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Animal Reference Books

National Geographic Encyclopedia of Animals
National Geographic Encyclopedia of Animals
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Get ready to take a walk on the wild side! National Geographic Children's Books' reference work provides families and children with everything they need to know 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 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 Kids First Big Book of the Ocean
National Geographic Kids First Big Book of the Ocean
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

National Geographic Kids First Big Book of the Ocean is an adorable animal reference that includes the kids' favorite sea animals, such as dolphins, sharks, sea otters, and penguins, and introduces kids to some of its lesser-known creatures too. More than 100 charming animal photos illustrate the profiles, with facts about the creatures' sizes, diets, homes, and more. This book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, and any other time.


$14.95
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia
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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
Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine - Softcover
Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine - Softcover
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

Featuring full-color photographs, botanical drawings, and maps, this fact-filled book is based on the work of renowned botanical experts and presents beautifully illustrated entries for hundreds of plants.


$24.00
Little Kids First Big Book Collector's Set
Little Kids First Big Book Collector's Set
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

This collector's set includes three volumes—Animals, Dinosaurs, and Why?, providing fascinating, level-appropriate facts alongside bright and colorful photographs and illustrations. Inspired by the award-winning National Geographic Little Kids magazine, the Little Kids First Big Book Collector's Set is a visually compelling and approachable set of first reference books for 4- to 8-year-olds. Each book encourages interactivity, satisfies curiosity, and launches kids into a lifetime of exploration!


$44.85
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
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 Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

The experts at National Geographic present a delightful reference that introduces young children to bugs of all kinds: big and small, jumping and crawling, colorful and creepy. This charming book explores backyard favorites, such as ladybugs and lightning bugs, and introduces kids to more exotic species that inhabit rain forests and deserts around the world. Colorful photos are paired with profiles of each insect, along with facts about the creatures' sizes, diets, homes, and more. This book will quickly become a favorite at story time, bedtime, and any other time.


$14.99
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
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 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
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
Cesar Millan's Short Guide to a Happy Dog
Cesar Millan's Short Guide to a Happy Dog
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

After more than 9 seasons as TV’s Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan has a new mission: to use his unique insights about dog psychology to create stronger, happier relationships between humans and their canine companions.


$21.95
Ocean Soul
Ocean Soul
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

Ocean Soul is a love story. It is a story of discovery. It is a story of hope. The story begins when a boy who loves the sea attends an event with underwater photographers and has an epiphany: “I had always wanted to explore the oceans, but I now understood how I would do this. I would do it with a camera.” With sheer deter­mination, hard work, and a little bit of luck the boy, named Brian Skerry, realized his dream with more than 20 awe-inspiring articles for National Geographic magazine. Now, with Ocean Soul, he showcases his stunning photography and describes his adventurous life in a gripping portrait of the ocean as a place of beauty and mystery, a place in trouble, and ultimately, a place of hope that will rebound with the proper attention and care.


$50.00
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
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
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 2015 - Hardcover
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2015 - Hardcover
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

The world's best-selling almanac for kids is back! This New York Times bestseller is packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating articles about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. New features include a special section on cute animals; a Fun and Games chapter filled with all-new games, jokes, and comics; a redesigned continents of the world section; all new weird-but-true facts, crafts, and activities; updated reference material, and much more.


$21.99
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 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
Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise
(Based on 5 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
The Dinosaur Museum
The Dinosaur Museum
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Young, eager paleontologists wanted. Apply within. We need your expertise, so step inside The Dinosaur Museum, the book where kids get to act like paleontologists. Kids get a behind-the-scenes, interactive peek at a natural history museum in a room-by-room tour of the most fun-packed museum you can imagine.


$19.95
$7.99
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
The Hidden Life of Wolves
The Hidden Life of Wolves
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Delve into amazingly intimate wolf photography by Jim and Jamie Dutcher, a couple who spent many years living with a pack of wolves at the edge of Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness, observing their complex social hierarchy. Here is the alpha pair, leaders of the pack, often the only couple that mate. Here are the pups, born with eyes shut in the spring, tousled by their mother through the first six weeks of life. Here is the omega wolf, lowest ranking wolf in the pack, whose subservience, often playful, alleviates pack tension. Here are moments of cooperation and moments of snarling dominance, moments of communication and affection. Here, too, are heartwarming moments of connection between the Dutchers and the wolves, caught in pictures that remind us how close the links are between wolves in the wild and the beloved family dog. Short chapters introduce the wolves as individuals, describe the Dutchers' years of coming to know them, and address the complex conservation issues surrounding the near-extinction and now replenishment of the species in the wild. Sidebars explore myths about wolves, including Native American spirit stories, European fairy tales, and modern ranching hearsay.


$25.00
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
Weird But True! 5
Weird But True! 5
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

Presenting all-new, brain-bending facts and eye-popping illustrations on science, animals, food, space, pop culture, geography and everything else imaginable. Did you know lemons can power light bulbs, or that some goats and climb trees? Find 300 more outrageous and unbelievable facts like these in fifth installment of the Weird But True! series.


$7.95