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National Geographic Concise History of World Religions
National Geographic Concise History of World Religions
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The Concise History of World Religions continues the Concise History series with an authoritative and comprehensive take on major religions and lesser-known faiths of all times and nations. No other text combines the illustration expertise of National Geographic with the historical focus on faiths—large and small—across the world. Up-to-date scholarship offers a unique global perspective on the history of faith in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, and Africa and the Middle East. This is religion presented as history, in the objective manner in which the National Geographic Society excels. Lavish illustrations illuminate the faithful, their houses of worship, and the articles and artifacts of faith. From the great cathedrals to the colorful robes of Buddhist monks to horrors of the Spanish inquisition to the astonishingly intricate paintings of the Hindu gods, the illustrations tell as much of the story as the text.


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An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy
An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy
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With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Readers delve into cultural similarities and differences through lively passages, colorful photography, and sidebars on unique history. Topics include Courtesies and Greetings, Communication and Correspondence, Dining and Entertaining, Hierarchies and Protocol, Hospitality and Occasions, Amusements and Institutions, Boundaries and Cultural Differences, New Technology and Old Manners. Whether you are planning a trip abroad or just want a fascinating, browsable read, find out what is universal and what is merely a product of one's culture.


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National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology
National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology
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Myths and creation stories from around the globe are presented here in a palm-size overview of culture-defining tales, from ancient Egyptian deities to the Vedic gods of India.


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Cultures on the Edge
Cultures on the Edge
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Cultures on the Edge presents the photographic experience of Chris Rainier, National Geographic Society Fellow and cultural photographer, who has spent more than 30 years traveling the world in search of traditional cultures and natural wildernesses. From his experiences as Ansel Adams’ last photographic assistant, to being a photographer covering conflict and war, to a life’s mission to document the plane'ts vanishing cultures and wildernesses, Rainier has created a powerful and comprehensive documentary of cultures living on the edge of the powerful changes unfolding in the 21st century.


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Geography of Religion - Softcover
Geography of Religion - Softcover
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With the conflicts of the modern world gravitating toward concerns of the secular versus the sacred, no book could be more timely and vital than Geography of Religion—the definitive volume for understanding the historic and geographic backgrounds of the five major faiths of the world.


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Legacy: Treasures of Black History
Legacy: Treasures of Black History
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From its introduction by the distinguished John Hope Franklin to the bibliography and extensive index, Legacy represents a major new contribution to African-American history. The Black experience and its impact on our nation come alive in 12 chapters that sweep from ancient Africa and the slave trade to the Civil War, Emancipation, and Reconstruction; the Harlem Renaissance and the Jim Crow Era; and the modern Civil Rights and Black Power/Black Arts movements.


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Lost History - Hardcover
Lost History - Hardcover
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In an era when the relationship between Islam and the West seems mainly defined by mistrust and misunderstanding, it is important to remember that for centuries Muslim civilization was the envy of the world. Lost History fills a significant void and is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the major role the early Muslims played in influencing modern society.


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Lost History - Softcover
Lost History - Softcover
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In an era when the relationship between Islam and the West seems mainly defined by mistrust and misunderstanding, it is important to remember that for centuries Muslim civilization was the envy of the world.Lost History fills a significant void and is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the major the early Muslims played in influencing modern society.


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History's Great Untold Stories
History's Great Untold Stories
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This eye-catching volume combines vivid first-hand accounts of pivotal events in history with authoritative commentary. Revealing startling links among events and people separated by centuries and continents, the epic struggles and bombastic personalities have been carefully chosen for their power to challenge some of the fiercest debates of our time.


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Secret History of the Atom Bomb DVD-R
Secret History of the Atom Bomb DVD-R
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NGC delves into the tumultuous history of the atom bomb—filled with deception, twist,s and danger that even Hollywood couldn't make up. Culling from rarely seen archival footage and interviews with leading experts, we'll see how Soviet spies gathered top-secret information during WWII. Learn why China shared its nuclear weapons technology with other countries. Find out how Israel's nuclear weapons program was exposed by a disgruntled worker who leaked information before being kidnapped.


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Eyewitness to History
Eyewitness to History
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History comes alive in this engaging and lavishly illustrated chronicle, which spans world events and people from ancient times to the 21st century. The voices of the great and humble speak to us through songs, documents, edicts, poetry, letters, menus, and even graffiti, revealing each era's conflicts, daily life, arts, science, religion, and enduring influence. Interactive design focuses on the tangible artifacts of history, and magnificent illustrations—including period art, archival photographs, and expertly rendered scenes of long-ago events—bring vivid immediacy and appeal to every colorful spread.


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National Geographic Almanac of World History, 3rd Edition
National Geographic Almanac of World History, 3rd Edition
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Epic in scope yet loaded with captivating detail, this completely updated edition of National Geographic's bestselling Almanac of World History encompasses all of human history, from ancient times to present. It is a rich chronicle of great ages and cultures told in a vivid and varied format, a masterly combination of visual appeal and authoritative heft, a book you'll read with fascination and refer to again and again. Divided into major eras and organized chronologically, each topic includes a detailed time line providing highlights of that period. Beautiful and compelling imagery and artwork show glimpses into the heart of each topic. Nearly 50 maps show major empires, boundaries, battles, trade routes, historical events, and other fascinating elements. A robust appendix lists world leaders of major regions from ancient times to the present, as well as other historical data. A detailed index facilitates easy research of specific topics.


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National Geographic Classics: History's Notorious DVD Collection
National Geographic Classics: History's Notorious DVD Collection
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Explore some of history’s notorious mysteries and conspiracy theories in this collection of 6 classic programs.


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Making History DVD-R
Making History DVD-R
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Go behind the scenes with three ingenious filmmakers as they re-create large-scale historical events with a green screen, everyday items, and plenty of imagination. Making History thrusts us into historical events from around the world, using awesome digital re-creations to capture the experience from every angle.


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National Geographic History Book
National Geographic History Book
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You won't find dusty topics and long-dead heroes and villains in the National Geographic History Book. Turn the pages and you'll find documents, letters, journals, telegrams, posters, and artworks that you can literally pull out and examine. See for yourself, with the primary source materials that history buffs love, what really happened and who really did it.


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Almanac of World History - Softcover
Almanac of World History - Softcover
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With amazing facts of world history from the dawn of humanity to the 21st century, this incredible volume provides authoritative information culled from the extensive National Geographic archives. Find essays, detailed maps, charts, timelines, and more that create an indispensable tool for understanding both past and present.


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National Geographic Concise History of the World
National Geographic Concise History of the World
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From the dawn of humankind to today's global complexities, this monumental volume presents world history from an original perspective that provides fresh insights with every colorful spread. Few references are as invaluable, all-inclusive, and satisfying to browse. For readers of all ages, world history is easily accessible, depicted as never before—so that events occurring simultaneously around the world can be viewed at-a-glance together. For example, Texas Instruments launched the pocket calculator the same year the Soviet Union launched the first manned space station, in 1971. Columbus sailed from Spain the year Martin Behaim constructed a terrestrial globe in Nuremberg. The California Gold Rush followed the Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s, and the Greek dictatorship of Papadopoulos was overthrown the same year Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia was deposed and U.S. president Nixon resigned, in 1974. The book's innovative time line truly sets it apart, allowing readers to scan across a spread and explore a single area or compare contemporary societies across the globe.


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National Geographic Almanac of World History, 2nd Edition
National Geographic Almanac of World History, 2nd Edition
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From the first civilizations to the 21st century this wide-ranging, compulsively readable book encompasses all of world history: great ages and monumental events; the rise and fall of cultures; names, dates, and statistics, and stories galore. Designed as an authoritative reference that's also irresistible to browse, it's a brilliant blend of narrative, analysis, detailed facts, and visual variety including sidebars, time lines, and more than 200 maps and illustrations.


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National Geographic Almanac of American History - Softcover
National Geographic Almanac of American History - Softcover
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Featuring stunning images, revealing maps, historic facts, and concise analysis, the National Geographic Almanac of American History is carefully balanced to provide readers with a deeper comprehension of United States history.

The Almanac is unparalleled in its reader–friendly format: the book's four major sections are enhanced by a thorough table of contents, a detailed index, and bibliography, plus a feature on how to use the book.

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National Geographic Visual History of the World
National Geographic Visual History of the World
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National Geographic Visual History of the World guides readers through civilization, from ancient history to present day events, with more than 4,000 illustrations and photographs. No other volume offers such a comprehensive and richly illustrated chronicle of world events, from the construction of the Pyramids to the overthrow of the Taliban. See how momentous happenings, personalities, catastrophes, discoveries, and inventions unfold in a visually stimulating layout.


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Secret History of Diamonds DVD Exclusive
Secret History of Diamonds DVD Exclusive
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Diamonds: to the consumer they symbolize wealth, glamour and undying love. To the diamond hunter, the dealer, and the thief, they represent the potential to make a fortune. National Geographic takes an in-depth look at these international symbols of wealth and their connection to terrorism and crime. From the dark world of diamond smuggling, to the alleged 9/11 connection between al Qaeda and the Belgium diamond sector to the world's biggest diamond heist, Secret History of Diamonds reveals how far some are willing to go to possess them.


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Blowing Up History: Nazi Super Bombs DVD-R
Blowing Up History: Nazi Super Bombs DVD-R
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National Geographic recreates the London blitz of World War II with real bombs as high-speed cameras capture the blasts.


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Tragic History of the Sea - Hardcover
Tragic History of the Sea - Hardcover
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Disaster at sea is an ever-present peril, inspiring ancient legends, great works of fiction, and countless yarns of deadly typhoons, vessels consumed by fire, and desperate castaways alone on an empty ocean. Before Homer composed The Odyssey, sailors were already telling their terrifying stories, and Anthony Brandt has culled only the very best for this essential and engrossing chronicle of shipwrecks through the ages.


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Collision with History
Collision with History
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On patrol in the Pacific in 1943, a U.S. Navy vessel is cut in half by an enemy destroyer. Its young skipper saves most of his crew, despite his own injuries… and goes on to become President of the United States. In this riveting new book, Titanic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard takes you on his quest for John F. Kennedy's lost boat, PT-109. Archival photographs and personal stories bear witness to wartime danger and heroism.
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Atlas of the Indian Nations
Atlas of the Indian Nations
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Atlas of Indian Nations is a comprehensive resource for those interested in Native American history and culture. Told through maps, photos, art, and archival cartography, this is the story of American Indians that only National Geographic can tell. This illustrated atlas is perfect for fans of S. C. Gwynne's captivating book Empire of the Summer Moon, Hampton Side's Blood and Thunder, and National Geographic atlases, as well as those fascinated with the Old West. Organized by region, this encyclopedic reference details Indian tribes' beliefs, sustenance, shelter, alliances and animosities, key historical events, and more. See the linguistic groupings and understand the constantly shifting, overlapping boundaries of the tribes. Follow the movement, growth, decline, and continuity of Indian nations and their lifestyles.


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The Lost Gospel - Audio CD
The Lost Gospel - Audio CD
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For 1,600 years its message lay hidden. When the bound papyrus pages of this lost gospel finally reached scholars who could unlock its meaning, they were astounded. Here was a gospel told from the perspective of Judas Iscariot, history's ultimate traitor. And far from being a villain, the Judas that emerges in its pages is a hero.


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The Lost Gospel - Softcover
The Lost Gospel - Softcover
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One of the greatest discoveries in Judeo-Christian archaeology, the Gospel of Judas did not head straight to a museum, or even to the library of a rich collector. The gospel's removal from its burial place was just the beginning of a bizarre cloak-and-dagger journey.


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Inside China
Inside China
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China's emergence as an economic and cultural giant reigns as a key international story of our time. In an unprecedented visual tour de force, National Geographic chronicles this astonishing ascent through some of the most eye-opening, evocative, and extraordinary pictures ever recorded of the enigmatic nation, past and present.


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The Biblical World
The Biblical World
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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.


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The Gospel of Judas, 2nd Edition
The Gospel of Judas, 2nd Edition
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For 1,600 years its message lay hidden. When the bound papyrus pages of this lost gospel finally reached scholars who could unlock its meaning, they were astounded.


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