A Look at a Few of National Geographic’s Most Popular Covers

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Atlantic Publishers Group, located in Niwot, Colorado, is a magazine subscription service that provides readers with a broad array of titles to choose from. The Colorado subscription specialist provides niche magazines, such as Backpacker Magazine and Bride, as well as nationally renowned titles, like National Geographic and Forbes. More Atlantic Publishers Group (APG) information can be found at www.atlantic-pub.com.

Ever since the release of its first issue in 1888, National Geographic magazine has provided readers with insight into some of the world’s least known cultures and diverse natural environments. The magazine is also known for capturing the attention of individual’s with a variety of visually arresting covers. National Geographic featured a plain brown cover on its inaugural issue, while colored photos did not appear on the front of each issue until 1959.

Many National Geographic covers feature animals, though they are generally more exotic than companion animals, like dogs. That said, six dogs have taken over the magazine’s cover, with the March 2008 issue selling more than any other. The issue carried a handsome picture of Betsy, a border collie, to go along with an article entitled Animal Minds. The widely read article analyzed the cognitive abilities of earth’s most intelligent animals including dogs, dolphins, and orangutans.

Humans from all over the globe are an equally big focus of the National Geographic team. Perhaps no human face has had as big an impact as that of the 12 year old Afghan refugee photographed by Steve McCurry, which made its way onto the magazine’s June 1985 cover. The girl’s beautiful yet haunting green eyes perfectly accompanied a harrowing story about the war torn nation. Other popular covers include the great redwoods pictured on the October 2009 issue for The Tallest Trees article and the iconic image of Koko the gorilla operating a camera, used for the October 1978 cover story, Conversations with a Gorilla.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver Welcomes Four Families


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Based out of Niwot, Colorado, Atlantic Publishers Group, also known as APG, is a magazine subscription service that offers a wide range of publications. Dedicated to giving back, particularly in its Colorado community, Atlantic Publishers Group supports several local charities including Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver began in 1979 and is a nonprofit where people build homes so that families with low incomes can have no-profit mortgages and a roof over their head. The organization partners with community members and these low-income families, whose members invest hundreds of hours of their own labor into building the home. It is one of the largest affiliates in the country, and in 2016 it celebrated construction of its 600th home.

On February 4, 2017, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver invited community members to attend the multi-home dedication ceremony of four partner families. People gathered at 2664 and 2668 Decatur Street in Denver to tour the homes, to welcome the four families into the neighborhood, and to watch them cut the ribbon on their new Habitat homes.

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De Tocqueville’s Observations on Philanthropy Inspire United Way

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Based out of Niwot, Colorado, Atlantic Publishers Group (APG) offers magazine subscription services for a diverse group of publications ranging from People and Time Magazine to Better Homes & Gardens and Reader’s Digest. Atlantic Publishers Group of Colorado also contributes to community-enhancing organizations such as United Way.

Dedicated to promoting the common good and improving communities, United Way has touched lives around the world through a variety of programs. United Way also runs the Tocqueville Society, which has raised more than $556 million since its creation in 1984.

United Way’s Tocqueville Society takes its name from Alexis Charles-Henri de Tocqueville, a Frenchman who visited Canada and the United States in 1831. Only 26 years old at the time, de Tocqueville recorded in detail his observations of North American politics and society, now well-known under the title Democracy in America. He particularly noted Americans’ sacrifices made for the common good.

Following in that spirit of philanthropy noted by de Tocqueville, United Way’s Tocqueville Society continues to work toward creating opportunities for all to improve their lives. Some of the writer’s descendants also remain active members of the society.