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  • National Geographic January 2019

    Every Body is Unique

    Built on stunning advances in gene research and data mining, precision medicine devises treatments tailored to a patient's specific biochemical makeup. This new approach has the potential to upend decades of medical practice.

    The Immortal Corpse

    An elderly woman donated her body to researcher's ambitious project. He froze it, sliced it 27,000 times, and took pictures. The result: a virtual cadaver that can be examined by medical students and help them understand how, in life, she was put together.

    The Secrets of Chinese Medicine

    Modern science examines ancient remedies.

    The Truth About Maternal Mortality

    Rates are relatively high for American women.

    Home Pharma

    Hidden away in the world's bathrooms, closets, and cabinets, pills, syrups, tonics, ointments, and other medicines pile up.

    Doctor Photographer

    Choosing between two consuming vocations.

    Watch What - and When - You Eat

    Timing is everything.

    Health Care Spending

    High costs don't always yield better outcomes.

    The Future of Medicine

    Ever present and hyperconnected, the high-tech medical treatments of the future will focus on well-being and prevention.

    3 in stock

  • National Geographic February 2019

    Solo

    Alex Honnold is famous for climbing formidable rock faces without using ropes. But El Capitan?

    Unthinkable Sacrifice

    Mystery shrouds child killings some 500 years ago in what's now Peru.

    The White Gold Rush

    Lithium is key to making batteries. Bolivia has it in abundance.

    Silicon Valley Grows Up (Sort Of)

    The tech mecca looks at the costs of success.

    A National Symbol - But Also a Pest?

    Australia grapples with a kangaroo issue.

    South Africa's Majorettes

    For girls and young women in South Africa, being a "drummy" requires dedication - and pays dividends in confidence and pride.

    How Ketchup Made Food Safer

    Henry Heinz's view of wholesome food and preservatives still resonates today.

    Memories Remade

    This neuroscientist is working on suppressing bad memories.

    The Shots That Almost Got Away

    His camera captured polar bear close-ups - and then it sank. But the photographer refused to give up.

    Puffed-Up Appeal

    Frigatebirds woo mates by inflating a body part and drumming on it. What's not to love?

    1 in stock

  • National Geographic March 2019

    Who's Out There?

    The big existential question is no longer, Is there life beyond Earth? It's a pretty sure bet there is. The question now is, How do we find who - or what - is alive out there? And we are getting really close to answering it.

    No Way Out

    Criminal gangs have fractured El Salvador.

    Borneo's Vast Underworld

    Malaysia's Mulu caves boast chambers that are millions of years old.

    Treehoppers

    These mini-monsters are masters of disguise.

    Rituals of Rebellion

    The Americas' carnivals honor revelers' roots.

    Conjuring Clouds

    With water vapor, smoke, lights, and imagination, a Dutch artist makes clouds in unexpected places - and coaxes them to pose for the camera.

    A Wake-Up Call on Water Quality

    One-quarted of Americans drink water from systems that aren't safe.

    Safer. Cheaper. Greener.

    Engineer Leslie Dewan wants to reinvent nuclear energy.

    Evolved to Crack

    Scientists are learning more about how elephants get the creases in their skin and why those crevices are so important to them.

    Strange Reflections

    During the annual flood season in Venice, buildings appear as distorted images on water. Within those reflections, a photographer finds bizarre creatures - and also solace.

    6 in stock

  • National Geographic April 2019

    CITIES Special: Ideas for a brighter future

    Designing solutions | A temporary refuge becomes home | Walking through a Megalopolis | Rats - They'll always be with us

     

    2 in stock

  • National Geographic May 2019

    Sea of Plastic

    Plastic waste washes into the oceans at an average rate of about nine million tons a year. Much of it eventually breaks down into barely visible bits - microplastics, which are so abundant that larval fish are eating them in their first days of life.

    Leonardo's Enduring Brilliance

    Five hundred years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci's stunning creativity and foresight in science, the arts, and engineering continue to amaze us - and to inform modern work in the fields he studied so long ago.

    A New Day in Mozambique

    Gorongosa National Park recovers from war.

    Smokejumpers

    These elite crews parachute into forests to keep small fires from becoming major ones.

    Modern Girls, Ancient Rite

    A village in Spain welcomes spring the same way it has for centuries, by placing a few chosen girls on flowery pedestals.

    The Future of Dying in Style

    We memorialize the dead with the tools of our times.

    What's Keeping Scientists From Vanquishing Ebola?

    Four reasons that the extremely lethal virus is so hard to fight.

    Toads' Sex Life Hinges on Finding the Perfect Pool

    Their choosiness may endanger them.

    Finding Dignity in a Dirty Job

    Bayakou perform an essential service that they hide from other Haitians.

    6 in stock

  • National Geographic June 2019

    Wildlife Tourism

    It's a lucrative part of the booming global travel industry, fueled by social media users' love of posing with exotic animals. But what wildlife tourist attractions do to amuse humans can have brutal consequences for animals.

    Pangolins

    The mammal is killed for its scales and meat.

    The Brave Ones

    These women rangers are shaking up the conservation landscape.

    Pacific Ring of Fire

    This 25,000-mile-long hot zone threatens growing populations.

    Seaweed That Feeds

    A stunning array of life fills the Sargasso Sea.

    On Hallowed Beaches

    Over the decades, a photographer has returned to the shores of Normandy to capture a place forever defined by war.

    The Search of the Kissing Bug

    Through some 300,000 people in the U.S. have this parasitic infection, many don't know it.

    Ma Jun

    He gives people in China the power to fight pollution.

    Trek to the Deep

    In Vietnam, jungle and leeches greet hikers venturing into two of Earth's largest caves.

    Where Reptiles Rule

    In a paradise on an isolated coral atoll, a phorographer discovers he's just part of the ecosystem.

    4 in stock

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