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National Geographic Our Fifty States
National Geographic Our Fifty States
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

Overflowing with beautiful illustrations, specially designed maps, and concise essays written and reviewed by members of the Society's Geographic Alliance Program, this authoritative guide stands alone in the children's reference category. From Maine to Hawaii, kids will discover fascinating details behind each state's unique history. Our Fifty States is a superior volume so chock-full of engaging information and stunning visuals, youngsters will never run out of things to learn. Foreword by Former President Jimmy Carter.


$24.95
National Geographic Answer Book - Softcover
National Geographic Answer Book - Softcover
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Category: Books/Atlases and Reference

A multifaceted reference book for the 21st century, National Geographic Answer Book will fascinate with up-to-date, authoritative, and endlessly interesting information about the world today. From earth sciences to astronomy, from climate and habitats to human arts and cultures, from ancient history to cutting-edge technology, and including brief descriptions, flags, and statistics of all the countries of the world, it delivers exactly the kind of quick-dip information that modern readers crave. Maps, charts, diagrams, graphs, photographs, illustrations—some 600 pictures in all—combine with hundreds of fast facts and short pieces on the people, places, wildlife, weather, history, and current events that matter in our world today. National Geographic Answer Book is a vital reference for school, a handy resource at the office, and a fabulous pick-up-and browse companion at home.


$22.95
National Geographic Family Reference Atlas of the World, 3rd Edition
National Geographic Family Reference Atlas of the World, 3rd Edition
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Category: Books/Atlases and Reference

The Family Reference Atlas provides maps, illustrations, photographs, charts, tables; and 30 global thematic spreads displaying key facts and figures on everything from biodiversity and the distribution of natural resources to world health, global Internet connectivity, and conflict and terror hot spots.


$65.00
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 Answer Book - Hardcover
National Geographic Answer Book - Hardcover
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Category: Books/Atlases and Reference

A multifaceted reference book for the 21st century, the Answer Book will fascinate with up-to-date, authoritative, and endlessly interesting information about the world today. From earth sciences to astronomy, from climate and habitats to human arts and cultures, from ancient history to cutting-edge technology, and including brief descriptions, flags, and statistics of all the countries of the world, it delivers exactly the kind of quick-dip information that modern readers crave. Maps, charts, diagrams, graphs, photographs, illustrations—some 600 pictures in all—combine with hundreds of fast facts and short pieces on the people, places, wildlife, weather, history, and current events that matter in our world today. National Geographic Answer Book is a vital reference for school, a handy resource at the office, and a fabulous pick-up-and browse companion at home.


$40.00
Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas
Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

Captivating critters, eye-grabbing pictures, weird and freaky facts—what better way for kids to learn geography! In this child-friendly atlas, stunning animal photos combine with colorful, easily accessible maps to teach young readers about geography through the wild creatures that fascinate them. Each world region includes a "spotlight" on animals in the area. Thematic spreads deliver the facts about habitats, endangered species, and more. Careful research and all-around kid appeal make this a must-have children’s atlas for home and school.


$18.95
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
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
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
National Geographic Bee Ultimate Fact Book: Countries A to Z
National Geographic Bee Ultimate Fact Book: Countries A to Z
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

In this easy-to-use book, kids will find all the facts they need to know to be a geography expert. Created by a National Geographic Bee winner, this is the perfect tool for kids to use to help them prepare for a competition, study for a test, or fill their hunger for learning facts and figures about the countries of the world. This book is also the perfect companion to the National Geographic Bee Official Study Guide. The National Geographic Ultimate Fact Book provides the building blocks to geographic knowledge and will change the way kids look at the world.


$12.95
The Book of Photography
The Book of Photography
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Category: Books/Photography

Since its invention in 1839, photography has come to change not only the way we view the world, but the world itself. Every field—medicine, astronomy, journalism, art, geography, history—has been revolutionized by photography. Now, spanning more than 166 years of photographic history and the work of more than 250 photographers, this comprehensive volume explores every aspect of photography--the newest inventions, revolutionary past, ever-changing technical and aesthetic developments, and the personal stories and styles of photographers worldwide.


$29.95
The Knowledge Book
The Knowledge Book
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Category: Books/Best Sellers

Indispensable for every home, library, and office, The Knowledge Book distills thousands of years of humankind's most significant ideas and achievements, explains how they are linked and why they are important, and packs everything into a single, irresistibly readable volume. The richly illustrated pages burst with essential facts from all major fields of knowledge including science, technology, philosophy, art, religion, and economics.


$35.00
National Geographic 9th Edition Atlas of the World - Softcover
National Geographic 9th Edition Atlas of the World - Softcover
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Category: Books/Atlases and Reference

Now, in its stunning Ninth Edition, the critically acclaimed National Geographic Atlas of the World reports and examines up-to-the-minute geopolitical and environmental changes through detailed, accurate maps and beautiful, engaging design that are its hallmark. This cartographic masterwork brings to light the most important and relevant topics that grip our planet today. New maps cover regions of volatile civil strife, such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. World thematic spreads reveal freshwater scarcity, global warming, world economies, energy resources and consumption, and other critical trends. Dramatic ocean floor maps show more features and detail than any other atlas. Dynamic graphics and compelling visual stories cover the vital developments of our world in the reliable, authoritative, and innovative style that has made National Geographic a leader in the category.


$109.00
$59.00
National Geographic Compact Atlas of the World
National Geographic Compact Atlas of the World
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Category: Books/Atlases and Reference

National Geographic's maps and atlases are critically acclaimed and world-renowned for their accuracy, originality, innovative and authoritative content, and clear, smart design. Now, for the first time, National Geographic offers its trusted map content in a new, compact format. Sized at 4 x 6 inches, with a pliable, resilient soft cover, the Compact Atlas of the World is designed to be thumbed through, easily referenced, and then conveniently stored in a pocket, backpack, or desk.


$14.95
National Geographic Collegiate Atlas of the World, 2nd Edition
National Geographic Collegiate Atlas of the World, 2nd Edition
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Category: Books/Atlases and Reference

This updated version of our Collegiate Atlas uses powerful cartographic tools to create a compact reference that doesn't sacrifice clarity for size. Two opening spreads help readers to better interpret images and new data. "Remote World" introduces readers to data collection via remote sensing and GPS technology. "Understanding Our World Spatially" follows, covering data processing and analysis as it relates to mapping and using GIS technology (Geographic Information Systems). These explanatory introductory pieces provide the foundation for students to gain insight into modern-day map making, which is reflected in the content of the colorful, engaging, fact-filled spreads that lie ahead.


$40.00
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
National Geographic Kids Beginner's World Atlas, 3rd Edition
National Geographic Kids Beginner's World Atlas, 3rd Edition
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Jam-packed with the latest data, bright, bold images, large maps, a brand-new design, and lively information about the world’s land, people, and animals, the third edition Beginner’s World Atlas is the most up-to-date world reference for kids ages 5 through 8. True to National Geographic’s reputation and legacy, we’ve created this atlas with the same care and attention to detail as our renowned adult atlases. “No one does maps or atlases with as much panache and knowledge as National Geographic,” said the Washington Post.


$18.95
National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas
National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas
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Keeping kids entertained while on a long drive can be a challenge, but the National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Atlas can help. This book includes easy-to-read, simple road maps of each state and Washington, D.C., and a map of the United States. State symbols, cool things to do, boredom busters, fun facts, wacky roadside attractions, and games accompany the maps and provide engaging information with stunning photographs that will keep kids engaged for hours. In the back matter, a comprehensive index makes it easy for kids to look up names and places. To top it all off, everything is presented in colorful NG Kids style, allowing kids to learn as they ride and have a blast doing it!


$5.99
How to Ace the National Geographic Bee: Study Guide, 4th Edition
How to Ace the National Geographic Bee: Study Guide, 4th Edition
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

How to Win the National Geographic Bee aims to help kids in grades four through eight prepare to compete in the Society's annual geography competition. Featuring maps, photos, graphs, a variety of questions actually used in past bees, plus an extensive resource section, the guide not only reviews geographic facts but also helps readers recognize themes, identify relationships, and understand how geographers think. In the 4th edition all statistics have been revised to reflect the most up-to-date figures, new question rounds have been added as well as new tips on how to study from Bee winners, and resources have been reviewed to ensure the most current offerings.


$9.95
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 Visual Encyclopedia of Earth
National Geographic Visual Encyclopedia of Earth
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The definitive guide to our incredible, ever-changing world, this is the single-volume reference every library should have.


$24.95
Ocean: An Illustrated Atlas
Ocean: An Illustrated Atlas
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Category: Books/Atlases and Reference

Immerse yourself in the astonishing wonders of the deep through colorful maps, photos, and satellite images. Deep-sea pioneer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia A. Earle and marine scientist Linda K. Glover guide the adventure.


$65.00
National Geographic Student Atlas of the World, 3rd Edition - Softcover
National Geographic Student Atlas of the World, 3rd Edition - Softcover
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The third edition of this award-winning atlas has everything today's globally-minded student might want: new photos and graphics of our changing planet, maps that reflect modern borders, and fully updated information and statistics.


$12.95
National Geographic Kids World Atlas
National Geographic Kids World Atlas
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In the new, compact-sized edition of National Geographic's award-winning World Atlas for Young Explorers, we've punched up the content with the very latest maps, data, and essays about the world and all that is in it. More than 200 color images transport kids to intriguing places, and 115 pages of full-size National Geographic maps help them locate countries, cities, regions, and more.


$12.95
National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.
National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.
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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 Kids United States Atlas
National Geographic Kids United States Atlas
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The award-winning National Geographic Kids United States Atlas features lively maps, and graphics; updated essays and statistics; eight thematic map spreads on topics such as immigration, natural hazards, the water crisis, and the "greening" of America; same-size physical and political maps for each region for easy comparison; vibrant photo essays on each region and state; more than 350 full-color illustrations; 80-plus pages of National Geographic maps; 50-plus info graphics; updated state fact boxes; geo-whiz facts; state flags, birds, and flowers; comprehensive place-name index with coordinates for easy reference; and glossary of geographic terms.


$12.95
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Atlases and Reference

Hey, why is that funny-looking monkey on TV hanging upside down? Is that fuzzy, chubby guy in the back yard a woodchuck or a groundhog? Now you can find answers to these and hundreds more questions and curiosities right at your fingertips! Featuring 2,500 species and packed with stunning color photographs, amazing animal facts, maps, and more, the new National Geographic Kids Animal Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive resource of its kind available today, amazing and entertaining readers while providing them with authoritative information about the animal kingdom.


$24.95
National Geographic Student Atlas of the World, 3rd Edition - Hardcover
National Geographic Student Atlas of the World, 3rd Edition - Hardcover
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The third edition of this award-winning atlas has everything today's globally-minded student might want: new photos and graphics of our changing planet, maps that reflect modern borders, and fully updated information and statistics.


$19.95
Ultimate Globetrotting World Atlas
Ultimate Globetrotting World Atlas
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Discovering the world and all that's in it will take on a whole new level of excitement for kids with this bold and vibrant world atlas. It's full of fun facts, fascinating information, easy-to-read maps, lots of games, and vibrant pictures of everything from wacky hotels around the world to natural and man made wonders. Kids will be presented with people, places, and animals that span the globe while being enganged and entertained.


$13.99
National Geographic Ultimate Field Guide to Photography
National Geographic Ultimate Field Guide to Photography
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Category: Books/Photography

Thoroughly updated, straightforward and entertaining, this is the ultimate source for people seeking how-to advice from the editors and photographers of National Geographic.


$24.95