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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
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 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
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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 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
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
Regional Guide to National Parks: Alaska
Regional Guide to National Parks: Alaska
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

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 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
The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide
The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka shares his hard-earned knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Described by National Geographic as “one of the best traveled and fastest hikers on the planet,” and named “Adventurer of the Year” by Outside and “Person of the Year” by Backpacker, Skurka recounts what he’s learned from more than 30,000 miles of long-distance adventures, most recently a 4,700-mile 6-month loop around Alaska and Canada’s Yukon.


$19.95
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Naples and Southern Italy, 2nd edition
Naples and Southern Italy, 2nd edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

Birthplace of pizza and a treasure-trove of museums, art galleries, and medieval palaces, Naples is the centerpiece of National Geographic's Traveler guide to southern Italy. The book points you to the city's best spots, then heads to Pompeii and Herculaneium, the Amalfi Coast, and fabled Capri and other offshore islands. Also on the itinerary are Puglia, filled with unusual trulli, Basilicata, Campania, and Calabria, along with excursions to Sicily and Sardinia—two fascinating islands whose rich art, culture, language, and history are fiercely separate from those of the mainland.


$21.95
France, 3rd Edition
France, 3rd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

Beginning in Paris and delving into the farthest reaches of the provinces, National Geographic Traveler: France guides you to the country's best sights, and lesser known ones as well. Veteran travel writer Rosemary Bailey provides the ins and outs of oldtime favorites, including the Loire Valley, Mont Saint-Michel, and Normandy's battlefields, but she also makes sure you won't miss picturesque Saint-Cirq-Lapopie tucked away in the Dordogne Valley, the charming, vine-striped Var region of Provence, and tiny Mirepoix in the Pyrennes, celebrated for the beautiful half-timbered arcading of its main square, to name a few. Among the many special features of the travel guide are mapped walking and driving tours, including a walk in Paris's Latin Quarter, a drive along the magnificent Gorges du Tarn, and a drive along the enchanting Indre River; and two-page write-ups that take an in-depth look at cafe life, while other write-ups explore monasteries and Breton customs.


$27.95
Athens and the Islands
Athens and the Islands
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

From Old Athens to the city's modern suburbs, from Crete to the Dodecanese and Ionian islands, National Geographic Traveler: Athens & the Island guides you to the better-and lesser-known sights of this Mediterranean hotspot. In between, you'll discover the secrets behind some of the archaeological treasures of one of the world's oldest cities, not to mention the city's trendiest nightspots, as well as secluded beaches and island towns not far from the mainland.


$22.95
$15.99
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
Sydney, 2nd Edition
Sydney, 2nd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Australia and Oceania

This National Geographic travel guide to Sydney, Australia is completely updated and revised, with brand-new photographs, new experiential sidebars, insider tips from National Geographic experts and others, as well as a useful "charting your trip" section that helps you plot your upcoming adventure in Sydney.


$22.95
$15.99
Barcelona, 3rd Edition
Barcelona, 3rd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

Barcelona is unique in its architecture and art, from Gothic to Gaudi and Picasso to Miro. Don't miss flamenco classes!


$22.95
Brain: The Complete Mind
Brain: The Complete Mind
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Category: Books/Science and Space

Did you know that listening to music tunes up your brain? Or that certain foods can help maintain mental fitness? Or that exercise can keep both body and mind in good shape?


$40.00
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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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Travel Best Sellers

USA 101 stitches together a crazy quilt of iconic places, events, fairs, and festivals that celebrates America in all its quirky diversity.


$18.95
Rome, 3rd Edition
Rome, 3rd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

Rome is captivating. This guide will lead you through its history and into its exciting present, with information ranging from emperors and archaeological digs to culinary classes and street cafés.


$22.95
Spain, 4th Edition
Spain, 4th Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

Spain's vibrancy and passion are brought alive in this colorful, comprehensive guide. Filled with in-depth information and practical travel tips, it features experiential sidebars, insider tips from National Geographic experts, cut-away illustrations, detailed maps (including street-by-street city maps), and sumptuous pictures. Organized into chapters by cities and areas, it guides readers to Madrid and its museums and nightlife, Catalonia and Valencia, Basque Country and the Pyrenees, Barcelona, Castille, Andalucia, the Balearics and Canaries, and to many lesser known places as well. An elaborate introduction to Spanish history and culture provides context. Special in-depth sidebars discuss Spanish wines, Gaudi and modernism, flamenco, and more; while guided tours include a drive among Aragon's castles and around the Mudejar towns, and a walk around Madrid's enchanting Plaza Major. An extensive travel planner details practicalities, including where to find the most memorable posadas and best tapas.


$27.95
The Caribbean, 3rd Edition
The Caribbean, 3rd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Latin America

This beautiful guide takes you to the best islands of the Caribbean, from the Windward Islands of St. Lucia and Dominica to the Leeward Islands of Antigua and Barbados. Replete with detailed visitor information and insider tips from National Geographic writers, photographers, and explorers, it features cut-away illustrations of the coral reefs surrounding many of the islands and their inhabitants; an array of detailed maps; and sumptuous photographs. Broken into chapters by islands or island groups (including Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Trinidad, the French Antilles, the Virgin Islands, and the lesser known islands), it also features a fascinating introduction to island history and culture. Special in-depth sidebars discuss Rastafarianism, Cricket in the Caribbean, cruising, and the Arecibo Observatory, while experiential sidebars provide an entree into the culture, such as cooking Jamaican cuisine and celebrating Carnival the Caribbean way. Among other favorite features are guided tours, including a walk in the Dominican Republic's Colonial zone and a drive around Basse-Terre; and an extensive travel planner that details practicalities and offers a guide to sports and activities for the individual islands.


$27.95