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Sugar Love: A Not So Sweet Tale

We were smitten 10,000 years ago on the island of New Guinea. Today the average American downs 22.7 teaspoons a day.

The Surprising Life of Lions

The only cat that’s truly social is the lion. To find out why, our team spent many months with the prides of the Serengeti.

Living With Lions

Africa's lions may number no more than 35,000. A Kenyan program points to a way to save the beleaguered cats.

Secrets of the Maya Otherworld

"I saw it, I saw it! Yes, it's true!" the archaeologist shouts: divine light at the bottom of a natural well.

Behind the Painted Elephant

In India the animal is a treasure—and sometimes also a work of art.

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NGM 1972 for sell

Started by Rio Thomley in Buy/Sell/Trade yesterday.

Couple hundred to give away late 1980s to 2010 or so

Started by Jill Van Zanten in Buy/Sell/Trade yesterday.

looking to sell

Started by Tammy Graef in Buy/Sell/Trade on Tuesday.

Complete 1929-1992 to sell 1 Reply

Started by Alexis Strang in Buy/Sell/Trade. Last reply by Amit Kumar on Monday.

I have 2 detached covers for 1911 NGM issues (pretty nice) 3 Replies

Started by Scott T. Shier in Buy/Sell/Trade. Last reply by Scott T. Shier on Tuesday.

129 NGM Index(-ices) for 1911 -1926 on eBay ! 10 Replies

Started by Scott T. Shier in Discussions. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss on Wednesday.

Selling collection

Started by Michael Horen in Buy/Sell/Trade on Sunday.

Bonneville Salt Flats racing article 1955-65 3 Replies

Started by Kent Whipplw in Buy/Sell/Trade. Last reply by George Thomas Wilson Sep 11.

Collection for sale

Started by Paula Varner in Buy/Sell/Trade Sep 6.

four issues from 1922 3 Replies

Started by Elizabeth Doucette in Buy/Sell/Trade. Last reply by Melvin L. De Vilbiss Sep 4.

1960-2005 National Geographic magazines

Started by Carrie Wooldridge in Buy/Sell/Trade Aug 28.

Bundle from Jan'89 - Dec'03

Started by Paul Anthony Curry in Buy/Sell/Trade Aug 26.

September 1968 NG 2 Replies

Started by Kirstin Lebert in Buy/Sell/Trade. Last reply by Philip Riviere Aug 26.


Started by Judy Shaw in Buy/Sell/Trade. Last reply by Judy Shaw Aug 23.

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Scott T. Shier commented on George Thomas Wilson's photo


"Ever since I was 10, I have wanted to have a pile of Nat Geo Mags like that to lay on like a chaise lounge!! Seriously, haha. Never on my collection copies, but a bulk lot of well loved & worn copies - sure !"
10 hours ago
Scott T. Shier posted a discussion

4 Annual year Indexes for $1.99 each/clearance. Gone soon...

There's still a few straggler Annual Indexes available on the NG Store site, but they are being flushed asap it looks like. They are all $1.99 on clearance from the regular $8 price point.For a while these Indexes completely disappeared from the store links, but I stumbled on this tonight vis-a-vis the Collector's Corner resources tab ---> Main page --> NGS Publications Index ---> Print Indexs, thus.…See More
11 hours ago
George Thomas Wilson commented on George Thomas Wilson's photo


"From page 352 in the September 1988 NGM. Photo from the December 1963 Esquire Magazine. Parodies from the May 1983 National Lampoon, the March 1936 USGS Pick & Hammer Club, and the September 1958 Mad Magazine."
22 hours ago
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22 hours ago
George Thomas Wilson replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion How Others See Us: Articles about National Geographic in other publications in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"Thanks Phil, Yes, I do have (and have read) these articles, but I can't take credit for the research.  The leg work was done by John Carey, a member of our group.  He has posted lists of parodies and articles on his web site.  I…"
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Philip Riviere replied to George Thomas Wilson's discussion How Others See Us: Articles about National Geographic in other publications in the group Collectibles and Ephemera
"Wow Tom., You've blown me away with the scope of you collecting prowess. Do you have all these magazines or did you do a search for articles mentioning anything Nat Geo ?. Now if you could post some of them to share but I guess copyrights would…"
George Thomas Wilson added a discussion to the group Collectibles and Ephemera

How Others See Us: Articles about National Geographic in other publications

This collection is eclectic if nothing else. It was inspired by the article in the September 1988 number entitled “Spoofing the Geographic”. My parody collection is only a subset of a larger collection. What I am listing here is another portion of the collection, one that deals with magazine articles about the Society and its magazine. I have listed the September issue although technically it is not another publication’s view of our magazine. This is not a complete collection, but it stands…See More


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