Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Remembering National Geographic's Iconic Grand Prismatic Spring Cover

Located in Niwot, Colorado, Atlantic Publishers Group handles a line of well-read magazine titles and periodicals. The Colorado magazine distributor is committed to excellence in the content of the titles it carries and the experience of its subscribers. Atlantic Publishers Group (APG) magazines include Better Homes and Gardens, Backpacker, and National Geographic.

Over nearly 130 years, National Geographic has published some of the world’s most iconic magazine images and covers. One of the magazine’s most popular covers came out in August 2009, when National Geographic used photographer George Steinmetz’s aerial picture of the Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park. The magazine had long sought a way to capture the springs, and an article about the super volcano beneath the park provided National Geographic the opportunity to go after the shot once more.

Heading into the shoot, Steinmetz had grown accustomed to taking pictures from the air using a motorized paraglider, but Yellowstone officials prohibited the use of such a vehicle. Instead, he ventured over the park in a helicopter. To capture the perfect image, however, Steinmetz would need to go one step further, literally: He stood on one of the skids of the helicopter to capture the perfect image over the course of a shoot he described as “fearless.”

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

An Audubon Magazine on Scattering Braniac Crows

Atlantic Publishers Group is based in Niwot, Colorado, and offers an extensive magazine subscription service spanning a variety of categories, from cooking to sports. Among the travel-focused magazines available through Atlantic Publishers Group (APG) are Coastal Living and Cruise World. 

APG customers also have access to Audubon Magazine, which offers avian lovers insight on the full range of areas of interest. Recent cover articles range from the basics of photographing birds from boats to the common raven as a bird braniac. 

According to the latter article, ravens are within the same family as crows, who are considered among the world’s smartest, as they can play tricks and employ tools and have ways of training their fellow crows in new skills. Unfortunately, they can also be relentless predators and have posed a threat to endangered Mojave tortoises that are already decimated by habitat loss and disease.

With attempts involving drones and propane bombs unsuccessful, a non-lethal laser solution turned out to be useful in convincing ravens to turn down calories. With the exact reasons unknown, it appears as if the crows perceive the mildly warm beam of laser light, emitted without warning, as a threat.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Meals on Wheels America to Host 2017 Conference in Denver

From its offices in Niwot, Colorado, Atlantic Publishers Group (APG) provides readers nationwide with subscriptions to a broad range of magazine titles. The company carries everything from local magazines such as Colorado Homes & Lifestyle to popular national publications such as Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone. Committed to helping others, the staff at Atlantic Publishers Group also dedicates their time and resources to supporting organizations such as Meals on Wheels. 

In its efforts to continue meeting the nutrition and social needs of underserved senior citizens across the country, Meals on Wheels oversees a variety of programs in nearly every community in the United States. Beyond its day-to-day local work, the organization oversees an annual conference focused on advancing the country’s senior care network. 

Registration is currently open for the Meals on Wheels 2017 Conference, which will take place August 29-31 in Denver. The three-day event will feature daily concurrent sessions organized into learning tracks on broad topics such as nutrition, development and fundraising, communications, and financial management. The education program will also include intensive workshops, lightning learning sessions, and several keynote presentations. 

Outside of the learning activities, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in networking events and explore an exhibit hall featuring products and services to support local Meals on Wheels programs. Additional details, including registration pricing and hotel information, can be found at www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

National Geographic - Exploring Cultures and Regions Around the Globe

Based in Niwot, Colorado, Atlantic Publishers Group (APG) offers subscriptions to a wide selection of popular magazines, from Car and Driver to Time. Among the Atlantic Publishers Group titles that the entire family can enjoy is National Geographic, a magazine unique in having its first issue printed with the inception of the National Geographic Society in 1888. 

The National Geographic Society’s founders included civic leaders from a wide range of backgrounds, including exploration and geography. Among the founders were teachers, financiers, and cartographers. They shared an enthusiasm for expanding scientific and cultural knowledge of regions around the globe and for reaching out to the layman reader. 

With the initial technical articles complemented by photos and illustrations, the formula proved a resounding success and circulation increased from 1,000 to more than 2 million within a few years. Some of the money earned through subscriptions has gone to worthy endeavors over the decades, including grants to Jacques Cousteau for underwater exploration and Jane Goodall for observation of chimpanzees in the wild.