Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
It took several decades for photos to appear alongside articles in National Geographic magazine. And the publication’s trademark yellow border framing the cover wouldn’t be displayed until even later, 1910.
So what filled the very first issue, published this month in 1888? Per a fun item by Kristin Romney, one of the half-dozen featured articles, about that year’s historic blizzard, encompassed a stupendous level of subject-matter expertise: More