“Why do so many of us have bookshelves bending under the weight of yellow-spined copies of the magazine? It’s simple: we cannot bring ourselves to throw away such beautiful things. We know what has gone into their creation.” — Nigel Holmes, National Geographic Infographics.
Here’s the latest addition to the Rocky Mountain Land Library’s always growing collection: National Geographic Infographics, just published by Taschen. This beautifully done oversize volume captures the top charts, diagrams, and maps from the National Geographic‘s past 128 years.
What a timeless resource for artists, scientists, naturalists, and lifelong learners of all ages!
This hefty tome is divided into seven sections: History, The Planet, Being Human, Animal Worlds, World of Plants, Science & Technology, and Space.
And there are many eye-opening surprises along the way:
The recent work of National Geographic artists are well represented, but some of our favorite images come from the oldest, dustiest of the yellow-spined treasures:
From natural history to the daring “futuristic” Mercury space capsule design:
National Geographic has long helped us all see the world anew:
Stay tuned for more Land Library new arrivals in 2017!