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A man of the world : my life at National Geographic / Gilbert M. Grosvenor with Mark Collins Jenkins.

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2 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 921 GRO (Text) 33500013675426 New Checked out 10/14/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781426221538
  • ISBN: 1426221533
  • Physical Description: 399 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map, genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2022]

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General Note:
Includes index.
Map on endpapers.
Summary, etc.:
"The captivating inside story of the man who helmed National Geographic over the course of six decades is a front-row seat to iconic feats of exploration. This revealing autobiography makes an impassioned argument to know-and care for-our planet"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 June #1
    *Starred Review* With the help of Mark Collins Jenkins, former chief historian of the National Geographic Society's archives, Grosvenor, now 91, relates his long association with that society's celebrated magazine. National Geographic's first full-time editor was Grosvenor's grandfather (1899–1954), followed by Grosvenor's father (1957–67), followed by Grosvenor himself (1970–80), who would leave that position to become president of the society (1980–96). Steeped in the spirit of exploration, dating back to the author's adventures as a boy on Cape Breton Island and along the inlets of Chesapeake Bay, Grosvenor's anecdotal account belies its importance as a history of the society and its magazine, as it details landmarks in the magazine's history, from its critical financial support of North Pole explorer Robert Peary, the Leakeys, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and Jane Goodall, among others, to its shift to environmental issues, its support of geography education, and its expansion into other media. Great stories abound, such as Richard Leakey's utter disbelief as he stares at the pet-food aisle of an American supermarket. "How else do you feed your dog," Grosvenor asks him. "I just open the back door," Leakey replies. "Ben finds his own food. In the bush." Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Grosvenor, Gilbert M.
Periodical editors > United States > Biography.
National geographic magazine.
Grosvenor, Gilbert M.
National geographic magazine.
Periodical editors.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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