Monday, March 24, 2008

National Geographic: Forty Plus Years... On My Shelf...

Hey fossil fans,

One thing I've neglected to mention before is the rather large collection of National Geographic magazines. The collection goes back to roughly 1965, and continues basically unbroken until the present.

It amazes me that I've never thought about the collection before, as a historical source. I can look at the last four decades of articles to see the progression of knowledge in various areas. In the near future, I am working on articles about early man, and the last ice age, two topics that seem to be richly covered by NG over the last few decades.

And yes, in case you were wondering, I do have the National Geographic from the moon landing. It's pretty cool to think that when this issue arrived on someones (I think my grandfather's) doorstep, the moon landing had just happened.

So anyway, expect some new articles in the future, as I start to delve deeply into the resource I've discovered. And these articles aren't the only cool thing coming in the next week to this blog. I don't want to give all the secrets away right now, so stay tuned over the next few days, and the secrets will be revealed. Yeah, that's a cliffhanger right there, now you have to come back for another visit!


Michael D. Barton, FCD said...

I have almost the last thirty years in a closet - I would love to get the cases that Nat Geo has to store them, but they cost $16/year - a little too much for me right now. They are a pain when moving to a new place, however cool it is to have so much information at hand.

bevtiger said...

I have over 40 years of Nat. Geo. Probably closer to 50 years. Does anyone want them at no charge.