National Geographic Rarely Seen

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426215612
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Photography

Boasting a major cool factor, the latest entry in National Geographic's iconic line of large-format photography books reveals some of the world's most astounding phenomena - from the desert flower that only blooms once a year to a priceless Egyptian artifact buried for years in King Tut's tomb.It's all here: 30,000-year-old cave art sealed from the public; animals that are among the last of their species on Earth; volcanic lightning; giant crystals that have grown to more than 50 tons; the engraving inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch.

National Geographic Dawn to Dark Photographs

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426215674
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Day

"Daybreak whispers mauve over a long ocean horizon. A slender crescent moon caresses a gnarled tree standing alone on the heath. Full of one-of-a-kind photographs, this breathtaking photo collection, now in mini format, gives readers a front-row seat to the world's wonders, from its most imposing cityscapes to its most pristine landscapes. Selected from the portfolios of National Geographic's most celebrated photographers, the images in this book are strikingly arranged to depict the beauty and majesty of light in all its variations. Short legends accompany every photograph to explain how the shot was captured, along with inspiring quotations from literature. With the widest possible array of perspectives, close-ups, and details, these photos present a new experience of time and light."

Night Vision

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426218521
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Photography

Celebrate the beauty of the world after dark-from starlit skies and glowing city streets to exquisite nocturnal creatures and the wonders that emerge after sunset-with this amazing new book from National Geographic. 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. The Eiffel 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.

The Ultimate Book of Sharks

Author: Brian Skerry
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426330711
Release Date: 2018
Genre: JUVENILE NONFICTION

An in-depth guide to sharks includes information on where they live, how they eat, the challenges they face, and whether or not certain species pose a danger to humans.

Daily Kindness

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426218446
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Compassion

Lead your best year yet through 365 days of kindness. 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.

National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America

Author: Jonathan K. Alderfer
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426207204
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

Covers more than 150 species of North American birds and includes nearly 300 full-color photos, 150 range maps and 500 additional illustrations, as well as tips on feeding, birdhouses and creating bird-friendly backyard landscapes. Original.

Ocean Soul

Author: Brian Skerry
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426208164
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Photography

A collection of Brian Skerry's ocean photography, including sharks in the Bahamas, leatherback sea turtles in Trinidad, and right whales in the Auckland Islands.

Visions of Earth

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426208836
Release Date: 2011
Genre: PHOTOGRAPHY

Visions of Earth raises a curtain on the wonders of the world and thrills us with nature's opulence and humanity's splendor. Each image alone exposes a nugget of our planet's magnificence; the totality of the collection goes beyond our imagination. Turning the pages, viewers are struck by the richness of life on Earth. One photograph is more awe-inspiring than the next--chosen by veteran National Geographic Magazine photo editors to present what is visually incredible. The photographs are drawn from the popular "Visions of Earth" feature in the magazine, (rated #1 by readers), from our own storied Image Collection, and from renowned photographers throughout the world, many never-before published. Enthralling images fill the book in a gallery of stunning landscapes, fascinating people, amazing animals, and unexpected glimpses of the usual and unusual. Puffins' beaks signal breeding time in Norway and a speckled emperor moth in South Africa diverts predators with an illusion. An elephant takes a morning dip in India's Andaman Sea while Siamese crocodiles race in Thailand and surfers in Australia relish a perfect day. Monks in Bhutan run to dinner and a little girl in red stands out among white-robed women in an Indonesian mosque. Spanish youth decked in colorful, oversize papier-mâché heads celebrate a festival in Catalonia and a flower of flame blooms from a man's kerosene-filled mouth in a Sikh celebration in India. Around the globe, amazing moments are captured in time, from a spray of flash frozen petal fragments in California to a truck show of chrome-covered and gleaming neon rigs half the world away in Japan. Visions of Earth is a welcome escape from the news of natural disasters, conflict, political upheaval, and social unrest that fills our lives. The book delights our senses, ignites our emotions, and renews our optimism, showcasing the many ways that our world is a marvel to behold and a privilege to call home.

National Geographic Complete Photography

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426207761
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Photography

This book combines how-to advice, knowledgeable commentary, and useful tips on how to take and look at photographs. Throughout, voices and photographs from the greatest of National Geographic

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.

In Focus

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 142620647X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Photography

A collection of nearly three hundred photographs from "National Geographic," representing the work of more than one hundred fifty acclaimed photographers, captures portrait images of people from around the world.

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.

Mission to Mars

Author: Buzz Aldrin
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426210181
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Genre: Science

Can astronauts reach Mars by 2035? Absolutely, says Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon. Celebrated astronaut, brilliant engineer, bestselling author, Aldrin believes it is not only possibly but vital to America’s future to keep pushing the space frontier outward for the sake of exploration, science, development, commerce, and security. What we need, he argues, is a commitment by the U.S. President as rousing as JFK’s promise to reach the moon by the end of the 1960s—an audacious, inspiring goal-and a unified vision for space exploration. In Mission to Mars, Aldrin plots that trajectory, stressing that American-led space exploration is essential to the economic and technological vitality of the nation and the world. Do you dare to dream big? Then join Aldrin in his thought provoking and inspiring Mission to Mars. From the Trade Paperback edition.