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The National Geographic Magazine, Vol. XXIII, No. 3, March, 1912

Grosvenor, Gilbert (Editor)

Published by The National Geographic Society, Washington DC, 1912
Condition: Poor Soft cover
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[8 pages of advertisements], pages 209-312, [and 16 pages of advertisements] plus covers. Illustrations. Maps. Cover is missing. Pencil notes on first page. National Geographic is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society. It has been published continuously since its first issue in 1888, nine months after the Society itself was founded. It primarily contains articles about geography, history, and world culture. The magazine is known for its extensive use of dramatic photographs. The magazine is published monthly, and additional map supplements are also included with subscriptions. On occasion, special editions of the magazine are issued. The first issue of National Geographic Magazine was published on September 22, 1888, nine months after the Society was founded. Starting with its January 1905 publication of several full-page pictures of Tibet in 1900-1901, the magazine changed from being a text-oriented publication closer to a scientific journal to featuring extensive pictorial content, and became well known for this style. John Hyde was the magazine's first editor.This issue includes: The Forgotten Ruins of Indo-China by Jacob E. Conner with 63 illustrations and two maps, The National Geographic Society (illustrated), and American Discoverers of the Antarctic Continent by Major General A. W. Greeley, U. S. Army, illustrated.Jacob E. Conner was an American Consul at St. Petersburg and formerly was the American Consul at Saigon, Cambodia.The article on the National Geographic Society discusses the seventh annual banquet of the Society.Adolphus Washington Greely (March 27, 1844 - October 20, 1935), was an American Polar explorer, a United States Army officer and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. In June 1886, Greely was promoted to captain after serving twenty years as a lieutenant and, in March 1887, President Grover Cleveland appointed him as Chief Signal Officer of the U.S. Army with the rank of brigadier general. (The only other Regular Army officer to be promoted directly from captain to brigadier general since the Civil War was John J. Pershing.) During his tenure as Chief Signal Officer of the Army, the following military telegraph lines were constructed, operated and maintained during the Spanish American War: Puerto Rico, 800 miles (1,300 kilometers); Cuba, 3,000 mi (4,800 km); the Philippines, 10,200 mi (16,400 km). In connection with Alaska, then General Greely had constructed under very adverse conditions a telegraph system of nearly 4,000 mi (6,400 km), consisting of submarine cables, landcables and wireless telegraphy, the latter covering a distance of 107 mi (172 km), which at the time of installation was the longest commercial system regularly working in the world. In 1906, he served as military commander over the emergency situation created by the San Francisco earthquake. On February 10, 1906, he was promoted to major general and on March 27, 1908, he retired, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 64.[citation needed] In 1911 he represented the United States Army at the coronation of King George V. On March 21, 1935, a special act of Congress awarded Greely the Medal of Honor in recognition of his long and distinguished career. He is the only person to be awarded the Medal of Honor for "lifetime achievement" rather than for acts of physical courage at the risk of one's own life. His was the second and last award of the Medal of Honor by the Army for non-combat service. Presumed First Edition/First Printing thus. Bookseller Inventory # 72897

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Title: The National Geographic Magazine, Vol. XXIII...

Publisher: The National Geographic Society, Washington DC

Publication Date: 1912

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition: Poor

Edition: 1st Edition

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