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 National Geographic Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hubbard Medal is awarded by the National Geographic Society for distinction in exploration, discovery, and research.
The llNational Geographic Society was founded in the United States on January 27, 1888, by 33 men interested in "organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge." They had begun discussing forming the Society two weeks earlier on January 13, 1888.
The National Geographic Society has also explored the use of television as a way to bring the travels of its correspondents and its educational and scientific mission into people's homes. /wiki/National_Geographic_Society   (1292 words)

 MSN Encarta - National Geographic Society
National Geographic Society, nonprofit scientific and educational organization, established in 1888 for the purpose of increasing and diffusing geographical knowledge.
"National Geographic Society," Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2005
The society's headquarters is in Washington, D.C. Reviewed by: National Geographic Society /encyclopedia_761576362/National_Geographic_Society.html   (225 words) - Global goofs: U.S. youth can't find Iraq - Nov. 22, 2002
National Geographic is convening an international panel of policy makers and business and media leaders to find ways to improve geographic education and to encourage interest in world affairs, the society said.
The society survey found that only about one in seven -- 13 percent -- of Americans between the age of 18 and 24, the prime age for military warriors, could find Iraq.
The survey asked 56 geographic and current events questions of young people in nine countries and scored the results with traditional grades. /2002/EDUCATION/11/20/geography.quiz   (670 words)

 National Geographic Jobs, Careers, Employment
National Geographic's headquarters is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. In addition to a unique and dynamic work environment, National Geographic offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package, including health care and dental benefits, generous vacation and leave time, a 401(k) and pension plan, flexible work options, and a tuition-assistance program.
A career opportunity at National Geographic is an opportunity to become part of the organization's rich history and culture and to have a chance to learn from, work with, and grow professionally among people who are leaders in their fields.
Created by visionaries who embodied an era of exploration, discovery, invention, and change, National Geographic is now the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational institution. /Public/521   (206 words)

 National Geographic - Society
The men and women who serve as explorers-in-residence have the ability to originate the kind of groundbreaking discoveries, critical scientific information, conservation-related initiatives, and compelling stories that are the trademark of the National Geographic Society.
Explorer-in-Residence Program The National Geographic Society established the Explorer-in-Residence Program to highlight and enhance its long-standing relationships with some of the world's preeminent explorers and scientists.
The entity they were about to create would become the largest non-profit scientific and educational institution in the world - the National Geographic Society /society   (400 words)

 Greenberg v. National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society ("Society") purports to be the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organization at approximately 9.5 million members, and is responsible for the publication of National Geographic Magazine ("Magazine").
Greenberg initiated an infringement action against the Society, National Geographic Enterprises, and Mindscape, alleging five counts of copyright infringement, two of which are relevant here: count "III" addressed the Society's reuse of Greenberg's photographs in the CNG, generally, and count "V" specifically addressed the use of his diver photograph in the Sequence.
This analysis is totally consistent with the conduct of the Society when it registered its claim of copyright in the CNG (under the title "108 Years of National Geographic on CD-ROM"). /lw/0010510.htm   (4705 words) NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
National Geographic Society has helped scientists explore planet earth from the night skies to the ocean floor and has supported researchers investigating the origins of plant and animal worlds.
Today the Society is propelled by new concerns: the alar ming lack of geographic knowledge among young people and the pressing need to protect the earth's natural resources. /cgi-bin/charitypage?530193519   (82 words)

 National Geographic Society (U.S.)
The flag of the National Geographic Society has been a symbol of adventure and discovery for most of this century.
Since then it has been on hundreds of Society expeditions, including treks to both the North and South Poles, the 1935 Explorer II Stratosphere flight, the climb to the summit of Mount Everest with the late Dr. Barry Bishop, and on all of the Apollo missions.
In addition to flying high at headquarters in Washington, D.C., Society flags have been carried on innumerable expeditions to the far-flung reaches of the globe and beyond. /flags/us-ngs.html   (283 words)

 Survey Reveals Geographic Illiteracy
John Fahey, President and CEO of the National Geographic Society, presented results of the The National Geographic–2002 Global Geographic Literacy Survey, which polled more than 3,000 18- to-24-year-olds in Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Sweden and the United States.
While all dues support National Geographic's mission of expanding geographic knowledge, 90 percent is designated for the magazine subscription, and no portion should be considered a charitable contribution.
Summary The National Geographic–Roper 2002 Global Geographic Literacy Survey polled more than 3,000 18- to 24-year-olds in Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Sweden and the United States. /news/2002/11/1120_021120_GeoRoperSurvey.html   (580 words)

 UN Atlas of the Oceans
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organization.
Along with their flagship magazine National Geographic, they publish Adventure, Traveler, World, and their new classroom magazine, National Geographic for Kids, as well as award-winning books and CD-ROMs.
On television there is EXPLORER, the National Geographic Channel, and signature Specials. /html/docs/ng_bus_card.html   (92 words)

 National Geographic Society --  Encyclopædia Britannica
National Geographic Society, U.S. Student’s resource from the National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C., U.S. Offers illustrated articles on wildlife, educational games such as identifying food items from photographs, recipes, a pen pal club, a message board, and an archive of stories.
Collection of resources from the National Geographic Society, organized to facilitate research for school projects.
American scientific society founded (1888) in Washington, D.C., by a small group of eminent explorers and scientists “for the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge.” With more than nine million members in the mid-1990s, the organization is the world's largest scientific and educational society. /eb/article-9054983   (887 words)

 National Geographic Channel - World Adventure TV Schedule, Programs, Video, Wallpapers, Pictures & Interactives
National Geographic Channel (NGC) is the television network for viewers who "Dare to Explore," immersing them in suspenseful stories that cover animals, nature, history, world cultures, science, adventure and travel.
National Geographic Channel: Your destination for animals, nature, science, history and cultures.
National Geographic Channel - World Adventure TV Schedule, Programs, Video, Wallpapers, Pictures and Interactives /channel   (148 words)

 CLE - Taxation of Internet Transactions: Nat'l Geographic Soc'y v. California
The Society argues, however, that its contacts with customers in California were related solely to its mail-order sales by means of common carrier or the mail, that the two offices played no part in that activity, and that therefore this case is controlled by Bellas Hess.
We conclude that the Society's continuous presence in California in offices that solicit advertising for its magazine provides a sufficient nexus to justify that State's imposition upon the Society of the duty to act as collector of the use tax.
Appellant Society argues that under the California Supreme Court's "slightest presence" test § 6203 and § 6204 could be applied even if the Society maintained no offices in the State but merely owned a parking lot. /prof/maule/cle_demo/natgeog.htm   (2727 words)

 Polar Controversy, Cook & Peary, Wally Herbert
I stand here to-night as the representative of the Royal Geographical Society, and, armed with the full authority of its council to welcome you, Commander Peary, as the first and only human being who has ever led a party of his fellow creatures to a pole of the earth.
And about the same time another member of the council of the Royal Geographical Society wrote Admiral Peary advising him that the documents he sent had been “most thoroughly and critically examined.” Both these letters are set out in full in the record of the proceedings before our congressional investigating committee.
• Honorary membership in the Manchester Geographical Society. /polarcontroversy/page3a.htm   (2010 words)

 CONSERVATION PARTNERS - National Geographic Society
One of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, the National Geographic Society was founded in 1888 "for the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge." Since then it has supported scientific exploration and spread information to its nine million members worldwide.
Using vehicles that range from its flagship magazine NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC to National Geographic Channels to its Web site, the Society continually seeks to engage its readers, television audiences and online visitors in global adventure.
The Society enters the 21st century with added purpose: to encourage better stewardship of the planet. /conservation-matters/conservation-partners/ngs   (124 words)

 National Geographic Society retreats
The National Geographic Society has reportedly removed the illegitimate name from its maps, however there is an asterisk now explaining that some countries use another (unrecognized) name to refer to the Persian Gulf.
The National Geographic Society has yet to implement the following demands of Iranians: 1) A recall process must be initiated by the National Geographic Society to collect all the flawed atlases.
Though the Islamic Republic would like to have Iranians believe that the matter regarding the National Geographic’s use of an illegitimate name for the Persian Gulf has been resolved, only one of the four points our compatriots cited have in fact been enacted by the National Geographic Society. /focus/f-news/1322953/posts   (1359 words)

 National Geographic Society Maps from, world leader in map supply.
National Geographic Society Maps from, world leader in map supply.
The National Geographic Society is world famous for its magazine and its maps.
National Geographic's 60th Anniversary Commemorative Map of the attack on Pearl Harbor includes authoritative text with detailed descriptions of each wave of the attack. /catalog/access/ngs.htm   (1744 words)

 Harvard Gazette: Oldest Mayan mural found by Peabody researcher
(Photos by Kenneth Garret © National Geographic Society)
They scrambled to get emergency research funding, landing a grant from National Geographic, which is publishing an account of the mural's discovery in the April issue of its magazine.
Archaeologist William Saturno (left) reattaches a section of a pre-Classic Maya mural discovered at San Bartolo, a remote Maya ceremonial site in northern Guatemala.The discovery is reported in the April issue of National Geographic magazine. /gazette/2002/03.21/01-mayan.html   (1356 words)

 CharityChannel's Don Griesmann's Grant Opportunities eNewsletter
As National Geographic Society funds are intended to function as complementary support, the committee strongly encourages applicants to seek additional, concurrent funding from other funding agencies.
The article in this issue, "National Geographic Society " Copyright (c) 2006 by
His articles appear on CharityChannel, the National Legal Aid and Defenders Association, the Equal Justice Network, the Internet Nonprofit Center and others. /publish/templates?a=4118&z=26   (552 words)

 BBC NEWS World Americas Geography: The lost world
The president of the National Geographic Society, John Fahey, bemoaned the results.
The survey took place in June and July 2002 as a follow-up to a similar test carried out in 1988 by the National Geographic Society.
If you are lost, don't ask a young person for directions - that is the message coming out of an international survey of 18-24 year olds conducted by America's National Geographic Society. /1/hi/world/americas/2496427.stm   (526 words)

 National Geographic School Publishing Teacher Store - K-12 Literacy Programs and Professional Teaching Resources - National Geographic School Publishing
Every purchase from School Publishing supports the many programs and research projects funded by the National Geographic Society.
National Geographic is committed to playing a vital role in education.
National Geographic School Publishing Teacher Store - K-12 Literacy Programs and Professional Teaching Resources - National Geographic School Publishing   (69 words)

 National Geographic Society/Grosvenor
The National Geographic Society was co-founded in 1888 by Gardineer G. Hubbard, Bell's father-in-law.
Virtually everything known of Bell comes from the Grosvenors, a family so blessed a century-past with his name, the largess of his success - and of the National Geographic Society - that they've taken on the trappings of royalty while deifying their quasi-Canadian heritage and, it appears, all things Canadian.
Thus he revealed that he and the National Geographic Society have never told the true story of these events." /id22.htm   (1886 words)

 National Geographic Society
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To ensure you receive your National Geographic e-mails, please add to your address book now. /i/35/304579799/cheetah_EM1004058.html   (70 words)

 National Geographic Society Letter
Thank you for writing to the National Geographic Society.
The Society has never used the Book of Mormon to locate archaeological sites, and we do not believe that any of the places named in the Book of Mormon can be placed geographically by the evidence of archaeology.
So far as we know there is no archaeological evidence to verify the history of early peoples of the Western Hemisphere as presented in the Book of Mormon. /onlineresources/nationalgeographicletter.htm   (83 words)

 National Geographic Society Collectors Corner
National Geographic Society Magazine Collector, Researcher, Trader, Dealer.
Hyperlinks in this box are to the new URL (wish to BOOKMARK it?) where the newest info will reside.
Travel education (from NG's) is useful for business and pleasure plus I enjoy Antique Collecting, Classic Car and Antiques Restoration, Family Water Sports, and History - John B. Carey. /homepages/JCareyNGCollect   (74 words)

 National Geographic Education Network--Workshops, Forums, More
Get the news that National Geographic explorers, researchers, and writers use to keep current on the world.
Read the National Geographic article "Heartbreak on the Serengeti" and get the Classroom Companion for related resources.
Enhance your curricula with online extras for these February National Geographic magazine articles:   (293 words)

 National Geographic Society Exhibit
The National Geographic Society has long been involved in supporting research in the Virungas.
In December of 2001 it included a 3-D model of the Virungas in their new permanent Exhibit in Explorer's Hall, the museum at the National Geographic Society's headquarters in Washington, D.C. The new exhibit contains 16 large, three dimensional landscape representations.
Photo by Heather Hoffman, (C) National Geographic Society /gorilla/ngs.html   (131 words)

 Bill's Comments: 07/01/2004 - 07/31/2004
Project 21 is also asking the NAACP, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition to make similar demands based on their past involvement in pressuring ESPN to fire radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh in 2003.
At least when the National Review would resort to name-calling the words were interesting and had some basis in fact.
I had a lot of fun with the National Budget Simulation. /2004_07_01_billscomments_archive.html   (11122 words)

 Persian Gulf will remain persian Petition
The Persian Gulf will remain persian Petition to National Geographic Society was created by PersianBlog Community and written by Mehdi Boutorabi (
We did not expect National Geographic, as a prestigious international scientific institution, to ignore the proven obvious, and damage its own reputation on the basis of political intentions, and thus create an atmosphere of public mistrust in its content, and hurt the national pride of the millions of Persian speakers while doing so.
While announcing our disgust at such a heresy, we demand an immediate editorial review and correction of this publication by the National Geographic. /persian/petition.html   (230 words)

 The National Geographic Society
National Geographic is the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organization.
Our Mission: The increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge.
Through education, conservation, research, and exploration, we can make a difference. /~dpsalomo   (47 words)

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