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Britain & Ireland
Britain & Ireland
(Based on 9 reviews)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

In the U.S. 2000 Census, more than 36 million Americans reported British ancestry. And in the 2006 American community survey 12 percent of the total U.S. population claimed Irish blood—the second largest self-reporting group. Factor in the abiding interest in the legacies of these islands—from landscapes to literature, from rock bands to the intrigue of royalty—and the draw of this beautifully illustrated book becomes apparent.


$35.00
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
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 Little Kids First Big Book of Space
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Science and Space

This beautiful book is the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colorful illustrations by David Aguilar and simple text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud. The book will explain basic concepts of space, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding out into universe.


$14.95
Panama, 2nd edition
Panama, 2nd edition
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Latin America

Panama, the Traveler guide, takes the visitor beyond the famous canal to the Darien, a biological Eden teeming with wildlife, to the homelands of indigenous cultures that predate the conquistadores to Bocas del Toro, synonymous with a funky lifestyle to the steamy cosmopolitan capital, Panama City.


$22.95
$15.99
St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

This Traveler guide brings you the best of St. Petersburg, the enchanted, canal-crossed gem built by Peter the Great. Having survived three revolutions and three name changes, the city still lives on gloriously. The guide reviews St. Petersburg's remarkable history, illuminating the city's love affair with history, architecture, ballet, and painting. You'll find directions to and descriptions of all the main sites—the formidable SS. Peter and Paul Fortress; the famed Hermitage Museum, housed in a series of historic buildings including the baroque Winter Palace; Palace Square; St. Isaac's Cathedral; Nevsky Prospekt—along with such lesser known attractions as the Church of Spilled Blood, Peter the Great's cabin, and the fascinating Museum of Musical Instruments.


$22.95
Fragile: The Human Condition
Fragile: The Human Condition
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Photography
i>Fragile is the documentation of life stories in sixty-five countries. It is about personal accounts, some successful, some shattering. The book is an effort to move intellectual discussions to face emotional realities. It is one man's attempt to bring this reality to those who may be motivated to affect change.

It is difficult to write a book about so much that is wrong in the world—the stark truth may cause many readers to turn away, but if stories are sugar-coated, the truth becomes distorted. There is a fine balance between suffering and solutions.


$35.00
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
National Geographic Kids Big Book of Fun
National Geographic Kids Big Book of Fun
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Sports, Adventure and Exploration

Plunge under the sea into a colorful hidden picture game, navigate through outer space in an intergalactic maze, and try to find camouflaged animals in their natural habitat. Straight from the most popular pages of National Geographic Kids magazine—the number one consumer children's magazine in the country with 1.3 million subscribers—this exciting interactive game book includes over 75 games, mazes, fill-in-the-blank stories, trivia tests, and more. Featuring National Geographic's signature photography, this book is a perfect companion for a long car trip or rainy summer day, and it fits right in with those brownies in a camp care package. Kids will have so much fun, they won’t even realize they're learning.


$6.99
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
Cambodia
Cambodia
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Asia

National Geographic Traveler: Cambodia is another new great bargain Traveler destination. The book explores each of the country's regions, including the scenic and remote eastern province of Mondulkiri, and the white-sand beaches fronting the Gulf of Thailand around Sihanoukville. Journey through the rejuvenated colonial streets of Phnom Penh and the glorious temple ruins at Angkor Wat. Read about the famous freshwater Irrawady dolphins and the floating villages of Chong Kneas. Ride a tuk-tuk, learn Khmer karaoke, or go elephant trekking.


$25.95
National Geographic Our Fifty States
National Geographic Our Fifty States
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

Overflowing with beautiful illustrations, specially designed maps, and concise essays written and reviewed by members of the Society's Geographic Alliance Program, this authoritative guide stands alone in the children's reference category. From Maine to Hawaii, kids will discover fascinating details behind each state's unique history. Our Fifty States is a superior volume so chock-full of engaging information and stunning visuals, youngsters will never run out of things to learn. Foreword by Former President Jimmy Carter.


$24.95
Ireland, 3rd Edition
Ireland, 3rd Edition
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

This guide to beautiful Ireland is chock full of attractive new features to make your trip uniquely memorable: Insider tips from National Geographic and local experts reveal favorite little-known sites and events. Sidebars encourage the visitor to truly get inside local culture, from learning traditional dance in Galway to helping restore the country's native boglands. Whether you plan to follow the James Joyce Trail in Dublin or simply ramble the open spaces of the aptly named Emerald Isle, National Geographic Traveler: Ireland has everything needed to make your trip magnificent.


$27.95
The Knowledge Book
The Knowledge Book
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Best Sellers

Indispensable for every home, library, and office, The Knowledge Book distills thousands of years of humankind's most significant ideas and achievements, explains how they are linked and why they are important, and packs everything into a single, irresistibly readable volume. The richly illustrated pages burst with essential facts from all major fields of knowledge including science, technology, philosophy, art, religion, and economics.


$35.00
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 Answer Book - Hardcover
National Geographic Answer Book - Hardcover
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Atlases and Reference

A multifaceted reference book for the 21st century, the Answer Book will fascinate with up-to-date, authoritative, and endlessly interesting information about the world today. From earth sciences to astronomy, from climate and habitats to human arts and cultures, from ancient history to cutting-edge technology, and including brief descriptions, flags, and statistics of all the countries of the world, it delivers exactly the kind of quick-dip information that modern readers crave. Maps, charts, diagrams, graphs, photographs, illustrations—some 600 pictures in all—combine with hundreds of fast facts and short pieces on the people, places, wildlife, weather, history, and current events that matter in our world today. National Geographic Answer Book is a vital reference for school, a handy resource at the office, and a fabulous pick-up-and browse companion at home.


$40.00
South Africa
South Africa
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Africa

South Africa offers vibrant cities and wildlife wonders. Our exciting new title in the Traveler series covers everything—from Cape Town to Johannesburg to seeing the "big five" on safari.


$25.95
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 Book of Peoples of the World
National Geographic Book of Peoples of the World
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

A global tour of beliefs and traditions, this book will sweep you into more than 200 different cultures, showing you the remarkable diversity of humanity and our shared experiences. Spectacular photos and maps show how different cultures evolved, and examine the challenges they face.


$40.00
National Geographic Road Atlas
National Geographic Road Atlas
(Based on 29 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
Weird But True 2
Weird But True 2
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

Did you know that a great white shark can weigh as much as 15 gorillas? That meteorites the size of basketballs land on Earth about once a month? Kids will devour more than 300 wacky facts in Weird but True! 2—the second installment in a lively new spin-off series from the award-winning National Geographic Kids magazine.


Straight from the pages of the magazine's top-scoring feature, this little book is chock-full of tremendous fun. It's packed with even more of the wild-n-wacky facts, whimsical designs, and all-out reading fun that made the first Weird but True volume an early success.


$6.95
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
National Geographic Readers: Trains
National Geographic Readers: Trains
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Culture

Choo Choo! Kids love trains! Especially the old-timey steam engines found in amusement parks and zoos. But what about a super-speeder in Japan that zooms on the track at 361 miles per hour? Or the world's longest freight train, stretching on for a whopping 4.6 miles? Or futuristic railways in the sky? In this Level 1 reader, young readers will discover a whole new way of looking at trains!


$3.99
National Geographic Readers: Dinosaurs
National Geographic Readers: Dinosaurs
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

There's nothing more fascinating than dinosaurs. In this Level 1 reader, youngsters learn all about the terrifying giants that once roamed the Earth—maybe even as close as their own backyard! They'll be wowed by new information and eye-popping illustrations from National Geographic, a trusted source of children's nonfiction content.


$3.99
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
National Geographic 125 Years
National Geographic 125 Years
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Books/Exploration

Featuring show-stopping imagery and thrilling behind-the-scenes tales, National Geographic 125 Years captures the heart of National Geographic's fascinating history, from its earliest days as a scientific club to its growth into one of the world's largest geographic organizations. The book reveals how much we've come to know about our fascinating world through the pages and unforgettable imagery of National Geographic, and taps key voices from the forefront of ocean and space exploration, climate science, archaeology, mountaineering, and many other disciplines to peer with us over the horizon and see where we are heading in the future.


$50.00
$39.99
In the Footsteps of Jesus
In the Footsteps of Jesus
(Based on 6 reviews)
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
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 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