When I say National Geographic what do you see? I bet the first image that comes to mind is a bright yellow border! You do not have to be an avid reader of this magazine to get a picture of it in your mind. When something becomes legendary, its reputation precedes it, and this is the case with National Geographic.
Christchurch City Libraries now offers you online access to the National Geographic Virtual Library which contains access to every article, map and photo in this publication. This library begins with the first issue in 1888 until the second most recent issue. I defy anyone to start browsing through the pages of beautiful National Geographic covers and not lose a few hours enjoying all the content there is on offer including:
- Award winning articles on cultures, nature, science and the environment;
- High quality photojournalism (clever pictures that tell stories);
- Stunning cartography (nice maps);
- A huge feel good factor as you are reading something entertaining but also educational while helping support an organisation that encourages research and conservation!
You can access this product 24/7 from home or within libraries using your library and number and PIN through the Source or the library catalogue.
Prepare to be amazed, amused and inspired!!
A list of well-known people who have died recently
- Letitia Baldrige, 1926-2012
Social secretary to Jackie Kennedy who became America’s arbiter of taste, decorum and etiquette
- Jacques Barzun, 1907-2012
Historian whose magnum opus attempted to codify the terminal decline of Western culture
- Stephen Covey, 1932-2012
Self-help guru who became a publishing phenomenon and an abundant source of management-speak
- Euan Frizzell, 1954-2012
NZ animator and film director
- Hans Werner Henze, 1926-2012
Composer who scandalised the German cultural elite by embracing a less radical musical voice
- Eric Hobsbawm, 1917-2012
Historian whose dedication to Marxism fuelled a career that was both brilliant and controversial
- Eric Ives, 1931-2012
Historian and author of the definitive biography of Anne Boleyn
- Sylvia Kristel, 1952-2012
Actress who starrred in a series of notorious films and was troubled by a turbulent personal life
- Paul Kurtz, 1925-2012
Philosopher and publisher who argued that today’s world had no need for God
- Helen Nicoll, 1937-2012
Author of Meg and Mog, who pioneered unabridged audiobooks
- Peter Tory, 1939-2012
Actor, pilot and gossip columnist with a sense of the surreal who rode on a camel to ‘discover’ Basingstoke
- Wilson Whineray, 1935-2012
Rugged prop forward who led the All Blacks and later became an equally successful captain of industry