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Home on the Moon: Living on a Space Frontier
Home on the Moon: Living on a Space Frontier
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Imagine living on the moon. What would you eat? Where and how would you make your home? Written by a former NASA mission controller with firsthand knowledge of the space program, this intriguing book combines a vivid description of humankind's race to the moon with a detailed vision of the moon as our next frontier. Dyson packs lots of moon science into this futuristic vision, presenting kids with key facts in many fields—from geology to engineering to astronautics. Actual images of the moon from NASA's extensive files are paired throughout with imaginative yet accurate artistic renditions of how a moon colony might look. And four fun, hands-on activities make even the most difficult concepts easy for kids to grasp.
$18.95
National Geographic Science of Everything
National Geographic Science of Everything
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Category: Books/Science and Space

National Geographic answers all the questions about how things work—the science, technology, biology, chemistry, physics, and mechanics—in an indispensible book that reveals the science behind virtually everything. This clearly written and profusely illustrated book explains the science behind all the machines, gadgets, systems, and processes we take for granted. The perfect book for techies—young or old, male or female—who read Popular Science and Wired or watch "How It Works" and "How It's Made."


$40.00
Hubble: Imaging Space and Time - Softcover
Hubble: Imaging Space and Time - Softcover
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Category: Books/Science and Space

In the spirit of National Geographic’s top-selling Orbit, this large-format, full-color volume stands alone in revealing more than 200 of the most spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope during its lifetime, to the very eve of the 2008 final shuttle mission to the telescope. Written by two of the world’s foremost authorities on space history, Hubble: Imaging Space and Time illuminates the solar system’s workings, the expansion of the universe, the birth and death of stars, the formation of planetary nebulae, the dynamics of galaxies, and the mysterious force known as "dark energy."


$24.95
Space Encyclopedia
Space Encyclopedia
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Presenting the latest exciting findings on space exploration and research and cutting-edge, spectacular views of the universe that technology is bringing back to Earth, all in one ultimate reference book. Authored by David A. Aguilar of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the National Geographic Space Encyclopedia is ideal for the family bookshelf, providing both accessible information for school reports and compelling reading on the mysteries beyond our world.


$24.95
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum
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Designed to convey the awe of a visitor first walking into the world's largest showplace of aviation history, this Autobiography headlines the incredible collections, both on view and behind the scenes, of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The official story and insiders' tales of the museum are shared by its curators, the people who know it best. Spectacular photography and fascinating backstage glimpses show off the jaw-dropping collection, including well-known and beloved artifacts like Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and the Apollo 11 command module, as well as rare treasures not displayed to the public. For aircraft and spaceflight enthusiasts, for readers interested in science and technology, and for all who admire the civil and military legacy of aviation, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: An Autobiography is a welcome adventure.


$40.00
National Geographic Angry Birds Space
National Geographic Angry Birds Space
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Science and Space

It's one small step for birds, one giant leap for birdkind...


$13.95
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Science and Space

This beautiful book is the latest addition to the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series. These colorful pages will introduce young children to the wonders of space, with colorful illustrations by David Aguilar and simple text that is perfect for beginning readers or for reading aloud. The book will explain basic concepts of space, beginning with what is most familiar to kids and expanding out into universe.


$14.95
Hubble: Imaging Space and Time - Hardcover
Hubble: Imaging Space and Time - Hardcover
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This large-format, full-color volume stands alone in revealing the most spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope, from its launch to the very eve of the 2008 final shuttle mission to the telescope.


A wealth of astonishing images leads us to the very edge of known space, setting the stage for the new James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch in 2013.


$50.00
National Geographic Kids Super Space Sticker Activity Book
National Geographic Kids Super Space Sticker Activity Book
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An exciting interactive title chock-full of stars, planets, aliens, and everything out of this world brings National Geographic Kids signature content to a sticker and activity book format. For kids who love our universe, this book features the coolest science kids can't get enough of: our planet Earth, cool asteroids, fun aliens, comets, and so much more. Packed with mazes, spelling and pattern games, drawing activities, and more, kids are sure to love these pages loaded with fun.


$6.99
National Geographic Concise History of Science and Invention
National Geographic Concise History of Science and Invention
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From the ancient conquest of fire and the first turn of a wheel to the latest in scientific leaps toward the stars, this easy-access history offers a panoramic perspective on humankind's quest for the laws, theories, and tools by which we can grasp and master our universe.


$40.00
The Knowledge Book - Softcover
The Knowledge Book - Softcover
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Thousands of years of humankind's most significant ideas and achievements, distilled into just a few hundred pages! This book explains how they're linked and why they're important.


$24.95
Human Footprint Book
Human Footprint Book
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What is your human footprint? Well, it's 13,056 pints of milk, 28,433 showers, 12,888 oranges, 14,518 candy bars, and $52,972 worth of clothes, all in one lifetime. Makes you want to step more lightly on the planet! This book doesn't preach or judge, but simply shows kids—in an exciting, visual way—how humans interact with the environment and how we can lessen our impact. Astonishing photography captures the full picture of consumption, documenting all the diapers you wore as a baby, the bread you'll eat in a lifetime, and the cans you'll recycle, based on national averages. Human Footprint is colorful and fun—yet also manages to be a powerful tool for kids to visualize the dimensions of consumption.


$6.95
National Geographic Kids Funny Fill-in: My Space Adventure
National Geographic Kids Funny Fill-in: My Space Adventure
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Hop on board your brand-new spaceship. You've been selected by world leaders to explore strange new worlds, meet new alien beings, and even taste some of their food. What happens next is up to you! Filled with excitement and hilarity, this compositional challenge lets you tell your very own story starring...you! Combining photography from National Geographic Kids, and illustrations in colorful laugh-out-loud pages, this engaging, entertaining, and educational book introduces you to alien beings from across the universe, and invites you to enter their worlds imaginatively by combining your story with theirs.


$4.99
$2.99
The Science Book - Softcover
The Science Book - Softcover
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The Science Book encapsulates centuries of scientific thought in one volume. Natural phenomena, revolutionary inventions, scientific facts, and the most up-to-date questions are all explained in detailed text that is complemented by visually arresting graphics.


$25.95
The Science Book - Hardcover
The Science Book - Hardcover
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The Science Book distills centuries of scientific thought in one richly illustrated volume. Natural phenomena, revolutionary inventions, and the most up-to-date investigations are explained in detailed text, and vivid illustrations—including 3-D graphics and pictograms—make the information even more fun to discover.


$35.00
Science as a Contact Sport
Science as a Contact Sport
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It's been nearly four decades since scientists first recognized future global warming. Why can't we act decisively to limit greenhouse gases, deforestation, and catastrophic warming trends? Why are we still addicted to fossil fuels? Have we all just been fiddling for 40 years as the world burns around us?


$28.00
$8.99
In the Womb Book
In the Womb Book
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Combining incredibly detailed images with uplifting, informative text, In the Womb is a week-by-week chronicle of the mysterious, magical progress from embryo to fetus to full-term infant. Based on National Geographic's acclaimed television program, this is the perfect gift for expectant parents and a fascinating perspective for anyone captivated by the miracle of life.


$25.00
$19.95
Sun
Sun
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How hot is the sun? What is it made of? How long would it take to get there? This fun- and fact-filled picture book answers these questions and many more. Follow the lead of two kids and a purple cat, who introduce astronomy in a child-friendly way.


$6.95
$2.99
The Human Brain
The Human Brain
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The amazing abilities of the human brain are endlessly fascinating. How do we think? How do we remember? What happens when a person's brain is injured, and what can be done to help fix it?


$17.95
Animals on the Edge
Animals on the Edge
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Animals on the Edge aligns young readers with scientists, conservationists, and educators who are committed to the preservation of animals around the world. The informed and educational narrative examines numerous threats to animals in the wild, raising awareness of each species, and detailing the extent and urgency of the problem. The book also encourages young animal lovers to take an active role in the preservation of creatures great and small.


$17.95
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
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The updated companion book to Carl Sagan's Cosmos, returning to television in March 2014 as an all-new miniseries on the National Geographic Channel and Fox networks, hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson


$15.00
Epic Rivalry - Hardcover
Epic Rivalry - Hardcover
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When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in 1969, they personified an almost unimaginable feat—the incredibly complex task of sending humans safely to another celestial body. This extraordinary odyssey, which grew from the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, was galvanized by the Sputnik launch in 1957.


$28.00
$8.99
Stars
Stars
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Where do stars go in the daytime? How far away are they? What stories can they tell us? Marvel at the mythic stories of the constellations and try finding your own patterns in the sky. Think beyond our sun and wonder what other planets might be circling other stars and what, or who, might be on them. Open the book and blast off to the stars.


$6.95
An Uncommon History of Common Things
An Uncommon History of Common Things
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Our inquisitive species just loves tinkering, testing, and pushing the limits, and this delightfully different book is a freewheeling reference to hundreds of customs, notions, and inventions that reflect human ingenuity throughout history.


$40.00
Volcano - Softcover
Volcano - Softcover
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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
Moon - Hardcover
Moon - Hardcover
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Have you heard that the Moon is made of green cheese? Or that the appearance of the full moon can turn you into a wolf? And how about that Man on the Moon? If you believe any of these old Moon myths, then you need to get your facts straight—straight from a Moonstruck cat and his firefly pal, that is.


$16.95
Earthquake - Softcover
Earthquake - Softcover
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What causes earthquakes? Where do they happen most? What should you do if you feel the earth shake? Just follow the friendly crow–in–the–know for all the answers!


$6.95
Dirt - Softcover
Dirt - Softcover
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What is soil? Who lives in dirt? How does earth help things grow? The answers are within this fun– and fact–filled picture book. Just follow the gardening star–nosed mole in the colorful outfits… and dig in!


$6.95
Sizing up the Universe
Sizing up the Universe
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Sizing Up the Universe reveals an ingenious new way to envision the outsize proportions of space, based on the work of Princeton University professors Richard Gott and Robert Vanderbei. Using scaled maps, object comparisons, and beautiful space photographs, it demonstrates the actual size of objects in the cosmos—from Buzz Aldrin's historic footprint to the visible universe and beyond. The authors offer visual comparisons with astonishing precision and maximum reader-friendliness, conveying clear and understandable explanations of unimaginable vastness. Plus, as an unprecedented bonus, their 1.5-million-selling Map of the Universe is published here for the first time ever in a book—presented on an oversize foldout page that maximizes its eye-popping presentation of satellites, planets, stars, and galaxies.


$35.00
The Blue Zones, Second Edition
The Blue Zones, Second Edition
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Since publishing his bestselling The Blue Zones in 2008, longevity expert and National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner has discovered a new Blue Zone and launched a major public health initiative to transform cities based on principles from this book. The Blue Zones, Second Edition is completely updated and expands his bestselling classic on longevity, drawing on his research from extraordinarily long-lived communities—Blue Zones—around the globe to highlight the lifestyle, diet, outlook, and stress-coping practices that will add years to your life and life to your years.


$14.95