the British Cartographic Society, in recognition of the outstanding mapmaking student in the UK. This will help continue the tradition on National Geographic.

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  2. 192 of 231 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Do not buy through Amazon but directly, July 24, 2007
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    L. Roshak (Chandler, AZ USA) –
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    This review is from: National Geographic (Magazine)
    I bought National Geographics for my elderly father over 3 months ago. To this day no magazines have arrived. Tired of waiting and after a phone call from him, I barred the wait to talked to someone in NG. They told me that going through Amazon takes at least 3 months!!! and that they have shiped my order two day ago and it will take 2 weeks in transport. If I go directly through them it takes 1 months.

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  3. 149 of 179 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Don’t Buy!, January 25, 2011
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    DH

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    This review is from: National Geographic (Magazine)
    GREAT MAGAZINE – BUT …

    I can not stress to you enough not to buy this on Amazon through Synapse Services, Inc. You will not get your magazine, you will not receive a refund, and you will waste your time and money! Flush your money, it’s more effictive way to get rid of it.

    I purchased NG for my father in June 6th 2010 as a renewal to his subscription which was expiring on Feburary 2011. I just got a last chance renewal from NG, they say my subscription is expiring? It should be good till Feburary 2012! They said they did receive an order from Synapse on June 10th but then it was canceled by Synapse in July?

    NG was nice enough to give me Synapse’s phone number 877-813-0320. Be sure to press 0 and go for the agent, even though it won’t help you, the supervisor can’t help you either!

    I just got off a long phone call with Synapse Services, Inc. they canceled the subscription for no reason on their end. They never fullfilled the request? They say they refunded, but there is no refund, Amazon still has it listed active? I just wanted the magazine, they had already received payment why did they cancel it? They can’t tell me? I have never been so disatisfied with a company in my life. I will be contacting Amazon, contacting the Credit Card company for payment with no service, BBB for failure to produce service, etc. I will also issue a invoice to them for my wasted time!

    Basically what this company does is when they receive the actual payment from Amazon they then call up NG and cancel your subscription so they don’t have to pay NG and they keep the money. Wow; what a great money making business!!!

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