National Geographic Logo – The National Geographic Society is an organization that aims to advance to the general knowledge of world geography and the general public. For this purpose, make grants of exploration and publishes a monthly magazine, National Geographic . It was founded in the United States on January 27th of 1888 by 33 men interested in “organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge.” began to discuss the formation of the company two weeks before the January 13 , 1888. Gardiner Greene Hubbard became its first president, and his son, Alexander Graham Bell was his successor on January 7, 1898.
Is a monthly publication, although there have been occasional special editions. In addition to articles on various places, history and every corner of the globe, the magazine is widely recognized for its quality and editing standards in the photographs , making it the home of the best photojournalists in the world. Even color photographs published at the beginning of the twentieth century , when this technology was in its infancy.
It is also well known for frequent maps offered detailed on the regions you visit. Even files of the maps of the Company have been used by the United States government in times where cartographic resources were limited. Subscribers to the magazine tend to collect them (the bulk of other magazines tend to be discarded after being read) and can acquire special boxes to keep them for years. In 1960 we began publishing photos on the front cover of the magazine, previously contained only text.
A photo on the cover of June 1985 was the portrait of a young refugee from Afghanistan with beautiful eyes. His image became famous. After the US-led invasion of that country, we conducted a search of the girl. Was identified in the year 2002 as Sharbat Gula . 3 His story was told in the March issue of 2003 of the magazine. Currently there is a Spanish version is distributed in several countries, including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela. In 1995 , National Geographic began publishing in Japanese , and was the first edition in a local language. Currently the magazine is published in different languages, including Japanese, Spanish (in two editions: for Spain and Latin America), Italian , Hebrew , Greek , German , French , Polish , Korean , Portuguese (Brazilian edition), Danish , Norwegian , Swedish , Dutch , Chinese (Taiwan Edition), Finnish , Portuguese (Portugal edition), Turkish , Thai , Czech , Hungarian , Romanian , Russian , Croatian , Indonesian , Bulgarian , Slovenian , Serbian , Chinese (China edition) and Lithuanian until May 2010.