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National Geographic

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  • iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 12+

About National Geographic

National Geographic app dives deep into over 3,000 captivating videos, groundbreaking stories, and unlimited access to award-winning photography. For the first time, access to rich National Geographic content is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

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With high definition, double page spreads from some of the world's most talented wildlife and portrait photographers, a subscription to National Geographic magazine gets you closer than ever to the world's greatest wonders. You'll read fascinating articles on new scientific discoveries and cultural topics, all expertly written to engage experienced experts and curious amateurs alike.

This science and nature magazine covers everything you've always wanted to know about past civilisations, natural resources and endangered animals, whilst also giving you a run down of topical issues affecting the world in which we live, from hydraulic fracturing to the international effort to limit the effects of climate change.

National Geographic subscribers receive free digital access editions for iPad, iPhone and Google Play and access to the National Geographic archives.

Buy a National Geographic magazine subscription and explore the world's greatest wonders every month!

Famous around the globe, National Geographic is renowned for its compelling articles and dramatic photography that portray the beauty, mystery and harsh realities of life on earth. That's why the magazine is a universal favourite.

Not only will a subscription to National Geographic magazine broaden your mind and educate you on a wide range of topics - from world wars and civilisation to environmental issues and endangered wildlife - but no stone is left unturned when it comes to nature, science and history, so every issue will leave you amazed and awe-inspired.

National Geographic is the official journal of the National Geographic Society. First published in 1888, a mere nine months after the National Geographic Society itself was founded, the magazine contains articles about a wide range of subjects, from geography, popular science, history, culture, current events and photography.

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Now available for iPhone and iPad! Subscribe once and get National Geographic magazine on both devices. Existing print and digital subscribers can access both the editions for FREE.

In the November 2012 issue, we capture the first ever high-definition footage of the world’s fastest land mammal, the cheetah, with one of the world’s fastest cameras. In addition, scientists discover the secret of the emperor penguin’s incredible underwater speed. Elsewhere, we explore Cuba’s new now is explored, as the people respond to reform with excitement and skepticism; a paragliding photographer, George Steinmetz, captures the desert’s shifting sand shapes from above; and much more…

Special interactive content includes…

• Cheetah, the World’s Fastest Runner video — For the first time ever, one of the world’s fastest cameras captures the movement of the world’s fastest land mammal — in incredible high-def, slow motion.
• The Science of a Cheetah’s Speed video — From spine to skull, the cheetah had a body “perfectly designed for running.”
• A Geographer’s Personal Journey from Cuba to the U.S. video — National Geographic Geographer Juan Valdés shares his story of immigration to the United States from Cuba as a child in the early 1960s.
• Penguins as Elegant Emperors video — Join photographer Paul Nicklen to see penguins rocketing out of the water onto the ice.

Here are details on our subscription* offers:
Annual subscription: $29.99 (12 issues)
Monthly subscription: $2.99/month (1 issue)
Single issues: $5.99/issue
Back issues of National Geographic magazine are available starting with our February 2011 issue.

• Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24hours of the end of the current period, and the cost of the renewal will be provided.
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user. Auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase.
• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.
• Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

About the National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society has been inspiring people to care about the planet since 1888. It is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology, and natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.

* Actual charges might be converted to local currency depending on your country of residence.

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