National Geographic 125 Years

Author: Mark Collins Jenkins
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426209574
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

Depicts the last 125 years of history through the unforgettable images that appeared in National Geographic, from the organization's beginning as a scientific club to it's growth into other disciplines inlcuding space exploration, climatology and archaeology.

American West

Author: Rich Clarkson
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426209567
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Photography

Collecting the work of award-winning photographers, a sumptuously illustrated, evocative tribute to the American Wild West is organized under the headers Legends, Encounters, Boundaries and Visions and includes famous and rare shots of spectacular terrains, ghost towns, cowboys and more. Original.

National Geographic

Author: Mark Jenkins
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426213885
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Photography

Showcases over six hundred of the iconic magazine's covers from 1960 to the present, in a collection that includes insights from editors and photographers that reveal how the images are shot and selected.

On Assignment with National Geographic

Author: Mark Collins Jenkins
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426210136
Release Date: 2013
Genre: History

Featuring behind-the-scenes stories and breathtaking imagery, this exciting journey through more than 125 years of research, discovery and photojournalism celebrates the Society's fascinating history, from its earliest days as a scientific club to its growth into one of world's largest geographic organizations. Original.

The United States of America

Author: Jeff Z. Klein
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 3836561557
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Photography

The United States of America with National Geographic A grand tour of the USA through the magazine's rich archives Travel through time and across the country with this state-by-state tour of the United States over the past 100 years. Following on from the critically acclaimed National Geographic: Around the World in 125 Years, the volume brings together more than 700 captivating images from the magazine's illustrious archives to chart a century of change and growth from Alabama to Wyoming. State by state, these remarkable images bring a vivid account of a vast, evolving, and diverse North America, from breathtaking landscapes to advancing industry, evocative rural life to burgeoning towns and cities. We travel from the ski slopes of Colorado to the jazz bars of New Orleans, from the luxurious Hollywood hills to a barbershop in Kentucky, and from Manhattan's Chinatown to a river baptism in Mississippi. Along the way, the tour takes in the gamut of photographic evolution, shifting from early black-and-white and autochrome images of the 1920s and 1930s into midcentury Kodachrome, then the harder-edged reportage of the 1970s and 1980s, and finally the digital images of the 1990s through to the present. With an introductory essay by photography editor David Walker, as well as prefaces to each state section and fascinating storytelling captions, this book celebrates not only the world's greatest photography magazine but also the people, history, and beauty of the United States in all its kaleidoscopic glory.

Vampire Forensics

Author: Mark Jenkins
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426206078
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

A history of the vampire legend prior to Bram Stoker's Dracula draws on myriad sources to offer insight into vampire lore from ancient civilizations, recounting key stories while describing recent archaeological findings of reputed vampire sites.

National Geographic

Author: Reuel Golden
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 3836549980
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Photography

Presents a three-volume compilation of 125 years of photographs selected from the magazine's archives, with pictorial representations from every continent of the world.

National Geographic the Old West

Author: Stephen G. Hyslop
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426215551
Release Date: 2015-10
Genre: History

From the first wagon trains to the building of the railroads, the story of the American West is epic in scope, full of amazing stories of grit, tragedy, and triumph. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps, this is the definitive history of a time and place that forever lives in legend. Travel with fur traders and trappers through the Pacific northwest; read accounts of brave pioneers heading west along the Oregon Trail; see 19th-century technology progress as the golden spike connects the east and west coasts; and learn the stories of unforgettable characters who made the American West. The history starts with the early explorers who laid claim to the West, altering forever the lives and lands of the Native Americans. Illustrations and archival imagery illuminate the conquest by the Spanish and other Europeans, exploration by Americans, the land rushes by settlers, the Indian Wars, the gold rushes, cowboy culture, loggers, railroad builders, and more. Sidebars showcase fascinating figures and topics of the Old West, including: Annie Oakley, gunslinger and performer; the rise of the copper kings; "Western" motion pictures; feuds between cowboys, ranchers, and sheep herders, and more.

Through the Lens

Author: Leah Bendavid-Val
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426205262
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Photography

Features a collection of famous and lesser-known photographs taken throughout the past century.

The Science of Everything

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426211683
Release Date: 2013
Genre: SCIENCE

Providing colorful photography, instructive diagrams and everyday examples, this exciting resource reveals the science behind virtually everything and is divided into four sections - Mechanics, Natural Forces, Materials and Chemistry and Biology and Medicine.

The Psychobiotic Revolution

Author: Scott C. Anderson
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426218460
Release Date: 2017
Genre: HEALTH & FITNESS

"This cutting-edge book reveals how a healthy gut can drive psychological well-being, improve your mood, and combat common diseases including depression, anxiety, obesity, heart disease--even autism and Alzheimer's--all by nurturing your microbiome. Welcome to psychobiotics, the revolutionary new scientific field that treats the common ailments of our time. Leading medical researchers John F. Cryan and Ted Dinan, together with veteran journalist Scott C. Anderson, explain the operations of the all-critical gut-brain axis, revealing how overall well-being depends on a healthy population of intestinal bacteria. For the first time, Cryan and Dinan--who coined the term "psychobiotics"--introduce the microbes essential to brain health and explain how changes in lifestyle and diet can keep them thriving. With useful charts naming bacteria species and laboratory-tested psychobiotic products, along with disease-by-disease accounts of the role a healthy gut plays in prevention and treatment, this comprehensive guide illuminates the essential steps you need to improve your life--all by maintaining a healthy gut"--

Poems

Author: Ron Rash
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062435538
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Poetry

A collection of haunting lyricism that evokes the beauty and hardship of the rural South, by a revered American master of letters—the award-winning, bestselling author of the novels Serena, Something Rich and Strange, and Above the Waterfall. In this incandescent, profound, and accessible collection, beloved and award-winning poet, novelist, and short-story writer Ron Rash vividly channels the rhythms of life in Appalachia, deftly capturing the panoply of individuals who are its heart and soul—men and women inured to misfortune and hard times yet defined by tremendous fortitude, resilience, and a fierce sense of community. In precise, supple language that swerves from the stark to the luminous, Rash richly describes the splendor of the natural landscape and poignantly renders the lives of those dependent on its bounty—in cotton mills and tobacco fields, farmlands and forests. The haunting memories and shared histories of these people—their rituals and traditions—animate this land, and are celebrated in Rash’s crystalline, intensely imagined verse. With an eye for the surprising and vivid detail, Ron Rash powerfully captures the sorrows and exaltations of this wondrous world he knows intimately. Illuminating and indelible, Poems demonstrates his rich talents and confirms his legacy as a standard-bearer for the literature of the American South.