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National Geographic 9th Edition Atlas of the World - Softcover
National Geographic 9th Edition Atlas of the World - Softcover
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Category: Books/Atlases and Reference

Now, in its stunning Ninth Edition, the critically acclaimed National Geographic Atlas of the World reports and examines up-to-the-minute geopolitical and environmental changes through detailed, accurate maps and beautiful, engaging design that are its hallmark. This cartographic masterwork brings to light the most important and relevant topics that grip our planet today. New maps cover regions of volatile civil strife, such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. World thematic spreads reveal freshwater scarcity, global warming, world economies, energy resources and consumption, and other critical trends. Dramatic ocean floor maps show more features and detail than any other atlas. Dynamic graphics and compelling visual stories cover the vital developments of our world in the reliable, authoritative, and innovative style that has made National Geographic a leader in the category.


$109.00
$59.00
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
Costa Rica, 4th Edition
Costa Rica, 4th Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Latin America

Award-winning author and Costa Rica expert Christopher Baker guides you through this incredibly varied and alluring country, one of Central America's premier ecotourist destinations. Illustrated with 120 vivid photographs and 20 full-color maps, the book starts with a detailed introduction to the country's history and culture, including a section on its unique flora and fauna. You are then guided through each of the country's regions: the capital city of San Jose, the lush Central Highlands, Guanacaste and its volcanoes, sea-fringed Nicoya, the Central Pacific, Zona Sur, the South Central and its cloud forests, the Northern Lowlands, and the Caribbean.


$22.95
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Latin America

Explore Rio de Janeiro's many streets and personalities—neighborhood by neighborhood—from samba clubs to the best shopping blocks, sandy beaches to history-rich favelas, and island excursions to savory meals. A history section grounds you in the region's geographic context, while each subsequent chapter packs numerous insider tips from National Geographic and local experts. Experiential sidebars reveal ways to participate in Rio culture, including dancing, cooking, biking, boating, and visiting festivals, parks, ports, or casinos. Whether you're sipping from a coconut husk at a sidewalk café, watching (or joining) hang gliders jump off the cliffs of São Conrado, or trying your hand at a traditional instrument in the music zone of Rua da Carioca, every page in this invaluable guide transports you to Rio long before you arrive. Perfect for visitors who are planning a trip to coincide with the 2014 World Cup or 2016 Olympic Games.


$25.95
Brazil
Brazil
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Latin America

As host of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil is poised to welcome thousands of visitors in the coming years. The world is open for travel and people are looking for new ways to experience a destination. The acclaimed National Geographic Traveler series offers just that. Each guide presents the place in full, beginning with an overview to help develop a game plan. Popular features include insider tips from National Geographic experts; not-to-be-missed lists; experiential sidebars; sections on contemporary life, history, and culture; special excursions; handy maps; and a hefty Travelwise selection with handpicked hotels and restaurants. This beautiful guide makes Brazil accessible to every traveler.


$27.95
New Zealand, 2nd Edition
New Zealand, 2nd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Australia and Oceania

From the heart of Auckland and Christchurch to the lakes around Queenstown; from the fjords of Milford Sound to towering Mt. Cook on the South Island; and from the beautiful Bay of Islands to the bubbling sulfur springs of Rotorua in the North, this guide gives you every tool you need to plan a trip to this unique land on the other side of the world. Australian native and frequent Kiwi visitor Peter Turner escorts you through the incredibly varied land- and cityscapes that are today's New Zealand. Starting with a detailed introduction to the country's history, food, land, and culture, the book explores every corner of New Zealand, starting with Auckland, the bustling cosmopolitan jewel in the North. Turner takes readers down the islands to such magical places as Kiakoura, where you can swim with wild dolphins; stately Wellington, the proud and lively capital; Westland National Park, with its incredible gleaming glaciers; and charming Christchurch, whose gardens and parks give it a distinctly British feel. Special sidebars describe such topics as the Maori, the national obsession of rugby, and the many adventure activities (like bungee jumping, which originated outside Queenstown) that people often associate with the country.


$25.95
Greece, 4th Edition
Greece, 4th Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

Explore the best sites in Greece—from the Acropolis and ancient Delphi to Athens' newest neighborhoods and Santorini sunsets—with this gorgeous guide, replete with updated information and travel tips, cut-away illustrations of some of the country's famous structures, an array of detailed maps, and sumptuous photographs. Broken into chapters by cities and areas (including Athens, the Peloponnese, Macedonia and the North, and both the popular and lesser-known islands), it also features a fascinating introduction to Greek history and culture. Special in-depth sidebars discuss Greek drama, the Olympic Games, and the Battle of Crete. Learn where to take a Greek language course, learn to cook Greek food on Crete, volunteer with the Hellenic Ornithological Society, meet winemakers, participate in a marble sculpture workshop on Tinos, make a tapestry weaving, collect mushrooms in the Pindos Mountains, and much more. Guided tours include a walk in Rhodes' Old Town, a boat trip around Mount Athos, and a drive in northern Evvoia. An extensive travel planner details practicalities, including where to find the best tavernas and the finest gold jewelry.


$27.95
Greece, 3rd Edition
Greece, 3rd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

Greece charms its guests with breathtaking islands, sumptuous cuisine, and spectacular ruins. See where to find the best tavernas, finest gold jewelry, and marble sculpture workshops.


$27.95
Hong Kong, 3rd Edition
Hong Kong, 3rd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Asia

Hong Kong is presented exquisitely with its gleaming skyscrapers and teeming streets. Find out where to drink tea and take lessons in feng shui and kung fu and more!


$22.95
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Berlin
Berlin
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

National Geographic brings a century of incomparable travel expertise to this extraordinary series of world tours. These information-packed guides offer savvy advice and the in-depth information that sophisticated travelers demand. Each guide features detailed background and site descriptions, mapped walking and driving tours, and full-service sidebars with fascinating vignettes on history, culture, and contemporary life. There's also a 60-page directory of visitor information, including notable hotels and restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. And foldout end flaps, printed with maps and quick reference information, serve as handy bookmarks.


$22.95
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New Zealand
New Zealand
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Australia and Oceania

New Zealand comes alive in vivid images in this up-to-the-minute edition.


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

National Geographic brings a century of incomparable travel expertise to this extraordinary series of world tours. These information-packed guides offer savvy advice and the in-depth information that sophisticated travelers demand. Each guide features detailed background and site descriptions, mapped walking and driving tours, and full-service sidebars with fascinating vignettes on history, culture, and contemporary life. There's also a 60-page directory of visitor information, including notable hotels and restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. And foldout end flaps, printed with maps and quick reference information, serve as handy bookmarks.


$22.95
Provence and the Cote d'Azur, 2nd Edition
Provence and the Cote d'Azur, 2nd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

National Geographic brings a century of incomparable travel expertise to this extraordinary series of world tours. These information-packed guides offer savvy advice and the in-depth information that sophisticated travelers demand. Each guide features detailed background and site descriptions, mapped walking and driving tours, and full-service sidebars with fascinating vignettes on history, culture, and contemporary life. There's also a 60-page directory of visitor information, including notable hotels and restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. And foldout end flaps, printed with maps and quick reference information, serve as handy bookmarks.


$21.95
$11.99
Florence and Tuscany, 2nd Edition
Florence and Tuscany, 2nd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

From the Etruscans to the Romans to the Renaissance, Tuscany may quite possibly be the greatest repository of art in the world. This vast Italian countryside is known the world over for its culture, romantic rolling hillsides, and vineyards, as well as its most most famous city, Florence. Few places in the world can rival Florence for its rich history and beauty. Visitors will be enchanted by its cathedrals, Renaissance architecture, and exquisite works of art including Michelangelo's famous statue, "David." Join National Geographic on a journey to this glorious destination, and experience La Dolce Vita for yourself.


$25.95
Cultures on the Edge
Cultures on the Edge
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

Cultures on the Edge presents the photographic experience of Chris Rainier, National Geographic Society Fellow and cultural photographer, who has spent more than 30 years traveling the world in search of traditional cultures and natural wildernesses. From his experiences as Ansel Adams’ last photographic assistant, to being a photographer covering conflict and war, to a life’s mission to document the plane'ts vanishing cultures and wildernesses, Rainier has created a powerful and comprehensive documentary of cultures living on the edge of the powerful changes unfolding in the 21st century.


$40.00
Rome, 4th Edition
Rome, 4th Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

From the beautiful Spanish Steps to the heights of Palatine Hill, Rome experts Sari Gilbert and Michael Brouse guide you through this historic and vibrant city. Illustrated with more than 120 vivid photographs and more than 20 detailed, full-color maps, the 4th edition of National Geographic Traveler: Rome gives you every tool you need to plan a trip to this fascinating city. Starting with an introduction to Rome's storied history and culture, the book then explores each of the city's regions, covering every corner of town in detail. Sites covered include the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Arch of Constantine, the Roman and Imperial Forums, the Trevi Fountain, and the sublime ceiling of the Vatican Museums' Sistine Chapel. These, the many amazing museums that dot the city, and more are covered in lively detail.


$22.95
Vietnam, 3rd Edition
Vietnam, 3rd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Asia

In this completely updated and revised guide to Vietnam, James Sullivan's enthusiasm for his adopted country is clear in his coverage of all of its major sites, along with some lesser known surprises as well. The book begins in the ancient capital of Hanoi and explores surrounding areas like fabled Ha Long Bay and hilltribe villages tucked away in the jungle-covered mountains, North-Central Vietnam and its tunnels related to the Vietnam War, the ancient cities of Hue and Hoi An, the Southern Central Highlands featuring wildlife-filled Cat Tien National Park, bustling Ho Chi Minh City, and the vast Mekong Delta. Several features delve deeper into Vietnam's history and culture, including discussions on the hilltribes and the life of the boatpeople in the Mekong Delta. Self-guided walks and drives take you through Hanoi's picturesque Old Quarter and along the cliffside beauty between Hue and Danang. You'll find lists of not-to-be-missed sites and experiential sidebars that guide you through getting to know Vietnam more intimately, including where to see water puppets, train trips to Trai Mat, and the new "in" beaches to visit. A hefty Travelwise section offers hand-picked hotels and restaurants.


$22.95
Peru, 2nd Edition
Peru, 2nd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Latin America

This revised and updated guidebook introduces you to the wonders of Peru, from the high Andes peaks to the slow-moving Amazon waters. Be it learning about the four breeds of camels native to Peru or exploring the markets of Cuzco, you'll pick up the best suggestions for getting the most out of your trip. The guide begins with a detailed account of the country—what not to be missed, Peru today, food and drink, land and environment, history, and the arts. Nine regional chapters include Lima, the Southern Lowlands and Southern Highlands, Cuzco and Machu Picchu, the North Coast via the Central Highlands, Huaraz and the High Andes, and the Northern Highlands and the Amazon.


$25.95
New York, 4th Edition
New York, 4th Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/U.S. and Canada

The updated and revised National Geographic Traveler: New York gives you every tool you need to plan a trip to this incredibly varied and vibrant city. From exploring Manhattan's most innovative and greenest buildings, to the best chance for a U2 sighting at soul food restaurants in Harlem, to trendy and fashionable TriBeCa, to a splashy new feature on bohemian-chic Chelsea and the High Line, to the Empire State Building, the Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan, and getting around on CitiBike, National Geographic guides you to the best known sights, and lesser known ones as well.


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

This newly revised and updated guide tells you everything you need to know about visiting Germany. Covering the entire country region by region, the guide begins in the youthful capital of Berlin and proceeds to Mecklenburg, Hamburg, Niedersachsen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Hessen, Thuringe, Sachsen, northern Bavaria, Munich and the Alps, and finally Baden-Wurtemberg. Captivating narratives describe the best sites to visit, including lesser-known ones, complete with detailed background descriptions and how best to tour each one. Among the special features are self-guided walking and driving tours—stroll along the streets of ever-changing Berlin, for instance, or through a breathtaking corner of the Black Forest.


$27.95
Ireland, 4th Edition
Ireland, 4th Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Europe

On every page of National Geographic Traveler: Ireland, you'll find in-depth information on Ireland's rich history and culture, along with helpful hints on how to get around and how best to visit each site. Illustrated with 170 beautiful color photographs and two dozen maps, the guide also showcases several 3-D drawings that detail the intricate architectural features of Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin and the myriad plants found in the Burren heath. Insider tips from National Geographic and local experts point out favorite or little-known sites and events, and dozens of sidebars highlight experiences that allow the visitor to truly get inside the local culture, such as learning traditional dance in Galway, taking Irish language classes in Ennis, or volunteering to help restore the country's native boglands.


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Barcelona, 4th Edition
Barcelona, 4th Edition
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Celebrating Barcelona's stronghold on architecture and art, this completely updated and revised guide to the city makes sure you don't miss a thing—the intricately carved edifices of its Gothic quarter; Gaudi's moderniste structures; and the seminal surrealist works of Picasso and Miro. Special features include 3-D drawings like one of the fabulous Sagrada Familia Cathedral, and guided tours such as a walk through Roman Barcelona and a drive through the Mediterranean-lapped Costa Brava, as well as in-depth sidebars that detail such topics as Barcelona's Jewish community, the city's markets, and what life as a local medieval monk was like. Special features are sprinkled throughout on such helpful topics as securing tickets to a bullfight, learning to windsurf on Barcelona's beaches, the ritual of spring onion barbeques, where to take Catalan or flamenco classes, and taking a suisso. Insider Tips from National Geographic and local experts show you where the locals go. A hefty Travelwise section details how to get there and how to get around, with author-picked hotels and restaurants.


$22.95
Panama, 3rd Edition
Panama, 3rd Edition
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Category: Books/Travel and Adventure/Traveler Guidebooks/Latin America

A small-scale country on the surface, Panama is a Central American giant and gem just awakening to its vast potential. Esteemed travel writer Christopher Baker takes the reader on a journey to this fascinating place in this fully updated edition of National Geographic Traveler: Panama. Beginning in the cosmopolitan, steamy capital of Panama City, you move on to the Canal Zone and the central Caribbean, with world-class birding and rafting; Kuna Yala, administrated anonymously by indigenous Kuna people; the Darien, a biological Eden; and Central Panama, blessed with fine beaches, mountains, pre-Columbian sites, and important colonial architecture. Among the guide's special features are mapped walking and driving tours, including a walk around Panama City's Casco Antiguo and a drive across the Continental Divide, and special two-page entries on topics such as the Panama Canal and parrots and macaws.


$22.95