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Nature Gift Books

Sublime Nature
Sublime Nature
(Based on 2 reviews)
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
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry
National Geographic Book of Nature Poetry
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

When words in verse are paired with the awesomeness of nature, something magical happens! Beloved former U.S. Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis curates an exhuberant poetic celebration of the natural world in this stellar collection of nature poems. From trickling streams to deafening thrunderstorms to soaring mountains, discover majestic photography perfectly paired with contemporary (such as Billy Collins), classics (such as Robert Frost), and never-before-published works.


$24.99
Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine - Hardcover
Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine - Hardcover
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Category: Books/Science and Space

Featuring 350 full-color photographs, botanical drawings, and maps, this accessible, fact-filled book is based on the work of renowned botanical experts and presents alphabetically arranged, beautifully illustrated entries for hundreds of plants touted for thousands of years to soothe and even heal.


$40.00
Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine - Softcover
Desk Reference to Nature's Medicine - Softcover
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

Featuring full-color photographs, botanical drawings, and maps, this fact-filled book is based on the work of renowned botanical experts and presents beautifully illustrated entries for hundreds of plants.


$24.00
March of the Penguins Book
March of the Penguins Book
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Learn more about the emperor penguins' extraordinary journey in this official companion book to the major motion picture. March of the Penguins delves further into the lives of these remarkable penguins and their story of survival. It also covers the conditions endured by the film crew to get the footage. Written by Luc Jacquet. Photographed by Jerome Maison.


$30.00
$4.99
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Bugs
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

The experts at National Geographic present a delightful reference that introduces young children to bugs of all kinds: big and small, jumping and crawling, colorful and creepy. This charming book explores backyard favorites, such as ladybugs and lightning bugs, and introduces kids to more exotic species that inhabit rain forests and deserts around the world. Colorful photos are paired with profiles of each insect, along with facts about the creatures' sizes, diets, homes, and more. This book will quickly become a favorite at story time, bedtime, and any other time.


$14.99
Visions of Earth
Visions of Earth
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

Visions of Earth raises a curtain on the wonders of the world and thrills us with nature's opulence and humanity's splendor. Each image alone exposes a nugget of our planet's magnificence; the totality of the collection goes beyond our imagination. Turning the pages, viewers are struck by the richness of life on Earth. One photograph is more awe-inspiring than the next—chosen by veteran National Geographic magazine photo editors to present what is visually incredible. The photographs are drawn from the popular "Visions of Earth" feature in the magazine, (rated Number 1 by readers), from our own storied Image Collection, and from renowned photographers throughout the world, many never-before published.


$40.00
$20.00
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
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
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
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