National Geographic: The Photographs (Hardcover)

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This stunning volume was the gift book of the year when it first published, and the images that grace its pages remain iconic. From the famous Afghan girl whose haunting green eyes stare out from the book’s cover, and her poignant story that captured t...

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Leah Bendavid-Val , Director of Photography Publishing for National Geographic Books, is the author ofPropaganda & Dreams; Changing Reality; National Geographic: The Photographs; Stories on Paper & Glass,and most recently Song Without Words: The Photographs and Diaries of Countess Sophia Tolstoy.She has curated photography exhibitions for museums worldwide.
This stunning volume was the gift book of the year when it first published, and the images that grace its pages remain iconic. From the famous Afghan girl whose haunting green eyes stare out from the book’s cover, and her poignant story that captured the world’s interest, to award-winning photography culled from the Society’s vast archives, The Photographs offers readers an inside look at National Geographic and a sharp-eyed view of the world. The book showcases the skill and imagination of such notable Geographic photographers as David Doubilet, William Albert Allard, Sam Abell, Jim Stanfield, Jodi Cobb, Jim Brandenburg, David Alan Harvey, and many more. They share their techniques, as well as personal and colorful anecdotes about individual images and their adventures in the field?sometimes humorous, sometimes terrifying, always vividly compelling. Author Leah Bendavid-Val writes about the photographers’ achievements from technical, journalistic, and artistic perspectives.

Five chapters cover core National Geographic themes?wildlife on land and water; cultures in the United States and around the world; and science, from astronomy to archaeology to the human senses. The photographs in each chapter capture rare moments in nature and the lives of animals, along with defining events in the lives of people everywhere. This exquisite collection is as elegant as it is timeless.

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Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
ISBN 9781426202919
Genre PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Format Hardcover
Pages 332
Publisher Date 2008-09-16 00:00:00.0
Publisher Natl Geographic Society
Copyright Year 2008
Height 6.75 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.5 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Photographs
Audience General/trade
Authors Bendavid-Val, Leah

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  • Still capturing after all these years

    The cover photo is still one of my favorite pictures, ever. Her eyes are still captivating after all these years and I often wondered what became of her. It was great to see the picture on the back.

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  • WARNING--this is the miniature version!

    I think it's still worth the purchase, but forewarning; this is the smaller version of the book, about 6" square. The photographs are still just as amazing.

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