Special Offer: Spend over $100 and get the Best of National Geographic v.5 for $10!  
  1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
Shop By:Sale:Home:The Complete National Geographic: 125th Anniversary Edition
The Complete National Geographic: 125th Anniversary Edition
Zoom
Video

The Complete National Geographic: 125th Anniversary Edition

$79.95 Sale Price:   $14.95

Price: $79.95 Sale Price:   $14.95

Item#:2002405

Qty: Available, ready to ship.





You May Also Like

Browse every issue of National Geographic magazine from 1888 through 2012—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 2012 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.


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 email.


  • Rediscover every printed page—every article and advertisement, and thousands of photographs—from 1888 through 2012.
  • 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.


Quick-start Guide


Correction to the Quick Start Guide: Please install from Disk 7 (not Disk 1) to ensure you receive the updates from 2010 through 2012.


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®

by PowerReviews
The Complete National Geographic: 125th Anniversary Edition
 
3.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (11)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        No downloading updates!!!!

        Be careful, in the product's details they say you will be able to download the updates when they are ready. Well, that's not true, I bought the until 2010 version of the Complete...Read complete review

        Be careful, in the product's details they say you will be able to download the updates when they are ready. Well, that's not true, I bought the until 2010 version of the Complete National Geographic, and since then NO downloadable update has been made, I got in touch many times with them and they didn't provide me any solution. So if you want to download updates don't buy the Complete National Geographic, because they don't made downloadable updates as they say in the product's details.

        P.D. Living in spain it is so much cheaper to download the updates than buy the new dvd's with the updates because of taxes.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        good price but don't expect too much

        It's worth getting it for this price (49.95 at this time) but don't expect National Geographic's traditional picture quality. They probably switched to digital printing sometime around 2000 (haven't pinpointed the exact year...Read complete review

        It's worth getting it for this price (49.95 at this time) but don't expect National Geographic's traditional picture quality. They probably switched to digital printing sometime around 2000 (haven't pinpointed the exact year yet) and all issues since then look good. But even issues from the late 1990s are strongly lacking in the quality of the pictures.

        Rendering is very slow.

        On the positive side, the search works as it should and that alone makes this collection worthwhile. Imagine being able to search for a country and read all the National Geographic articles about that country since 1888 until now.

        Reviewed by 13 customers

        Sort by

        Displaying reviews 1-10

        Back to top

        Previous | Next »

         
        1.0

        Very Difficult to Read and Navigate

        By greg

        from illinois

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Installation Very Slow
          • Pictures Very Small
          • Very hard to read

          Best Uses

            Comments about The Complete National Geographic: 125th Anniversary Edition:

            The installation took more than four hours on a modern machine. When started, the text and images were very small necessitating resizing to view each page and then resize again, and again for each page and similarly for each image.

            Worst possible presentation short of being totally illegible

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            125 years

            By Yoyo

            from Vienna, Georgia

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Best

            Cons

            • no cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about The Complete National Geographic: 125th Anniversary Edition:

              This version is much easier to navigate than the original, which I also have, simply because there are fewer discs. I have been enjoying National Geographic for 60+ years and absolutely love it. I recommend this to anyone who loves and cares about our planet. This set of DVDs is simply the best ever. Look, read and learn....

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              It won't Load

              By DIckM

              from Sacramento, CA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about The Complete National Geographic: 125th Anniversary Edition:

                    I'm envious of other people's success with loading this program. In spite of all the recommendations offered by National Geographic, I am unable to load the program. We were really looking forward to enjoying a wonderful program, so are very disappointed that we can't. We will be returning it to National Geographic.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Gives the Society a New Life

                    By MLKahnt

                    from Kingston, ON, Canada

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about The Complete National Geographic: 125th Anniversary Edition:

                          I initially bought this for myself with money originally planned for Christmas presents. I have decades of the print edition, but in the Internet era, turning to find the right issue for the topic I wanted was not as easy. This gave new life to all of the research and knowledge documented over more than a century. I've bought three more since and given them as gifts. Well appreciated gifts.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great product - great price

                          By Red Dog

                          from Henderson, Nevada

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about The Complete National Geographic: 125th Anniversary Edition:

                                Easy to navigate.
                                All the issues are there.
                                Fully met my expectations.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                5.0

                                better than expected

                                By ray

                                from jacksonville, fl

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about The Complete National Geographic: 125th Anniversary Edition:

                                      good product

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great Historical Record

                                      By Ron the Mahre

                                      from Atlanta, but in heart NEW YORK CITY

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about The Complete National Geographic: 125th Anniversary Edition:

                                            Great to use for looking at the past and how things were done and viewed at that time.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            3.0

                                            Somethings MISSING

                                            By Hey Stupid

                                            from Beaumont, Texas

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • 1800's -- 2000s
                                            • Beauty

                                            Cons

                                            • Missing something

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Memories
                                            • Research

                                            Comments about The Complete National Geographic: 125th Anniversary Edition:

                                            Loved it until I got to the reason I bought it. In being the 125th Year compilation I was missing ONE [only one:)] very significant [for me] reverse of the October 2008 reverse map "Jerusalem's Holy Ground."

                                            What's up with this. I already had the "Complete" NG through 2010 AND IT WAS MISSING FROM THAT ONE TOO?? That was a main reason for gettng this edition.

                                            BTW I wish you'd make it easier for us MAP NUTS with an EXTRA index for maps through the years!

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            The Best Program I've Bought

                                            By Joseph Durham

                                            from Bethel, Oh

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to use
                                            • Fantastic
                                            • Informative
                                            • Wonderful Updates
                                            • World Of Knowledge

                                            Cons

                                            • Not one thing

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about The Complete National Geographic: 125th Anniversary Edition:

                                              I love to use this set to just sit down and read. My son of 11 years old uses this during school research projects as a source of information.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

                                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              2.0

                                              Poor Quality

                                              By Traveller

                                              from Texas

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                • Quality

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about The Complete National Geographic: 125th Anniversary Edition:

                                                  The quality of the scans are very poor. The navigation through the product is poor. Trying to actually read through these is very unpleasant. The pictures did scan well but the articles themselves are blurred and hard to read.

                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No

                                                  Displaying reviews 1-10

                                                  Back to top

                                                  Previous | Next »

                                                  See Other Related Products