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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
Little Kids First Big Book Collector's Set
Little Kids First Big Book Collector's Set
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

This collector's set includes three volumes—Animals, Dinosaurs, and Why?, providing fascinating, level-appropriate facts alongside bright and colorful photographs and illustrations. Inspired by the award-winning National Geographic Little Kids magazine, the Little Kids First Big Book Collector's Set is a visually compelling and approachable set of first reference books for 4- to 8-year-olds. Each book encourages interactivity, satisfies curiosity, and launches kids into a lifetime of exploration!


$44.85
National Geographic Image Collection - Mini Edition
National Geographic Image Collection - Mini Edition
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Category: Books/Photography

Behind National Geographic's worldwide reputation as a powerhouse of photography lies one of the most extensive, valuable, and unique graphic resources on Earth: the National Geographic Image Collection. The book by the same name, now in small format, lets readers plumb the fascinating depths of this immense archive from the earliest photographs collected in the late 19th century to the cutting-edge work of today. Both iconic and never-before-seen images from virtually every corner of the globe, every species of wildlife, and amazing human achievements in exploration, adventure, science, and more are showcased and placed in historic, artistic, technical, and journalistic context. The book is divided into four themes: Wilderness, Exploration, and Adventure; Wildlife; Peoples, Cultures, and Lifestyles; Science and Climate Change. Each section's content and images describe the evolution of photography, both technically and aesthetically.


$17.95
World's Best Travel Experiences
World's Best Travel Experiences
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

In the spirit of top-selling Journeys of a Lifetime series and National Geographic Traveler's acclaimed "Places of a Lifetime," this lavish, evocative travel gift book spans the globe to offer intructions to the world's most transformative places, from Thailand's Chiang Mai to Australia's Uluru monolith to California's Channel Islands.


$40.00
$20.99
National Geographic Angry Birds
National Geographic Angry Birds
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

This hilariously eye-popping book showcases real-world angry birds and 50 fantastic stories peppered with tips to avoid them, as well as fascinating facts about angry bird behavior. In addition to the funny and light-hearted real-life angry bird stories, National Geographic Angry Birds: Fed up, Feathered, and Furious tells, for the first time ever, the story of the Angry Birds we all know and love from the hit game. Angry Bird fans will finally get to learn the personality, name, and all the details of each of the iconic Angry Birds. The Angry Birds' stories have been TOP SECRET until now, and are only revealed in this book!


$13.95
True Love
True Love
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Perfect for Valentine's Day and every day, True Love is filled with uplifting stories from the animal kingdom and heartwarming accounts of animal emotions, friendships, romance, sibling and parent-child love. Author Rachel Buchholz, a longtime editor with National Geographic Kids magazine, has been collecting amazing animal stories for more than a decade and has gathered her favorites to show the many kinds of love that animals share, from inseparable best friends to romantically devoted duos. Touching photographs, inspiring animal facts, and meaningful quotes about love round out the book, making it a special way to show someone the true meaning of love. Stories include:


$9.95
The World Is Waiting For You
The World Is Waiting For You
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Culture

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" is a question kids get asked over and over. But very few connections are made for kids between the present and the future. This book shows kids a pathway from their current interests and talents to a future career or interest. And in so doing, it also encourages adventure, exploration, and discovery, three core principles of National Geographic's mission. It's a celebration of possibility—so simple and so profound.


$17.95
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
Women of Vision
Women of Vision
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Category: Books/Photography

Women photographers have produced many of National Geographic's most powerful photo-narratives of the past decade. These talented photojournalists are celebrated in this captivating photography book, covering places and subjects around the globe and sharing the same passion and commitment to storytelling that has come to define National Geographic magazine, with more than 31 million readers worldwide.


$30.00
Extreme Weather - Softcover
Extreme Weather - Softcover
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Record heat. Record storms. Record drought, snow, rain, and ocean levels. What's going on? In a world of crazy weather exacerbated by climate change, knowing about tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, derachos, blizzards, and storms is more important than ever. This book, based on cutting-edge science and first-hand accounts, helps kids learn about what's going on and what to do about it.


$12.99
National Geographic Extreme Weather Survival Guide
National Geographic Extreme Weather Survival Guide
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes—weather is becoming extreme, and this book tells you how to plan ahead and prepare, respond to emergencies, and survive the worst-case scenarios. From the risks of building on changing coastlines to the safety kit you should have packed up at home, from the telltale signs of a hurricane on the horizon to how to power up when the grid goes down—this will be the one book to carry with you through all kinds of bad weather. Divided into four sections (Hot, Cold, Wet, Dry) each chapter includes a level-headed discussion of current weather extremes; facts and details on conditions; theories for why these changes are occurring; dos and don'ts for inside and outside; and gives at-a-glance guidance for how to prepare for, survive, and recover from every extreme. Sidebar features include gears and gadgets, protecting your pet, and firsthand accounts from survivors and the experts who help them. Spectacular photographs of wicked weather plus useful checklists and how-to illustrations make page after page both useful and entertaining, even when you're contemplating the unthinkable.


$30.00
Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species
Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

When a few of these photographs first appeared in the National Geographic magazine January 2009 issue, they were hailed as an arresting reminder of the hundreds of species teetering on the brink of final extinction—more than 1,200 animals and plants in all. Now, in Rare, Joel Sartore and National Geographic present 80 iconic images, representing a lifelong commitment to the natural world and a three-year investigation into the Endangered Species Act and the creatures it exists to protect.


$24.00
I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Climb aboard a helicopter with National Geographic photographer Robert Haas and journey all over the world in search of wild animals and exotic places. Cruise over the savanna grasslands of Africa and watch from above as lions hunt buffalos, one of the few "fair fights" in the African wilderness. Enjoy the spectacle as brilliant pink flamingos run faster and faster along the surface of the water before taking off and landing to form the perfect shape of a huge flamingo. Track muddy footprints across a rain-drenched salt pan to find a lone wildebeest that joins a herd of zebras. Even catch a glimpse of a large group of sharks that glide silently through shallow water in search of their next meal.


$17.95
Flora Mirabilis
Flora Mirabilis
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

A sumptuous showcase of superb illustrations paired with fascinating stories of botanical exploration and trade through the ages, this book will be an evergreen delight.


$35.00
Face to Face with Butterflies
Face to Face with Butterflies
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

You're keeping soooo still. You're trying not to even breathe too loudly. You don't want to disturb the most wonderful, delicate-looking creature you've ever seen. Insect expert Darlyne Murawski leads young readers inside the fascinating world of butterflies: learn how they are magically transformed from squirmy caterpillars; discover how each species develops unique wings; and witness a butterfly food fight, as they wrestle over a flower until a winner is declared.


$16.95
Everything Spring
Everything Spring
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Surround yourself in Everything Spring. Stunning photography and detailed imagery capture the uplifting spirit of our favorite season in this counterpart to the National Geographic bestseller A Tree for All Seasons.


$5.95
Face to Face with Manatees
Face to Face with Manatees
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

You're deep inside an endangered habitat. In the blue waters of southern Florida you come face to face with nature's gentle giant. Meet the manatee. He's playful, sometimes clumsy, and he rolls around when he's happy. Hear that?! He just squealed with delight. Learn why his world is under threat from pollution and development, and what young environmentalists can do to protect that world. Brian Skerry's astonishing photographs and amazing first-hand adventures reveal the world of the manatee as never before.


$16.95
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
Baby Animal Pop!
Baby Animal Pop!
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

In this showstopper of a picture book—a follow-up to Animal Pop!—children get close to five adorable baby animals through realistic life-size pop-outs! A baby bunny, a sweet lamb, a wobbly pony, a family of piglets, and a line of baby ducks following their mother almost magically unfold with the turn of a page. Depicted in beautiful National Geographic photography, the babies are shown in their actual size, so children will understand how big (or how little) they really are. Special photographs and captions highlight awesome animal features, and the gentle text is amusing and fun. Supplemental spreads include "The First Year of Life," which gives a glimpse of a baby animal’s development. The beauty and novelty of the big, appealing pop-outs make this book a treasure that children will want to open again and again.


$14.95
Everything Rocks and Minerals
Everything Rocks and Minerals
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Targeted to rock-crazy kids, this bold book is more energetic, more visually exciting, and more fun than anything else on the market—and with more information, too! Youngsters become geology experts as they browse eye-popping photos and absorb layers of information made extra fun through a humor-infused presentation.


$12.95
Tornado!
Tornado!
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Science and Space

Through riveting narrative and eyewitness stories, young readers learn what it's really like to be caught in a monster tornado. Captivating first-person accounts and news reports detail survivors' experiences of the most destructive tornadoes ever to occur in the United States. And thrill-seekers' reports add to the drama and suspense. Historical perspectives on the human experience of tornadoes and scientific perspectives on why twisters happen and how to keep people safe add to the intrigue of this fascinating topic. Ample back matter will help students find sources to write well-informed and compelling reports.


$16.95
2014 National Geographic Canada Wall Calendar
2014 National Geographic Canada Wall Calendar
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Category: Books/Calendars and Stationery

O Canada! The truth north, strong and free. Canadians take pride in their nation's varied landscapes. From its great white Northern tundra to its colorful coniferous autumns and rolling prairies, Canada’s varied landscape is presented here with 12 images by leading landscape photographers. National Geographic Canada 2014 is a breath of fresh air as it provides majestic, vivid photographs of this captivating country.


$14.95
$5.99
2014 National Geographic Butterflies Wall Calendar
2014 National Geographic Butterflies Wall Calendar
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The Achilles morpho butterfly, with its vibrant blue bands, is just one of the brilliantly colored insects you'll meet over the year with National Geographic's 2014 calendar. The Achilles is found throughout much of South America, from Suriname to Argentina.


$14.95
$5.99
2014 National Geographic Bears Wall Calendar
2014 National Geographic Bears Wall Calendar
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Category: Books/Calendars and Stationery

Featuring black, brown, and grizzly bears from around the world, this 12-month calendar captures bears as they hunt, play with their young, and explore their natural habitats.


$14.95
$5.99
2014 National Geographic American Landscapes Wall Calendar
2014 National Geographic American Landscapes Wall Calendar
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Category: Books/Calendars and Stationery

Witness the majestic landscapes of America. See the natural beauty through two dozen vivid photographs from around the country. Monthly vignettes give you more information and interesting facts about all the wonderful places this calendar will take you, from the Grand Teton mountain range in Wyoming, to bald cypress trees in Florida's Apalachicola National Park.


$14.95
$5.99
2014 National Geographic Animal Moms Wall Calendar
2014 National Geographic Animal Moms Wall Calendar
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Category: Books/Calendars and Stationery

From giraffes, to pandas, and even rhinos, this 12-month calendar of Animal Moms and their young is sure to put a smile on your face.


$14.95
$5.99
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations: Butterflies
National Geographic Readers: Great Migrations: Butterflies
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

The monarch butterfly, one of the most seemingly delicate of all of nature's animals, proves to be one of the toughest in this reader. Making the yearly trip from the Northern United States and Canada to the Oyamel forest of Mexico is no easy task, and it takes five generations of butterflies in order to do so. Battling cold temperatures and the threat of starvation, these beautiful insects complete an almost 3,000 mile journey over the course of two months, only to have to turn and around and head back home.


$3.99
National Geographic Encyclopedia of Animals
National Geographic Encyclopedia of Animals
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Get ready to take a walk on the wild side! National Geographic Children's Books' reference work provides families and children with everything they need to know about the animal kingdom.


$24.95
National Geographic: The Ultimate Field Guide to Landscape Photography
National Geographic: The Ultimate Field Guide to Landscape Photography
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Category: Books/Photography

Ever wonder how landscape photographers manage to capture every detail in a panoramic shot of the Grand Canyon? Want to make a waterfall look like velvet? Or highlight the shafts of sunlight in your pictures of forests? These answers and more can be found in this definitive new guide to landscape photography—a must-have resource for amateur and experienced shutterbugs alike.


$21.95
Volcano - Softcover
Volcano - Softcover
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Science and Space

The Jump into Science series offers engaging picture books on introductory science topics that will captivate and engage 4- to 8-year olds. Each book includes a do-it-yourself experiment with easy-to-follow, illustrated steps and combines important scientific information with colorful, kid-friendly illustrations. Reviewed by early childhood experts for age-appropriate vocabulary, concepts, and relevance to K–2 science curriculum standards including Science as Inquiry, Life Science, Earth & Space Science, and Science in Personal & Social Perspectives.


$6.95