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National Photography Book

National Geographic Complete Photography
National Geographic Complete Photography
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Category: Books/Photography

A comprehensive illustrated reference about photography and the camera, this book combines how-to advice, knowledgeable commentary, and useful tips on how to take and look at photographs. Not just a how-to book, it is a how-does-it-work book, focusing on cameras, photographs, and photographers. Throughout, voices and photographs from the greatest of National Geographic photographers add authority to these pages. Chapters build from camera basics—like how a digital camera works, what different lenses do, and the definition of exposure—to advanced and specific techniques—such as taking the best family candids, underwater photography, or techniques for capturing fireworks on film. Every chapter includes a feature called "My Perspective," highlighting a National Geographic photographer and his or her work with a personal note on photography. Every chapter ends with a feature called "What Makes This Photograph Great?"—twelve different iconic National Geographic photographs are analyzed thoroughly for their subject matter, composition, lighting, and exposure—by James P. Blair, longtime National Geographic photographer. A fascinating illustrated timeline of photography places milestone moments in the developing technology and art of photography into historic context. With something for everyone, novice and experienced amateur alike, designed in such a way that a reader can dip in and out of page after page, this complete reference will become a family favorite, to which young and old will refer over and over for years to come.


$40.00
$28.00
2014 National Geographic National Parks & Monuments Wall Calendar
2014 National Geographic National Parks & Monuments Wall Calendar
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Category: Books/Calendars and Stationery

From Acadia National Park in Maine to Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota to Death Valley in California, this U.S. National Parks and Monuments calendar highlights the truly spectacular landscapes that the country prides itself on. Hopefully it will inspire you to explore and protect these natural treasures.


$14.95
$5.99
2016 National Geographic National Parks and Monuments Wall Calendar
2016 National Geographic National Parks and Monuments Wall Calendar
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Category: Books/Calendars and Stationery

National Parks and Monuments 2016 offers a dazzling series of images featuring the most scenic places in America. This twelve month calendar offers an inspiring journey through America's unspoiled wilderness, over majestic mountains, cavernous canyons and rippling rivers.


$14.99
2016 National Geographic Country Roads Wall Calendar
2016 National Geographic Country Roads Wall Calendar
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Category: Books/Calendars and Stationery

For those who seek adventure on less traveled routes, Country Roads 2016 features idyllic landscapes, rich in texture and color. Take a drive down some of the world's most picturesque country roads.


$14.99
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 The Covers
National Geographic The Covers
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Category: Books/Photography

National Geographic The Covers is the definitive cover collection from the world's most beloved magazine. The magazine with the famous yellow border has been in publication for more than 125 years, and its vast array of cover stories have opened our eyes to a richly diverse world and taken us to places we only dream of visiting: deep within the rain forest, miles below the surface of the ocean, and into the farthest reaches of the universe. Captured by some of history's most gifted and innovative photographers, these covers tell a fascinating story of the last 125 years, one in which air power has advanced from the Wright Brothers to the Space Age, undersea exploration has evolved from awkward submersibles to sleek subs that can penetrate the ocean's deepest trench, and the natural world has transformed from a vast territory of exploitable resources into one in need of our protection. The Covers also reveals the captivating stories behind unforgettable images—from the piercing green eyes of the Afghan girl to the haunted, hunted gorillas of the Congo's Virunga Crater. Decade by decade, the covers chart our evolving understanding of global culture and the unfolding of international political events as they record groundbreaking discoveries and the enduring beauty of our natural world.


$50.00
National Geographic Rarely Seen
National Geographic Rarely Seen
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Category: Books/Photography

In this dazzling book of visual wonders, National Geographic reveals a world very few will have the chance to see for themselves. Shot by some of the world's finest photographers, Rarely Seen features striking images of places, events, natural phenomena, and manmade heirlooms seldom seen by human eyes. It's all here: 30,000-year-old cave art sealed from the public, animals that are among the last of their species on Earth, volcanic lightning, giant crystals that have grown to more than 50 tons, the engraving inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch, and more. With an introduction by National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, whose work has taken him from the Peruvian Andes to the deepest caves of Papua New Guinea, Rarely Seen captures once-in-a-lifetime moments, natural wonders, and little-seen objects from the far reaches of the globe.


$40.00
Mother's Love
Mother's Love
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

The worldwide leader in animal photography, National Geographic brings us Mother's Love: Inspiring True Stories From the Animal Kingdom, a collection of the most moving and intimate portraits of animal mothers and their babies. Each photograph shows animal moms as they nurture, play, teach, and protect their young. Sprinkled throughout are inspirational quotes ("All I am I owe to my angel mother." —Abraham Lincoln) and unbelievable true stories of maternal heroism, like the mother duck from Vancouver who persuaded a human passerby to rescue her ducklings from a storm drain. Page after page will touch your heart and remind us all of the valuable roles that mothers play—both in the wild and at home. A perfect gift for any budget, Mother's Love is a great way to celebrate Mother's Day, a new arrival, or any old day to show your mom how much you care.


$9.95
Getting Your Shot
Getting Your Shot
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Category: Books/Photography

In this inspirational how-to photography book, the photo experts at National Geographic share their invaluable tips, advice and insights alongside more than 200 breathtaking photos—from glorious landscapes to intimate moments, from black-and-white to exuberant color, from the exotic to the homespun. These stunning and evocative photos, drawn from National Geographic's thriving online photography community "Your Shot,” provide inspiration for photographers of all skill levels. This book reveals inside stories on how the featured photographers were able to get these incredible shots, and is filled with encouragement and inspiration for the artist and dreamer inside all of us.


$19.95
Daily Joy
Daily Joy
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Category: Books/Photography

The first in National Geographic's 365-photo-a-day line of inspirational books, Daily Joy unites inspiring words of joy with lovely National Geographic images of the world—a perfect gift to keep on your bedside table to read just before bed or first thing in the morning. Daily Joy's elegant design features 365 days of gorgeous National Geographic photography, each one paired with a meaningful quotation, meditation, or thought that will help readers find joy every day of the year. Each month has a theme, and all the quotes are centered around it:

  • January/Renewal: "Just where you are—that's the place to start." —Pema Chodron
  • February/Love: "Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls." —Khalil Gibran
  • March/Authenticity: "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." —Mahatma Gandhi
  • April/Growth: "A jug fills drop by drop." —Buddha
  • May/Courage: "It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it has to have tried and succeeded." —Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • June/Perspective: "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." —J. K. Rowling
  • July/Adventure: "Life itself is the proper binge." —Julia Child
  • August/Freedom: "Freedom is from within." —Frank Lloyd Wright
  • September/Purpose: "The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause." —Mark Twain
  • October/Fulfillment: "Ah! There's nothing like staying home for real comfort." —Jane Austen
  • November/Wisdom: "Sleep is the best meditation." —The Dalai Lama
  • December/Faith: "Peace is always beautiful." —Walt Whitman

As poet John Keats wrote, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever," and readers will turn to Daily Joy year after year to find wonder, awe, and happiness in the world around them.


$19.95
Wide Angle
Wide Angle
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Category: Books/Photography

In 250 glorious photographs Wide Angle: National Geographic Greatest Places documents the beauty and depth of every part of the world. Delving deeply into a picture archive that houses over ten million images, with many photographs being published for the first time, this new book-the third and final in the "greatest photographs" series-presents the world's amazingly diverse places with epic grandeur, unparalleled intimacy, romantic beauty, and gritty realism. The photographs are landscapes, cityscapes, famous landmarks, and unfamiliar spots that reveal special qualities of geography or culture one might otherwise never see.


$16.95
The Ansel Adams Wilderness
The Ansel Adams Wilderness
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Category: Books/Photography

In this exquisitely photographed and affordable keepsake book, esteemed National Geographic photographer Peter Essick pays tribute to Ansel Adams and the craggy California Sierra Nevada wilderness area named in his honor. Like Adams, Essick aims to instill respect for the awesome yet fragile beauty of the High Sierras. The stunning images in this book reinterpret this powerful landscape through the modern lens of digital photography. Interspersed with illuminating words from prominent naturalists and conservationists, these photographs offer a new view of one of the country's most timeless and striking national parks. Elegant and evocative, this modern tribute to one of photography's greatest masters will be treasured by camera buffs and nature lovers alike.


$22.95
Sublime Nature
Sublime Nature
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Category: Books/Photography

This exquisite and inspiring book of landscape photography from National Geographic captures the beauty of nature in all its breathtaking variations. Natural scenery, whether mountain peaks against a crystal blue sky or shimmering expanses of ocean or desert, the exquisite geometry of tide marks on a beach or the perfection of a moss-laden path, affects us deeply, by turns eliciting joy, peace, awe, and a state of grace. Sublime Nature collects images that inspire these emotions, culled from the world's leading photographers. Award-winning photojournalist and conservationist Cristina Mittermeier contextualizes the sentiments captured in the photographs, offering readers a visceral connection to the natural universe. Poetic, inspiring, and filled with breathtaking images, Sublime Nature stunningly captures our special relationship with nature in all its abundant incarnations, and inspires us to reap its life-giving and wondrous gifts and to care about protecting its future.


$35.00
1862: Fredericksburg
1862: Fredericksburg
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

Through National Geographic’s heart-stopping you-are-there reenactment photography and in-depth research and reporting, readers will be transported back to this key episode in our nation’s history. Considered Lee’s “most one-sided victory of the war,” Fredericksburg was a significant turning point in the Civil War. 1862 takes a new look at the battle and provides readers with a unique perspective on what the war meant to non combatants and particularly to blacks on the cusp of freedom. This extraordinary coverage is made possible by newly discovered primary sources, including a never-before-known slave diary. From death, injury, and despair to victory and the trials of post-war life, the 1862 battle of Fredericksburg changed a town and a nation forever.


$17.95
$11.99
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
A Year of Daily Joy
A Year of Daily Joy
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Category: Books/Photography

Packed with inspiring words of wisdom and stunning National Geographic photographs, this elegant keepsake reminds us of the world's countless wonders while encouraging us to reflect on the blessings in our own lives. Thoughtful quotations, easy-to-follow exercises and meditations, and space to record personal reflections set readers on a pathway toward inner peace and joy. A few minutes with this heartening little book will keep spirits soaring every day of the year.


$16.95