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National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

"Out of a windless August night
A luna moth in ghostly light
Beat softly on my window screen
Tick-tick-ticking-all silver green.
She whispered secrets in my ear—
I am but a stranger here.
The stars are scrawled across the sky/By ghostwriters, the Moon and I.
You will not see me here tonight—/I have a thousand stars to write.”


$24.95
Great Migrations: Official Companion Book
Great Migrations: Official Companion Book
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

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.


$35.00
$3.99
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

Hey, why is that funny-looking monkey on TV hanging upside down? Is that fuzzy, chubby guy in the back yard a woodchuck or a groundhog? Now you can find answers to these and hundreds more questions and curiosities right at your fingertips! Featuring 2,500 species and packed with stunning color photographs, amazing animal facts, maps, and more, the new National Geographic Kids Animal Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive resource of its kind available today, amazing and entertaining readers while providing them with authoritative information about the animal kingdom.


$24.95
Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas
Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

Captivating critters, eye-grabbing pictures, weird and freaky facts—what better way for kids to learn geography! In this child-friendly atlas, stunning animal photos combine with colorful, easily accessible maps to teach young readers about geography through the wild creatures that fascinate them. Each world region includes a "spotlight" on animals in the area. Thematic spreads deliver the facts about habitats, endangered species, and more. Careful research and all-around kid appeal make this a must-have children’s atlas for home and school.


$18.95
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

The National Geographic Little Kids Big Book of Animals is an adorable animal reference sure to be welcomed by parents and librarians alike. Filled with fluffy and scaly creatures big and small, this appealing book introduces the youngest explorers to the world of wildlife, using a child-friendly format inspired by the blockbuster National Geographic Little Kids magazine. This exciting new reference for the very young mirrors the magazine's square shape, readable fonts, and fun content, to keep little ones thrilled with every colorful page.


$14.95
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

The third title in the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series, this book is for kids 4 to 8 years old who LOVE dinos! The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic, with stunning illustrations by Franco Tempesta, who illustrated National Geographic Kids The Ultimate Dinopedia. Bursting with fun facts and age-appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids. Young dino fans will love the interactivity in every chapter, and parents will appreciate tips to help carry readers’ experience beyond the page.


$14.95
March of the Penguins Book
March of the Penguins Book
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Learn more about the emperor penguins' extraordinary journey in this official companion book to the major motion picture. March of the Penguins delves further into the lives of these remarkable penguins and their story of survival. It also covers the conditions endured by the film crew to get the footage. Written by Luc Jacquet. Photographed by Jerome Maison.


$30.00
$4.99
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition contains the most all-new material since the first edition was published more than 25 years ago. The 6th and latest edition includes 300 new art figures; unique subspecies maps never before seen in a field guide; extensive migration information overlaid on species maps; field-mark labels on all artwork; text updates to include new species; reorganization reflecting taxonomic changes in the bird community; organization, readability, and increased page count with a fresh new design.


$27.95
I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Climb aboard a helicopter with National Geographic photographer Robert Haas and journey all over the world in search of wild animals and exotic places. Cruise over the savanna grasslands of Africa and watch from above as lions hunt buffalos, one of the few "fair fights" in the African wilderness. Enjoy the spectacle as brilliant pink flamingos run faster and faster along the surface of the water before taking off and landing to form the perfect shape of a huge flamingo. Track muddy footprints across a rain-drenched salt pan to find a lone wildebeest that joins a herd of zebras. Even catch a glimpse of a large group of sharks that glide silently through shallow water in search of their next meal.


$17.95
Flora Mirabilis
Flora Mirabilis
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

A sumptuous showcase of superb illustrations paired with fascinating stories of botanical exploration and trade through the ages, this book will be an evergreen delight.


$35.00
National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America
National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

No matter where we live—high-rise or house, arid climate or humid, urban area or country—one creature binds us together like no other: the bird. In North America alone, 60 million people identify themselves as bird-watchers, and most hone their skills right in their own backyards. Now, there's a book for every family who wants to learn more about the birds they love. Chapters cover all aspects of birding in an easy, accessible way. Vivid illustrations of 150 common species make identification a snap. Tips on feeding, birdhouses, and bird-friendly landscapes show how to attract birds to any environment for optimal viewing. Even children can get in on the action with a section devoted to kid-friendly projects and activities. To round out this ultimate one-stop resource, readers will find expert advice on bird songs, birding optics, and bird photography.


$18.95
National Geographic Readers: Lizards
National Geographic Readers: Lizards
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

From geckos to iguanas, komodo dragons to chameleons, lizards are about the most awesome animal around! They inhabit every continent except Antarctica. Some are lethal. Some change color. Some have suction cups on their feet. There is enough fascinating information about these animals to fill an entire library of readers! But we've taken the absolute coolest information about the coolest animal and compacted it in this fascinating level 1 reader, perfect for anyone who loves slippery, slimy, creepy, and crawly.


$3.99
The Ultimate Dinopedia
The Ultimate Dinopedia
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Among an overwhelming selection of dinosaur books, this is the very first to offer children ages 7 to 10 complete coverage of all the known dinosaurs. Don Lessem, author of more than 60 books—most of them about dinosaurs—teams up with Franco Tempesta, a talented illustrator with a fresh and appealing style. The exciting result is an accessible, visually stunning book that's packed with facts that kids can use to impress their friends and families.


$24.95
Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Legendary naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace once observed, "The bird of paradise really deserves its name and must be ranked as one of the most beautiful and most wonderful of living things." In this dazzling photo essay, Tim Laman and Edwin Scholes explain why, presenting gorgeous full-color photographs of all 39 species of the Birds of Paradise that highlight their unique and extraordinary plumage and mating behavior.


$50.00
Visions of Earth
Visions of Earth
(Based on 14 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

Visions of Earth raises a curtain on the wonders of the world and thrills us with nature's opulence and humanity's splendor. Each image alone exposes a nugget of our planet's magnificence; the totality of the collection goes beyond our imagination. Turning the pages, viewers are struck by the richness of life on Earth. One photograph is more awe-inspiring than the next—chosen by veteran National Geographic magazine photo editors to present what is visually incredible. The photographs are drawn from the popular "Visions of Earth" feature in the magazine, (rated Number 1 by readers), from our own storied Image Collection, and from renowned photographers throughout the world, many never-before published.


$40.00
$20.00
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014 - Hardcover
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014 - Hardcover
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

The world's best-selling almanac for kids is packed with amazing animals, cool inventions, dinosaurs, robots, maps, games, activities, and more all in one "fun-tastic" volume. In true National Geographic style, this book excites young people about their world and everything in it, so it's no surprise that the 2012 edition landed at #3 on the New York Times best seller list! The 2014 almanac features fun information, browsable features, and helpful reference on subjects including technology, countries, presidents, animals, weather, funny roadside attractions, outer space, green tips, and natural disasters, just for starters. Chapters include Amazing Animals, Going Green, Geography Rocks, Super Science, Wonders of Nature, Awesome Adventure, Culture Connection, History Happens, and an interactive Fun and Games chapter. Exciting changes for 2014 include:

  • Forty percent NEW content, including photos and articles
  • Mobile media features in every chapter that readers can download to an iPod Touch® or smartphone, including National Geographic animal videos, photo galleries, and interactive games
  • A brand new special section on cute animals
  • A fully revamped continents of the world section
  • A special Fun and Games chapter featuring all-new jokes, games, and comics, featuring funny animal photos and colorful illustrations
  • A fully updated "Your World" section, which opens the Almanac, will include all-new, up-to-the-moment content
  • All-new fun facts, activities, games, and crafts
  • More than 500 photographs, including incredible gorgeous new photo spreads featuring animals, adventure, nature, and more
  • Eight Homework Help sections


$21.95
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014 - Softcover
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014 - Softcover
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

The world's best-selling almanac for kids is packed with amazing animals, cool inventions, dinosaurs, robots, maps, games, activities, and more all in one "fun-tastic" volume. In true National Geographic style, this book excites young people about their world and everything in it, so it's no surprise that the 2012 edition landed at #3 on the New York Times best seller list! The 2014 almanac features fun information, browsable features, and helpful reference on subjects including technology, countries, presidents, animals, weather, funny roadside attractions, outer space, green tips, and natural disasters, just for starters. Chapters include Amazing Animals, Going Green, Geography Rocks, Super Science, Wonders of Nature, Awesome Adventure, Culture Connection, History Happens, and an interactive Fun and Games chapter. Exciting changes for 2014 include:

  • Forty percent NEW content, including photos and articles
  • Mobile media features in every chapter that readers can download to an iPod Touch® or smartphone, including National Geographic animal videos, photo galleries, and interactive games
  • A brand new special section on cute animals
  • A fully revamped continents of the world section
  • A special Fun and Games chapter featuring all-new jokes, games, and comics, featuring funny animal photos and colorful illustrations
  • A fully updated "Your World" section, which opens the Almanac, will include all-new, up-to-the-moment content
  • All-new fun facts, activities, games, and crafts
  • More than 500 photographs, including incredible gorgeous new photo spreads featuring animals, adventure, nature, and more
  • Eight Homework Help sections


$14.99
Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species
Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

When a few of these photographs first appeared in the National Geographic magazine January 2009 issue, they were hailed as an arresting reminder of the hundreds of species teetering on the brink of final extinction—more than 1,200 animals and plants in all. Now, in Rare, Joel Sartore and National Geographic present 80 iconic images, representing a lifelong commitment to the natural world and a three-year investigation into the Endangered Species Act and the creatures it exists to protect.


$24.00
Safari
Safari
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Safari day dawns on the Savannah. The African light gives the sky colors seen nowhere else on Earth. Soon, an amazing array of wild animals are yawning, screeching, and growling to life. Meet the elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and the laughing hyenas of the wilderness and find out who's friends with whom and why!


$3.99
National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs
National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Chocolate or vanilla? Creamy peanut butter or crunchy? Cats or dogs? On some matters in life, every kid must take a stance. Ever since the first youngster in history had a pet, cats vs. dogs has been a hotly debated issue at recesses and lunch tables worldwide. Which one's better? Smarter? This reader presents the facts in fun and informative fashion. Kids will love the stimulating Level 3 text as they decide the answer to this question for themselves.


$3.99
National Geographic Guide To Medicinal Herbs
National Geographic Guide To Medicinal Herbs
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

There is a world of health and healing all around you—in your spice rack, your backyard, and on the shelves of health food and grocery stores. This informative guide is a reference you will keep at the ready, connecting 72 of the world's most common and useful medicinal herbs with the body systems they help and heal. Eight chapters focus on body systems: 1. Mental Health & the Nervous System 2. Respiratory System 3. Heart & Circulation 4. Digestive System 5. Joints, Muscles & Skin 6. Urinary & Male Health 7. Female Health 8. Wellness & Perception


$40.00
National Geographic Kids Beginner's World Atlas, 3rd Edition
National Geographic Kids Beginner's World Atlas, 3rd Edition
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

Jam-packed with the latest data, bright, bold images, large maps, a brand-new design, and lively information about the world’s land, people, and animals, the third edition Beginner’s World Atlas is the most up-to-date world reference for kids ages 5 through 8. True to National Geographic’s reputation and legacy, we’ve created this atlas with the same care and attention to detail as our renowned adult atlases. “No one does maps or atlases with as much panache and knowledge as National Geographic,” said the Washington Post.


$18.95
Oceans
Oceans
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

Oceans is the official companion volume to the challenging, breathtakingly beautiful documentary of the same name, created by Jacques Perrin and a crack team of scientists, cinematographers, divers, and technical specialists. A veteran of more than forty years of film-making and exploring the natural world in works like The Monkey People and Microcosmos, Perrin is the public face of an elite group that includes both veterans of Jacques-Yves Cousteau's pioneering exploits and cutting-edge innovators whose custom-created equipment captures never-before-witnessed scenes.


$35.00
Birding Essentials
Birding Essentials
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife
For beginning and intermediate enthusiasts, National Geographic Birding Essentials is a must. Comprehensive and authoritative, yet engaging and user-friendly, it teaches readers how to begin and improve their birding: what to look and listen for and how to make sense of what they see and hear. A unique visual component shows actual field guide pages and how to read them, while another compares the same bird in photography versus artwork and explains how to use both for species identification. National Geographic's quality photography is a major highlight of the book, supplemented by pencil drawings and full-color maps to give birders a full range of visual information.
$15.95
National Geographic Tales of the Weird
National Geographic Tales of the Weird
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

When a farmer in Spain captured a two-headed snake in 2002, scientists wanted to study it. When National Geographic Daily News published a story about the discovery, people wanted to read all about it. More than a million people clicked on the site and kept coming back for more unbelievably true stories. An Internet sensation was born.


$18.95
National Geographic Bird Watcher's Bible
National Geographic Bird Watcher's Bible
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

A lighthearted and broadly cultural and visual approach to learning everything there is to know about birds, bird-watching, birds in history and the arts, and life on the wing. Short narrative pieces are interspersed with sidebars, quotes, top-ten lists, and how-to instructions. Illustrated with photographs, contemporary and archival art, maps, and diagrams, the book has lots of cross-references and riches to find on every page.


$40.00
National Geographic Readers: Weather
National Geographic Readers: Weather
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

What causes thunder and lightning? How do different clouds form? What makes a tornado twist? Kids will discover the answers to these questons and more in this colorful, photo-packed book. In this inviting and entertaining format, kids will learn what causes the weather they experience every day. This Level 1 reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the meteorologists of tomorrow!


$3.99
How to Speak Dog
How to Speak Dog
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Do you speak dog? How to Speak Dog is a fun, informative, and photographically driven book that helps kids understand what their dog is trying to tell them through body language and behavior. Super-engaging dog photography, along with National Geographic Kids' signature bold and bouncy design, helps illustrate the key canine concepts. Quick-hit tip boxes, fun facts about mankind's best friends, and informative sidebars from the experts enliven the text. Readers young and old will respond to the irresistible call of the canine in this delightful book that warms hearts and wag tails everywhere—a must-have in every home where pups are looking for love and understanding.


$12.95
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Take trusted National Geographic along on your birding adventures. This essential guide features in-depth information on every bird officially recorded in eastern North America. Illustrated accounts of their plumages and life stages, and hundreds of color-coded range maps.


$19.95
National Geographic Complete Birds of North America
National Geographic Complete Birds of North America
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife
Essential, comprehensive, and easy to use, National Geographic Complete Birds of North America is an astonishing resource that covers every bird species in North America, as well as all the migrants that fly through. The entries are organized by family groups-an incredible 82 are included-according to the American Ornithological Union guidelines. Within a family, each separate bird entry has dozens of tips and illustrations on species' genders, age groups, behavior, habitats, nesting and feeding habits, and migration routes. Perfect for novice or experienced birders alike, National Geographic Complete Birds of North America is a definitive, must-have resource. Quite simply, there is no other volume like it.
$35.00