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Great Migrations: Official Companion Book
Great Migrations: Official Companion Book
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

With more than 250 color photographs, at turns arresting and gorgeous, this stunning companion includes all of the epic animal dramas that are featured in the unprecedented high definition television event to air on the National Geographic Channel. In a world of changing global temperatures both on land and in the sea, the annual migrations of animals include amazing stories of incredible strength and the will to survive. Capitalizing on new technology and the subsequent means of tracking animals, pioneering scientists have uncovered new details that help us to understand a world in constant motion. In this magnificent companion to the groundbreaking 7-hour miniseries, animal journeys are illustrated with images by National Geographic-caliber photographers and with iconic stills from the film. Informational sidebars throughout the book highlight new technology, preeminent scientists and photographers in the field, and the backstories behind the memorable seven-part documentary.


$35.00
$3.99
March of the Penguins Book
March of the Penguins Book
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Learn more about the emperor penguins' extraordinary journey in this official companion book to the major motion picture. March of the Penguins delves further into the lives of these remarkable penguins and their story of survival. It also covers the conditions endured by the film crew to get the footage. Written by Luc Jacquet. Photographed by Jerome Maison.


$30.00
$4.99
National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America
National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

No matter where we live—high-rise or house, arid climate or humid, urban area or country—one creature binds us together like no other: the bird. In North America alone, 60 million people identify themselves as bird-watchers, and most hone their skills right in their own backyards. Now, there's a book for every family who wants to learn more about the birds they love. Chapters cover all aspects of birding in an easy, accessible way. Vivid illustrations of 150 common species make identification a snap. Tips on feeding, birdhouses, and bird-friendly landscapes show how to attract birds to any environment for optimal viewing. Even children can get in on the action with a section devoted to kid-friendly projects and activities. To round out this ultimate one-stop resource, readers will find expert advice on bird songs, birding optics, and bird photography.


$18.95
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 6th Edition
(Based on 2 reviews)
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
Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species
Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

When a few of these photographs first appeared in the National Geographic magazine January 2009 issue, they were hailed as an arresting reminder of the hundreds of species teetering on the brink of final extinction—more than 1,200 animals and plants in all. Now, in Rare, Joel Sartore and National Geographic present 80 iconic images, representing a lifelong commitment to the natural world and a three-year investigation into the Endangered Species Act and the creatures it exists to protect.


$24.00
I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
I Dreamed of Flying Like a Bird
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Climb aboard a helicopter with National Geographic photographer Robert Haas and journey all over the world in search of wild animals and exotic places. Cruise over the savanna grasslands of Africa and watch from above as lions hunt buffalos, one of the few "fair fights" in the African wilderness. Enjoy the spectacle as brilliant pink flamingos run faster and faster along the surface of the water before taking off and landing to form the perfect shape of a huge flamingo. Track muddy footprints across a rain-drenched salt pan to find a lone wildebeest that joins a herd of zebras. Even catch a glimpse of a large group of sharks that glide silently through shallow water in search of their next meal.


$17.95
Safari
Safari
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

Safari day dawns on the Savannah. The African light gives the sky colors seen nowhere else on Earth. Soon, an amazing array of wild animals are yawning, screeching, and growling to life. Meet the elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, hippos, and the laughing hyenas of the wilderness and find out who's friends with whom and why!


$3.99
Birding Essentials
Birding Essentials
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife
For beginning and intermediate enthusiasts, National Geographic Birding Essentials is a must. Comprehensive and authoritative, yet engaging and user-friendly, it teaches readers how to begin and improve their birding: what to look and listen for and how to make sense of what they see and hear. A unique visual component shows actual field guide pages and how to read them, while another compares the same bird in photography versus artwork and explains how to use both for species identification. National Geographic's quality photography is a major highlight of the book, supplemented by pencil drawings and full-color maps to give birders a full range of visual information.
$15.95
Birds of Paradise
Birds of Paradise
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Legendary naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace once observed, "The bird of paradise really deserves its name and must be ranked as one of the most beautiful and most wonderful of living things." In this dazzling photo essay, Tim Laman and Edwin Scholes explain why, presenting gorgeous full-color photographs of all 39 species of the Birds of Paradise that highlight their unique and extraordinary plumage and mating behavior.


$50.00
National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America
National Geographic Pocket Guide to the Birds of North America
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

For new bird-watchers, this low-priced, easy-to-use National Geographic field guide features basic bird identification information on 160 top North American species and makes ornithology fun. The birds are beautifully presented, from the lowly Tufted Titmouse and House Wren to the majestic Great Blue Heron and Bald Eagle. Paging through this handy book is like taking a walk with National Geographic's birding experts. Every bird is showcased with carefully chosen illustrations and photographs that capture its key details and typical behavior, paired with a short list of key facts (appearance, range, food, voice) and a fun,readable snapshot of what makes each bird so interesting. Pictures plus facts plus story: a winning combination especially for new bird watchers.


$11.95
National Geographic Tales of the Weird
National Geographic Tales of the Weird
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Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

When a farmer in Spain captured a two-headed snake in 2002, scientists wanted to study it. When National Geographic Daily News published a story about the discovery, people wanted to read all about it. More than a million people clicked on the site and kept coming back for more unbelievably true stories. An Internet sensation was born.


$18.95
National Geographic Bird Watcher's Bible
National Geographic Bird Watcher's Bible
(Based on 1 review)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

A lighthearted and broadly cultural and visual approach to learning everything there is to know about birds, bird-watching, birds in history and the arts, and life on the wing. Short narrative pieces are interspersed with sidebars, quotes, top-ten lists, and how-to instructions. Illustrated with photographs, contemporary and archival art, maps, and diagrams, the book has lots of cross-references and riches to find on every page.


$40.00
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Take trusted National Geographic along on your birding adventures. This essential guide features in-depth information on every bird officially recorded in eastern North America. Illustrated accounts of their plumages and life stages, and hundreds of color-coded range maps.


$19.95
The Hidden Life of Wolves
The Hidden Life of Wolves
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Delve into amazingly intimate wolf photography by Jim and Jamie Dutcher, a couple who spent many years living with a pack of wolves at the edge of Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness, observing their complex social hierarchy. Here is the alpha pair, leaders of the pack, often the only couple that mate. Here are the pups, born with eyes shut in the spring, tousled by their mother through the first six weeks of life. Here is the omega wolf, lowest ranking wolf in the pack, whose subservience, often playful, alleviates pack tension. Here are moments of cooperation and moments of snarling dominance, moments of communication and affection. Here, too, are heartwarming moments of connection between the Dutchers and the wolves, caught in pictures that remind us how close the links are between wolves in the wild and the beloved family dog. Short chapters introduce the wolves as individuals, describe the Dutchers' years of coming to know them, and address the complex conservation issues surrounding the near-extinction and now replenishment of the species in the wild. Sidebars explore myths about wolves, including Native American spirit stories, European fairy tales, and modern ranching hearsay.


$25.00
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: Books/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Take trusted National Geographic along on your birding adventures. This essential guide features in-depth information on every bird officially recorded in western North America. Illustrated accounts of their plumages and life stages, and hundreds of color-coded range maps.


$19.95
$14.99