Carol Beckwith, Angela Fisher, Peter Essick, Kenne Washington DC: National Geographic Society, 2004. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. , 117,  pages. Illustrations (most in color). Maps. Advertisements. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Cover story is about Mars by Oliver Morton. The article is entitled Mars Revisited and has a fold-out image. It addresses the question of Is There Life in the Ancient Ice? The article goes from page 2 to page 31. Other content includes the Himba of Southern Africa (Namibia), Patagonia, Himalayan Sanctuary (Hanle Valley), Frozen Arctic, Mining in Montana, and a Bronze Age Map of the Stars. National Geographic is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society. It has been published continuously since its first issue in 1888, nine months after the Society itself was founded. It primarily contains articles about science, geography, history, and world culture. The magazine is known for its thick square-bound glossy format with a yellow rectangular border and its extensive use of dramatic photographs. Controlling interest in the magazine has been held by 21st Century Fox since 2015. Articles have been outspoken on issues such as environmental issues, deforestation, chemical pollution, global warming, and endangered species. Series of articles were included focusing on the history and varied uses of specific products such as a single metal, gem, food crop, or agricultural product, or an archaeological discovery. The magazine has been recognized for its book-like quality and its standard of photography. Condition: Very good.
Keywords: Mars, Landers, Space Science, Space Exploration, Oliver Morton, Himba, Namibia, Karen Lange, Patagonia, Simon Worrall, Heavens, Star Map, Harald Meller, Hanle Valley, Ladakh, Arctic, Canada Basin, Montana, Mining, Radioactive Gas, Kira Salak