Explorers House: National Geographic and the World It Made

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A colorful history of the National Geographic Society traces its evolution from its 1888 beginnings to its evolution into the esteemed and iconic American institution of the present day, profiling the Grosvenor family dynasty that created the institution's photography-based monthly and examining the inner workings of the magazine's innovative articles and the explorations they have covered. Reprint.

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"A wonderfully subtle and exhaustive—and even shocking—portrait of an age and of an institution."
—Paul Theroux

"A great journey."
—Caroline Alexander, author of The Bounty and The Endurance

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Robert M. Poole retired as executive editor of National Geographic in 2001 after a twenty-one-year career there. In addition, Poole has contributed articles to the New York Times and the Washington Post, among other publications.

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