National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World - Books



National Geographic provides full-text books on travel, science & technology, history, environment, animals, photography, and peoples & cultures.

Books on Travel

From listing the most affordable vacations to unearthing the hidden gems of a location, travel books are indispensable for the recreational or business traveller.  Students, as well, find travel books valuable to their research in geography, world cultures and foreign language. For authoritative travel text and images, you cannot find a better source than National Geographic.  Books based on the popular Traveler magazine and other titles are faithfully recast in digital format to provide unlimited simultaneous access.

 Examples include:
  • 100 Best Affordable Vacations
  • National Geographic Guide to the State Parks of the United States
  • Secret Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Best Hidden Travel Gems
  • National Geographic Traveler: Australia
  • National Geographic Traveler: China
  • Walking Rome (Cities of a Lifetime)

Books on Animals

If there’s one constant in the library, it’s the popularity of and demand for animal books to support assignments and general-interest reading. From training the family dog to identifying wild birds in the skies, National Geographic delivers a full range of titles for all ages – and now, unlimited simultaneous digital access brings these engaging volumes to everyone.
Examples include:
  • National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition
  • Dog Tips from DogTown: A Relationship Manual for You and Your Dog
  • In the Womb: Animals
  • National Geographic Field Guide to the Water’s Edge: Beaches, Shorelines, and Riverbanks

Books on Environment

Environmental issues – from natural disasters to sustainable energy – tie into student assignments in social studies, global issues, science and more. Researchers and general readers are likewise drawn to books that cover the facts behind the headlines. Support all your patrons with environmental titles from National Geographic – an organization unparalleled in delivering authoritative content tied to all aspects of the Earth.
Examples include:
  • Tornado Hunter: Getting Inside the Most Violent Storms on Earth
  • Extreme Ice Now: Vanishing Glaciers and Changing Climate: A Progress Report
  • Written in Water: Messages of Hope for Earth’s Most Precious Resource
  • Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures from the Census of Marine Life

Books on History

When it comes to conducting research for history assignments, the open web – with its random and sometimes inauthentic results – is too risky a resource. Instead, point students and general readers to authoritative, reliable National Geographic history titles. Topics span centuries and continents to provide coverage of the individuals, events and ideas that changed the world.
Examples include:
  • Abraham Lincoln’s Extraordinary Era: The Man and His Times
  • 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslin Civilization
  • Great Empires: An Illustrated Atlas
  • Lost Gold of the Dark Ages: War, Treasure, and the Mystery of the Saxons
  • The Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War
  • National Geographic Concise History of World Religions: An Illustrated Time Line

Books on Photography

When your patrons ask about photography books, they may mean books of notable photos or books on how to take photos. National Geographic – the undisputed leader in photojournalism – publishes titles on both topics. And now, a sophisticated digital platform recreates each photo so that readers can enjoy every detail and get the most insight from the image.

Examples include:
  • Faces of Africa: Thirty Years of Photography
  • Polar Obsession
  • Ocean Soul
  • Photographing Your Family: And All the Kids and Friends and Animals Who Wander Through Too
  • National Geographic Ultimate Field Guide to Travel Photography.

Books on Science

Science and technology topics take readers to the far reaches of the universe and deep into the human mind. Support student coursework and satisfy general-reader curiosity with outstanding titles from National Geographic. Timely, relevant volumes in digital format provide unlimited simultaneous access that’s ideal to accommodate classroom assignments.
Examples include:
  • Sizing Up the Universe: The Cosmos in Perspective
  • Science as a Contact Sport: Inside the Battle to Save Earth’s Climate
  • Brainworks: The Mind-Bending Science of How You See, What You Think, and Who You Are
  • God Species: Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans
  • The Big Idea: How Breakthroughs of the Past Shape the Future

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