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Browse 123 years of National Geographic magazine—more than 1,400 issues, 8,000 articles, 200,000 photographs, and hundreds of maps exactly as they appeared in print. Our definitive collection of every issue of National Geographic magazine through 2011 is digitally reproduced in high resolution. Use the visual interface to explore a topic, find photographs, browse the globe, or wander on your own expedition. Requires Windows® 7/Vista/XP/2000 or Mac® OS X v10.4 or later. Internet access required for some features. External display recommended with MacBook Pro Retina systems.


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Launch The Complete National Geographic from your computer. Click on Preferences and Check for Updates to make sure your computer is running the latest version. Once your computer is up to date, The Complete National Geographic will alert you at launch anytime an update is available.


To download an update, simply register with National Geographic, select your update, and complete your purchase. Each update year is only $9.95! Your new issues will download and install right away!


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  • Rediscover every printed page—every article and advertisement, and thousands of photographs—from 1888 through 2011.
  • Reference hundreds of the magazine's classic maps digitized as part of the magazine's archive for the first time.
  • Use Geobrowse—a visual geographic search tool—to find articles, photographs, and maps about the location you choose.
  • Browse special "read lists" from National Geographic or personalize your archive by creating and saving your own lists of favorite articles.
  • Test your knowledge of subjects, including exploration, the environment, geography, history, and cultures with a trivia game that links to related articles.

Windows®:
-Intel® Pentium® III 1GHz or faster processor, 512MB of RAM
Windows 7, Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise, including 64-bit editions, Windows Vista SP1, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP2 and SP3, Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows 2000 SP4, and Windows 2003 Server


Mac® OS X:
-Intel Core™ Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor; PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor
-Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.4 and 10.5.5 or Mac OS 10.6
-512 MB of RAM. External display recommended with MacBook Pro Retina systems.


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For optimal performance, please install from Disk 7.


Already own The Complete National Geographic? Purchase and download the latest issues instantly:
Launch The Complete National Geographic from your computer. Click on Preferences and Check for Updates to make sure your computer is running the latest version. Once your computer is up to date, The Complete National Geographic will alert you at launch anytime an update is available.


To download an update, simply register with National Geographic, select your update, and complete your purchase. Each update year is only $9.95. Your new issues will download and install right away.


Questions? Send us an e-mail.


REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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The Complete National Geographic on 7 DVD-ROMs
 
4.2

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Complete (3)
  • Informative (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Research (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (36), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome set of information!

    I found this set to be extremely helpful in looking up past issues of NG that I'd read or reviewed as a child. Lots and lots of photos, maps and articles that will keep...Read complete review

    I found this set to be extremely helpful in looking up past issues of NG that I'd read or reviewed as a child. Lots and lots of photos, maps and articles that will keep you busy for days!

    Ideal gift for that curious child or adult! Highly recommended!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Product as delivered is not up to date

    Following Quick Start instructions, I installed the product from Disc #1.

    A stale version of the software was installed that could not be updated even with help from CNG Support.Read complete review

    Following Quick Start instructions, I installed the product from Disc #1.

    A stale version of the software was installed that could not be updated even with help from CNG Support.

    Loading the 6 image discs on my hard drive was predicted to take 60-90 minutes per disc -- it took 26-28 hours per disc on a Windows XP desktop computer that was doing little else.

    Many of the product's features were not activated.

    There were no instructions for installing the 2010-2011 image updates on Disc #7.

    As a last resort, with a suggestion from CNG Support, I uninstalled the Disc #1 application and re-installed everything from Disc #7. Voila! The correct software version was there, all features were now active, and the 2010-2011 image update took less than 20 minutes.

    I strongly recommend that you update your Quick Start instructions. Needless to say, I was close to returning as non-usable a product that is really quite impressive. However, with its many features, it's a challenge to figure out how everything works without even a rudimentary users manual.

    Reviewed by 73 customers

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    5.0

    Really enjoyed the DVD's fun and easy to

    By Robinswlson

    from Virginia

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • BEAUTIFUL
    • Easy
    • Educational
    • Informative

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Enjoyment
      • School

      Comments about The Complete National Geographic on 7 DVD-ROMs:

      This is a wonderful DVD set takes up way less room than all the issues, easy to browse topics of interest....love it. I get absorbed into it

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great

      By Dave

      from Centerville, ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about The Complete National Geographic on 7 DVD-ROMs:

          Education. and general knowledge

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Beautiful set

          By Maggie

          from Sacramento, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

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                Comments about The Complete National Geographic on 7 DVD-ROMs:

                All my years growing up I wished we had a subscription to Nat'l Geographic magazine. Now I have all the issues I ever missed. Awesome resource, great reading, timeless.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Impressive collection!

                By Dave

                from Bemidji, MN

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about The Complete National Geographic on 7 DVD-ROMs:

                      I had a problem with set that had one disc missing. Your customer service department sent me the missing disc and sent an extra complimentary set at no charge. Thank you for the fine service.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      The Complete National Geographic DVDs A+

                      By Greg

                      from Leonardtown, MD

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Tons Of Interesting Facts

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • School Reading Free Time

                        Comments about The Complete National Geographic on 7 DVD-ROMs:

                        Reminds me of my school days, looking for information to add to a report. Thanks, now my son can enjoy them as well. We still get your magazine... just in my parents name.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Product 4 stars, service zero

                        By oldbirder

                        from Puerto Rico

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Basically Ok
                        • Some Glitches
                        • The Product Is Basically

                        Cons

                        • Commercial Greed
                        • Service Nonexistent

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about The Complete National Geographic on 7 DVD-ROMs:

                          This was my second copy of the product. I had to order the first copy through my daughter in Ohio because NGM was shipping through express companies rather than USPS and was charging over $50 for shipping. When I installed several months later I found disk 5 was bad, but NGM provides no path for service. The second copy worked, but only for one account on the machine; I installed as admin and discovered it wouldn't work for any use. This is an outright violation of even your restrictive service terms.
                          OTOH, the product is enjoyable, with a few exceptions, for example a right-click option for zoom and rotate would be nice>
                          I ordered a second copy only because of a long-term affection for these old issues; I learned to read from NGM and not Dick and Jane.
                          Also, I would like to see a reissue of the National Geographics Maps, my copy runs on W98, and is on CD rather than DVD.

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                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Great product.

                          By Brent

                          from Knoxville,Tn. USA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Endless Learning Material

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about The Complete National Geographic on 7 DVD-ROMs:

                              This material can be handed down from generation to generation.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Great Collection

                              By Ronnie

                              from Amarillo,Tex

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • A Wealth of Information

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about The Complete National Geographic on 7 DVD-ROMs:

                                  Search takes getting used to,a little too Exact

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Historical Time-Machine

                                  By LittleBear

                                  from Wisconsin

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy Navigation By Year
                                  • Great Subject Search

                                  Cons

                                  • Enlarge Print Necessary
                                  • Small print

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Personal Enjoyment
                                  • Research
                                  • School

                                  Comments about The Complete National Geographic on 7 DVD-ROMs:

                                  Using it for personal historical and geographical interest.
                                  Liked the progression of magazines from its beginnings to present day coverage of people, places and natural habitats.
                                  Early magazines were a little hard to read but zooming in helped.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  A century on a hard drive

                                  By madcal

                                  from WV

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Beautiful Graphics
                                  • National Geographic

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult to Install
                                  • Must Load All Or Suffer
                                  • Need Help On It
                                  • Need It Help
                                  • No Easy Search Engine

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Beautiful Waste Of Time
                                  • Our World In Truth

                                  Comments about The Complete National Geographic on 7 DVD-ROMs:

                                  Great views of our planet through the eyes of National Geographic explorers! The photos alone are worth the price of admission (which is a steal at these discounted prices).
                                  I only wish that the soft ware options had kept pace with the explorers.
                                  Takes lots of space. I used an old external hard drive. By doing this it saved internal space and gives me the ability to share the entire set by simply loaning the external drive!

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