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Bury the Dead
Bury the Dead
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Culture
Ceremonies for the dead have always fascinated people of all ages. Now, discover the ancient rituals of the Neanderthals, Egyptians, Mayan, Sythians and others of burying their dead and what they meant for the living. Children will learn how archaeologists gain knowledge of the ceremonies through studying remains and graves of long dead humans. 64 pages with full color pictures and illustrations throughout.
$18.95
Halloween Book of Fun!
Halloween Book of Fun!
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National Geographic Kids gets a spooky twist, just for Halloween. The National Geographic Kids Halloween Book of Fun! will keep kids and families entertained for the entire fall season. Packed with 80 colorful pages of Halloween-themed mazes, hidden picture games, pumpkin carving crafts, Halloween recipes, and more, this exciting activity book for kids ages 6 to 12 will feature the bold illustration style and amazing photography that they have come to love in National Geographic Kids magazine, the nation’s top-selling consumer magazine for children. Kids will have a blast navigating through a spooky pumpkin patch maze, hunting for hidden pictures in a haunted house, or trying out new costume creations and pumpkin carving ideas—every page delights with spooktacular fun! This hands-on book is sure to be a thrill at home and is the perfect Halloween gift for young ghost and goblin friends.


$6.99
Christmas in Williamsburg
Christmas in Williamsburg
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Bring the warm glow of Christmas past into your home with nostalgic Williamsburg flavor. The perfect holiday gift, this gorgeously illustrated, handsomely designed book will become a family keepsake and a seasonal celebration of our nation’s past. Packed with traditions, crafts, recipes, and customs that span three hundred years of American Christmases, this volume traces the rise of the holiday from colonial times to the present. Exclusive reenactment photograps and beautifully illustrated history bring traditions of yesteryear such as make-a-wish holiday tree tags, handcrafted hot chocolate, Victorian style paper chains, and handcrafted clove orange pomanders straight to your family’s living room for a more meaningful family holiday season.


$17.95
Cherry Blossoms Say Spring
Cherry Blossoms Say Spring
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In the style of the Picture the Seasons books, Cherry Blossoms Say Spring looks at the life cycle of a cherry tree, the history behind the gift of the Japanese cherry trees to our nation's capital, and the association of cherry trees and spring. Vibrant scenes from the Cherry Blossom Festival and the flood of visitors to the Tidal Basin are balanced with shots of the natural beauty of these trees. Nothing captures spring quite so iconically as cherry trees in Washington, D.C., and this portrait of them evokes the awe countless Washington, D.C., visitors and residents have experienced over so many years.


$5.95
$3.99
An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy
An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Readers delve into cultural similarities and differences through lively passages, colorful photography, and sidebars on unique history. Topics include Courtesies and Greetings, Communication and Correspondence, Dining and Entertaining, Hierarchies and Protocol, Hospitality and Occasions, Amusements and Institutions, Boundaries and Cultural Differences, New Technology and Old Manners. Whether you are planning a trip abroad or just want a fascinating, browsable read, find out what is universal and what is merely a product of one's culture.


$40.00
Celebrate Diwali - Softcover
Celebrate Diwali - Softcover
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Let National Geographic be your trusted guide to the Indian holiday of Diwali. Learn how Hindus, Sikhs and Jains celebrate Diwali, marking the triumph of good over evil, and of light over darkness. It's a time of great joy, celebrated with fireworks, sweets, and gifts.


$6.95
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms
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Cherry Blossoms documents the origins and the history of the Cherry Blossom Festival, full of historical photography alongside work by award-winning photographer Ron Blunt. A stunningly beautiful record of the nation's biggest springtime festival and an object d'art, it is the perfect companion to the festival's 100th anniversary in spring 2012 and beautiful memory of the beauty and fragility of the season. Capturing the true essence of spring, Blunt's striking photography also allows those who are unable to travel to the festival the chance to experience the splendor of the blooming cherry blossoms through his photography.


$30.00
National Geographic Moments: Weddings
National Geographic Moments: Weddings
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Category: Books/Photography

This spectacular collection features stunning photographic tributes to great moments in life—whether it be the finest of gardens or the most sentimental of weddings. This book captures the emotion and history of each ''moment'' and allows you to relive them over and over again.


$12.95
$9.95