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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
Book of Kells Initial Necklace
Book of Kells Initial Necklace
(Based on 12 reviews)
Category: Jewelry/Necklaces
The eighth-century Book of Kells is an ornate, hand-copied illuminated manuscript of the gospels—one of the most important pieces of early Celtic art in the world. These sterling silver pendants are inspired by the highly decorative capital letters, called initia, that begin each section of text. Each is cast from sterling silver and finished by hand in a family-run Dublin studio.
Available styles: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
$58.00
Inside The Vatican - Expanded Edition
Inside The Vatican - Expanded Edition
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

Veteran National Geographic photographer Jim Stanfield has captured nearly every corner of the Vatican, the world's smallest country and the center of the Roman Catholic Church.


$19.95
Hidden Alaska
Hidden Alaska
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travelogues and Memoirs

A stunning visual story of a place of wonder and mystique for every American, this book features what is legendary and beloved about Alaska, a land of magnificent wilderness and beauty, virtually untouched by human ambition. It also focuses on the key point of interest in the state today: endangered Bristol Bay, which faces potential mining of the world's greatest deposits of copper and gold. Its pristine waters are the worlds' biggest salmon spawning grounds. If the gold is mined, the ecosystem is destroyed —but the impoverished locals have work for the next half-century. After that, the salmon and the mines are gone. Photographer Michael Melford, paired with noted environmental storyteller David Atcheson, addresses the dilemma by bowling us over with the beauty and importance of the place for all time. Underwritten by the Renewable Resources Coalition.


$24.00
100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas
100 Countries, 5,000 Ideas
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

100 Countries, 5000 Ideas offers a wealth of ideas on today's most inspiring places to visit around the world. This large-format, lavishly illustrated, softcover travel planner zeroes in on the top 100 most fascinating places, providing 300 images; 100 original, detailed maps; and evocative text to inspire your next trip. Each country is thoroughly reported on and vetted —from Brazil, Belgium, and Bulgaria to Thailand, Turkey, and Tanzania —describing each country's highlights and ideas on what to do there. Valuable reader service sets this book apart, including a section that helps travelers select a destination based on their interests—whether they're looking for a three-week dream vacation, a weekend excursion, or something in between. 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas is an irresistible blend of practical travel information and inspiration to help fuel the wanderlust in all of us.


$26.95
National Geographic Field Guide To The Water's Edge
National Geographic Field Guide To The Water's Edge
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

The book guides the exploring naturalist to water's edge destinations throughout North America including Canada and Alaska. Main sections of the book cover three ocean coastlines, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific; estuaries and wetlands; lakes, including the Great Lakes; and rivers, from the great Mississippi and Columbia to backyard streams. Identification guides and interesting information on plants, animals, shells, and other curiosities to be found along each water's edge accompany photographs and illustrations.


$21.95
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
The World Is Waiting For You
The World Is Waiting For You
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Culture

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is a question kids get asked over and over. But very few connections are made for kids between the present and the future. This book shows kids a pathway from their current interests and talents to a future career or interest. And in so doing, it also encourages adventure, exploration, and discovery, three core principles of National Geographic's mission. It's a celebration of possibility—so simple and so profound.


$17.95
National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.
National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.
(Based on 16 reviews)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

Year after year, hundreds of millions of visitors spend more than a billion hours enjoying the magnificent, astonishingly diverse realm overseen by America's National Park Service. And the National Geographic Society has been involved with this forward-looking, environmentally-minded department from the very beginning.


$40.00
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
Secret Journeys of a Lifetime
Secret Journeys of a Lifetime
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

The latest in the highly successful Journeys of a Lifetime series and the sequel to the original bestseller, Secret Journeys of a Lifetime offers in-depth site descriptions; dozens of fun, themed top ten lists; locator maps; illuminating sidebars; and oversized, lavish full-color images that bring to life 500 novel destinations that have managed to fly under the radar.


$40.00
$20.00
The Caribbean, 3rd Edition
The Caribbean, 3rd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Latin America

This beautiful guide takes you to the best islands of the Caribbean, from the Windward Islands of St. Lucia and Dominica to the Leeward Islands of Antigua and Barbados. Replete with detailed visitor information and insider tips from National Geographic writers, photographers, and explorers, it features cut-away illustrations of the coral reefs surrounding many of the islands and their inhabitants; an array of detailed maps; and sumptuous photographs. Broken into chapters by islands or island groups (including Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Trinidad, the French Antilles, the Virgin Islands, and the lesser known islands), it also features a fascinating introduction to island history and culture. Special in-depth sidebars discuss Rastafarianism, Cricket in the Caribbean, cruising, and the Arecibo Observatory, while experiential sidebars provide an entree into the culture, such as cooking Jamaican cuisine and celebrating Carnival the Caribbean way. Among other favorite features are guided tours, including a walk in the Dominican Republic's Colonial zone and a drive around Basse-Terre; and an extensive travel planner that details practicalities and offers a guide to sports and activities for the individual islands.


$27.95
The Biblical World
The Biblical World
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

Casting the tumultuous history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam against the rich canvas of the Near East, The Biblical World reveals how three great religions emerged from the same cradle. Author Jean-Pierre Isbouts employs a non-denominational perspective and a wide range of sources—from ancient hieroglyphic texts to the latest scientific findings—to place Bible stories in the framework of history.


$40.00
National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada
National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

Canada's 42 National Parks are beautifully showcased in this first edition official guidebook for the 2011 100th anniversary of Parks Canada. In the same manner that the best-selling National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States covers America's crown jewels, this book is a handy, practical, and extensively illustrated guide to help visitors plan and execute their trips to all the Canadian national parks. It also offers short excursions to more than 40 National Historical Sites and the four National Marine Conservation Areas. Written by authors who know Canada's national parks well, this volume includes seasonal facts on these stunning and vital wilderness areas as well as guidance for getting there, when to go, how to visit, practical information on where to stay, and detailed descriptions of specific places within each park. Stunning photographs and custom, one-of-a-kind maps prepared by National Geographic cartographers enhance the entries. Just in time for the Parks Canada milestone anniversary, this guide will inspire visitors to celebrate the treasures of Canada, from the pristine shorelines of British Columbia's Pacific Rim to Newfoundland's Gros Morne and from the Arctic landscape of Aulavik to the prairies of Grasslands.


$26.00
China, 3rd Edition
China, 3rd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Asia

This beautiful guide makes the vast enigma of China accessible to every traveler. Filled with a myriad of useful information and travel tips, it features cut-away illustrations of renowned structures, detailed maps, and sumptuous photographs. Broken into chapters by cities and areas, it describes the best sites throughout the country, including Beijing; dynamic, modern Shanghai; the fertile Yangze region; Guilin and its fabled limestone pillars; Tibet; the Silk Road; Inner Mongolia; Hong Kong; and Macau, all prefaced by an elaborate introduction to the rich Chinese history and culture.


$27.95
National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the U.S., 4th Edition
National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the U.S., 4th Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travelogues and Memoirs

Nominated for inclusion in this book by the 50 state parks directors, this stunning group of 200-plus state parks presents the diversity and beauty of these accessible gems. From Florida to Alaska, from the white water at Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania, to the dunes of Pink Coral Sand Dunes, Utah, from the 6-acre Iao Valley to the 204,000-acre Baxter, these parks represent the best cultural and natural areas protected within our state parks' system.


$25.00
Rome, 4th Edition
Rome, 4th Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

From the beautiful Spanish Steps to the heights of Palatine Hill, Rome experts Sari Gilbert and Michael Brouse guide you through this historic and vibrant city. Illustrated with more than 120 vivid photographs and more than 20 detailed, full-color maps, the 4th edition of National Geographic Traveler: Rome gives you every tool you need to plan a trip to this fascinating city. Starting with an introduction to Rome's storied history and culture, the book then explores each of the city's regions, covering every corner of town in detail. Sites covered include the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Arch of Constantine, the Roman and Imperial Forums, the Trevi Fountain, and the sublime ceiling of the Vatican Museums' Sistine Chapel. These, the many amazing museums that dot the city, and more are covered in lively detail.


$22.95
Drives of a Lifetime
Drives of a Lifetime
(Based on 13 reviews)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

Both a practical guide and an inspiring travel gift book, Drives of a Lifetime highlights 400 of the world's best car trips. The eclectic list takes readers across stunning natural landscapes of mountain, coastline, glen, and dale; into charming towns and out-of-the-way hamlets; to palatial estates, lovely gardens, and intriguing historic sites; and through bustling, thriving cities all over the world map. From America's scenic byways to the side lanes of Tuscany and the rugged dirt roads of Australia's outback—and hundreds of inviting routes in between—Drives of a Lifetime shows off the highlights of each area and tells readers exactly how to make the drive themselves. Since roads trips are a beloved cultural touchstone for Americans of every generation, Drives of a Lifetime will capture a huge and diverse audience.


$40.00
Celtic Pewter Magnifier
Celtic Pewter Magnifier
(Based on 15 reviews)
Category: Gear & Gadgets/Binoculars and Optics

Take a closer look at maps, books, and prints with this 3X magnifier in a handsome Celtic swirl pewter case. The design evokes ancient Celtic patterns, with three counterclockwise swirls—representing the Holy Trinity and referring to the blessing a'deasail, or "good luck," which contemporary Celtic artists often use. Crafted by a Birmingham, England, company that has been making pewter since 1797.


$42.00
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