On Assignment with National Geographic: The Inside Story of Legendary Explorers, Photographers, and Adventurers

Author(s): Mark Collins Jenkins

Travel Guides

In this elegant tribute to National Geographic's 125 years of rousing history, veteran journalist Mark Collins Jenkins - one of the world's foremost experts on the National Geographic Society - shines a new light on the explorers, scientists, photographers, and adventurers who have inspired millions around the world. This latest entry to our small-format, high design vintage line of books is updated with the last ten years of incredible stories. At the heart of it are the epic moments and riveting photographs that have made National Geographic the most respected scientific institution in the world. It's all here, from Jacques Cousteau, Louis Leakey, and Jane Goodall to Spencer Wells, Sylvia Earle, Enric Sala, James Cameron, and countless other explorers and their achievements. This book is a classic in itself and complements National Geographic 125 Years.

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Mark Collins Jenkins is the former chief historian of the National Geographic Society's archives and has, in all likelihood, read every article ever published by the National Geographic magazine. He is the author of High Adventure, National Geographic 125 Years, Worlds to Explore: Tales of Travel and Adventure, The Book of Marvels, and Vampire Forensics from National Geographic.

General Fields

  • : 9781426210136
  • : National Geographic Society
  • : National Geographic Society
  • : January 2013
  • : 178mm X 127mm X 8mm
  • : United States
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 416
  • : 910.6073
  • : 136
  • : 200 Colour and Black and White Photos
  • : Mark Collins Jenkins