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1862: Fredericksburg
1862: Fredericksburg
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

Through National Geographic’s heart-stopping you-are-there reenactment photography and in-depth research and reporting, readers will be transported back to this key episode in our nation’s history. Considered Lee’s “most one-sided victory of the war,” Fredericksburg was a significant turning point in the Civil War. 1862 takes a new look at the battle and provides readers with a unique perspective on what the war meant to non combatants and particularly to blacks on the cusp of freedom. This extraordinary coverage is made possible by newly discovered primary sources, including a never-before-known slave diary. From death, injury, and despair to victory and the trials of post-war life, the 1862 battle of Fredericksburg changed a town and a nation forever.


$17.95
$11.99
In Focus - Collector's Series Edition
In Focus - Collector's Series Edition
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Category: Books/Photography

The Collectors Series edition of In Focus is reproduces the popular title in a new, smaller format. This magnificent collection of 280 photographs by many of the world's greatest photographers tells the tale of portrait photography over time in page after page of arresting images. Each photograph stands proudly on its own, yet taken together, they tell a much more complex and subtle story of the ever-evolving art form in constant creative response to new ideas, new eras, and new technologies.


$16.95
In the Footsteps of Jesus
In the Footsteps of Jesus
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

The Gospels of the New Testament describe the life of Jesus of Nazareth, from his birth in Bethlehem and his travels through Galilee, to his trial and death in Jerusalem. In the Footsteps of Jesus goes even deeper into the story of Jesus' life by following his path through the Holy Land on richly detailed maps and bringing each pivotal place to life through the latest archaeological and historical discoveries. Breathtaking photography and unique period artifacts complement fascinating text and specially created maps by National Geographic cartographers.


$40.00
William Albert Allard: Five Decades
William Albert Allard: Five Decades
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Category: Books/Photography

This gorgeous gift book reveals 50 years of photography by seasoned National Geographic photographer Bill Allard. Allard was a pioneer of color photography with a style that called for entering people's homes and hearts; by winning their confidence he was able to capture off guard moments and reveal the depth of human nature as never before seen in the pages of National Geographic. Always in search of "what is happening at the edges," his work reveals beauty, mystery, and a sense of adventure. Part photography retrospective and part personal memoir, this book paints a full picture —through images and narrative —of the life of a globe-trekking photographer over the past half century.


$50.00
$15.99
National Geographic: The Image Collection
National Geographic: The Image Collection
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Category: Books/Photography

Behind National Geographic's worldwide reputation as a powerhouse of photography lies one of the finest, most extensive, and most unique graphic resources on Earth: the National Geographic Image Collection.


$50.00
$29.99
Through the Lens - Collector's Series Edition
Through the Lens - Collector's Series Edition
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Category: Books/Photography

For more than 100 years, National Geographic has set the standard for nature, culture, and wildlife photography. In Through the Lens, 250 spectacular images—some famous, others rarely seen—are gathered in one lavish volume.


$16.95
Inside The Vatican - Expanded Edition
Inside The Vatican - Expanded Edition
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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
Life In Color
Life In Color
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

Life in Color is arranged by color in a rainbow of beauty. Each chapter, devoted to a color, begins with a short, inspiring essay that explores the qualities, meaning, and symbolism of that color, written in the same warm and lovely voice that guided the reader through Visions of Earth. Color chapters include photographs that are predominantly blue, orange, green, yellow, purple, and red. Smaller sections present images in silver, brown, black, gold, white, and "unseen color"—not seen with the naked eye, such as laser, the universe, and microscopic images. Throughout, interesting quotes and surprising short insights in the captions give the reader an entirely new look at the color in the world around us.


$40.00
Daily Calm
Daily Calm
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

National Geographic's new inspirational book combines meaningful, calming quotations and affirmations with powerful photography—the perfect source for relaxation and meditation. Each page of this elegant guide soothes as it inspires with quotations and images centered on monthly themes: a graceful pathway to a more mindful, beautiful life.


$19.95
National Geographic: The Photographs
National Geographic: The Photographs
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Category: Books/Photography

From the famous Afghan girl whose haunting green eyes stare out from the book's cover, and her poignant story that captured the world's interest, to award-winning photography culled from the Society's vast archives, The Photographs offers readers an inside look at National Geographic and a sharp-eyed view of the world.


$16.95
Photographs Then And Now
Photographs Then And Now
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Take a photographic journey across time and the continents! For more than a hundred years, National Geographic writers and photographers have created a unique record of our changing world. This dazzling volume chronicles people and places as they were and as they are today, pairing carefully selected photographs—one vintage, the other contemporary—from our vast archives. Essays and magazine excerpts tell the stories behind the pictures. Organized by continent.


$50.00
$39.99
National Geographic The Covers
National Geographic The Covers
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National Geographic The Covers is the definitive cover collection from the world's most beloved magazine. The magazine with the famous yellow border has been in publication for more than 125 years, and its vast array of cover stories have opened our eyes to a richly diverse world and taken us to places we only dream of visiting: deep within the rain forest, miles below the surface of the ocean, and into the farthest reaches of the universe. Captured by some of history's most gifted and innovative photographers, these covers tell a fascinating story of the last 125 years, one in which air power has advanced from the Wright Brothers to the Space Age, undersea exploration has evolved from awkward submersibles to sleek subs that can penetrate the ocean's deepest trench, and the natural world has transformed from a vast territory of exploitable resources into one in need of our protection. The Covers also reveals the captivating stories behind unforgettable images—from the piercing green eyes of the Afghan girl to the haunted, hunted gorillas of the Congo's Virunga Crater. Decade by decade, the covers chart our evolving understanding of global culture and the unfolding of international political events as they record groundbreaking discoveries and the enduring beauty of our natural world.


$50.00