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125 Years of Great Explorations
National Geographic reveals the adventures and discoveries that changed the world.
Exploring History: The Innovators
This special issue provides intriguing insights into the lives of some of history's great innovators.
50 Last Great Places
Experience pristine locations, discover unforgettable landscapes, and explore unspoiled environments in this special issue.
First-hand accounts by scientists and explorers provide up-to-date details of space exploration and new findings about our neighboring worlds.
Our indispensable, mile-by-mile guide of unforgettable road trips across the globe includes stunning photos to inspire your next outing.
Cats and Dogs
Celebrate the cherished roles cats and dogs play in our lives and explore the history of the animals and why they behave the way they do.
100 Scientific Discoveries
Investigate inspiring technologies that forever altered our future and fascinating ideas that reflect the cutting-edge thinking of today.
Wonders of the World
Experience Earth's most awesome places as you've never seen them, through heart-stopping images and stories of nature's power.
50 Greatest Pictures
Get the stories behind some of the most iconic images from National Geographic magazine in this special issue.
This special issue provides cutting-edge insights into some of history's most perplexing questions.
Greatest Wildlife Photos
This special issue combines stunning images, stories, and even photography tips from the world's best wildlife photographers.
Searching for Treasure
From the time humans first saw the wink of a gemstone or the glint of gold, they have desired to possess that rare and costly beauty for their own.
100 Journeys of a Lifetime
An amazing photographic tour of alluring destinations around the world, highlighting must-see locales, with a special foreword by Adventurer Sir Richard Branson.
America's National Parks
Since the establishment of Yellowstone in 1872, these national treasures have been preserving the special corners of our land—places of wonder, exhilaration, and peace.
Since the dawn of recorded history, humans have made pilgrimages to sites they hold sacred in search of healing and enlightenment or as acts of faith and sacrifice.
Explore the world's oceans—from their prehistoric beginnings to modern-day efforts to preserve their natural wonder—in this special issue.
Don't miss out on this captivating look at the workings of the cosmos, along with spectacular images.
Natural hazards from above and below are more likely than ever to impact our lives. Read more in this special issue.
Where Modern Faith Was Born
Beckoning the faithful of three religions, Jerusalem forces all to worship on common ground. Read more in this special issue.
State of the Earth 2010
Even in the midst of a global economic slowdown, the human footprint on the Earth has never been so heavy.
Energy: Repowering the Planet
Our planet is threatened by humanity's bond with fossil fuels. This special issue explores the energy challenges ahead.
Space: The Once and Future Frontier
Travel the solar system, follow the development of space exploration, and hear about the photographs in the special issue.
Mysteries of the Maya
Follow the rise, glory, and collapse of the ancient and mysterious Maya civilization.
Learn about the signs and science of climate change. Calculate your carbon load and test your knowledge of electronic waste in this special issue.
The Best Wildlife Vol. 13
See lionesses in Botswana and birds with the longest wingspan in the world. Find these and more in this special edition.
Guide to Digital Photography
Let the photographers at National Geographic show you how to take great pictures. Order this special issue today.
Exploration Vol. 10
Who's your favorite explorer? Share your thoughts in our forum, then e-greet a friend with a postcard.
100 Best Vintage Vol. 8
Tour our archive of vintage images. Then learn how photographer Robb Kendrick is reviving the tintype method of making pictures.
100 Best Unpublished Vol. 6
Tune into a myriad of multimedia presentations featuring images and interviews ranging from a one-day foot race up three mountains to "India's Untouchables."
Treasures of Egypt Vol. 5
Write a message in hieroglyphics and send it to a friend as an ancient Egyptian e-greeting.
Swimsuits: 100 Years Vol. 4
Sneak a peak at our gallery of online-exclusive images of swimsuits through the decades.