Limited Offer: Get the Best of National Geographic Channel 6-DVD Set for only $20 when you spend $100 or more.    VIEW DETAILS >>
  1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content

National History Books

 

National Geographic History Book
National Geographic History Book
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

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.


$40.00
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 Complete National Parks of the U.S.
National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.
(Based on 15 reviews)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

Year after year, hundreds of millions of visitors spend more than a billion hours enjoying the magnificent, astonishingly diverse realm overseen by America's National Park Service. And the National Geographic Society has been involved with this forward-looking, environmentally-minded department from the very beginning.


$40.00
An Uncommon History of Common Things
An Uncommon History of Common Things
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Books/Science and Space

Our inquisitive species just loves tinkering, testing, and pushing the limits, and this delightfully different book is a freewheeling reference to hundreds of customs, notions, and inventions that reflect human ingenuity throughout history.


$40.00
National Geographic: The Image Collection
National Geographic: The Image Collection
(Based on 5 reviews)
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
Collapse: Based on the Book by Jared Diamond Blu-Ray Disc
Collapse: Based on the Book by Jared Diamond Blu-Ray Disc
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

Over the 20th and 21st centuries, the rise of our civilization has seemed unstoppable. But could our modern, industrialized civilization fall apart like great ancient ones before us? Two hundred years from now, will scientists find evidence that we followed a recipe for disaster similar to that of the Maya or the Romans? To understand a collapse, imagine it has already happened.


$32.95
$11.99
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
On Assignment With National Geographic
On Assignment With National Geographic
(Based on 1 review)
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 Readers: Thomas Edison
National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Biography

Learn all about Thomas Edison, one of the most important figures in American history, in this colorful, inviting, and entertaining biography. This carefully leveled reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the inventors of tomorrow!


$3.99
Collapse: Based on the Book by Jared Diamond DVD
Collapse: Based on the Book by Jared Diamond DVD
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

Over the 20th and 21st centuries, the rise of our civilization has seemed unstoppable. But could our modern, industrialized civilization fall apart like great ancient ones before us? Two hundred years from now, will scientists find evidence that we followed a recipe for disaster similar to that of the Maya or the Romans? To understand a collapse, imagine it has already happened.


$24.95
2014 National Geographic Castles Wall Calendar
2014 National Geographic Castles Wall Calendar
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Calendars and Stationery

France's Chateau de Menthon in the Rhone Alps and Fort la Latte in Brittany are just two of the magnificent buildings featured in our 12-month 2014 Castles calendar. Marvel at the opulence and architectural splendor of these amazing structures.


$14.95
National Geographic Concise History of World Religions
National Geographic Concise History of World Religions
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

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.


$40.00
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Science and Space

Designed to convey the awe of a visitor first walking into the world's largest showplace of aviation history, this Autobiography headlines the incredible collections, both on view and behind the scenes, of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The official story and insiders' tales of the museum are shared by its curators, the people who know it best. Spectacular photography and fascinating backstage glimpses show off the jaw-dropping collection, including well-known and beloved artifacts like Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and the Apollo 11 command module, as well as rare treasures not displayed to the public. For aircraft and spaceflight enthusiasts, for readers interested in science and technology, and for all who admire the civil and military legacy of aviation, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: An Autobiography is a welcome adventure.


$40.00
National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West
National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

The Wild West is perhaps the most enduring of American myths, but the reality is even more compelling. It's a magical place of extraordinary people, exciting events, and stunning scenery—big sky, wide-open spaces, epic grandeur, and pristine wilderness. National Geographic brings together award-winning photographers to capture this outsized land of majestic dimensions and emotive power. Unparalleled images—some iconic, some rarely or never-before seen—speak to the powerful forces of nature and culture at work in the West and showcase the region as never before.


$30.00
National Geographic Bird Watcher's Bible
National Geographic Bird Watcher's Bible
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

A lighthearted and broadly cultural and visual approach to learning everything there is to know about birds, bird-watching, birds in history and the arts, and life on the wing. Short narrative pieces are interspersed with sidebars, quotes, top-ten lists, and how-to instructions. Illustrated with photographs, contemporary and archival art, maps, and diagrams, the book has lots of cross-references and riches to find on every page.


$40.00
National Geographic Concise History of the World
National Geographic Concise History of the World
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

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.


$40.00
National Geographic Almanac of World History, 2nd Edition
National Geographic Almanac of World History, 2nd Edition
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

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.


$24.95
National Geographic Readers: Titanic
National Geographic Readers: Titanic
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

Get kids reading with cool information about the subjects that interest them the most. National Geographic Readers are high-interest, exciting, and easy to read. The latest in the series, Titanic is no exception. Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Olympic-class passenger liner's ill-fated journey, this title is replete with brilliant photographs and exclusive in-depth coverage including Bob Ballard's 1985 discovery. Brought to you only as National Geographic can, the industrial feat of the powerful ship, the tragedy of the wreckage, and the fascinating stories of survival bring the historical significance of the Titanic to a new audience in this level 3 reader.


$3.99
National Geographic Almanac of American History - Softcover
National Geographic Almanac of American History - Softcover
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History
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.

$24.00
$10.99
National Geographic: The Photographs
National Geographic: The Photographs
(Based on 3 reviews)
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
National Geographic Kids Funny Fill-in: My Medieval Adventure
National Geographic Kids Funny Fill-in: My Medieval Adventure
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

On a family trip to the Reniassance Fair, you meet a wizard who send you back to the Middle Ages! 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 dinosaurs from the past, and invites you to enter their world imaginatively by combining your story with theirs.


$4.99
National Geographic Readers: Nelson Mandela
National Geographic Readers: Nelson Mandela
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

Nelson Mandela, who courageously dealt with adversity and emerged a world leader, has been an inspirational role model for millions of people around the world, from students to presidents. After being imprisoned for 27 years, in 1994 he became South Africa's first democratically elected president and shared the Nobel Peace Prize. Mandela died in 2013, but his legacy lives on as a barrier-breaker and humanitarian. Learn all about his life, especially the challenges he faced and how he persevered, in this thoughtful biography.


$3.99
National Geographic Concise History of Science and Invention
National Geographic Concise History of Science and Invention
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Science and Space

From the ancient conquest of fire and the first turn of a wheel to the latest in scientific leaps toward the stars, this easy-access history offers a panoramic perspective on humankind's quest for the laws, theories, and tools by which we can grasp and master our universe.


$40.00
National Geographic Visual History of the World
National Geographic Visual History of the World
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

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.


$25.00
Indian Nations of North America
Indian Nations of North America
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Walk with the indigenous people who settled North America —and with their descendants, whose more than 500 tribes range from the Arctic Circle across the Great Plains and to the Eastern Seaboard. Lakota, Cherokee, Navajo, Haida: these groups and many others are profiled in engaging entries and portrayed in magnificent images and maps that authentically evoke each tribe's history and character. Organized into eight geographical regions, this encyclopedic reference gives fascinating details about key tribes within each area: their beliefs, sustenance, shelter, alliances, interaction with nature, historic events, and more. Learn about the spiritual and cultural traditions of Native Americans across the continent. Investigate how and when each tribe came into contact with Europeans, and how their lives changed. This is the definitive, insightful reference on Native Americans, captivating and informative for all who appreciate history, diverse cultures, stunning images, and the artistry of maps.


$40.00
National Geographic Who's Who in the Bible
National Geographic Who's Who in the Bible
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

From Jean-Pierre Isbouts, author of In the Footsteps of Jesus and The Biblical World comes a vibrant family reference that brings to life the fascinating characters of the Old and New Testatments of the Bible. From the fall of Adam and Eve to Judas' betrayal of Jesus, the key events of the Bible are expressed through the lives of hundreds of men and women, featuring more than 2,000 entries spanning Genesis to Revelation. Told through exquisite art and artifacts, intriguing sidebars, and unique family tree features, this illuminating volume tells the stories of Biblical characters and highlights their greater meaning for mankind. Illustrated with lavish color photography and exquisite historical artwork, this reference runs chronologically, with each person listed by order of appearance.


$40.00
National Geographic Almanac of Geography
National Geographic Almanac of Geography
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Who were the earliest mapmakers? What makes the seasons change? What causes violent weather? What exactly is a mineral? What does a geographer do? The National Geographic Almanac of Geography provides an answer for every geographic question, from the history of mapmaking to the migration of people around the world to topics such as environmental hazards and cultural identity.


$40.00
National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology
National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

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.


$15.95
National Geographic Kids: Everything Battles
National Geographic Kids: Everything Battles
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

NG Kids: Everything Battles captures all of the action and valor of the battlefield, as well as the trappings that go with it. Kids will browse eye-popping photographs and illustrations as they peruse fascinating facts and information about armor, weapon, uniforms, technology, military jets, battleships, military technology, top secret intellgence, and more. Topics include five ultimate battles, the greatest commanders of all time, and an entirely interactive chapter, in which kids will deciper a secret code, develop their own battlefield strategy, and more. Throughout this dynamic book, layers of authoritative information and fun sidebars and facts make historic events accessible and fascinating for young readers.


$12.95
National Geographic Readers: Mummies
National Geographic Readers: Mummies
(Got it? Rate it.)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

Why were mummies mummified? These mysterious corpses provide a fascinating window on the past of cultures worldwide. This colorful book has plenty of ghoulish intrigue to keep young readers reading. They'll learn about the science behind the myths through a compelling combination of fun, facts, jokes and captivating photography.


$3.99