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National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America
National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America
(Based on 1 review)
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
Indian Nations of North America
Indian Nations of North America
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Walk with the indigenous people who settled North America —and with their descendants, whose more than 500 tribes range from the Arctic Circle across the Great Plains and to the Eastern Seaboard. Lakota, Cherokee, Navajo, Haida: these groups and many others are profiled in engaging entries and portrayed in magnificent images and maps that authentically evoke each tribe's history and character. Organized into eight geographical regions, this encyclopedic reference gives fascinating details about key tribes within each area: their beliefs, sustenance, shelter, alliances, interaction with nature, historic events, and more. Learn about the spiritual and cultural traditions of Native Americans across the continent. Investigate how and when each tribe came into contact with Europeans, and how their lives changed. This is the definitive, insightful reference on Native Americans, captivating and informative for all who appreciate history, diverse cultures, stunning images, and the artistry of maps.


$40.00
National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America
National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

For new bird-watchers, this low-priced, easy-to-use National Geographic field guide features basic bird identification information on 160 top North American species and makes ornithology fun. The birds are beautifully presented, from the lowly Tufted Titmouse and House Wren to the majestic Great Blue Heron and Bald Eagle. Paging through this handy book is like taking a walk with National Geographic's birding experts. Every bird is showcased with carefully chosen illustrations and photographs that capture its key details and typical behavior, paired with a short list of key facts (appearance, range, food, voice) and a fun,readable snapshot of what makes each bird so interesting. Pictures plus facts plus story: a winning combination especially for new bird watchers.


$11.95
National Geographic Pocket Guide to Wildflowers of North America
National Geographic Pocket Guide to Wildflowers of North America
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

With this basic beginner's field guide to North American wildflowers, all who enjoy nature and the outdoors can identify common wildflowers, from backyard weeds to dainty forest blossoms. In a logical, user-friendly, highly visual format, this new title offers key facts about 160 of the most common wildflowers and weeds, coast to coast, including Canada and Alaska. To help with identification, each of the 160 entries has both a photograph showing the blooming plant in context and a commissioned color illustration showing the blossom close-up. This book is the perfect starting point for anyone, young or old, interested in learning how to identify wildflowers.


$12.95
National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, 2nd Edition
National Geographic Complete Birds of North America, 2nd Edition
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Essential, comprehensive, and easy to use, the revised edition of National Geographic Complete Birds of North America is an astonishing resource that covers every bird species found in North America as well as all the seasonal visitors. Entries are organized by family group, the taxonomic organization newly updated to match current American Ornithologists' Union guidelines. Within a family, each separate bird entry has dozens of tips and illustrations on species' gender, age group, behavior, habitat, nesting and feeding habits, and migration routes. Providing full information on more than 1,000 species, this book features hundreds of range and migration maps, cutting-edge information on identification, and more than 4,000 annotated illustrations by expert bird artists.


$40.00
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 2 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 Kids Bird Guide of North America
National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

Featuring 100 species of birds from coast to coast this colorful guide helps kids identify and understand birds. The National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America is both accessible and tons of fun. Fifty of the country's most popular birds are laid out in stunning two-page spreads that include information such as their range, the sounds they make, and the food they like to eat. Each profile also includes a cool or weird fun fact, and a feature called "A Closer Look," which digs deeper into one aspect of the bird's life (eating habits, birdsongs, etc.). Each profile also displays a fact box with the bird's scientific name, weight, length, and wingspan.


$15.95
National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America
National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

This basic beginner's field guide to North American geology helps anyone identify common rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, and land formations. In a logical, user-friendly, highly visual format, this new title—one of an expanding collection of National Geographic pocket guides—offers key facts about dozens of rocks and minerals, how to hunt and identify them, where and how to go looking. The book also pictures and explains the fossils most likely to be found and the fundamental land and rock formations in the North American landscape. With 160 entries, formatted with clear language, key identification points, carefully chosen photographs, and expertly drafted illustrations, this guide is the perfect starting point for anyone, young or old, interested in the study of rocks and geology.


$12.95
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America
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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
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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 Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America
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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 western North America. Illustrated accounts of their plumages and life stages, and hundreds of color-coded range maps.


$19.95
$14.99
Moving North: African Americans and the Great Migration 1915-1930
Moving North: African Americans and the Great Migration 1915-1930
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

After the Civil War, the South went through a period of rebuilding, termed Reconstruction, but because many white people in the South were not ready to accept African Americans as equals, unfair laws were passed which restricted the rights of blacks. These Black Codes and Jim Crow laws left African Americans in a segregated world.

Life was better in the north in many ways for African Americans. The 1920s brought jobs and money—until The Great Depression hit. The Depression made times more difficult and left many homeless and jobless. The Harlem Renaissance ended, and many blacks left the cities seeking jobs wherever they could find them. Despite the hard times that followed, the Great Migration had brought many blessings for African Americans.


$12.95
$9.99
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
National Geographic Road Atlas
National Geographic Road Atlas
(Based on 25 reviews)
Category: Books/Atlases and Reference

Our road atlas provides accurate, detailed maps of all 50 states, Canada, and Mexico—including scenic routes, historic sites, recreation information, and points of interest.


$19.95
National Geographic Field Guide To The Water's Edge
National Geographic Field Guide To The Water's Edge
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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
USA 101
USA 101
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

USA 101 stitches together a crazy quilt of iconic places, events, fairs, and festivals that celebrates America in all its quirky diversity.


$18.95
2014 National Geographic American Landscapes Wall Calendar
2014 National Geographic American Landscapes Wall Calendar
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Category: Books/Calendars and Stationery

Witness the majestic landscapes of America. See the natural beauty through two dozen vivid photographs from around the country. Monthly vignettes give you more information and interesting facts about all the wonderful places this calendar will take you, from the Grand Teton mountain range in Wyoming, to bald cypress trees in Florida's Apalachicola National Park.


$14.95
$5.99
National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 4th Edition
National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 4th Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

Discover America's best scenic drives mile by mile, in the 4th edition of photo-filled, detail-packed National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, now with 25 new drives. There are famous drives here, including the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Natchez Trace, and some of the prettiest sections of the Great River Road; and lesser-known drives as well, including the back roads of Pennsylvania's Dutch Country; Maryland's quiet Eastern Shore; and Michigan's remote Whitefish Bay. Some drives are jaw-droppingly magnificent—Wyoming's Centennial Scenic Byway and Oregon's dramatic Columbia River Gorg—-while others possess quiet beauty, such as the lovely Flint Hills byways of Kansas. Among the 25 new drives is the Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad Byway in Maryland; Scenic Byway 143—Utah's Patchwork Parkway; and Washington's White Pass Scenic Byway.


$26.00
Miami and the Keys, 2nd Edition
Miami and the Keys, 2nd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/U.S. and Canada
National Geographic brings a century of incomparable travel expertise to this extraordinary series of world tours. These information-packed guides offer savvy advice and the in-depth information that sophisticated travelers demand. Each guide features detailed background and site descriptions, mapped walking and driving tours, and full-service sidebars with fascinating vignettes on history, culture, and contemporary life. There's also a 60-page directory of visitor information, including notable hotels and restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. And foldout end flaps, printed with maps and quick reference information, serve as handy bookmarks.
$22.95
$12.95
National Geographic Illustrated Guide To Wildlife
National Geographic Illustrated Guide To Wildlife
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

From one of the most trusted names in field guides comes a new and lavishly illustrated guide to identifying North America's most common birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, and amphibians, plus fish and other aquatic creatures. Broad in scope and clearly organized, National Geographic Illustrated Guide to Wildlife is just like having five field guides in one. Each of the five realms of wildlife gets a chapter, and each chapter identifies 160 of the most common and most interesting animals around, providing essential information and a bullet list of key points on each species. Photographs and original artwork represent 900 species total, making this the ultimate field guide to the creatures of the continental United States and Canada, from your own backyard into the deepest wilderness.


$40.00
2015 National Geographic National Parks and Monuments Wall Calendar
2015 National Geographic National Parks and Monuments Wall Calendar
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Category: Books/Calendars and Stationery

A dazzling series of images featuring the most scenic places in America: our National Parks. This 12-month calendar offers an inspiring journey through America's unspoiled wilderness, over majestic mountains, cavernous canyons, and rippling rivers.


$14.99
New England Outdoor Guide
New England Outdoor Guide
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

From the celebrated national parks to the lesser-known state parks and wildlife refuges, this landmark series encourages readers to experience a region firsthand, providing detailed descriptions and information about the landscapes, flora, and fauna. Acclaimed nature writers Mel White (a veteran travel scribe) and Gary Ferguson (acclaimed author of The Sylvan Path) enrich these latest guidebooks with enticing narratives and insights into physiography, natural history, and plant life.


$24.00
$16.80