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National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America
National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

For new bird-watchers, this low-priced, easy-to-use National Geographic field guide features basic bird identification information on 160 top North American species and makes ornithology fun. The birds are beautifully presented, from the lowly Tufted Titmouse and House Wren to the majestic Great Blue Heron and Bald Eagle. Paging through this handy book is like taking a walk with National Geographic's birding experts. Every bird is showcased with carefully chosen illustrations and photographs that capture its key details and typical behavior, paired with a short list of key facts (appearance, range, food, voice) and a fun,readable snapshot of what makes each bird so interesting. Pictures plus facts plus story: a winning combination especially for new bird watchers.


$11.95
National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 4th Edition
National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 4th Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

Discover America's best scenic drives mile by mile, in the 4th edition of photo-filled, detail-packed National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, now with 25 new drives. There are famous drives here, including the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Natchez Trace, and some of the prettiest sections of the Great River Road; and lesser-known drives as well, including the back roads of Pennsylvania's Dutch Country; Maryland's quiet Eastern Shore; and Michigan's remote Whitefish Bay. Some drives are jaw-droppingly magnificent—Wyoming's Centennial Scenic Byway and Oregon's dramatic Columbia River Gorg—-while others possess quiet beauty, such as the lovely Flint Hills byways of Kansas. Among the 25 new drives is the Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad Byway in Maryland; Scenic Byway 143—Utah's Patchwork Parkway; and Washington's White Pass Scenic Byway.


$26.00
National Geographic Pocket Guide to Wildflowers of North America
National Geographic Pocket Guide to Wildflowers of North America
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

With this basic beginner's field guide to North American wildflowers, all who enjoy nature and the outdoors can identify common wildflowers, from backyard weeds to dainty forest blossoms. In a logical, user-friendly, highly visual format, this new title offers key facts about 160 of the most common wildflowers and weeds, coast to coast, including Canada and Alaska. To help with identification, each of the 160 entries has both a photograph showing the blooming plant in context and a commissioned color illustration showing the blossom close-up. This book is the perfect starting point for anyone, young or old, interested in learning how to identify wildflowers.


$12.95
New England Outdoor Guide
New England Outdoor Guide
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

From the celebrated national parks to the lesser-known state parks and wildlife refuges, this landmark series encourages readers to experience a region firsthand, providing detailed descriptions and information about the landscapes, flora, and fauna. Acclaimed nature writers Mel White (a veteran travel scribe) and Gary Ferguson (acclaimed author of The Sylvan Path) enrich these latest guidebooks with enticing narratives and insights into physiography, natural history, and plant life.


$24.00
$16.80
National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 3rd edition - Softcover
National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 3rd edition - Softcover
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

Expanded to include all U.S. designated America's Byways and other selected drives in all 50 states, this stunning edition features unique driving tours through virtually every kind of landscape—spectacular coastlines, mountains, lakes, small towns, ranch and farmlands, islands, bays, and river valleys.


$25.00
Regional Guide to National Parks: Alaska
Regional Guide to National Parks: Alaska
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Alaska is a world all its own with eight major parks—Denali, Gates of the Arctic, Glacier Bay, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark, and Wrangell-St. Elias—and many other fascinating natural areas to explore and enjoy.


$22.00
National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America
National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

No matter where we live—high-rise or house, arid climate or humid, urban area or country—one creature binds us together like no other: the bird. In North America alone, 60 million people identify themselves as bird-watchers, and most hone their skills right in their own backyards. Now, there's a book for every family who wants to learn more about the birds they love. Chapters cover all aspects of birding in an easy, accessible way. Vivid illustrations of 150 common species make identification a snap. Tips on feeding, birdhouses, and bird-friendly landscapes show how to attract birds to any environment for optimal viewing. Even children can get in on the action with a section devoted to kid-friendly projects and activities. To round out this ultimate one-stop resource, readers will find expert advice on bird songs, birding optics, and bird photography.


$18.95
National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.
National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

More than two hundred million people visited our national parks in 2009. National parks are some of America's most treasured places, and the National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A. is the perfect way to bring the fun and amazement of these majestic places to kids. Divided by region, (Northeast & Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and West), this guide is both accessible and tons of fun. Full-color photographs and layering of information make facts jump off the page. Features include tips on exploration, information about animals, sidebars, checklists, fun facts, maps, cool things to do, and much more. Conservation information, a "find out more" section, glossary, and index add ample back matter to round out this book.


$14.95
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition contains the most all-new material since the first edition was published more than 25 years ago. The 6th and latest edition includes 300 new art figures; unique subspecies maps never before seen in a field guide; extensive migration information overlaid on species maps; field-mark labels on all artwork; text updates to include new species; reorganization reflecting taxonomic changes in the bird community; organization, readability, and increased page count with a fresh new design.


$27.95
National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the U.S., 7th Edition
National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the U.S., 7th Edition
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

Packed with more color photographs (380) and detailed color maps (80) than any other parks guidebook on the market, this handy, practical guide, completely updated for the 2012 edition, offers comprehensive information on the crown jewels of the national park system—the 58 scenic national parks that conserve and protect the flora and fauna in some of our nation's last wilderness areas.


$26.00
National Geographic Field Guide To The Water's Edge
National Geographic Field Guide To The Water's Edge
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

The book guides the exploring naturalist to water's edge destinations throughout North America including Canada and Alaska. Main sections of the book cover three ocean coastlines, Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific; estuaries and wetlands; lakes, including the Great Lakes; and rivers, from the great Mississippi and Columbia to backyard streams. Identification guides and interesting information on plants, animals, shells, and other curiosities to be found along each water's edge accompany photographs and illustrations.


$21.95
National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the U.S., 4th Edition
National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the U.S., 4th Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travelogues and Memoirs

Nominated for inclusion in this book by the 50 state parks directors, this stunning group of 200-plus state parks presents the diversity and beauty of these accessible gems. From Florida to Alaska, from the white water at Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania, to the dunes of Pink Coral Sand Dunes, Utah, from the 6-acre Iao Valley to the 204,000-acre Baxter, these parks represent the best cultural and natural areas protected within our state parks' system.


$25.00
National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America
National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

Featuring 100 species of birds from coast to coast this colorful guide helps kids identify and understand birds. The National Geographic Kids Bird Guide of North America is both accessible and tons of fun. Fifty of the country's most popular birds are laid out in stunning two-page spreads that include information such as their range, the sounds they make, and the food they like to eat. Each profile also includes a cool or weird fun fact, and a feature called "A Closer Look," which digs deeper into one aspect of the bird's life (eating habits, birdsongs, etc.). Each profile also displays a fact box with the bird's scientific name, weight, length, and wingspan.


$15.95
Northern Rockies Outdoor Guide
Northern Rockies Outdoor Guide
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

From the celebrated national parks to the lesser-known state parks and wildlife refuges, this landmark series encourages readers to experience a region firsthand, providing detailed descriptions and information about the landscapes, flora, and fauna. Acclaimed nature writers Mel White (a veteran travel scribe) and Gary Ferguson (acclaimed author of The Sylvan Path) enrich these latest guidebooks with enticing narratives and insights into physiography, natural history, and plant life.


$24.00
$14.95
Field Guide to Birds: Michigan
Field Guide to Birds: Michigan
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

These handy, informative pocket-sized guides are an essential resource for the novice or experienced birder. Featuring 200 specimens each, the guides group birds by family rather than alphabetically, as approved by the American Ornithological Association. A quick-reference alphabetical guide on the inside cover provides an easy way to find a name quickly.


$14.95
National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada
National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

Canada's 42 National Parks are beautifully showcased in this first edition official guidebook for the 2011 100th anniversary of Parks Canada. In the same manner that the best-selling National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of the United States covers America's crown jewels, this book is a handy, practical, and extensively illustrated guide to help visitors plan and execute their trips to all the Canadian national parks. It also offers short excursions to more than 40 National Historical Sites and the four National Marine Conservation Areas. Written by authors who know Canada's national parks well, this volume includes seasonal facts on these stunning and vital wilderness areas as well as guidance for getting there, when to go, how to visit, practical information on where to stay, and detailed descriptions of specific places within each park. Stunning photographs and custom, one-of-a-kind maps prepared by National Geographic cartographers enhance the entries. Just in time for the Parks Canada milestone anniversary, this guide will inspire visitors to celebrate the treasures of Canada, from the pristine shorelines of British Columbia's Pacific Rim to Newfoundland's Gros Morne and from the Arctic landscape of Aulavik to the prairies of Grasslands.


$26.00
The Field Guide to Fields
The Field Guide to Fields
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

For millennia, fields in their myriad forms have been among the most fundamental elements of the landscape of human civilization. Illustrated with 300 photographs and handsome linocut-style prints, the book explains how different landscapes, climates, and cultures produced a variety of field types, from the terraced rice paddies of Southeast Asia to the impenetrable hedgerows of Northwest Europe, each reflecting both ancient traditions and agricultural progress. We see how Old World methods were adapted to new environments like the American prairie, the Australian outback, the African veldt, and the Argentinean pampas. We trace the development of the implements we've devised to work our fields, from hand tools to modern tractors and mechanical harvesters.


$21.95
Guide to the State Parks of the United States, 3rd edition
Guide to the State Parks of the United States, 3rd edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

From the white water at Ohiopyle State Park, Pennsylvania, to the dunes of Pink Coral Sand Dunes, Utah, this lushly photographed and comprehensive guide presents the country's state parks in vivid detail and enhanced with more than 200 color photos and 32 maps. Essential information on openings, fees, contact numbers, activities, camping and lodging is included, as well as a new "Hidden Gems" section of tips on favorite places in the parks identified by parks staff. For the day visitor, the weekend escapist, or the weeklong camper, the guides' enticing selection of parks—chosen by state park directors who know them all—will inspire everyone.


$25.00
National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America
National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Nature and Environment

This basic beginner's field guide to North American geology helps anyone identify common rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, and land formations. In a logical, user-friendly, highly visual format, this new title—one of an expanding collection of National Geographic pocket guides—offers key facts about dozens of rocks and minerals, how to hunt and identify them, where and how to go looking. The book also pictures and explains the fossils most likely to be found and the fundamental land and rock formations in the North American landscape. With 160 entries, formatted with clear language, key identification points, carefully chosen photographs, and expertly drafted illustrations, this guide is the perfect starting point for anyone, young or old, interested in the study of rocks and geology.


$12.95
National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.
National Geographic Complete National Parks of the U.S.
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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
USA 101
USA 101
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USA 101 stitches together a crazy quilt of iconic places, events, fairs, and festivals that celebrates America in all its quirky diversity.


$18.95
Walking New York
Walking New York
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travelogues and Memoirs

See the best of New York with this streamlined, itinerary-driven guide, created in a handy, take-along format. Part of a brand-new series from National Geographic that showcases the world's great cities, Walking New York is divided into the following sections: The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sights will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond. The Neighborhoods section of the book presents the city broken down into 15-odd itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sights in each of the city's greatest neighborhoods—from Lower Manhattan and The Villages to Central Park, Harlem, and the Outer Boroughs. Travel Essentials provides information on how to get to the city and how to get around, as well as hand-picked hotels and restaurants.


$14.95
$9.99
San Francisco, 4th Edition
San Francisco, 4th Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/U.S. and Canada

Taking travelers around a city that he knows intimately, native Californian Jerry Dunn showcases San Francisco's many different neighborhoods in this National Geographic guide. The Financial District's skyscrapers shape the city's famous skyline, but it also contains gems bespeaking the past, including the Palace Hotel with its stained-glass-domed dining room, and the gold-rush buildings of Jackson Square. Next it's onto shop-filled Union Square and high-class Nob Hill, with its famous view from California Street overlooking the Bay Bridge. Dunn helps you find hidden temples and locally favorite restaurants in Chinatown, while Italian pizzazz, Beatnik memories, and magnificent scenery await in North Beach. Fisherman's Wharf is a crowd pleaser, with its stands of crabbers selling their daily catch and plenty of restaurants to sample the local fare. Here, too, you can embark on an adventure to Alcatraz.


$22.95
Los Angeles, 1st Edition
Los Angeles, 1st Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/U.S. and Canada

Known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Los Angeles has Hollywood and celebrity in spades. It also has a fascinating history and intriguing old neighborhoods. With this National Geographic guidebook, you'll be able to take it all in, from downtown to Koreatown to Venice Beach and beyond.


$22.95