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History Inspired Gifts

The First Grader DVD
The First Grader DVD
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

In a small, remote mountain top primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school. He is Maruge (Oliver Litondo), an old Mau Mau veteran in his eighties, who is desperate to learn to read at this late stage of his life. He fought for the liberation of his country and now feels he must have the chance of an education so long denied—even if it means sitting in a classroom alongside six-year-olds.


$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
A Place of Remembrance
A Place of Remembrance
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

On September 11, 2011, the world will be watching as the 9/11 National Memorial Plaza opens on the site of the World Trade Center. With photographs and architectural plans never before published, paired with comments in the very voices of those who witnessed the event, those who struggled in its shadow for days and months after, and those who have dedicated the years since to rebuilding a place of hope and meditation at Ground Zero, this book will stand apart from all the rest as the tenth anniversary of that world-changing event approaches. Heavily illustrated and elegantly designed, the book recalls the excitement and symbolism of the Twin Towers, the horror and chaos of the attack of 9/11, the fierce devotion and exhaustion as rescue of living victims became recovery of remains.


$19.95
$6.99
Civil Warriors 3-DVD Set
Civil Warriors 3-DVD Set
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

In the wake of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, National Geographic follows descendants of ordinary Americans as they embark on personal journeys to discover the stories of their ancestors in the bloodiest war in American history.


$29.95
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
Diving Into Noah's Flood DVD-R
Diving Into Noah's Flood DVD-R
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Religion

Diving Into Noah's Flood joins Dr. Rose as he uncovers the roots of this story in ancient Sumeria, dives to the bottom of the Persian Gulf to search for flooded settlements and ventures through war-torn Iraq to find evidence of a colossal flood.


$19.95
$12.99
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
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
San Francisco's Great Quake DVD
San Francisco's Great Quake DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

On April 18, 1906, the greatest natural disaster in American history strikes without warning. Concrete buildings explode into clouds of dust and rubble, and fires break out by the thousands. For the next three days, San Francisco's corrupt and charismatic Mayor takes the helm of this city under siege, making decisions that are swift and radical. This is the terrifying and inspiring tale of a pitched battle between man and nature told by the stories of people who lived through it.


$24.95
$9.99
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
Omens of the Apocalypse DVD-R
Omens of the Apocalypse DVD-R
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

The year 2011 gets off to a disturbing start. On New Year’s Eve, blackbirds die in Beebe, Arkansas by the thousands. Nearby, fish and more birds perish. Then a wave of unsettling animal deaths seems to sweep the globe. Are the deaths connected? A wide-ranging story begins with an investigation of the blackbirds’ death and ends by assessing how the human mind is inspired, or derailed, by seeming patterns or coincidences in nature.


$19.95
$12.99
The Farmer in All of Us
The Farmer in All of Us
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

What began as an ode to the American farmer has evolved into an anthem to an iconic American way of life. Inspiring and moving, the book follows the themes of the heartwarming essay by legendary radio commentator Paul Harvey, “So God Made a Farmer.” Based on the ad watched by millions during The Big Game in 2013, the result is a rich, inspiring book that provides a deeper dive into the lives and work of farmers as well as the photographers who captured them. With over 200 photographs shot by ten world-class photographers, including National Geographic's William Albert Allard, this gorgeous book turns a spotlight on the American farmer, and features every aspect of his/her life in a compelling photographic poem.


$45.00
Everything Mythology
Everything Mythology
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

National Geographic Everything Mythology is jam packed with fascinating facts and awe-inspiring imagery that brings your favorite fierce mythological heroes to life, introducing kids to gods of ancient worlds, including Greek, Norse, Chinese, America Indian, African cultures, and more. Packed with facts, colorful illustrations, and infused with humor, this fun journey through ancient lore will keep kids fascinated with every turn of the page.


$12.99
Windows of the Soul
Windows of the Soul
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

Recounted in gripping words and unforgettable images, Alexandra Avakian's remarkable experiences traveling and working in the Muslim world will draw readers in, introducing them to friends and terrorists, leaders and thieves and everyday people.


$40.00
$9.99
1,000 Facts About the Bible
1,000 Facts About the Bible
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

This beautifully illustrated, easy to follow reference inspires kids to discover more about the Bible, with its unique presentation of historical stories and facts. Packed with features like "25 Facts about Music and Poetry" and "35 Facts about Ancient Rulers," and dozens more on palaces, beauty, gardens, fashion, and other aspects of life during biblical times, 1,000 Facts About the Bible is an engaging and kid-friendly take on the history, archeological discoveries, and stories of the Bible.


$14.99
National Geographic 125th Anniversary T-Shirt
National Geographic 125th Anniversary T-Shirt
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Category: Clothing/T-Shirts and Logo Gear/Logo

Celebrate 125 years of inspiring people to care about the planet with this commemorative gray T-shirt, featuring a map of the world along with National Geographic’s iconic yellow border. Printed on 100% organic ring-spun cotton.


Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, XXLarge
$24.00
Celtic Warrior Bangle
Celtic Warrior Bangle
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Category: Jewelry/Bracelets

The eighth-century Ardagh Chalice in the National Museum of Ireland is one of the most remarkable pieces of Celtic art. It was found in the 1800s by men who were plowing for potatoes. A repoussé design on the chalice, representing a protective shield, is the inspiration for this sterling silver and 18-karat gold bracelet. Handcrafted in Ireland using the lost-wax casting process.


$229.00
Framed Signed National Geographic Afghan Girl Poster
Framed Signed National Geographic Afghan Girl Poster
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Photography/Posters

Photographer Steve McCurry's 1984 portrait of an Afghan refugee girl with startling sea-green eyes is arguably the most famous image ever published by National Geographic. She remained anonymous until 2002 when McCurry returned to Afghanistan and, employing old-fashioned detective work as well as the FBI's cutting edge facial recoginition technology, was able to identify her as Sharbat Gula—17 years older but with the same haunting eyes.


$149.00
Bronze Reproduction Roman Oil Lamp
Bronze Reproduction Roman Oil Lamp
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Category: Home & Garden/Historic Collectibles

Rome's ancient history is a constant source of inspiration at the family-run workshop where our bronze lamp is crafted. Working from sketches of artifacts, the designers sculpt a wax model in precise detail. The model is encased in clay, and then the clay is based, the wax melts, leaving a perfect mold. They pour molten bronze into the mold to create a perfect replica, which they finish with a verdigris patina.


$125.00
Jaipur Amazonite Necklace
Jaipur Amazonite Necklace
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Category: Jewelry/Necklaces

The Mughal emperors who once ruled India were great connoisseurs of gems and jewelry, and the best jewelers lived and worked in the city of Jaipur. That tradition remains strong hundreds of years later. Jaipur artisan Bavesh creates this striking necklace, inspired by Mughal jewels and drawing on his family’s own centuries-old history in the trade. The brilliant blue teardrop is faceted and finished on both sides, and outlined in a halo of 22-karat gold vermeil.


$98.00