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How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler (and Save Time, Money, and Hassle)
How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler (and Save Time, Money, and Hassle)
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

Consumer travel advocate Christopher Elliott gives you the inside scoop on how to travel smart in this new guide from National Geographic. Calling on practical advice accumulated from more than 20 years of experience in the field, Elliott guides you through the complexities of travel—from cruises to car rentals, travel insurance to time shares, restaurants to resorts, and airlines to agents—and arms you with all the information you need for a successful trip. Full of actionable advice and the answers to the most common—and perplexing—questions, Elliott guides readers through the new rules of travel and breaks through the virtual confusion of pricing, offers, discounts, packages, and every imaginable aspect of a trip, every step of the way. For beginning and seasoned travelers, for business and pleasure trips, this is the ultimate consumer guide to yourjourneys domestically or around the world.


$19.95
National Geographic Kids Big Book of Fun
National Geographic Kids Big Book of Fun
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Sports, Adventure and Exploration

Plunge under the sea into a colorful hidden picture game, navigate through outer space in an intergalactic maze, and try to find camouflaged animals in their natural habitat. Straight from the most popular pages of National Geographic Kids magazine—the number one consumer children's magazine in the country with 1.3 million subscribers—this exciting interactive game book includes over 75 games, mazes, fill-in-the-blank stories, trivia tests, and more. Featuring National Geographic's signature photography, this book is a perfect companion for a long car trip or rainy summer day, and it fits right in with those brownies in a camp care package. Kids will have so much fun, they won’t even realize they're learning.


$6.99
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

"Out of a windless August night
A luna moth in ghostly light
Beat softly on my window screen
Tick-tick-ticking-all silver green.
She whispered secrets in my ear—
I am but a stranger here.
The stars are scrawled across the sky/By ghostwriters, the Moon and I.
You will not see me here tonight—/I have a thousand stars to write.”


$24.95
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

The third title in the National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series, this book is for kids 4 to 8 years old who LOVE dinos! The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic, with stunning illustrations by Franco Tempesta, who illustrated National Geographic Kids The Ultimate Dinopedia. Bursting with fun facts and age-appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids. Young dino fans will love the interactivity in every chapter, and parents will appreciate tips to help carry readers’ experience beyond the page.


$14.95
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
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
1812: A Traveler's Guide
1812: A Traveler's Guide
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Amid intense media interest around the bicentennial of the war that led to Canada's independence and the penning of "The Star-Spangled Banner," 1812 takes readers on a comprehensive tour of the sites in both Canada and the U.S. that figured prominently in this landmark historical event. This is the only guide that contains both Canadian and U.S. sites, taking the reader to war-related landmarks. Readers journey from the Great Lakes, down the Eastern Seaboard, to New Orleans, reliving such famous battles as Tippecanoe, Queenston Heights, Horseshoe Bend, and Chalmette, and visiting such celebrated sites as the USS Constitution, Governors Island, Fort McHenry, and the White House. Organized by geography in six chapters, each focusing on a different theater of war, this lushly illustrated, handy guide includes text that explains how the war played out, as well as how to visit each site, fact-filled sidebars, visitor information, and easy-to-read maps. The compact trim size and succinct presentation of information make the book a must-have souvenir for anyone joining in the bicentennial festivities or interested in the War of 1812.


$13.95
Four Seasons of Travel
Four Seasons of Travel
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

Four Seasons of Travel brings to life hundreds of the world's most alluring locations and activities—and tells you exactly when and how to best experience them.


$40.00
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
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
National Geographic Book of Peoples of the World
National Geographic Book of Peoples of the World
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

A global tour of beliefs and traditions, this book will sweep you into more than 200 different cultures, showing you the remarkable diversity of humanity and our shared experiences. Spectacular photos and maps show how different cultures evolved, and examine the challenges they face.


$40.00
The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel
The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

National Geographic’s ultimate resource for traveling with your furry friend features hundreds of dog-friendly places to pamper your pooch, from doggie daycare to canine cruises. Special features include walks you can take with your dog, insider tips from local pet parents on how to best enjoy their area with a pup, and sidebars detailing unique opportunities for coddled canines, such as winery hikes in California wine country.


$22.95
Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country - Hardcover
Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country - Hardcover
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travelogues and Memoirs

Setting out with her infant daughter and the baby's father, an Ojibwe spiritual leader and guide, Louise Erdrich embarks on an evocative journey to the islands of her forebearers in southern Ontario. She arrives in a small boat on Lake of the Woods to visit powerful, centuries-old rock paintings that are still read by contemporary Ojibwe as ''teaching and dream guides'' and are appreciated as art works as well.


$20.00
Thomas Jefferson Travels - Softcover
Thomas Jefferson Travels - Softcover
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Acclaimed travel and adventure expert Anthony Brandt illuminates Jefferson's inspiring voice, restless imagination and penetrating intelligence, drawing on his voluminous travel diaries and personal correspondence to reveal the man himself and the world in which he played such a vital role.


$15.95
$11.99
National Geographic London Book of Lists
National Geographic London Book of Lists
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

An eclectic and hugely entertaining illustrated compendium of more than 120 lists of London life, culture, and history, from its ancient Roman origins to the present day. This fun and easy-to-dip-into book is annotated with quotes, sidebars containing compelling facts and figures, snippets from diaries and other first-hand sources, old National Geographic magazine excerpts, and much more. Perfect for Anglophiles of all types.


$19.95
Uzma Recycled Cotton Travel Journal
Uzma Recycled Cotton Travel Journal
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Category: Books/Calendars and Stationery

The perfect place to record observations, dreams, and to-dos, this 40-page, tribal-print journal is made by women artisans in the foothills of the Himalayas. Gleaning and repurposing everything from discarded military tents to newspapers, craftswomen in this region transform castoff items into beautiful homespun paper wares. By making these pretty paper journals, women in this region can gain critical opportunities for economic empowerment as they develop their craft.


$10.00
Book of Kells Initial Necklace
Book of Kells Initial Necklace
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Category: Jewelry/Necklaces
The eighth-century Book of Kells is an ornate, hand-copied illuminated manuscript of the gospels—one of the most important pieces of early Celtic art in the world. These sterling silver pendants are inspired by the highly decorative capital letters, called initia, that begin each section of text. Each is cast from sterling silver and finished by hand in a family-run Dublin studio.
Available styles: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
$58.00
Morocco
Morocco
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Africa

The relaunched National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are in tune with the growing trend toward experiential travel, providing more insider tips and expert advice for a more authentic, cultural experience of each destination. These books serve discerning, curious travelers and supply information and interpretation not available on the Internet.


$25.95
Istanbul and Western Turkey
Istanbul and Western Turkey
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Asia

The relaunched National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are in tune with the growing trend toward experiential travel, providing more insider tips and expert advice for a more authentic, cultural experience of each destination. These books serve discerning, curious travelers and supply information and interpretation not available on the Internet.


$22.95
Ireland, 3rd Edition
Ireland, 3rd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

This guide to beautiful Ireland is chock full of attractive new features to make your trip uniquely memorable: Insider tips from National Geographic and local experts reveal favorite little-known sites and events. Sidebars encourage the visitor to truly get inside local culture, from learning traditional dance in Galway to helping restore the country's native boglands. Whether you plan to follow the James Joyce Trail in Dublin or simply ramble the open spaces of the aptly named Emerald Isle, National Geographic Traveler: Ireland has everything needed to make your trip magnificent.


$27.95
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
South Africa
South Africa
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Africa

South Africa offers vibrant cities and wildlife wonders. Our exciting new title in the Traveler series covers everything—from Cape Town to Johannesburg to seeing the "big five" on safari.


$25.95
Beijing & Shanghai
Beijing & Shanghai
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Asia

This gorgeous National Geographic travel book, filled with copious, useful information and travel tips, guides you to the exquisite sights of Beijing and Shanghai, China's two most intriguing cities. Among its most popular features are cut-away illustrations of renowned buildings, detailed maps, and sumptuous photographs.


$25.95
$17.99
Cambodia
Cambodia
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Asia

National Geographic Traveler: Cambodia is another new great bargain Traveler destination. The book explores each of the country's regions, including the scenic and remote eastern province of Mondulkiri, and the white-sand beaches fronting the Gulf of Thailand around Sihanoukville. Journey through the rejuvenated colonial streets of Phnom Penh and the glorious temple ruins at Angkor Wat. Read about the famous freshwater Irrawady dolphins and the floating villages of Chong Kneas. Ride a tuk-tuk, learn Khmer karaoke, or go elephant trekking.


$25.95
Food Journeys of a Lifetime
Food Journeys of a Lifetime
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

Few experiences are as satisfying as a chance to explore the world's great culinary traditions and landmarks—and here, in the latest title of our popular series of illustrated travel gift books, you'll find a fabulous itinerary of foods, dishes, markets, and restaurants worth traveling far and wide to savor.


$40.00
Inside The Vatican - Expanded Edition
Inside The Vatican - Expanded Edition
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

Veteran National Geographic photographer Jim Stanfield has captured nearly every corner of the Vatican, the world's smallest country and the center of the Roman Catholic Church.


$19.95
St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

This Traveler guide brings you the best of St. Petersburg, the enchanted, canal-crossed gem built by Peter the Great. Having survived three revolutions and three name changes, the city still lives on gloriously. The guide reviews St. Petersburg's remarkable history, illuminating the city's love affair with history, architecture, ballet, and painting. You'll find directions to and descriptions of all the main sites—the formidable SS. Peter and Paul Fortress; the famed Hermitage Museum, housed in a series of historic buildings including the baroque Winter Palace; Palace Square; St. Isaac's Cathedral; Nevsky Prospekt—along with such lesser known attractions as the Church of Spilled Blood, Peter the Great's cabin, and the fascinating Museum of Musical Instruments.


$22.95
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 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
The 10 Best of Everything National Parks
The 10 Best of Everything National Parks
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

National parks are more than the best idea America ever had—they're our country's best playgrounds for millions of vacationers who want to enjoy recreation activities, nature and wildlife, and down-time with friends, family, or as solo travelers. This timely, idea-filled guide covers "classic" parks, national historical parks, national monuments, national battlefields, national scenic trails, and beyond. Hundreds of Top 10 lists highlight every park's best attractions—best lodges, best hikes, best star-gazing spots, best campfire meal spots. Destinations are covered by region, theme, season, and occasion. photographs, anecdotes from park rangers, and insider tips, plus traveler resources such as hotels and restaurants, make this the national parks guide travelers have long sought.


$21.95