Thursday, December 29, 2005

Explorers House: National Geographic and the World It Made

Just finished reading the book, "Explorers House: National Geographic and the World It Made" by Robert M. Poole, a former executive editor at the National Geographic.

It recounts the history behind the National Geographic Society and the magazine, and how it has evolved from the families of Gardiner Hubbard, Alexander Graham Bell and the Grosvenors. Quite nicely written, although a little sad, considering the degradation of the magazine and the society. It's unfortunate how the greed of a few men could bring down something so wonderful. Very highly recommended for fans of the National Geographic.