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  • National Geographic July 2006

    Downside of Upright { Human Body; The Downside of Upright}
    All those aching backs may be trying to tell us something: It's part of the price we pay for walking on two legs. BY JENNIFER ACKERMAN PHOTOGRAPHS BY CARY WOLINSKY
    Rome's Basement { In Rome's Basement}
    Sloshing through sewers and crawling down long- lost passages, urban adventurers investigate the mysteries of an ancient city. BY PAUL BENNETT PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEPHEN L. ALVAREZ
    Dance Across America { Dance; Shall We Dance? }
    From ballet to break- dance, from the hora to hip- hop, this country stays moving on the dance floor. BY CATHY NEWMAN PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRIAN LANKER
    Blackbeard's Shipwreck { Blackbeard Lives}
    Archaeologists search a North Carolina wreck for clues to the ruthless man behind the heartless pirate. BY JOEL K. BOURNE, JR. PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROBERT CLARK
    Our Coasts in Crisis { Land on the Edge; State of the Coasts; Loving Our Coasts to Death}
    America's coastlines are in danger of being loved to death. BY JOEL K. BOURNE, JR. PHOTOGRAPHS BY TYRONE TURNER

    5 in stock

  • National Geographic August 2006

    Great Smoky Mountains { Smoky Mountain Seasons; Seasons of Smoke: Great Smoky Mountains}
    The quiet splendor and patchwork history of the popular national park offer lessons in how humanity can coexist with nature. BY ADAM GOODHEART PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL MELFORD
    New Orleans: Home No More { Hurricanes}
    Last year's Gulf Coast hurricanes upended landscapes and lives. Much will be rebuilt, but much is gone forever. PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID BURNETT ESSAY BY ERNEST J. GAINES
    No End in Sight: Killer Hurricanes { Hurricanes; Super Storms: No End in Sight}
    Scientists are urgently trying to forecast the next killer hurricanes. BY THOMAS HAYDEN
    Army Ants on the March { Army Ants; Army Ants: Inside the Ranks}
    At the pinnacle of social cooperation, army ants overwhelm their prey through their sheer force of numbers. ESSAY BY EDWARD O. WILSON TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARK W. MOFFETT
    Ghost World Guardian { Fremont Culture; Guardian of a Ghost World: Fremont Culture}
    For 50 years rancher Waldo Wilcox guarded a Utah canyon full of artifacts from the ancient Fremont culture. Now the secret's out. BY DAVID ROBERTS PHOTOGRAPHS BY IRA BLOCK
    Where Currents Collide
    In wild tides surging through the straits of Vancouver Island off British Columbia, marine life grows up strong and beautiful. TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL NICKLEN
    A Geographic Life: Tom Abercrombie
    Some people dream of exotic adventures with NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. Thomas J. Abercrombie lived that dream. BY DON BELT

    8 in stock

  • National Geographic September 2006

    Wild- Water Caves of the South Pacific { Raging Danger}
    On an island off Papua New Guinea, a white- water river vanishes into a limestone cave. Following the torrent underground, a team discovers breathtaking waterfalls and theater- size chambers. BY NEIL SHEA PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEPHEN L. ALVAREZ
    Lush Life in the Sonoran Desert { Life in the Desert; Sonoran Desert; Songs of the Sonoran}
    Hottest of North America's deserts, the Sonoran's 100, 000 square miles manage to support an incredible array of plants, animals, and landscapes. BY DOUGLAS H. CHADWICK PHOTOGRAPHS BY GEORGE STEINMETZ
    China Rising: Manchuria's Rust- to- Riches Gamble { Manchurian Mandate; The Manchurian Mandate}
    China is gearing up to turn its northeastern rust belt, once the centerpiece of Chairman Mao's planned economy, into the country's next engine of growth. BY BROOK LARMER PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRITZ HOFFMANN
    Okavango Lions on the Hunt { Killer Pride}
    Rarely witnessed behavior marks the predator- prey relationship of a pride of lions and a herd of Cape buffalo on a marshy island in Botswana's Okavango Delta. BY DERECK JOUBERT PHOTOGRAPHS BY BEVERLY JOUBERT
    Why Every Shoe Tells a Story { The Joy of Shoes; Shoes; Every Shoe Tells a Story}
    Baby booties to orthopedic sandals, we spend most of our waking lives in shoes, and from them we may learn something about our culture, our history, and ourselves. BY CATHY NEWMAN PHOTOGRAPHS BY MITCHELL FEINBERG

    11 in stock

  • National Geographic October 2006

    Hallowed Ground: The Future of Parks { Places We Must Save: World Parks at Risk; Parks; Nothing Is Ever Safe}
    The world needs parks. Whether they' re slivers of green in a crowded city or 20, 000 square miles of designated wilderness, parks nourish the human spirit, help sustain the planet, and reflect the ideals of the societies that protect them. But for some
    Hallowed Ground { Parks; City Parks: Space for the Soul}
    City Parks: Space for the Soul BY JENNIFER ACKERMAN
    Hallowed Ground { Paris: Space for the Soul; Parks; Urban Downtime}
    Urban Downtime PHOTOGRAPHS BY AMY TOENSING
    Hallowed Ground: The State of U. S. Parks { Parks; Threatened Sanctuaries}
    Threatened Sanctuaries BY JOHN G. MITCHELL
    Hallowed Ground: The Future of Parks { Parks; An Endangered Idea}
    An Endangered Idea BY DAVID QUAMMEN
    The Chemicals Within Us { The Pollution Within}
    Modern chemistry keeps insects from ravaging crops, lifts stains from carpets, and saves lives. But the ubiquity of chemicals is taking a toll. Many of the compounds absorbed by the body stay there for years- and fears about their health effects are grow
    Mexico's Pyramid of Death { Pyramid of Death}
    At the Pyramid of the Moon in central Mexico, humans and animals were buried alive. Excavations reveal the remains of sacrifices once witnessed by thousands of spectators. BY A. R. WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHS BY JESUS EDUARDO LOPEZ REYES
    Hallowed Ground: A Report Card { America's Threatened Sanctuaries; Parks; Our National Parks in Peril}
    Our National Parks in Peril PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHAEL MELFORD

    Supplement:

    THE UNITED STATES(20 1/4 x 31 inches)
    Included: Political map of the United States.
    HISTORY OF THE LAND(20 1/4 x 31 inches)
    Included: Topographic map of the United States, with colors on the map depicting a wide range of land covers ( evergreen forest, bare ground/ sparse shrubland, grasslands, small grains, row crops, pasture, dense shrubland, open water, orchards/ vineyards

    3 in stock

  • National Geographic November 2006

    South Texas Waltz { Laredo; Once Upon a Time in Laredo}
    They' re having a ball in this South Texas town. But as the border between the U. S. and Mexico tightens, life will never be the same. BY MIMI SWARTZ PHOTOGRAPHS BY PENNY DE LOS SANTOS
    The Origin of Childhood
    She lived 3. 3 million years ago in what is now Ethiopia. Today, the tiny bundle of a little girl's fossilized bones offers new insights into our early development. BY CHRISTOPHER P. SLOAN PHOTOGRAPHS BY KENNETH GARRETT
    From Fins to Wings { Fins to Wings; A Fin Is a Limb Is a Wing: How Evolution Fashioned its Masterworks}
    Scientists are tracing the steps through which evolution forged its successes. They' re finding that the same genetic tool kit can build structures both simple and complex. BY CARL ZIMMER PHOTOGRAPHS BY ROSAMOND PURCELL
    Leopard Seals { Deadly Beauty}
    Big, fast, sleek, and lethal, leopard seals prowl for penguins along the edges of Antarctic ice. PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL NICKLEN ESSAY BY KIM HEACOX
    Greatest Mountaineer { The Greatest Mountaineer; Reinhold Messner; Murdering the Impossible}
    Seemingly unbound by physical laws, Reinhold Messner propelled himself to the highest peaks- and his own personal summits. BY CAROLINE ALEXANDER PHOTOGRAPHS BY VINCENT J. MUSI
    It's a Frog's Life
    Constant danger and incredible survival tactics define the colorful world of the red- eyed tree frog. BY JENNIFER S. HOLLAND PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRISTIAN ZIEGLER

    6 in stock

  • National Geographic December 2006

    Images of Early Earth { Early Earth; Earth in the Beginning}
    Modern landscapes offer glimpses of the way our planet may have looked billions of years ago. BY TIM APPENZELLER PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRANS LANTING
    Underworld: South Sandwich Islands
    Fire meets ice on the South Sandwich Islands, a no- man's- land of volcanic steam, blue icebergs, and penguins by the millions. BY JENNIFER S. HOLLAND PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARIA STENZEL
    Saturn As You' ve Never Seen It { Voyage to Saturn; Saturn; Beautiful Stranger: Saturn's Mysteries Come to Light}
    As the Cassini probe reveals the secrets of the ringed giant, it is finding clues to the very beginnings of the solar system. BY BILL DOUTHITT MAP SUPPLEMENT: THE SOLAR SYSTEM
    Military Medicine { Iraq: Front Lines; The Heroes, The Healing}
    Frontline medicine is always brutal, but for some U. S. troops injured in Iraq, the real fight begins when they come home. BY NEIL SHEA PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAMES NACHTWEY
    The Ivory- billed Woodpecker { The Ghost Bird: Ivory- Billed Woodpecker}
    An ivory- billed woodpecker hasn't been seen for certain since 1944. Does a holdout survive today in Arkansas's Big Woods? BY MEL WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOEL SARTORE
    Bulgaria Gold Rush { Bulgaria's Gold Rush}
    The race is on to uncover the golden splendors of Bulgaria's Thracian past before sites are looted and developers move in. BY A. R. WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHS BY KENNETH GARRETT

    Supplement:

    THE SOLAR SYSTEM 12/ 2006: 8 PLANETS: THE NEW COSMIC ORDER(20 x 31 in.)
    Contents: Art showing the solar system' s eight planets and the dwarf planets Ceres, Pluto, and Eris; planet sizes are to scale. ; Included: Notes about Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Eris, including each
    19 TRILLION MILES TO EXPLORE(31 x 20 in.)
    Contents: Art showing the solar system in three scales, a snapshot of where everything in orbit stood on December 1, 2006. ; Included: Photos of a crater on Mars; an image from the Cassini mission to Saturn; a debris disk encircling the star HD 107146; t

    8 in stock

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