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  • Just Joking Animal Riddles

    National Geographic

    Product Code: AMXXF
    Paperback 7 years +
    Authored by none other than the former US Children's Poet Laureate, J. Patrick Lewis, this collection of animal-focused jokes and riddles will keep kids reading, rhyming, and laughing like a hyena. The Just Joking series has wowed the kid crowd, and now Just Joking: Animal Riddles delivers 150 hilarious and puzzling riddles all about animals, guaranteed to tickle the funny bone of kids everywhere!
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  • Everything Pets

    National Geographic

    Product Code: AHWXL
    Paperback 7 years +
    Did you know that a cat's top speed is about 31 miles per hour or that a dog can make about 100 different facial expressions?

    This National Geographic Kids book focuses on perfect pets - from scaly and slithery to four-legged and feathered. It's packed with fun facts and incredible photographs.
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  • National Geographic Almanac 2019 UK Edition

    National Geographic

    Product Code: BSJGH
    Paperback
    A one-of-a-kind annual featuring surprising facts, stunning colour photos, arresting infographics, and illuminating maps that present the world in a whole new way. An almanac like you've never seen before, this arresting volume features key information on science, nature, history, and geography, spiked with cutting-edge ideas and spectacular visuals. Discover features that only National Geographic can deliver, including exquisite photography, explanatory infographics, illustrated timelines, and maps created by expert cartographers. Chapters include Exploration & Adventure, This Planet & Beyond, Life on Earth, and The Science of Us; featured topics range from the polar jet stream and how chameleons change colours to the world's biggest cities and the science of addiction. It includes top travel trends, new explorations, and recent discoveries, as well as fascinating trivia. Enlightening for young and old, exquisitely designed, each page of this special almanac reveals something new about today's world.
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  • Weird but True! Food

    National Geographic

    Product Code: AMXKH
    Paperback 7 years +
    This latest addition to the crazy popular Weird but True series serves up tons more zany fun, focused totally on the subject of food! Step up to the plate to get 100 percent new content, with 300 more of the amazing facts plus photos that kids just can't get enough of. Did you know that sliced bread was once banned in the U.S.A., or that turophobia is the fear of cheese? The creators of National Geographic Kids, the nation's most popular kids' magazine, bring you even more fact-packed fun with this best selling series!
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  • National Geographic History at a Glance

    National Geographic

    Product Code: CBPOC
    Hardback
    Sweeping but succinct, this comprehensive reference presents all of world history in a browsable format featuring more than three dozen maps, along with hundreds of photographs and illustrations. From the dawn of humankind to today's global complexities, this book provides a compelling reminder that history is unfolding all around us. The epic story of humanity on all seven continents is explored through a unique design that combines concise essays with expansive time lines that invite deeper reading on milestone moments, explained within the broader context of the era. The final chapter highlights such recent events as SpaceX's heavy rocket launch, the restoration of U.S./Cuba relations, the #MeToo movement, and the historical trends that were the precursors to the state of our world today. Informative and richly illustrated, this authoritative take on world history will be a compelling reference you'll turn to again and agian..
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  • Visual Galaxy

    National Geographic

    Product Code: CBPNM
    Hardback
    This compelling visual journey through our galaxy combines more than 350 photographs, illustrations, and graphics to present the universe as you've never seen it before. Galaxia is a deep dive into the past, present, and future of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. In this mind-expanding visual tour through the cosmos, spectacular photographs are converted into interpretive graphics, starting with the sun and moving outward into space where stars are born, black holes lurk, and planets of diverse size and anatomy spin through their orbit. The final chapters locate our galaxy within the known universe and add a scintillating peek of other exoplanets in the cosmos. Detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions are paired with clear, authoritative scientific information.
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  • Women

    National Geographic

    Product Code: CBHFT
    Hardback
    This powerful photography collection drawn from the celebrated National Geographic archive celebrates the lives of women from around the globe, accompanied by revelatory new interviews and portraits of contemporary trailblazers including Oprah Winfrey, Jane Goodall, and Christiane Amanpour. #MeToo. #GirlBoss. Time's Up. From Silicon Valley to politics and beyond, women are reshaping our world. Now, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, this bold and inspiring book from National Geographic mines 130 years of photography to showcase their past, their present, and their future. With 300+ stunning images from more than 50 countries, each page of this glorious book offers compelling testimony about what it means to be female, from historic suffragettes to the haunting, green-eyed "Afghan girl." Organized around chapter themes like grit, compassion, and joy, the book features brand-new commentary from a wide swath of luminaries including Laura Bush, Gloria Allred, Roxane Gay, Melinda Gates, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, and the founders of the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements. Each is accompanied by a bold new portrait, shot by acclaimed NG photograher Erika Larsen. The ultimate coffee table book, this iconic collection provides definitive proof that the future is female.
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  • Nature's Best Remedies

    National Geographic

    Product Code: BUPCM
    Hardback
    This authoritative guide to the foods, herbs, spices, essential oils, and other natural substances that alleviate common ailments will enhance your life--from treating illness to sharpening the mind, losing weight, cleaning the home, enhancing pregnancy, and reducing the effects of aging. Divided into two sections--Nature's Cures and Nature's Pharmacopoeia--this beautifully illustrated guide provides up-to-date information on such timely topics as the perils of packaged foods and the benefits of phytochemicals, how to achieve major results with minor alterations in your food choices, the soothing benefits of essential oils, and the most effective methods for maximizing such natural home helpers as salts, vinegars, oils, and more. Innovative recipes offer easy, effective dishes that utilize multiple herbs, spices, and fresh foods for powerhouse results.
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  • Spectacle

    National Geographic

    Product Code: BSJGM
    Hardback
    This exquisite photo collection showcases awe-inducing moments from around the world, including stunning sights such as the aurora borealis, cities made of neon lights, a great wildebeest migration, a contortionist on display--and more. In life, there are certain events that are as beautiful as they are unforgettable--from a majestic desert standstorm to the secrets of a deep blue ice cave to the world's largest library. These rarely seen moments shock us in their diversity, their complexity, and their epic scale, bringing us the miraculous beauty of our planet. Featuring more than 200 color images from acclaimed National Geographic photographers, this volume presents a dazzling array of natural wonders, unusual phenomena, and amusing curiosities. Each page will enlighten and inspire, presenting our world.
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  • National Geographic Rarely Seen

    National Geographic

    Product Code: BRIWY
    Hardback
    This "mini" sized version of the New York Times bestseller showcases astounding natural phenomena, far-flung landscapes, and uncommon animal species, shot by star National Geographic photographers. Volcanic lightning cuts through the night sky. A lone kangaroo skims the surface of a lake at sunset. A jeweled scarab from King Tut's tomb glitters in the darkness. The dazzling landmark book shot by an elite group of acclaimed photographers is now available as a compact gift book. Culled to reflect the many variations of our planet's secret wonders--from 30,000-year-old cave paintings to flowers that bloom every few years to engravings inside Abraham Lincoln's watch--each image offers a powerful perspective that will astonish and inspire. Filled with behind-the-scenes stories and wrought with beauty, mystery, and joy, Rarely Seen is a breathtaking window to the extraordinary.
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  • Daily Kindness: 365 Days of Compassion

    National Geographic

    Product Code: BKMJR
    Hardback
    With enriching quotes from celebrated luminaries and striking National Geographic photography, each page of this moving book will inspire you to live with sincerity, compassion, and benevolence. Each month, you'll practice virtues like patience, respect, and generosity that will focus your mind and heart, creating fulfillment and contentment. Both inviting and motivating, Daily Kindness invites you to reflect on life's big and small moments, providing a way to embrace new ideas--and enrich your life every day of the year.
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  • Timeless Journeys: Travels to the World's Legendary Places

    National Geographic

    Product Code: BKMJD
    Hardback
    Pack your bags for an extraordinary adventure with National Geographic to the places that have captivated our imaginations for centuries. In this visually stunning volume, the world's leading authority on cultural travel and history showcases fifty bucket-list-ready destinations on every continent, from Easter Island's haunting stone moai to Kyoto's breathtaking temples. Vintage photographs from the National Geographic archives tell the backstory of the discovery and earliest visitors to places like Machu Picchu, Pompeii, Egypt's Great Pyramids, and more, while showstopping contemporary photographs bring them to life in exquisite detail. Full-spread features on lesser known and less visited sites, such as Pompeii's better-preserved sister city Herculaneum, offer readers extraordinary opportunities to deepen their travel experience and discover places where the past can truly come to life.
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  • Night Vision

    National Geographic

    Product Code: BKMEU
    Hardback
    The world is a different place after dark, and this magnificent photography book illuminates the mesmerizing realm of all things nocturnal. After dark, the light is different; there is an unspoken intimacy; new and different activities occur and in the natural world, an unseen universe comes alive. Page after page of vivid photos explore the many nuances of night vision--from the sea by moonlight to night markets in Laos to the face of a child lit up by a screen in a darkened room. The range of images is breathtaking: A smoky jazz club. Flowers that bloom only at night. Phosphorescent fish. Lions photographed with infrared cameras. TheEiffel Tower, all lit up. Faces around a campfire. A stadium lit by floodlights. Earth from space. Elegant, sexy, and a little mysterious, this richly illustrated book is a stunning pathway to some of the world's most captivating sights.
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  • Journeys of a Lifetime

    National Geographic

    Product Code: BJXJS
    Hardback
    Compiled from the favorite trips of National Geographic's travel writers, Journeys of a Lifetime spans the globe to highlight the best of the world's most famous and lesser known sojourns. It presents an incredible diversity of possibilities, from ocean cruises around Antarctica to horse treks in the Andes. Every continent and every possible form of transport is covered. A timely resource for the burgeoning ranks of active travelers who crave adventurous and far-flung trips, Journeys of a Lifetime provides scores of creative ideas: trekking the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania...mountain biking in Transylvania...driving through the scenic highlands of Scotland...or rolling through the outback on Australia's famous Ghan train...and dozens of other intriguing options all over the world. Journeys of a Lifetime also features 22 fun Top 10 lists in all sorts of categories. What are the world's top 10 elevator rides, bridges to walk across, trolley rides, ancient highways, or underground walking adventures? Readers will love evaluating and debating the selections. Each chapter showcases stunning photography, full-colour maps, evocative text, and expert advice-including how to get there, when to visit, and how to make the most of the journey-all packaged in a luxurious oversize volume to treasure for years to come.
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  • Sacred Places of a Lifetime

    National Geographic

    Product Code: BJCKK
    Hardback
    With eloquent text, hundreds of gorgeous full-color images, and practical visitor information, Sacred Places of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Most Peaceful and Powerful Destinations highlights fascinating icons of many religions around the world and offers an intriguing window into the cultures that created them.
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  • Visual Atlas of the World

    National Geographic

    Product Code: BIANN
    Hardback
    Reimagined and completely updated for the first time since 2008, National Geographic's visual atlas of the world will delight and inspire. From spectacular space imagery to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this stunning book showcases the diverse natural and cultural treasures of the world in glorious color. Featuring more than 200 fascinating maps, more than 350 new photos, and state-of-the-art cartography and satellite imagery, this is a must-have reference for families, travelers, students, librarians, and scholars. Each page was created in collaboration with the world's premier scientists, geographers, and cartographers and is populated with the most up-to-date information available, making this book the most beautiful and authoritative visual atlas available today.
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  • National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 4th Edition

    National Geographic

    Product Code: BHJMT
    Paperback
    Discover America's best scenic drives - plus 25 new drives - mile by mile, in this photo-filled, detail-packed National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 4th Edition. 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 Gorge--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. Describing the scenery, history, and points of interest along each route, veteran National Geographic writers combine their regional knowledge and storytelling techniques to ensure that your next road trip is a success. Also included are 375 glorious photographs and four-color maps for every drive, along with information on road conditions, driving times, site addresses, visiting hours, admission fees, and more. It all adds up to a "must have" reference for every adventurous motorist.
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  • 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas

    National Geographic

    Product Code: BFKCR
    Paperback
    Following up on the enormous success of the Journeys of a Lifetime series of travel gift books, National Geographic bring you 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas, a large-format, lavishly illustrated, softcover travel planner. This essential travel companion to one hundred of the world's most fascinating countries is packed with more than 250 big, colorful images, 110 original, detailed maps, and evocative text to inspire your next great trip. Divided into two sections, this book helps you choose destination that suits your interests, how to get there, and what to do. The first part presents a series of charts that helps you pick the best places to visit according to your needs and desires, including the best seasons to go to each country-whether you're interested in a three-week vacation or a long weekend or something in between-as well as a chapter including which destinations are best for children, adventure seekers, history lovers, and the like. In addition to vacation ideas, you'll be given specific airfare costs, approximate cost of a trip, health precautions, and other important tips. The book's second section surveys the one hundred countries - from Argentina to Zimbabwe, and everything in between - describing each one's unique highlights and ideas on what to do while visiting, as well as offering a wealth of practical information to help plan a memorable trip. A special sidebar outlines the pros and cons of each destination. 100 Countries, 5000 Ideas is an irresistible blend of practical travel information and inspiring ideas - adorned with stunning imagery - to help fuel your wanderlust, and make your dream trip possible.
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  • Visions of Earth

    National Geographic

    Product Code: BDBWD
    Hardback
    In the tradition of our hit smaller format photography reissues, such as Through the Lens and National Geographic Image Collection, this photo mini extends the line of National Geographic's holiday gift books, appealing at a lower price point to art and photography lovers and National Geographic fans everywhere. Inspired by the most popular feature in National Geographic magazine, this trove of photographic riches includes thought-provoking quotes and interesting facts, providing a textual counterpoint to the stunning images.
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  • NG Walking Venice

    National Geographic

    Product Code: AYEDK
    Paperback
    See the best of Venice with this streamlined walking guide, complete with step-by-step itineraries and maps to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by National Geographic's famous eye for good pictures. More than just a guidebook, Walking Venice is full of information about the city and its people.
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  • National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World

    National Geographic

    Product Code: AUYIP
    Paperback
    With more than 550 maps and graphics, all completely revised, this atlas provides accurate coverage of the whole world. Introductory sections for each continent are also fully updated and feature stunning images that portray unique physical geography and highlight the sprawling extent of major cities. The flags and country facts at the end of each continental section reflect the latest statistics from national and international sources.
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  • Little Kids Big Book of Birds

    National Geographic

    Product Code: AUIOB
    Paperback 7 years +
    This adorable reference introduces young readers to birds of all kinds: big and small, flyers and swimmers, colourful and plain. They'll find backyard favourites, such as robins and cardinals and be introduced to more unique species that inhabit rain forests and deserts around the world. Bird behaviours kids can relate to, including singing, dancing, building, swimming, and diving, reveal fascinating insights into the avian world. More than 100 colourful photos are paired with profiles of each bird, along with facts about the creatures' sizes, diets, homes, and more. This charming book will quickly become a favourite at Storytime, bedtime, and any other time.
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  • Great American Eating Experiences

    National Geographic

    Product Code: AREUV
    Paperback
    In the vein of a nostalgic, stomach-satisfying Where the Locals Go, this colourful travel planner helps you discover the best local foods and eating experiences throughout the United States. Follow the locals to their favourite foods throughout the United States, state by state, with the help of this gorgeously packaged travel planner. Anchored by regional specialties and the best places to sample them, Great American Eating Experiences serves up real-deal comfort foods (New Orleans Po' Boys, Chesapeake crab cakes), sprinkled with fun food factoids, food surprises, and more. The book is organized state-by-state, highlighting the best regional eating experiences both tried-and-true and unexpected.
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  • National Geographic Guide to National Parks of the United States

    National Geographic

    Product Code: ARAWF
    Paperback
    For all national parks lovers, and anyone with a sense of history, this 100% updated, completely redesigned edition of the best-selling National Parks guide in North America will continue to impress travelers with all-new descriptions, photos, and maps. In time for the National Park's 100th birthday, this flagship, best-selling guide is fully revamped and updated with all new text, photographs, and design. National Geographic writers hit all 59 national parks - including Pinnacles, the newest in the crown - for intensive on-the-ground research. Each entry is rewritten from scratch. Three hundred specially commissioned photos and 80 colorful maps complete the extraordinary package. Practical and comprehensive coverage includes engaging, individual park descriptions and brief history, travel planning tips, itineraries and directions, activities, park lodges and hotels, visitor center contact information, and camping information.
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