National Geographic Live! features entertaining and visually spectacular presentations by the world's leading explorers, scientists, photographers, and naturalists. Now available on DVD and enhanced by award-winning images, this volume showcases the dynamic live presentations by George and David Stuart and Bulent Atalay, plus bonus interviews with them.
In the three thousand years between 1500 B.C. and A.D.1500, the Maya created one of the most distinctive and accomplished civilizations in the Americas. George and David Stuart have spent over two decades working at the Maya site and recently released an illustrated new book, The City on the Edge of Forever: Palenque and the Ancient Maya World. In this insightful lecture, the dynamic father-son team share the story of Palenqueits rulers, unique social structure and worldview, and enduring architectureand offer their insights into the Classic Maya culture.
A man whose very name is synonymous with genius, Leonardo Da Vinci, created some of the supreme masterworks of Western art, carried out cutting-edge scientific research, and dreamed of inventions that would not be built until centuries later. In the new National Geographic book Leonardo's Universe, scientist and artist Bulent Atalay offers a comprehensive look at Leonardo, his work, and his world. Atalay explains how Leonardo applied mathematical concepts such as the "divine proportion" to his art, shows fully workable recreations of Leonardo's inventions built by IBM in the 1960s, and explains the many ways in which this enigmatic genius has influenced our world.
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