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Our Mathematical World
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott T. Shier May 7.

Buy/Sell/Trade National Geographic Map Indexes
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Kennedy Jan 19.

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Autographed National Geographic Books for Sale or Trade

Zahi Abass Hawass, is a noted Egyptian archaeologist and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, serving twice. He has also worked at archaeological sites in the Nile Delta, the Western Desert, and the Upper Nile Valley. He has authored several books published by the National Geographic Society.On May 11th of this year, Dr. Hawass gave a lecture in Tacoma, Washington. After the lecture, I was able to have him autograph a number of his books. I have the below listed books for sale or…See More
Scott T. Shier replied to Richard Kennedy's discussion Our Mathematical World
"Another strange coincidence.....I only just this past week stumbled upon this series, as in, found out it existed. And yes I noted that it was a non-US release. There was another lavish, smart series released perhaps around the same timeframe, and I…"
May 7
Richard Kennedy posted a discussion

Our Mathematical World

About a decade ago National Geographic published a series of 60 books titled "Our Mathematical World".  Having one of my undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, I found these books fascinating. Unfortunately, they were only issued in the United Kingdom. The postage for my set was slightly less than the cost of the books!No.Title1  The Golden Ratio: The mathematical language of beauty 2  Mathematicians, Spies and Hackers: Coding and cryptography 3  Prime Numbers: A long road to infinity 4  When…See More
May 7
George Thomas Wilson replied to Richard Kennedy's discussion Previously Unknown Article Reprint in the group Article Reprints / Offprints (NGS and permissioned)
"This is an awesome find, Richard!  Nathan admitted that his was only a partial list.  He couldn't find them all.  Good luck hunting.  :- ) Yours in collecting, Tom"
Apr 1
Richard Kennedy added a discussion to the group Article Reprints / Offprints (NGS and permissioned)

Previously Unknown Article Reprint

I have come across what I believe to be a previously unknown article reprint. It is from Volume 2, Number 2 (February 7, 1890). Its title is "A Critical Review of Bering's First Expedition, 1725-30". I have attached a photograph of its cover.See More
Apr 1
Richard Kennedy replied to Genevieve Thibault's discussion Volume 1 No. 1
"If there is a "75" on the inside back cover, the reprint was made in 1975 and 10,000 unbound copies were printed. If the inside back cover is completely blank, the reprint was made in 1964 and 1,000 unbound copies were printed. The…"
Mar 21
Richard Kennedy replied to Scott T. Shier's discussion A very remarkable 135 Years of exploring land, sea, and sky to "increase and diffuse geographic knowledge" ~ 1888-2023
"I was at National Geographic's 135th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC. It wasn't at the same scale as the centennial or the quasquicentennial but enjoyable nevertheless."
Jan 30
Richard Kennedy replied to Genevieve Thibault's discussion Volume 1 No. 1
"What are the dimensions of your Vol. 1 Number 1?"
Jan 19

Profile Information

Normandy Park, WA
Why do you wish to join this community?
To connect with other National Geographic collectors.
About Me:
I've been a life member of the Society for over 45 years and a member of its Grosvenor Council for over 20 years. My wife and I reestablished the Washington Geographic Alliance in 1996 to further geography education in grades K-12 in Washington State.

In 2018, I became the Washington State Competitions Coordinator for the GeoBee and the GeoChallenge.
Favorite National Geographic publication:
I collect them all.
Favorite travel destination:
NGS HQ, where else?

Comment Wall (7 comments)

At 8:46pm on October 31, 2007, Karen Huffman said…
Hi, Richard, thank you for joining our new social network. We would appreciate any feedback and look forward to collaborating with you more! I've integrated some dynamic content from our NGM online site (left sidebar) and a virtual tour of our current Crittercam exhibit (center). I hope you enjoy these resources! Karen Huffman, Manager, Knowledge Initiatives, Libraries & Information Services and colleague of Cathy Hunter, NG Archivist.
At 3:58pm on September 8, 2015, Deborah Trimmer said…
Hi, Richard. Nice to meet someone in Pacific NW. I do have items to part with, you can email me at
At 6:59am on June 2, 2016, Antonio Leite de Castro said…


I sign the portuguese magazine, so I believe if the number is still available I can easly buy it for you. this is totaly independent of any other thing we can do together. it is easy and not a problem to me to help you. I will only charge what they charge me for the magazine and of corse shipping cost with out any handling cost.

for my side I need 11 numbers from 1900 till 1910 all for the year 1900, 1903 and 1904. do you any for sale or know who have?

best regards


At 12:13pm on June 2, 2016, Suzanne Kaluti said…

How exactly could I help you?

At 7:00am on June 30, 2016, Antonio Leite de Castro said…

Good morning,

I am trully sorry for giving you a false hope. Since many years I sign the magazine in portuguese, and every time I travel for some months, when I return if some magazine is not in great condition I call to the editor and ask them to send me a new one. 

Because of that I always new that they had old magazine for sale and was easy to resolve the problem. 

t happens one year ag they dicided to destroy all the old magazines they used to have and with out saying anything to any one.

I called them and there is no more magazines from the date you asked. 

I tried to see in palces where they sell old magazines and nathing. Not in the condition you and i collect.

I am trully sorry for giving you a false hope.

Best regards


At 10:21pm on November 15, 2018, Delia said…

Hi Richard,

Thanks for your message earlier this month. I'd love to do a short phone or email interview with you about your collecting of National Geographics. May I send you an email to tell you about the assignment in a little more detail? Thanks very much!

At 12:30pm on November 16, 2018, Richard Kennedy said…

My email is

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