- Product Dimensions: 6 x 10 x 3.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- ASIN: B00005R1OB
- Item model number: 705381169000
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,947 in Software (See Top 100 in Software) Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
- Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
The Complete National Geographic: 112 Years Collector's Edition
- works with Windows 95 / 98 / ME / 2000 / XP
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National Geographic magazine has been published since 1888, and for some people it is an absolute must-have. Older editions are especially difficult to obtain, however, and would-be collectors search high and low for them. Therefore, anyone interested in having access to the magazine but who doesn't have the space for all the paper editions (or the money to pay for them) should be tempted by National Geographic: 112 Years Collectors Edition. Its 31 CDs provide scans of every page of the magazine, cover to cover, from its very first edition through the December 2000 issue.
Obviously what you don't get with the electronic version is the thrill of having the paper magazines readily at hand. But strong compensation for this is the search engine that allows you to look for articles, illustrations, the famous National Geographic maps, and even advertisements on whatever topic interests you. Some of the scans of earlier magazines can be a little difficult to read (the paper quality was poorer, we suppose), and because these are straightforward scans of entire pages, you can't cut and paste text or search the full texts of articles. But you can print pages to read away from the computer, and browse, browse, browse as well as research specific topics.
National Geographic: 112 Years Collectors Edition is a superb collection--and it is even packaged so it fits neatly on your bookshelf. --Sandra Vogel
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I liked the simple and advanced search facility, though I question how thorough a search can be when only the abstracts exist as electronic text. The objective and insightful articles are timeless and deserve to be truly electronic so they can be read and searched outside of this proprietary and cumbersome interface.
I recently(may2002) received a letter informing me that there is a new end user agreemnet and would I sign it....I dont plan to as the user agreement I have says I can "do as I wish' with the product.
So get a used one and make lots of back ups.
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Impossible to read on screen.
Impossible to read on paper.
Impossible to zoom in properly.
Don't by it!