National Geographic celebrates the 25th anniversary of Explorer, the longest running documentary series in cable television history, with a commemorative special. Explorer has taken viewers to more than 120 countries, opening a window on hidden parts of the world, unlocking mysteries both ancient and modern, and investigating amazing and powerful stories of science, wildlife, and human nature.
For more than 100 years, National Geographic explorers have defined the spirit of adventure. Now, provocative interviews and spectacular footage introduce you to a new generation of explorers who take you on an unforgettable journey, that give you a glimpse of where adventure will take us in the future.
Polar fleece, titanium, and GPS have forever changed the face of exploration. Today an explorer can make a phone call from the top of Mount Everest and geo-locate himself in the thickest rain forest or the widest desert. Yet despite these advances, few modern adventures get close to the charm and romance of dispatches from the Society's earliest explorers. In those bygone days, the pages of National Geographic were as close as most people could get to high adventure and faraway landsand here's a chance to recapture them.
Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, best known for his pioneering visit to the South Pole and sailing through the Northwest Passage, disappeared in 1928 when his plane went down during a mission to rescue Italian explorer Umberto Nobile. Only a wing float and a fuel tank from his aircraft, the French twin-engine flying boat Latham 47, were recovered.
In 1869, John Wesley Powell set out with a crew of nine down the uncharted Green and Colorado Rivers. The men struggled for survival throughout their adventure. Featuring spectacular footage of the Grand Canyon, the film uses the journals of Powell and two of his men to tell the tale of their historic voyage.
Filled with the people who made and changed the course of history, this thrilling book takes readers on a voyage of discoveryin a fun and dynamic format that's unique among reference books. From the travels of Erik the Red through the journeys of Marco Polo to the heroic attempts of Livingstone and Scott, these intrepid explorers have expanded our knowledge of the world.
National Geographic Live! events feature entertaining and visually spectacular presentations by the world's leading explorers, scientists, photographers, and naturalists. Now available on DVD and enhanced by award-winning images, this volume showcases the dynamic live presentations by leading explorers Paul Sereno and Phillip Manning, plus a DVD bonus: interviews with the explorers.
National Geographic Live! features entertaining and visually spectacular presentations by the world's leading explorers, scientists, photographers, and naturalists. Now available on DVD and enhanced by award-winning images, this volume showcases the dynamic live presentations by George and David Stuart and Bulent Atalay, plus bonus interviews with them.
The ideal software for planning your Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks adventures, Explorer 3D combines the precision and accuracy of our printed Trails Illustrated topographic maps with the award-winning TOPO! custom mapping technology. The easy-to-use interface helps you quickly locate trails, view maps in 3D, create routes for GPS, create instant elevation profiles, plan routes, and print your own custom maps with trail, trailhead, campsite, hiking, safety, and trip-planning information.