By Courtlandt Dixon Barnes Bryan
For greater than a hundred years, the nationwide Geographic Society has been bringing to a world-wide viewers precise tales of event, discovery and nature wonders. during this celebratory quantity, C.D.B. Bryan offers the Societys legacy.
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A half-demented soldier, retired since the late war and continually brooding on a possible attack by the enemy became convinced that the first cannonading sound was from a hostile fleet, and, seizing his sword, ran down to the beach to meet the foe. seized bits of wreckage and kept afloat. And immediately following a turgid piece on "The Economic Aspects of October issue, there appeared a report on the Nansen Poexpedition which began: Soil Erosion" in the lar On the 17th day of June, 1896, as some of the men of the English Jackson and Harmsworth expedition, in Franz Josef land, were looking out over the ice they discovered a weird figure advancing towards them, with long straggling hair and beard and garments covered with grease and blood stains, who proved to be none other than Dr Fridhjof Nansen, who fifteen months previous had left his ship, the Fram, at 83° 59' north latitude and 102° 27' east longitude in order to push on with sleds, boats, and dogs towards the Pole.
Geological Survey, was the Society's first U "venture in H. K. KAUFMANN. GILBERT. " As Under Society sponsorship, an expeditionary force of ten men, led by the geologist Israel C. Russell, had explored Mount St. Elias, the highest point on the boundary between Alaska and Canada, discovered Mount Logan (subsequently determined to be, at 19,524 feet. 70. ciety's first president. "In several ways, this first expedition set a pattern for the Society's 200 explorations and researches that have followed over the years," Melvin Payne, the National Geographic's now-retired M.
Circulation rose only slightly. " Bell, after considerable persuasion, accepted the presidency in January 1898. Alexander man, Graham Bell was a stout, fifty-one-year-old, bearded bear of a somewhat disorganized, eccentric genius with a and fascination with the world around him. It was a daring, innovative, childlike enthusiasm for This 1896 Japanese print depicts the earthquake-generated wave that struck the coast of Japan on June 15 of that year Eliza Ruhama Scidmore's report on the devastating eighty -foot high, phosphorescent-crested Sanriku tsunami appeared in the September 1896 National Geographic.