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National Geographic The 21st Century

Photographs from the Image Collection

Foreword by Peter Gwin
Published by National Geographic
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

The best photographs of the first 21 years of the 21st century take center stage in this incredible volume of National Geographic's world-famous imagery. 

In just two short decades of the 21st century, National Geographic has ushered in a new era of visual storytelling excellence, including innovations in digital, drone, and smartphone photography, and reached out to a global audience through one of the world's most popular Instagram accounts, @NatGeo. In these 21 years, photography has transformed from a rarefied discipline to a universal medium of communication, available in the palm of everyone with a mobile phone. Through it all, National Geographic has remained at the forefront, shining a light on the beauty, wonder, and heartbreak of the world.  

A remarkable collection, The 21st Century curates more than 250 of the very best, most impactful National Geographic images across print, digital, and social media, celebrating: 

  • Extraordinary wildlife
  • Unique cultures around the world
  • Beautiful landscapes
  • One-of-a-kind portrait photography
  • And behind-the-shot stories from celebrated National Geographic photographers like Joel Sartore, Nick Nichols, Jodi Cobb, Anand Varma, and Evgenia Arbugaeva.
Spanning the remarkable moments year-by-year from 2000 to 2021, The 21st Century is a beautiful, giftable, and important record of our rapidly changing world--a treasury you'll want to keep on the coffee table and turn to again and again. 


Complete your National Geographic photography collection with best-selling favorites: 
  • America the Beautiful: A Story in Photographs
  • Women: The National Geographic Image Collection
  • National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary
  • National Geographic The Photo Ark: One Man's Quest to Document the World's Animals

About The Author

National Geographic cartographers create award-winning maps using state-of-the-art software for cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The results are clear, detailed maps that make map reading fun and informative.

Product Details

  • Publisher: National Geographic (December 9, 2021)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781426222375

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