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The Photographs (National Geographic) Paperback – 7 Nov 2002

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books; Reprint edition (7 Nov. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0792269365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0792269366
  • Product Dimensions: 27.3 x 1.8 x 30.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,128,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Leah Bendavid-Val, Director of Photography Publishing for National Geographic Books. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Dec. 1998
Format: Imitation Leather
This book presents lots of photographs and they are always intriguing, always informative, always amazing which is what we are used to with National Geographic. Photography philosophy of the Society is well described in text and pictures and the photos are simply great, they are a mix of art and science just as geography itself is.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By susan_tomalin@hotmail.com on 3 April 2001
Format: Imitation Leather
An amazing book of photos from the last 100 years or so and from all over thw world. I have loved reading through this book and learning about the world around me and about places I have never been to!
If you are interested in photos, get this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Bojan Tunguz TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 April 2011
Format: Hardcover
National Geographic is World renown for its in-depth reporting on various places and regions, and has for decades been the gold standard in reporting from the most distant corners of our Planet. It is also famous for its beautiful photographs, and this handy coffee table book is a collection of some of the most beautiful and memorable photos that have graced its pages over the years. The photo on the cover is that of the green-eyed Afghan refugee girl. The photo was taken in 1984 and for decades has been a symbol of the weariness and trepidation of the Afghan people, and all those affected by wars in general. The same girl was photographed eighteen years later, and this photograph graces the end cover. There are those same beautiful green eyes, but she looks older and one can imagine has not lead the easiest of lives. This is one of the most important messages that a book of photographs of distant peoples and lands can convey: to this day, hardship and struggle are the facts of daily life for the majority of people in this World, and no glossy photography will be able to glamorize this state of affairs. Hopefully, though, it will make us feel much more connected with the rest of humanity.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Silver Surfer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 April 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
An aficionado of photography or someone with an interest in National Geographic Magazine would probably question the decision to publish a book with many iconic photos in such a small format. If price was a constraint, a soft-back could have been used and that would permit a proportionately larger format whilst maintaining the cover price. I have since discovered that there are one or two others in a 'series' that share a common format.

The cover picture, alone, is probably one of the most memorable photographs of the 20th century and has been reprinted many times in books and magazines worldwide. Most of the remaining photographs are less well-known outside of the original magazines. A pocket-sized book, for that is what it essentially is, is simply too small to do full justice to the many highly-skilled photographers who travelled to some of the world's remotest, and in some instances dangerous, locations to take the many pictures within.

National Geographic Magazine was a magazine I would occasionally read at school. I could not then afford to buy it as an 11- or 12-year old but one of my teachers did buy it and the copies were later very obligingly donated to the school library. At the time, I had no interest in photography - that was to follow some years later when I could afford to buy a 20-year-old second-hand folding camera that lasted until I could afford something more modern - but I did have an interest in geography and the world and I would probably be able only to read a single article in the time available during a lunch break.

Some years later, I would buy a copy if it contained an article of interest, but not regularly. I also did have a 1-year subscription that was not renewed as finding the time to read them was a problem.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Acquirente on 16 April 2009
Format: Hardcover
Size doesn't give justice to the photos. Everything is way too small, both pictures and text.
Beside that, the book is nice to read and price is definitely affordable.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Thornton on 1 Feb. 2012
Format: Hardcover
Really dissapointed with this book. I really thought that I had found a bargain as I have seen the large edition of this. When it arrived it is very small. The book is all about the photographs and a lot of are spoiled because they are split between two pages, shame!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By B. Mereda on 24 July 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a nice collection of photographs to various topics and areas. It mainly covers nature photography, animals, wildlife and nature. Some other motives about people or villages are also included but not the main theme.

The small booklet (check the size before you buy it!) contains a large collection of (nature) images with little text. The images are good in motive and printed in high quality. Be aware, they are small.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven Tallantyre on 4 Nov. 2011
Format: Hardcover
Even smaller than stated in the publisher's details, this is a lovely book marred only by its physical dimensions. The photos lose their impact and are further spoiled by being spread across page breaks.
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