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National Geographic

by National Geographic
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (620 customer reviews)

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National Geographic magazine has maintained its status as one of the most-read publications for over one hundred years because of its quality educational content, riveting emotional stories, and vivid photographic essays. Its in-depth analysis of breaking news and detailed coverage of trending topics delves deep into the topics of geography, popular science, history, culture, and current events. It also includes informative articles on the environment, stunning images of Mother Nature at her best, and exhilarating tales of wild adventures.

National Geographic magazine offers you an inside look at the most interesting people and places from all over the world. Many stories contain detailed maps and images that take you along for the incredible journey. National Geographic magazine is designed to inspire, inform, and entertain a vast audience through compelling editorials and breathtaking photography. It also hosts a variety of written composition, artistic, and photography contests for potential future contributors.

National Geographic magazine's content is thoroughly researched to provide you with credible information that you know you can trust. It relies on its exceptionally high standards and experienced journalists to uphold its timeless tradition of high-quality original content. The iconic magazine focuses on anything and everything that makes this world exciting, so you will have a hard time putting it down once you start reading.

A subscription to National Geographic magazine will give you the ability to travel the world we live in from the comfort of your own home and possibly inspire you to visit new and adventurous places in real life.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, the flagship magazine of the National Geographic Society, chronicles exploration and adventure, as well as changes that impact life on Earth. Editorial coverage encompasses people and places of the world, with an emphasis on human involvement in a changing universe. Major topics include culture, nature, geography, ecology, science and technology.

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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • ASIN: B00005NIOH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (620 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
  • This magazine subscription is provided by Synapse

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121 of 135 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding magazine June 10, 2003
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Who doesn't know National Geographic? Despite the term 'national' in the title, this is a publication that has an international reputation, and has set its sights on exploring every inch of the globe, and beyond. School children everywhere use National Geographic as a resource. It is a periodical, however, that goes far beyond the school library. Interesting, erudite, broad-ranging and fascinating (in addition to being, dare I say it, educational), National Geographic has something for everyone.
Articles involve history, culture, sociology, biology, architecture, archaeology, and physical science in addition to the trademark item, geography. Recent issues have included articles on archaeology of the Indus Valley, earthquakes in Turkey, Samoan culture, jellyfish, and dinosaurs. National Geographic has a knack for combining the timely with the timeless to make each issue interesting from a current events perspective (recent articles on the Golan Heights and touring London show this) as well as being worthy of retaining for future reference by combining history and other details.
Coupled with the articles, National Geographic has fantastic photography. In the June issue, there is a 'family photo' that was taken at the annual photographic seminar in Washington, D.C., in which more than half of the regular contributors to the magazine were present and photographed around the great seal of National Geographic. According the caption:
'The 47 men and women shown have collectively logged some 700 years taking pictures for this magazine alone. They've photographed roughly 715 articles, and at a current average of 29,000 frames shot per story, that works out to about 20.7 million images.
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159 of 190 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Buy! January 25, 2011
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase

I can not stress to you enough not to buy this on Amazon through Synapse Services, Inc. You will not get your magazine, you will not receive a refund, and you will waste your time and money! Flush your money, it's more effictive way to get rid of it.

I purchased NG for my father in June 6th 2010 as a renewal to his subscription which was expiring on Feburary 2011. I just got a last chance renewal from NG, they say my subscription is expiring? It should be good till Feburary 2012! They said they did receive an order from Synapse on June 10th but then it was canceled by Synapse in July?

NG was nice enough to give me Synapse's phone number 877-813-0320. Be sure to press 0 and go for the agent, even though it won't help you, the supervisor can't help you either!

I just got off a long phone call with Synapse Services, Inc. they canceled the subscription for no reason on their end. They never fullfilled the request? They say they refunded, but there is no refund, Amazon still has it listed active? I just wanted the magazine, they had already received payment why did they cancel it? They can't tell me? I have never been so disatisfied with a company in my life. I will be contacting Amazon, contacting the Credit Card company for payment with no service, BBB for failure to produce service, etc. I will also issue a invoice to them for my wasted time!

Basically what this company does is when they receive the actual payment from Amazon they then call up NG and cancel your subscription so they don't have to pay NG and they keep the money. Wow; what a great money making business!!!
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196 of 238 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy through Amazon but directly July 24, 2007
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I bought National Geographics for my elderly father over 3 months ago. To this day no magazines have arrived. Tired of waiting and after a phone call from him, I barred the wait to talked to someone in NG. They told me that going through Amazon takes at least 3 months!!! and that they have shiped my order two day ago and it will take 2 weeks in transport. If I go directly through them it takes 1 months.
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50 of 59 people found the following review helpful
Subscription Term Name:1 year|Verified Purchase
I cannot understand why this is still listed to sell here. I ordered this as a gift to my son before the holidays. They made it clear I would not receive until February and that was fine. But a day ago (January 20), Amazon emailed me to tell me my money had been refunded. I wrote to them to ask why. Someone called me from Amazon (that is a good thing that they followed up), but she could not give a clear explanation for why it was cancelled -- something to do with the seller having too many or not enough or??? But if this was the case, why is this still being offered? I'm tempted to try ordering again to see what happens, but if this means my son doesn't get his subscription, or we go through this again?? And, again they warn it will take 6 weeks. This would not bother me so much if this were not still here advertised to sell.
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145 of 178 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk Mail galore January 11, 2008
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I will no longer subscribe to National Geographic. This year we started getting unsolicited junk from either National Geographic or their "partner" companies masquerading as National Geographic and then billing us for the DVDs, maps, etc. I expressed my concerns in a letter to National Geographic about the problem and they did not bother to contact me. Of course now they are sending these bogus bills to their "collection department." No more National Geographic magazine EVER!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Magazine for a great deal
National Geographic does not make junk. This magazine is no exception, well written and intriguing. To get this magazine for $15 for a whole year is a steal to say the least. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Bo S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Educational magazine
Great Magazines for sudents, parents and teachers to learn and enjoy the world, cultures and its creatures. I recommended this magazines for inquiring minds like me!
Published 2 days ago by Pamela Braga
4.0 out of 5 stars Delvery started on time
It is a very nice magazine with beautiful glossy photos of nature and unusual people. My 16 year old grandson loves it!
Published 4 days ago by Frank Chacon
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent magazine
Excellent magazine that has managed to change with the times. I wish I had more time to read the prose and luxuriate in the pictures.
Published 7 days ago by David Goldberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Magazine
I was a little disappointed in the delivery time when ordering through Amazon, but the wait was well worth it. Read more
Published 8 days ago by jasnstu
5.0 out of 5 stars A family tradition
Natgeo has been a household tradition on and off here for years. I still have back issues. Great reference pieces as well. Something for the whole family.
Published 10 days ago by Soozie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great magazine
I like especially the pictures, and I got it at a good price. Some articles, claiming to be "scientific" actually seem to me more like science fiction, for they are highly... Read more
Published 14 days ago by Norma Casas-Nava
4.0 out of 5 stars Now this was worth it back when..
the price was $ 12.00 a year. Now I can't get it for less than $ 19.00 a year. Seven dollars might not seem like a lot but just figure the percent of increase and its way way over... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Nathan Ziegenfuss
5.0 out of 5 stars National Geographic Magazine
We love this magazine!!! Pictures are phenomenal and articles are very informative. Definitely worth the money. My son loves the maps.
Published 23 days ago by mom of many
5.0 out of 5 stars It's NatGeo, of course it's great.
Nothing more to say, it's been around for decades and one of the best educational and interesting magazines in the world!
Published 25 days ago by Straight answers!
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How can I change the shipping address during the subscription
Or the easiest way is to click on "Your Account" on the top right side of the Amazon page, and go to "Manage Magazine Subscriptions".
Pretty simple really!
Jun 4, 2011 by Waldo |  See all 3 posts
digital subscription for IPAD
On the National Geographic site you can get both for $4.99 more to include archived editions. https://secure.customersvc.com/servlet/Show?WESPAGE=OrderPages/ng/1209/order_15A1.jsp&MSRSMAG=NG&EFK1=NGB0115&EFK2=NGB0123&EFK3=NGB0131&MSCCMPLX=NOV30NGPR3
Nov 30, 2012 by Bookaholic |  See all 4 posts
please send gifts to VA clinics
I always drop off my read and extra magazines to my local VA Hospital. Usually they go to the waiting room, but sometimes they make the rounds to all the rooms upstairs too.

Another good place is to mail them in one of those Priority Shipping boxes to an address off of
Anysoldier.com - these... Read more
Nov 11, 2012 by Amazon Customer |  See all 2 posts
Shipping outside the U.S.
It looks like it can't, not from Amazon.com anyway. If you look at the details under the shipping info, they will tell you it can only be sent within the U.S. If you are looking to get a gift subscription for your daughter in Sweden, I would recommend going to the National Geographic website.... Read more
Dec 6, 2011 by A.L.F. |  See all 3 posts
Why are no Subscriptions Available Today??
I'm having the same issue. Downloaded the 50% off voucher specifically to subscribe to this magazine and now it's not available?? That's really bizarre in my opinion. Hope it comes back up before the voucher expiration date. :-(
Nov 11, 2012 by Christine Kulp |  See all 3 posts
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