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THE REMARKABLE IMAGES readers consistently find in National Geographic today weren’t possible when the publication began in 1888. The technology cost too much, and travel moved too slowly to send photographers on assignment. So National Geographic leaned on information graphics, instead. “In the first magazine, the first images that appear there are drawings. They wanted to use maps from the very beginning, because that was how they could tell people about their expeditions.” […] as the cost of professional photography dropped, National Geographic’s editors grew to favor it over the hand drawn maps and charts it once relied on… Then, late in the 20th century, the photography trend reversed course. A proliferation of data generated fresh demand for designers to take on subjects that a camera lens cannot capture. 

“We are deployed to subjects that can’t be photographed,” writes Kaitlin Yarnell, a cartographer currently in National Geographic’s art department, in the book’s introduction. “Things too small (atoms!), too big (black holes!), too complex (migration patterns!), too old (Roman ruins!), too conceptual (dark energy!), or too numeric (trade flows!) to be photographed are our specialty.”

National Geographic’s classic infographics, now in one stunning book

Movies!

ESSENTIAL SPOOKY FLICKS TO WATCH THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON!

Slasher Films:
• Psycho (1960)
• Halloween (1978)
• Halloween H20 (1998)
• Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
• Scream (1996)
• Scream 2 (1997)
• Scream 4 (2011)
• Friday the 13th (1980)
• Friday the 13th (2009)
• A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
• Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)
• A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
• Urban Legend (1998)
• The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
• Prom Night (2008)
Ghosts, Hauntings, and Possession:
• The Exorcist (1973)
• The Shining (1980)
• Poltergeist (1982)
• The Sixth Sense (1999)
• House on Haunted Hill (1999)
• The Others (2001)
• The Ring (2002)
• An American Haunting (2005)
• The Amityville Horror (2005)
• The Haunting In Connecticut (2009)
Average Run-of-the-Mill Murder:
• The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
• Seven (1995)
• Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)
• American Psycho (2000)
• Joy Ride (2001)
• From Hell (2001)
• Zodiac (2007)
• Funny Games (2007)
• The Strangers (2008)
Zombies:
• 28 Days Later (2002)
• 28 Weeks Later (2007)
• Zombieland (2009)
• Resident Evil (2002)
• Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
• Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
• Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
• Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Vampires:
• Nosferatu (1922)
• Dracula (1931)
• The Lost Boys (1987)
• Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
• Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
• Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
• Blade (1998)
• Underworld (2003)
• Van Helsing (2004)
• Thirty Days of Night (2007)
• Vampire Academy (2014)
• Dracula Untold (2014)
Werewolves:
• Teen Wolf (1985)
• Ginger Snaps (2000)
• Cursed (2004)
Witches and Wizards:
• Teen Witch (1989)
• Hocus Pocus (1993)
• The Craft (1996)
• The Crucible (1996)
• Practical Magic (1998)
• The Blair Witch Project (1999)
• The Entire Harry Potter Series (2001-2011)
Aliens and Robots:
• Alien (1979)
• Predator (1987)
• Alien vs. Predator (2004)
• Predators (2010)
• Prometheus (2012)
• Close Encounters with the Third Kind (1977)
• The Fourth Kind (2009)
• The Faculty (1998)
• Pacific Rim (2013)
Newer Movies That Look Awful, but Actually Aren’t Trash:
• You’re Next (2011)
• It Follows (2014)
• Unfriended (2014)
These Films are Also Very Good/Spooky/Important:
• The Birds (1963)
• Carrie (1976)
• Carrie (2013)
• Beetlejuice (1988)
• The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
• Final Destination (2000)
• Final Destination 2 (2003)
• Final Destination 3 (2006)
• Soul Survivors (2001)
• Horns (2013)
• The Last House on the Left (1972)
• The Last House on the Left (2009)