American Geographical Society, the oldest geographical society in the United States. Its objectives are to encourage research in geography and to spread geographical knowledge. It has sponsored research projects and was associated with many early Arctic explorations. Publications include two quarterlies, Geographical Reviewand American Geographical Society—Focus.The society was founded in 1851. Membership is about 1,300. Headquarters are in New York City.
Continents aren't the unchanging, universally recognized land masses of our school studies. But they do help us make sense of our world. How did they get their names?
Some people like to honeymoon at Niagara Falls, while others go over the falls in a barrel. How do these geological formations come to be?