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Timeless Journeys

Timeless Journeys Author National Geographic
ISBN-10 9781426218439
Release 2017
Pages 320
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"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"--



Timeless Journeys

Timeless Journeys Author National Geographic
ISBN-10 9781426218545
Release 2017-10-24
Pages 320
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From Machu Picchu to the Pyramids of Giza and beyond, this travel-lover's delight takes readers on a breathtaking visual journey to the world's most historic wonderlands. Pack your bags for an extraordinary adventure with National Geographic to more than 50 places that have captivated our imaginations for centuries. In this visually stunning volume, the world's leading authority on cultural travel and history showcases 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 Carthage, Pompeii, Victoria Falls, and more, while showstopping contemporary photographs bring them to life in exquisite detail. Full-spread features highlight lesser-known hidden sites, such as Pompeii's better-preserved sister city Herculaneum and the less-visited Maya city El Mirador in Guatemala’s jungle, offer readers extraordinary opportunities to deepen their travel experience and discover places where the past can truly come to life. With practical travel tips to help readers get started planning their own legendary journey, this is the perfect gift to keep—or share.



Timeless Journeys Travels to the World s Legendary Places

Timeless Journeys  Travels to the World s Legendary Places Author National Geographic
ISBN-10 9781426218545
Release 2017-10-19
Pages 320
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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.



World s Best Travel Experiences

World s Best Travel Experiences Author National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN-10 9781426209598
Release 2012
Pages 319
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An evocative travel gift book in the spirit of National Geographic Traveler's acclaimed "Places of a Lifetime" features sumptuously photographed coverage of some of the world's most transformative locales, from Norway's western fjords and Cambodia's Angkor Wat to Kyoto's Moss Garden and the urban surprises of Denver, Pittsburgh and Vancouver.



Journeys of a Lifetime

Journeys of a Lifetime Author National Geographic
ISBN-10 9781426216084
Release 2015-05-06
Pages 400
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No one knows the world like National Geographic—and in this lavish volume, we reveal our picks for the world's most fabulous journeys, along with helpful information for readers who want to try them out. 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-color 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.



National Geographic Rarely Seen

National Geographic Rarely Seen Author National Geographic
ISBN-10 9781426215612
Release 2015
Pages 400
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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.



The World s Most Romantic Destinations

The World s Most Romantic Destinations Author Abbie Kozolchyk
ISBN-10 9781426217067
Release 2017
Pages 256
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Discover the world's most romantic destinations in this elegant photography book--the ideal gift for engagements, weddings, anniversaries, babymoons, Valentine's Day, or couples wanting to indulge in a dream getaway. Alluring photography and evocative text provide a parade of possibilities: You'll find Paris and Venice, Bali and the Bahamas, of course, but also unexpected venues such as the Parque de Amor in Lima, Peru, where couples join in a competition for the longest kiss; and Lovers Point in Pacific Grove, California, which, because it faces east, is one of the few spots on the West Coast where you can watch the sun rise over the water.



Wild Beautiful Places

Wild  Beautiful Places Author National Geographic
ISBN-10 9781426217524
Release 2016-10-25
Pages 320
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Experience the world’s most wild, remote, beautiful places with shots by National Geographic photographers and vintage photos pulled from the National Geographic archives. Highlighting 50 of Earth’s most pristine, scenic locales, this beautiful book is illustrated with stunning images, coupled with accessible, engaging descriptions and practical travel information. The book covers everything from otherworldly, secluded valleys to far-flung, soaring mountain ranges. National Geographic photographers share some of their favorite shots from around the world and explain how they got them, and historical photos culled from National Geographic’s hallowed image archive highlight old Society explorations in rugged, distant locations, and give a glimpse into the bygone days of these exotic places. From the Hardcover edition.



Who s Who in American History

Who s Who in American History Author K. M. Kostyal
ISBN-10 9781426218347
Release 2017
Pages 368
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This beautiful family reference from National Geographic tells the story of America through its presidents, revolutionaries, visionaries, inventors, entertainers--and even its most notorious villains. Far more than an encyclopedia, this treasury tells the rich stories of the people who made America's history--and adds context with lush photographs, illustrations, timelines, artifacts, and more. Beginning with pre-colonial America and continuing through today, this beautifully illustrated book details the fascinating lives of the men and women who helped build the story of our nation. Arranged chronologically, it features more than 400 entries illustrated with lavish four-color photography and elegant illustrations. Intriguing stories and historical maps provide additional context in this comprehensive and enlightening look at America's storied past.



Around the World in 125 Years Europe

Around the World in 125 Years   Europe Author Reuel Golden
ISBN-10 3836568802
Release 2017
Pages 336
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From Iceland to Italy Europe photographed by the best For over five generations, National Geographic magazine has dazzled and educated people with incredible photography and gripping stories spanning the four corners of the earth and the deepest oceans. Inspired from our monumental Around the World in 125 Years, this volume curates over 200 captivating images, sourced directly from the National Geographic historical archives, including just under 40 new photographs. Traversing travel, history, culture, social documentary, and conservation, this compendium is in equal parts a breathtaking homage to the spirit and diversity of Europe, and a unique tribute to the world's most famous photography magazine. National Geographic pioneered the aesthetic of the photo essay, while continually pushing the medium's technical boundaries to both entertain and enlighten its millions of loyal readers. Our trans-continental journey through time and space spans across all corners of Europe, from the snow-specked peaks of Finland to the frothy soap discos of Ibiza, from the serene blue waters of the Greek Islands to the Lascaux cave paintings of Southern France. We witness the hair-rising eruption of Surtsey in Iceland, where lightning rips through the volcano's clouds in otherworldly hues of purple; lose ourselves among flowers and babushka-wrapped heads in Russia's Volgograd marketplace; and tread carefully behind climbers across a crevasse in the Bernese Oberland. Along the way, we absorb the culture of the some of the world's greatest cities including Paris, Rome, Berlin, London, Vienna, Stockholm, Moscow, and many others. National Geographic: Europe leaves no stone unturned in its ultimate voyage through the precious jewels and hidden facets of the European continent. From evocative early black-and-white pictures to autochromes, from the golden age of Kodachromes to digital, this is both a celebration of the power of photography and a unique trip to the soul of Europe.



Night Vision

Night Vision Author National Geographic
ISBN-10 9781426218521
Release 2017
Pages 400
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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.



The Science of Everything

The Science of Everything Author National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN-10 9781426211683
Release 2013
Pages 399
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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.



Worlds to Explore

Worlds to Explore Author Mark Jenkins
ISBN-10 1426200447
Release 2007-04
Pages 438
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A classic compilation of travel and adventure writing from the pages of National Geographic brings together fifty tales of exotic locales in works by Robert Peary, Amelia Earhart, Teddy Roosevelt, and other notables, all accompanied by concise essays providing context and perspective on the journeys. 15,000 first printing.



Mosques

Mosques Author Leyla Uluhanli
ISBN-10 9780847860357
Release 2017-10
Pages 304
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Mosques are among the greatest architectural feats and have a profound beauty: their spiritual purpose adds to their mystery and lustre. This visually stunning volume illustrates the development of the basic mosque structural and decorative elements through sixty examples. Essays by prominent architecture and design authorities cover topics such as the iconographic and decorative elements of the mosque, including the calligraphy and tilework that adorn these important sanctuaries, as well as regional architecture styles. .



Visual Atlas of the World

Visual Atlas of the World Author National Geographic
ISBN-10 1426218389
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 416
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Uniting National Geographic's incomparable photography with state-of-the-art cartographic technology, this is the most compelling, authoritative, and up-to-the-moment visual atlas on the market. 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.



Secret Journeys of a Lifetime

Secret Journeys of a Lifetime Author Keith Bellows
ISBN-10 9781426206467
Release 2011
Pages 319
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"Presents 500 off-the-beaten-path travel destinations around the world that are notable for their vistas, wildlife, and historical and cultural significance"--Provided by publisher.



National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World

National Geographic Concise Atlas of the World Author National Geographic
ISBN-10 9781426216602
Release 2016
Pages 200
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