Night Vision

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

Celebrate the beauty of the world after dark--from starlit skies and glowing city streets to exquisite nocturnal creatures --with this magnificent new photography collection from National Geographic. The world is a different place after dark, and this breathtaking book illuminates the mesmerizing realm of all things nocturnal, with more than 250 glorious images. Page after page of vivid photographs 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 in these pages 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.

National Geographic Rarely Seen

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

National Geographic's dazzling photography book of visual wonders, shot by some of the world's finest photographers, reveals a world very few will have the chance to see for themselves. This New York Times bestseller features striking images of places, events, natural phenomena, and manmade heirlooms seldom seen by human eyes. 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. With an introduction by National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez, whose work has taken him from the Peruvian Andes to the deepest caves of Papua New Guinea, Rarely Seen captures once-in-a-lifetime moments, natural wonders, and little-seen objects from the far reaches of the globe.

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.

National Geographic Stunning Photographs

Author: Annie Griffiths
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426213922
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Photography

"Targeted to fans of Simply Beautiful Photographs, the 2014 offering in National Geographic's iconic line of large-format photo books illuminates the power of photography to witness, reveal, persuade, celebrate, explore and change the way we see the world. Capturing the moment in which a firecracker explodes into a burst of electric energy or the last rays of the sun as it stretches across a red-rock valley, certain special photos offer an unrivalled conduit to the world around us. Shot by National Geographic's most renowned photographers and peppered throughout with inspiring quotations, Stunning Photographs is a vibrant tapestry of images that showcases the medium's ability to reveal extraordinary moments of wit and discovery, harmony and intimacy, energy and joy. Definitive, striking, and always unstaged, the remarkable pictures in this book will appeal to all who want to enjoy the smorgasbord of colors, textures, and sensations that comprise the fabric of everyday life"--

Inside China

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426201265
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: History

Two hundred compelling color images by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Marc Riboud, and other modern-day photographers highlight a collection of provocative essays by Jonathan Spence, James Watt, James MacGregor, Elizabeth Economy, Joseph Fewsmith, and Minxin Pei that offer a revealing portrait of the land, people, history, industry, and struggles of China. 20,000 first printing.

Timeless Journeys

Author: National Geographic
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426218439
Release Date: 2017
Genre: TRAVEL

"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"--

Simply Beautiful Photographs

Author: Annie Griffiths
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426206453
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Photography

This text plumbs the depth of "National Geographic's" renowned image collection to highlight the loveliest and most appealing photographs from this impressive archive. The result is an experience of visual delight, whether from stunning landscapes, magnificent wildlife, fascinating people, or quaint locales.

The Ultimate Book of Sharks

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

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.

National Geographic Greatest Landscapes

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426217128
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Photography

."..this is an iconic collection of National Geographic's photography of the world's most beautiful locations that will immortalize the beauty of the great outdoors, showcasing evocative, and often unseen, images of extraordinary landscapes around the world."--Amazon.com.

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.

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.

View from Above

Author: Terry Virts
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426218644
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Earth (Planet)

Shares photographs and details of the author's experiences in space.

The Island of the Colorblind

Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780345805898
Release Date: 2012-11-14
Genre: Psychology

Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands--their remoteness, their mystery, above all the unique forms of life they harbor. For him, islands conjure up equally the romance of Melville and Stevenson, the adventure of Magellan and Cook, and the scientific wonder of Darwin and Wallace. Drawn to the tiny Pacific atoll of Pingelap by intriguing reports of an isolated community of islanders born totally color-blind, Sacks finds himself setting up a clinic in a one-room island dispensary, where he listens to these achromatopic islanders describe their colorless world in rich terms of pattern and tone, luminance and shadow. And on Guam, where he goes to investigate the puzzling neurodegenerative paralysis endemic there for a century, he becomes, for a brief time, an island neurologist, making house calls with his colleague John Steele, amid crowing cockerels, cycad jungles, and the remains of a colonial culture. The islands reawaken Sacks's lifelong passion for botany--in particular, for the primitive cycad trees, whose existence dates back to the Paleozoic--and the cycads are the starting point for an intensely personal reflection on the meaning of islands, the dissemination of species, the genesis of disease, and the nature of deep geologic time. Out of an unexpected journey, Sacks has woven an unforgettable narrative which immerses us in the romance of island life, and shares his own compelling vision of the complexities of being human. From the Hardcover edition.

Life in Color

Author: Annie Griffiths
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426214516
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Photography

A lavishly illustrated volume, arranged by color in a rainbow of beauty, presents short, inspiring essays that explore the qualities, meaning and symbolism of each color, giving readers a new way to look at color in the world around them.

Photographs Then and Now

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 0792272021
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Photography

A stunning selection of more than one hundred years of photography from the National Geographic journeys around the world to provide a rich visual record of the different regions and how they have changed over the course of the twentieth century. 50,000 first printing.