Once upon a time, the Society did not have a formal or structured book department or staff (hard to believe now!) ...
...in the early years there were 'accidental' books, either by chance or favor. Some various monographs and myriad scientific reports made their way to publication with hard covers. Essentially, the popular book releases started with 1907's Scenes From Every Land, followed with a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th edition (e.g., 1909, 1912, 1918).
From there, NGS's books were mostly nicely hardbound reprints of either: A} in-demand articles from NGM , or, B} were compilation volumes of multiple articles on a common topic --again from NGM itself.
Here n' there, were larger, original works by persons associated with some research or expedition sponsored or supported by the Society.
Such titles that fall within this group's purview would be thus:
~ Scott S.
Latest Activity: Feb 27
The Physiography of the United States (1896)As I had commented in this group before, I am in possession of a copy of the compilation, "The Physiography of the United States". While the book was…Continue
Started by George Thomas Wilson. Last reply by Scott T. Shier Feb 26.