I always liked the National Geographic. A very respectable magazine with great reportage, a lot of interesting cultural and educational material, which can boast the top photographers. Either if you like animal or science fiction, technology or social studies, you will find some interesting article in each new issue.
This information offers so much information and we can turn the T.V. off and read and learn through other methods such as National Geographic which officers world wide educational information.
The photography is very beautiful and also educational. This magazine is very valuable to our family and worth the return on our investment (subscription to the magazine). We gain so much knowledge from this magazine and for our household, we will pay more for knowledge than material things (cars, house, brand name clothes etc)..
Our children love the photography and it allows us to use this educational magazine as a means to teach our children to gain information, news, knowledge, etc from other sources other than the T.V. This magazine exposes our children to articles and other information that they may have not been exposed to through school or our community. Our children can use their imagination and go far away without leaving our home.
You will find the subject matter, photography, and writing very interesting and informative. This magazine is one that will give back to you.. We only subscribe to National Geographic and one other magazine. We only subscribe to the best!
This magazine will enrich your household and take you places you could never imagine!
Well back to NG! Makes for great family discussion! (Family Time) Clean magazine for the whole family!
The one downside to this is that a single issue can consume hundreds of megabytes, so it's not feasible to keep all the NatGeo issues that I own on my iPad at the same time. Still, this is a very nice Bennie at no additional cost.
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, civilized 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.