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The Atlas of The Bible = National Geographic

National Geographic Society was founded in 1888 by explorers and scientists at DC’s Cosmos Club with the backing of wealthy patrons as “a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge.” Expanses of unmapped lands sprawled across the continents. The Society financed innumerable treks to Alaska, the Arctic, Antarctica, the steppes of Tibet, the […]

The Lure Of National Geographic

As I came of age in the 1960s, my older brother and I relished a visit to my grandmother’s house in Westbrook, Maine, since piles of National Geographic were stacked chronologically in her attic. We would disappear into the dusty atelier for hours, poring through the magazines for photos of naked women; mostly African, Asian, […]