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The Green Life: How to Scroll Through 121 Years of National Geographic

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September 28, 2010

How to Scroll Through 121 Years of National Geographic

Complete National Geographic Before its breathtaking photography, smart wordplay, and cheery yellow border, National Geographic was a boring publication. The 200 subscribers who leafed through its first issue in 1888 had to wade through academic articles with sleepy titles like, “The Classification of Geographic Forms by Genesis.” The cover was brown.

Today, 8 million people read the magazine. Its indelible images — the first explorers on the moon and the Pakistani girl with haunting green eyes, to mention two — illustrate our shared history.

The National Geographic Society recently released a new collection of 1,400 issues of its magazine, so you can experience all the stories all over again. This electronic tome comes without the tactile pleasure of leafing through glossy pages, but it does enable you to search, zoom, scroll, and print.

Updated from last year, The Complete National Geographic contains a few new perks, including 12 issues from 2009 and access to future content upgrades.

You can buy the collection on six DVDs ($70) or on hard drive ($200).

--Natalya Stanko

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