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Great Migrations: Official Companion Book

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With more than 250 color photographs, at turns arresting and gorgeous, this stunning companion includes all of the epic animal dramas that are featured in the unprecedented high definition television event to air on the National Geographic Channel. In a world of changing global temperatures both on land and in the sea, the annual migrations of animals include amazing stories of incredible strength and the will to survive. Capitalizing on new technology and the subsequent means of tracking animals, pioneering scientists have uncovered new details that help us to understand a world in constant motion. In this magnificent companion to the groundbreaking 7-hour miniseries, animal journeys are illustrated with images by National Geographic-caliber photographers and with iconic stills from the film. Informational sidebars throughout the book highlight new technology, preeminent scientists and photographers in the field, and the backstories behind the memorable seven-part documentary.


  • Hardcover
  • 304 pages
  • 10 7/8" x 9 1/8"
  • © 2010

A former senior editor for National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Books, Karen Kostyal has written and edited books and articles on a range of natural history subjects. In the past year, she has edited major books on changing cultural and climatic conditions in the circumpolar Arctic and on the natural and human history of the Great Plains. She authored Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era, a joint publication of National Geographic Books and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library; and 1776: A New Look at Revolutionary Williamsburg for NG Children's Books.


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Beautiful!

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  • Easy To Follow
  • Informative
  • Quality Book
  • Quality Photos
  • Well Written

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    • Educational
    • Nice Companion To Video
    • Reference
    • Staying Informed

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    Delightful companion book to the excellent video series. Photos are of the caliber one would expect from National Geographic. Great purchase, expecially at the recently discounted price!

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    Simply beautiful

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      Comments about Great Migrations:

      This is a wonderful coffee table book. Great quality and durability. The photos are beautiful, which is exactly what you expect from National Geographic. The format is perfect for picking up and browsing rather than needing to sit and read front to back.

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