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Exploration Experience
Exploration Experience
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Category: Books/Exploration

Filled with the people who made and changed the course of history, this thrilling book takes readers on a voyage of discovery—in a fun and dynamic format that's unique among reference books. From the travels of Erik the Red through the journeys of Marco Polo to the heroic attempts of Livingstone and Scott, these intrepid explorers have expanded our knowledge of the world.


$50.00
$11.99
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

Linking to a popular feature in the super successful National Geographic Little Kids magazine, this book brings the browsable fun of the bestselling National Geographic Kids Almanac, to a new audience: preschoolers! Using an interactive question-and-answer format and content grounded in a child's immediate world, the Big Book of Why delivers lively information, hands-on games, simple recipes, crafts, and more. What makes a car go? How does mushy dough become a crispy cookie? What does the doctor see in my throat? An essential parent reference, The Big Book of Why invites children to ask big questions, think big thoughts, and get answers that are accurate, engaging, level-appropriate, and based on sound educational findings. It helps prepare preschoolers for school in an interactive way—the very best way to foster learning at this age, according to research. Highly photographic and playful, this big book is an adventure in exploration.


$14.95
National Geographic Adventure Classics: The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons
National Geographic Adventure Classics: The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Adventure Classics

The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons, recently ranked number four on Adventure magazine's list of top 100 classics, is legendary pioneer John Wesley Powell's first-person account of his crew's unprecedented odyssey along the Green and Colorado Rivers and through the Grand Canyon. A bold foray into the heart of the American West's final frontier, the expedition was achieved without benefit of modern river-running equipment, supplies, or a firm sense of the region's perilous topography and the attitudes of the native inhabitants towards whites.


$14.00
National Geographic Kids Big Book of Fun
National Geographic Kids Big Book of Fun
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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 Kids Funny Fill-in: My Pirate Adventure
National Geographic Kids Funny Fill-in: My Pirate Adventure
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Sports, Adventure and Exploration

You've just been captured by pirates! What happens next is up to you. Filled with excitement and hilarity, this compositional challenge lets you tell your very own story starring...you! Combining National Geographic Kids' photography and illustrations in colorful laugh-out-loud pages, this engaging, entertaining, and educational book introduces you to animals and people from all over the high seas, and invites you to enter a new world imaginatively by combining your story with theirs.


$4.99
On Assignment With National Geographic
On Assignment With National Geographic
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Category: Books/Exploration

It's well known that National Geographic has been to the top of Mount Everest and reached the depths of the Mariana Trench, but did you know... a 1957 National Geographic article inspired the creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo? ...a National Geographic writer on assignment found the source of the Amazon River? ...the world-famous photo of our green-eyed Afghan girl almost never happened?


$9.95
National Geographic Park Profiles: Grand Canyon
National Geographic Park Profiles: Grand Canyon
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

Grand Canyon Country explores the spectacular 277-mile-long gash in Arizona's red-rock country—noted by Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 as "the most impressive piece of scenery I have ever looked at"—and much more. Along with the geological marvels, amazing views along the popular South Rim, and higher, cooler North Rim, the book probes ancient Indian cultures, remote forests of the Kaibab Plateau, lonely reaches of the Arizona strip, and the multihued landscapes of the Painted Desert. All the wonders of the Grand Canyon are captured in this first-person narrative—from the awe-inspiring sunsets to hikes on treacherous trails to an exciting trip down the Colorado.


$16.00
100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life
100 Best Volunteer Vacations to Enrich Your Life
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

More and more people are combining vacations with volunteer work—the growing phenomenon called "voluntourism." And nobody provides such a fun, inviting overview of the possibilities as savvy travel writer Pam Grout in the latest title in our 100 Best Vacations series.


$19.95
Journeys of a Lifetime
Journeys of a Lifetime
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

No one knows the world like National Geographic—and in this lavish volume, we reveal our picks for the world's most fabulous journeys, along with helpful information for readers who want to try them out. Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's travel writers, Journeys of a Lifetime spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most famous and lesser known sojourns. Every continent and every possible form of transport is covered.


$40.00
Mystery on Everest: A Photobiography of George Mallory
Mystery on Everest: A Photobiography of George Mallory
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Culture

George Mallory tried to climb Mount Everest three times, dying on his final attempt. Whether he reached the summit before he died—which would have made him the first human known to do so—remains a mystery. But Mallory's larger-than-life personality and spirit of adventure captured the imagination of his generation. With duo-tone photographs, compelling text, and quotes from Mallory, this book paints a vivid picture of the explorer. From Mallory's youthful romping in the Welsh foothills to his incredible perseverance in attacking the world's highest mountain, young readers follow the exploits of this dashing adventurer who possessed equal drive and charm.


$17.95
$13.99
Welcome to the World
Welcome to the World
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Sports, Adventure and Exploration

This stunning keepsake baby book awes and inspires, reaching parents who appreciate design and elegance and who want to treasure the memories of their baby's first year in living color, connecting the birth of a new child to the beauty of the world he or she is entering. Sweet, tender, and inspirational entries help parents fill out a memory scrapbook for their children that goes far beyond first tooth or first steps, but misses none of those key milestones. This book introduces the new baby to a world full of beauty, promise, and hope, just what every parent wants for their child.


$24.00
Ireland, 3rd Edition
Ireland, 3rd Edition
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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
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
Walking New York
Walking New York
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travelogues and Memoirs

See the best of New York with this streamlined, itinerary-driven guide, created in a handy, take-along format. Part of a brand-new series from National Geographic that showcases the world's great cities, Walking New York is divided into the following sections: The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sights will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond. The Neighborhoods section of the book presents the city broken down into 15-odd itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sights in each of the city's greatest neighborhoods—from Lower Manhattan and The Villages to Central Park, Harlem, and the Outer Boroughs. Travel Essentials provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants.


$14.95
$9.99
The Island: Martinique
The Island: Martinique
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travelogues and Memoirs
In this compelling travel memoir, two-time PEN/Faulkner Award winner John Edgar Wideman explores Martinique's seductive natural beauty and culture, as well as its vexed history of colonial violence and racism. Attempting to decipher the strange, alluring mixture of African and European that is Creole, he and his French traveling companion develop a powerful attraction to one another which they find at once threatened and elevated by a third party—the island itself. A rich intersection of place, history, and the intricacies of human relations, Wideman's story gets deep into the Caribbean and close to the heart of the Creole experience.
$20.00
$13.99
Greece, 4th Edition
Greece, 4th Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

Explore the best sites in Greece—from the Acropolis and ancient Delphi to Athens' newest neighborhoods and Santorini sunsets—with this gorgeous guide, replete with updated information and travel tips, cut-away illustrations of some of the country's famous structures, an array of detailed maps, and sumptuous photographs. Broken into chapters by cities and areas (including Athens, the Peloponnese, Macedonia and the North, and both the popular and lesser-known islands), it also features a fascinating introduction to Greek history and culture. Special in-depth sidebars discuss Greek drama, the Olympic Games, and the Battle of Crete. Learn where to take a Greek language course, learn to cook Greek food on Crete, volunteer with the Hellenic Ornithological Society, meet winemakers, participate in a marble sculpture workshop on Tinos, make a tapestry weaving, collect mushrooms in the Pindos Mountains, and much more. Guided tours include a walk in Rhodes' Old Town, a boat trip around Mount Athos, and a drive in northern Evvoia. An extensive travel planner details practicalities, including where to find the best tavernas and the finest gold jewelry.


$27.95
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
Complete Survival Manual
Complete Survival Manual
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Category: Books/Exploration

National Geographic joins with the American Red Cross, the U.S. Army, and the Boy and Girl Scouts to reveal the secrets of emergency survival—in any situation.


$29.95
Provence and the Cote d'Azur, 2nd Edition
Provence and the Cote d'Azur, 2nd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

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.


$21.95
$11.99
Race Day!
Race Day!
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Sports, Adventure and Exploration

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines! The driver zips up her jumpsuit and squeezes through her racecar window. Engines rev. Tires SCREECH and SQUEAL...and they're off! Around and around the cars go VVVRRRROMMMMM! Pit stops! CRASHES! POPPED tires! Race to the finish line...and the checkered flag SNAPS down. Race day roars into life in this breathless book.


$3.99
$1.39
100 Things to Do Before You Grow Up
100 Things to Do Before You Grow Up
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Sports, Adventure and Exploration

This is the to-do list for any adventurous kid who is not afraid to get his or her hands dirty! They always say time flies when you're having fun, maybe that's why your prime kid-years seem to sail by in a heartbeat. Are you living it to the fullest? Well, here's an awesome way to find out. In this book you'll find ideas, hints, and tips for things that you can (and should!) do before you're too old to get away with it. Ever snorkeled at a coral beach? Stayed up all night? Well, now's the time! It's also never a bad idea to apologize to a friend, make a new friend of a different race or religion, or start your own business! Complete with expert tips from real life adventurers, weird-but-true facts, and profiles of some of the coolest kid-jobs on the planet, this book is just the start of your amazing, exciting, wonderful life!


$9.99
What in the World?
What in the World?
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Sports, Adventure and Exploration

Move over I Spy! National Geographic Kids What in the World? is a photographic game book the way that only National Geographic can do it. This book turns cool photos into fun-filled visual games. Fun facts and nuggets of information are sprinkled throughout, so kids learn while they're having fun. Games include: What's wrong with this picture?, hidden pictures, find the camouflaged animal in the scene, and many others. What in the World? will have a place on the family bookshelf for years to come.


$16.99
National Geographic Kids Get Outside Guide
National Geographic Kids Get Outside Guide
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Sports, Adventure and Exploration

This fun-filled guide inspires kids to get out of the house and explore the great outdoors where they can discover the wonder and amazement of the world around them, whether in their backyard, across the country, or around the world. Full of fun activities, kids will learn how to make backyard bird baths, explore their local state parks, participate in an outdoor community event, and much more. Activities for every season, spring, summer, winter, and fall will be included to keep kids engaged all throughout the year. And some rainy day actitiveis will also be presented. Fun facts, lists, and sidebars supplement activities to help put information into geographic, scientific, and/or historical context, to help kids dig deeper and learn more.


$14.99
Walking Amsterdam
Walking Amsterdam
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

See the best of Amsterdam with this streamlined walking guide, complete with 15 step-by-step itineraries and maps to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by National Geographic's famous eye for good pictures. More than just a guidebook, Walking Amsterdam is full of information about the city and its people. The guide is divided into the following sections:


$14.95
Walking Barcelona
Walking Barcelona
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

See the best of Barcelona with this streamlined walking guide, complete with 13 step-by-step itineraries and maps, to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by National Geographic's famous eye for good pictures. More than just a guidebook, Walking Barcelona is full of information about the city and its people. The guide is divided into the following sections:


$14.95
4th Edition, Greece Guidebook
4th Edition, Greece Guidebook
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

Explore the best sites in Greece—from the Acropolis and ancient Delphi to Athens' newest neighborhoods and Santorini sunsets—with this gorgeous guide, replete with updated information and travel tips, cut-away illustrations of some of the country's famous structures, an array of detailed maps, and sumptuous photographs. Broken into chapters by cities and areas (including Athens, the Peloponnese, Macedonia and the North, and both the popular and lesser-known islands), it also features a fascinating introduction to Greek history and culture. Special in-depth sidebars discuss Greek drama, the Olympic Games, and the Battle of Crete. Learn where to take a Greek language course, learn to cook Greek food on Crete, volunteer with the Hellenic Ornithological Society, meet winemakers, participate in a marble sculpture workshop on Tinos, make a tapestry weaving, collect mushrooms in the Pindos Mountains, and much more. Guided tours include a walk in Rhodes' Old Town, a boat trip around Mount Athos, and a drive in northern Evvoia. An extensive travel planner details practicalities, including where to find the best tavernas and the finest gold jewelry.


$27.95
National Geographic Kids Cookbook
National Geographic Kids Cookbook
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Sports, Adventure and Exploration

Join Barton Seaver—master chef and National Geographic Explorer—on a year-round culinary adventure as he explores what it takes to create the ultimate dish. Barton provides mouthwatering recipes, the ins and outs of healthy eating, awesome crafts and activities, and food-focused challenges, proving once and for all that cooking can be a blast. Follow along as he teaches you to plant a kitchen garden, host a dinner party for your friends, and pack the perfect school lunch. Other highlights include ways to play with your food, festive holiday meals, snow day snacks, and family cooking competitions. With fascinating sidebars, profiles on real people, and cool facts, the National Geographic Kids Cookbook will have you ruling the kitchen in no time! 


$19.95
Everything Soccer
Everything Soccer
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Sports, Adventure and Exploration

Score! Finally, a book that explains everything about soccer—a favorite team sport played by millions of kids around the globe. From patches of dirt to gleaming turf, soccer is a game for all. Meet soccer’s superstars. Learn the rules. Get kitted up, get out on the field, and show off your fancy footwork.


$12.99
National Geographic Readers: Planes
National Geographic Readers: Planes
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Sports, Adventure and Exploration

How cool is a supersonic jet that can zip, dip, and zoom through the air? Or a helicopter that hovers as still as a hummingbird? In this 32-page beginning reader, a real-life pilot introduces kids to the greatest planes that ever flew. Enticing photographs and fascinating facts ensure that a child's natural curiosity is both inspired and satisfied. Like each book in this successful series, Planes offers a high-excitement topic from a knowledgeable and trusted source.


$3.99
How to Survive Anything
How to Survive Anything
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Sports, Adventure and Exploration

Let's face it. With school pressures, social pressures, parental pressures, the teenage years are tough. Your best friend is with you one day, dating your crush the next. But it could be worse! You could be face-to-face with an angry grizzly, or chest-deep in quicksand. Never fear, National Geographic has the solution! In this hilariously informative take on surviving the trials of middle school and the jungles of South America, we combine our expertise on nature and adventure with the fun-and-learning approach of our Nat Geo style—and voila, the perfect advice to conquer any obstacle, whether it threatens life or social status or both. Edgy, young, authoritative, and amusingly illustrated, this title will grab the attention of young teens.


$12.95