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About Me:
I'm a National Geographic collector who's collection comprises both printed and electronic versions of the magazine my oldest printed copy goes back to the 1920's.
I'm also an avid reader of anything geographical, philosophical, or scientific.....
Favorite National Geographic publication:
National Geographic magazine (of course), the occasional special editions, and all the national geographic maps.....
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Right now, it's anywhere in the Caribbean

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Recent back issue purchases...

Posted on August 5, 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Back issues purchased this week: August 1989, March 1995, October 1995, October 1996, May 2000...





Nyiragongo Volcano in Africa

Posted on March 20, 2011 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Interesting article on the Nyiragongo Volcano in the Congo, Africa and its threats to the nearby city of Goma, check out the article on the main page under the title "The Volcano Next Door"...…


Feb. 2011 - Relics to Reefs

Posted on March 9, 2011 at 11:07pm 0 Comments

Spiegel Grove, Oriskany, and more recently Vandenberg, are just a few of the ships which have been sunk to create artificial reefs off Florida's coast. These artificial reefs become, overtime, a habitat for varieties of fish, algae, coral, and…


Jan 2011 - Population 7 billion...

Posted on February 27, 2011 at 12:57am 0 Comments

So 2011 hits a population milestone - 7 billion, twice as many as 1960... thus is predicted...

Any discussion of current population issues must draw reference to Thomas Malthus's 1798 treatise "An Essay on the Principle of Population"…



Posted on January 4, 2011 at 1:35pm 0 Comments

Recently acquired issues include: October 1963; December 1970; July 1936; and August 1996. Previously I only had these electronically...

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At 10:07pm on December 19, 2010, Scott T. Shier said…

Welcome "Thinker" !


I love Rodin's sculpture, and I feel it says alot visually about who I am too. I have a wonderful large bronze set of bookends of the Thinker sitting on marble bases.


~ Scott T. Shier, Michigan

At 12:41pm on March 6, 2011, Bill Johnson said…

Thank you very much.

Yeah, it was a great Royal Tour and I've also got it on DVD... thanks to National Film Unit of New Zealand. However, they never got photos of Sir Albert's Knighthood by the Queen, I'll be post these at a later date.
At 9:12pm on August 23, 2011, Philip Riviere said…

Pleasure to meet  you also......

I Am thinking of posting the maps here  individually as pics instead of thumbnails... I would just post from the 1880's to the early 60's...The maps and pics in those years are, to me, the best ones.

At 6:01pm on August 26, 2011, Philip Riviere said…

Thanks Marts..will try to post a few maps  later tonight and Saturday..... Since Irene is visiting us in New England on Sunday this could be an interesting weekend...power and internet could be gone for days or even weeks.....


At 3:07pm on August 29, 2011, Bill Johnson said…
Thank you for your comments Philip. Yes, it was a real honor and one that I'll never forget. So was boarding the The Queens Royal Yacht in 1976 at Rarotonga. I'll post some of these photo's at a later date. Another honor was the Photographer on the Rarotonga International Airport from start to finish during the early 70's and seeing H.M. Queen Elizabeth II open it in person and photographing her doing it. Kinest regards, Bill

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