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    Pleased to Meet Me Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are Bill Sullivan
    9781426220555 Hardcover SCIENCE / Life Sciences On Sale Date: August 06, 2019
    $35.00 CAD 6.24 x 9.3 x 1.11 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 20 National Geographic
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      Why are you attracted to a certain “type?” Why are you a morning person? Why do you vote the way you do? From a witty new voice in popular science comes a clever, life-changing look at what makes you you.

      “I can’t believe I just said that.” “What possessed me to do that?” “What’s wrong with me?” We’re constantly seeking answers to these fundamental human questions, and now, science has the answers. The foods we enjoy, the people we love, the emotions we feel, and the beliefs we hold can all be traced back to our DNA, germs, and environment. This witty, colloquial book is popular science at its best, describing in everyday language how genetics, epigenetics, microbiology, and psychology work together to influence our personality and actions. Mixing cutting-edge research and relatable humor, Pleased to Meet Me is filled with fascinating insights that shine a light on who we really are—and how we might become our best selves.
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      BILL SULLIVAN is a professor of pharmacology and microbiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, where he studies infectious disease and genetics. An award-winning researcher, teacher, and science communicator, Sullivan has been featured in a wide variety of outlets, including CNN, Scientific American, Cosmos magazines, PLOS SciComm, The Naked Scientists, and The Scientist.

      Author Residence: Indianapolis, IN

      Author Hometown: Baltimore, MD
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      “I would have read this book on the information about coffee alone, but I’m going to really love explaining to people why it’s not my fault I don’t like bacon and my love of hot sauce is actually my way of thrill seeking. So, go grab this book if you want to learn some amazing things while being thoroughly amused.” –Amy’s Book-et List
       
      “There are so many interesting tidbits that you could use as cocktail party conversation- the study of nursery schoolers personality traits that predicts political affiliation 20 years later, acetaminophen has been shown to decrease empathy, birds are better at multitasking than people…(Why do smokers drink a lot of coffee?)” –Bookchickdi
       
      “Just know that the writing is top notch and the content will keep you interested long after you put the book down. Its funny, interesting, and unforgettable - what more could you want, right? I know I loved it.” –A Bookish Way of LIfe
       
      “There is so much to unpack in this book.  First, I need to mention that it’s written with a lot of humor to make it more readable, especially the first half or so.  Second, any book that tells of the Kenny Rogers Seinfeld episode has already won me over. “ –Stacy’s Books
       
      “Sullivan delivers the science behind these concepts with humor and approachability.” –JulzReads 
       
      “I laughed out loud more than once as the author described gene therapy “as easy as a Matchbox Twenty guitar solo…” and comparing religion to duct tape “despite the monumental discoveries driven by science, some people still really love the duct tape.”
      —Orange County Readers
       
      “This is accessible genetics the way you wish your high school biology teacher would have taught things and is filled with pop-culture references and engaging language that will appeal to science buffs and curious minds alike.” –Stephanie’s Book Reviews 
       
      Pleased to Meet Me…may very possibly give you a case of the goosebumps as you have one epiphany after another as Sullivan teaches us to take a long hard look at all the things that miraculously came together to make us truly unique.  Whether you’re interested in science or simply the human condition, this should be mandatory reading.” –Jathan & Heather
       
      “Honestly, this book is sort of mind-blowing. I feel like I have a whole new grasp on a lot of concepts that I had never even thought of before. I’m really just hoping this helps me with a pub quiz soon.” –The Desert Bibliophile
      “There are constant gems of information that are either fascinating all on their own or feel highly applicable to day-to-day life.” –Sara Ames-Foley
       
      “It’s a quick read that I was able to step away from feeling quite a bit smarter than when I started.” –Paul’s Picks
       
      “I’ve been thinking of this book often since finishing it, and I think I’ll be returning to it often as well, because there are so many times that the topics it covers arise — whether in the news, conversation, other reading — everywhere, really.” –What’s Nonfiction?

      “In equal parts approachable and mind-blowing. Sullivan gives us a whistle-stop tour of the myriad factors that make you who you are”—David Eagleman, host of PBS’s The Brain with David Eagleman
       
      “From microbes that make you intoxicated to the genetic demons hiding within your DNA, Pleased to Meet Me is a whirlwind journey through human biology. Deftly weaving cutting-edge science with popular culture, this accessible book will leave you wanting more.”
      —Sharon Moalem, PhD, author of Survival of the Sickest
       
      “A rare treat: A book that’s fun to read from cover to cover, while leaving you wiser and better-informed about who you really are.”
      —Adam Alter, New York Times bestselling author of Drunk Tank Pink and Irresistible
       
      “Bill Sullivan is a sympathetic guide who understands your dislike of exercise and most things healthy. This wide-ranging tome puts a new light on human pursuits, including eating, drinking, thinking, sex, free will, even politics and religion, all presented with topical humor and wit.”
      —Scott Anderson, co-author of The Psychobiotic Revolution
       
      “Bill Sullivan artfully reports on how our genes interact with our surroundings to shape our unique personalities and the people we’ve become. A beautiful melding of science and the human experience.”
      —Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, author of Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism
       
      Pleased to Meet Me is as close to philosophy as science books get. Infused with Sullivan’s witty voice, the book exposes us as the biological machines we really are. You’ll be quoting it to your friends.”
      —Dr. Alanna Collen, author of 10% Human
       
      Pleased to Meet Me makes you see the world in a new way. We like to think we’re totally in control of how we think and act, but Sullivan makes a strong case that our beloved ‘agency’ is not what we think it is.”
      —Matthew Simon, Wired science writer and author of Plight of the Living Dead
       
      “Filled with surprising facts, witty anecdotes, and engaging explorations of the biological forces that make us who we are, Pleased to Meet Me is a must-read for anyone interested in an intelligent approach to self-discovery. Bill Sullivan translates cutting-edge science into practical insights about the ways that genes, germs, and environment shape our health, happiness, and relationships. This delightful book will change the way you see yourself—and will provide newfound empathy for others.”
      —Ty Tashiro, author of Awkward and The Science of Happily Ever After
       
      “A book for everyone with an interest in human behavior, Pleased to Meet Me achieves the rare feat of presenting of scientific information that is also fun to read. Not only will your knowledge be greatly enhanced, but you’re more likely  to become more compassionate as well.”
      —James E. Alcock, PhD, author of Belief
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    National Geographic Almanac 2020 Trending Topics - Big Ideas in Science - Photos, Maps, Facts & More National Geographic, Cara Santa Maria
    9781426220524 Paperback REFERENCE / Almanacs On Sale Date: August 27, 2019
    $25.99 CAD 7.21 x 9.1 x 1 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 14 National Geographic
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      The latest dynamic annual for the 21st century, featuring high-energy pages packed with facts, photos, infographics, time lines, and maps that capture today’s world. Perfect for ages 12 to 112.

      An almanac like no other, this book offers everything you need to know about the world in 2020—from science and nature to history, world cultures, and the environment. Filled with exquisite National Geographic photography, informative infographics, illustrated time lines, and authoritative maps, this striking new edition will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with practical tips for improving your own sustainability habits.

      The book begins with trending topics in science, technology, and culture, then moves into fascinating chapters on travel, exploration, earth and space, biology, culture, and history. Recurring features include inspiring quotes, revealing facts, photos from National Geographic’s Instagram, and a Quizmaster trivia feature. With new discoveries on every page, this cutting-edge book brings you the world, no matter what your age.
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      One of the world’s leading nonfiction publishers, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC has published more than 1,700 titles, featuring such categories as history, travel, nature, photography, space, science, health, biography, and memoir. A portion of its proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.

      CARA SANTA MARIA (foreword) is an award-winning journalist, science communicator, television personality, producer, and podcaster. She is a correspondent on National Geographic’s Channel’s Explorer and Netflix’s Bill Nye Saves the World. She is the creator and host of a weekly science podcast called “Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria” and co-hosts the popular “Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe” podcast. Santa Maria’s work has been featured on Al Jazeera America, TBS, Fox, The Huffington Post, and the Weather Channel. Prior to her career in media, she taught biology and psychology courses to university undergraduates and high school students in Texas and New York.


      Author Residence: Washington, DC

      Author Hometown: Washington, DC
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      “Like previous editions, this latest almanac from National Geographic is full of fascinating information, from medicine, biology, and astronomy, to geography and beyond. Timely topics covered include regulations against plastic straws, dwindling honeybee populations, and antibiotic resistance. With just a few items per page (no long articles here) and pithy text, this is a browser’s delight—each page bursts with color and images, and there are plenty of charts, time lines, lists, and maps. Featured throughout are quotes from a variety of figures: Leonardo DiCaprio, Pablo Neruda, and Rachel Carson, to name a few eclectic examples…A fun, breezy resource for fans of National Geographic; kids and teens will enjoy it, too.” –Library Journal

      “I found myself utterly enthralled throughout its pages.  The photos were remarkably captivating, but the information was so varied and presented so approachably, that I almost felt like I understood every subject.  Needless, to say, I did not, but for the first time I felt like I could possibly understand things like dark matter.” –Amy’s Book-et List
       
      “…it’s an ultra dose of everything the magazine does well, broken up into small, easily consumed tidbits. It’s perfect for trivia nerds and kids: most of the topics are covered in two pages or less, broken up with NatGeo’s trademark stunning photography or infographics and timelines for context.” –Unabridged Chick
       
      “And who better to compile all the wonders, than the amazing team at The National Geographic Society? You know they mean business – but also, they make learning FUN!”—Bookapotamus
      “This is a visually stunning and comprehensive collection of content, and one I think will make a great gift for the upcoming holiday season!” –Instagram: @sixminutesforme
       
      “I had so much fun flipping through this book…This would make a great gift for anyone that loves trivia or just likes learning new things. It’s also a great book for someone who wants to be a little ahead of the curve for information heading into the new year.” –Broken Teepee
      “These photos were stunning, bright, eye catching, and vivid.” –The Pages In-Between
       
      “There is so much rich content here, it’s a great book to keep on your coffee table and thumb through when you have a few minutes…Whether you are studying up to be on Jeopardy, have a budding scientist in the family, or are curious about our world (and beyond), Almanac 2020 is a wonderful book for the entire family. The eye-catching graphic layout is not your grandfather’s almanac. It would make a great gift.” –Bookchickdi
       
      “From trending topics like pioneering women to ways you can help save the reefs this book literally has it all. There is an abundance of information, fun quizzes, pop culture lists, maps, and each page is filled with beautiful photos.” –Instagram: @jennsbookvibes
       
      “Almanac 2020 will make you feel equal parts dumb (because there is so much we don’t know) and smart (because you will finish this knowing so much more information about a huge variety of things), and that’s the best part about the book.” –Stranded in Chaos
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    9781426220586 Hardcover REFERENCE / Atlases, Gazetteers & Maps On Sale Date: October 01, 2019
    $279.00 CAD 12.6 x 18.9 x 1.6 in | 448 pages Carton Quantity: 3 National Geographic
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      Created for all global citizens, this universally respected volume of world maps has been completely revised and updated with fascinating visualizations of international trends and global conditions.

      National Geographic’s flagship Atlas of the World, now in its 11th edition, provides authoritative maps of every country, ocean, and region of the world, as well as thematic maps and accompanying graphics showing important population, environmental, and economic patterns. Organized by continent and reflecting today’s political boundaries and identities, this authoritative atlas is an indispensable reference for schools and libraries, as well as the latest resource for home browsing and study. A thematically organized opening section uses current data to visualize urgent concerns, such as Earth’s last wild places, changing freshwater availability, human migration and refugee movement, and human rights conditions globally. The back of the book contains basic facts and flags of every country, as well as a comprehensive index cross-referencing more than 150,000 place names. A thought-provoking foreword by Alexander M. Tait, The Geographer of National Geographic, begins the book.
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      With more than a century of mapmaking experience, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC continues to be one of the world’s preeminent cartographic publishers. The new 11th edition atlas is produced by a deeply experienced editorial and cartographic team, in collaboration with preeminent scientists, scholars, and researchers, continuing a legacy of publishing quality atlas products that combine the art and science of mapmaking.

      ALEXANDER M. TAIT, M.Sc., is The Geographer at the National Geographic Society. He heads National Geographic’s Map Policy Committee, leads mapping initiatives for Nat Geo Labs, and provides mapping and geography expertise for programs and media throughout National Geographic. He has worked as a cartographer at the Washington Post, a lecturer at the University of Maryland, and adviser to legal teams on the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.


      Author Hometown: Washington, D.C.
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      “If you’re going to buy just one atlas this fall, make it the 11th edition of the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ATLAS OF THE WORLD (National Geographic, $215), a 7.8-pound behemoth that’s a foot and a half long and a foot wide. Its mammoth size allows you to appreciate the details in its dozens of maps — satellite maps, cultural maps and physical maps, all of them striking. The best one, “Life on a Warming Planet,” lays out where temperatures are rising (and by how much), where permafrost is melting, what nations emit the most carbon dioxide and which large cities are at high risk.” –The New York TImes
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    Series: THE PHOTO ARK
    National Geographic The Photo Ark Vanishing The World's Most Vulnerable Animals Joel Sartore, Elizabeth Kolbert
    9781426220593 Hardcover NATURE / Endangered Species On Sale Date: September 10, 2019
    $54.00 CAD 10.2 x 10.2 x 1.2 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 6 National Geographic
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      Celebrated National Geographic photojournalist Joel Sartore continues his Photo Ark quest, photographing species around the world that are escaping extinction thanks to human efforts.

      Joel Sartore’s quest to photograph all the animal species under human care celebrates its 15th year with this glorious and heartwrenching collection of photographs. The animals featured in these pages are either destined for extinction or already extinct in the wild but still alive today, thanks to dedication of a heroic group committed to their continued survival. From the majestic Sumatran rhinoceros to the tiny Salt Creek tiger beetle, Sartore’s photographs bring us eye to eye with the kaleidoscopic diversity of shapes, colors, personalities, and attitudes of the animal world.

      In these vivid pages, Sartore singles out the species most likely to disappear in the next decades, as well as some that have already been lost. Alongside these indelible images are the words of scientists and conservationists who are working to protect and restore populations of endangered species. With Sartore’s distinctive portrait photography, he invites us to look closer—and to care more.
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      JOEL SARTORE is a photographer, author, and 30-year contributor to National Geographic magazine, named 2018 National Geographic Explorer of the Year. Through his National Geographic Photo Ark project, he plans to photograph every species of animal under human care, an estimated 12,000. (As of Nov 2018, he has photographed nearly 9,000.) A three-part PBS/Nova special, “Rare,” featured his project in 2017. His “Fundamentals of Photography” is the best-selling offering of all The Great Courses, and he is a frequent guest on CBS Sunday Morning.

      ELIZABETH KOLBERT (foreword) is a staff writer for The New Yorker. Her most recent book, The Sixth Extinction, received the Pulitzer Price for general nonfiction in 2015. She is also the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change. A two-time National Magazine Award winner, Kolbert is a visiting fellow at the Center for Environmental Studies at Williams College.


      Author Residence: Ponca City, OK

      Author Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska
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      “I can never unsee these faces, and I believe I am a better person because of it. Thank you, Joel Sartore, for using your passion and talent to give these animals a voice.” –Amy’s Booket List
       
      “There are nearly 300 portraits in this book. They are gorgeous. They will break your heart. But this book is SO IMPORTANT.” –Bookapotamus
       
      “Any lover of nature or ardent conservationist would adore this book, its photos, and its message.” –JulzReads
       
      “This book is both beautiful and heart rending. All of the animals in it are either already extinct in the wild or heading towards extinction. Just think about that. The man taking all of these magnificent pictures wants to at least make a record of each one’s existence before it falls from the earth.” –Broken Teepee
       
      “It’s a very sad thing, to read through this book, and see all the critters on the Endangered list, and on the Extinction lists.” –The Pages In-Between
       
      “I’m going to tell you that the photos in this book are absolutely stunning and you will find yourself compulsively turning the pages.” –Stranded in Chaos 
       
      “Joel Sartore has captured the soul of each animal on a simple black or white background, forcing the reader to look into the eyes of many of the animals that our actions are helping to decimate.” –Stephanie’s Book Reviews
       
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    9781426220623 Paperback NATURE / Birdwatching Guides On Sale Date: October 15, 2019
    $28.99 CAD 5.39 x 8 x 0.57 in | 256 pages Carton Quantity: 26 National Geographic
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      Geared to the casual and experienced birdwatcher alike, this completely revised guide to 150 of the most common and interesting birds in North America provides the perfect way to appreciate the feathered friends outside your window, along with the tools you need to cultivate them wherever you live.

      This comprehensive and beloved guide reveals the most ubiquitous and remarkable species of North American birds, clearly organized by family and paired with identification tips, behavior, vocal descriptions, and more. The new edition features a “Backyard Basics” section from the world’s most prolific birdwatcher, Noah Strycker, with tips on attracting and feeding your favorite birds and creating bird-friendly landscapes. Also included are updated descriptions of 150 common North American species, paired with comprehensive range maps, as well as lush indentification artwork and bite-sized facts. With new contributions from Strycker and a modern redesign, the second edition of this perennial favorite will appeal to new and experienced bird enthusiasts alike.
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      JONATHAN ALDERFER is a nationally known bird artist and author who has worked on a number of National Geographic’s birding books. His previous titles for National Geographic include Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Field Guide to the Birds of Eastern North America, Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America, Illustrated Birds, Birding Essentials, and Complete Birds of North America.

      NOAH STRYCKER is an associate editor of Birding magazine and the author of several books. He has studied birds worldwide and works as a guide on expedition cruises to Antarctica and the Arctic, spreading the inspiration of birds from pole to pole. In 2015, during a quest spanning 41 countries and all seven continents, he set a world record by seeing 6,042 species of birds—more than half the birds on Earth—in one year. Strycker writes, lectures, and lives near Eugene, Oregon, between field seasons.


      Author Residence: Edgecomb, ME/Eugene, OR
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      Quotes from five-star Amazon.com consumer reviews of the first edition:

      Superior product: “As someone who previously relied on Audobon Society books, this one is hands-down a must have for those with feeders.”

      Tons of info: “There are so many extras in the book that I did not even know were in it when I bought it. I bought this for my Mom and she has told me several times that this is the best birding book she has ever had.”

      Perfect gift: “My wife often says while reading the book, ’I didn’t know that!’ The look on her face is worth 100 times more than the reasonable cost of this book!”
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    Visual Galaxy The Ultimate Guide to the Milky Way and Beyond National Geographic, Chris Hadfield
    9781426220609 Hardcover SCIENCE / Space Science On Sale Date: October 22, 2019
    $66.00 CAD 9.19 x 11.58 x 1.14 in | 324 pages Carton Quantity: 8 National Geographic
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      This compelling visual journey through our galaxy combines more than 350 photographs, illustrations, and graphics to present the universe as you’ve never seen it before.

      Visual Galaxy is a deep dive into the past, present, and future of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. In this mind-expanding visual tour through the cosmos, spectacular photographs are converted into interpretive graphics, starting with the sun and moving outward into space where stars are born, black holes lurk, and planets of diverse size and anatomy spin through their orbit. The final chapters locate our galaxy within the known universe and add a scintillating peek of other exoplanets in the cosmos. Detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions are paired with clear, authoritative scientific information.
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      One of the world’s leading nonfiction publishers, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC has published more than 1,700 titles, featuring such categories as history, travel, nature, photography, space, science, health, biography, and memoir. A portion of its proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.

      CHRIS HADFIELD, the first Canadian astronaut to space walk, served as Commander of the International Space Station in 2013. His books, photographs, and videos chronicling his voyages in space have made Hadfield a celebrity around the world.


      Author Residence: Toronto, Canada

      Author Hometown: Toronto, Canada
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      “This a world-expanding book of our universe. If you feel small on the daily, like I do when I consider the vastness of space, this picture book will shrink you even more.
      It’s hard to put into words how beautiful these pictures are. This is the perfect book to keep in a living area for guests. Would also be amazing in a classroom, possibly inspiring some future astronauts or engineers.” –Amy’s Book-et List
      “From the first image of two galaxies colliding, I knew this book was going to be amazing…Overall, a remarkable book for any space enthusiast.” –Stephanie’s Book Reviews
       
      “Confession: I’ve become addicted to these National Geographic books. The quality is outstanding as we’ve always expected from Nat Geo, and I learn so much from reading them. Visual Galaxy is exactly what you’d expect and more. It’s our beloved Milky Way in pictures, looking at its past, present, and future…it also gives a glimpse into our galaxy’s position within the vast universe.” –Jennifer - Tar Heel Reader
       
      “Five words: the perfect coffee table book! “ –Literary Quicksand
       
      “Swoon. This is another stunner from National Geographic. As one would expect, the book is full of breathtaking photos that bring you into space. It’s also a great reminder of just how tiny the Earth is when you start to consider the whole of the galaxy…It’s the perfect book to just get lost in. Ha – lost in space.” –Broken Teepee
       
      “I was so wrapped up in the facts and pictures that I lost track of time and then I had finished it.” –A Dream Within a Dream
       
      @natgeo continues to publish amazing stories of our world, and beyond! Visual Galaxy was released last month and is full of incredible photos, illustrations, and explanations of the universe. I’ve loved introducing @natgeo to my own kids - a whole new generation of humans thirsty for knowledge and hungry to explore our world.” –Instagram: @theunreadshelf
       
      “That’s the best part about National Geographic, we all know them and we know that they are the pinnacle of great so if someone sees these books- they are most certainly going to pick them up and get sucked in…Not only did I love this book but my 14 and 11 year-old did as well, and it was fun to have discussions about it.” –Stranded in Chaos
       
      “If the information itself wasn’t enough this book is FULL of gorgeous photos and illustrations of things like supernovae, star clusters, solar flares and planets.” –Ms. Nose in a Book
       
      “The Foreword from Col. Chris Hadfield is a short love letter to everyone inspired by the sky and what is just past what we can see; I’m a Hadfield fan already but his brief introduction was genuine, awe-filled, and inspiring. This book is perfect for my aspiring astronaut as it has giant, gorgeous photos, artistic renderings, diagrams, and other pictures detailing the huge and little mysteries of space.” –Unabridged Chick
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    National Geographic History at a Glance Illustrated Time Lines From Prehistory to the Present Day National Geographic, Amy Briggs
    9781426220647 Hardcover HISTORY / World On Sale Date: November 12, 2019
    $60.00 CAD 9.46 x 11.14 x 1.25 in | 416 pages Carton Quantity: 6 National Geographic
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      Beautifully illustrated, this penetrating book offers a sweeping view of humanity from prehistory to the modern day, presented in a unique time-line format.

      Sweeping but succinct, this comprehensive reference presents all of world history in a browsable format featuring more than three dozen maps, along with hundreds of photographs and illustrations. From the dawn of humankind to today’s global complexities, this book provides a compelling reminder that history is unfolding all around us. The epic story of humanity on all seven continents is explored through a unique design that combines concise essays with expansive time lines that invite deeper reading on milestone moments, explained within the broader context of the era. The final chapter highlights such recent events as SpaceX’s heavy rocket launch, the restoration of U.S./Cuba relations, and the historical trends that were the precursors to the state of our world today. Informative and richly illustrated, this authoritative take on world history will be a compelling reference you’ll turn to again and again.
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      NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC is one of the world’s leading nonfiction publishers, proudly supporting the work of scientists, explorers, photographers, and authors, as well as publishing a diverse list of books that celebrate the world and all that is in it. National Geographic Books creates and distributes print and digital works that inspire, entertain, teach, and give readers access to a world of discovery and possibility on a wide range of nonfiction subjects from animals to travel, cartography to history, fun facts to moving stories. A portion of all National Geographic proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.

      Amy Briggs is a writer who specializes in books on space, animals, and weird facts about the world. She is the author of several Angry Birds books for National Geographic, including titles on the seasons and Star Wars. Briggs lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and daughter, who are very understanding about her Angry Birds addiction.


      Author Residence: Washington, D.C.

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      “Throughout the book there are visuals that hammer the facts home and really makes it feel like you were there and saw or experienced this first hand.” –Stranded in Chaos
       
      “What makes it such a great book for so many people? Well, it’s National Geographic so you already know that it’s filled with beautiful photography and that’s it’s well researched…Our favorite thing about this book, though, is the time line that runs through all of the chapters. The time line gives the history of four regions: The Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia and Oceania and allows readers to see what was going on in each region at any given time compared to the other regions.” –Lit and Life
       
      “I liked comparing how different aspects of societies - like government or culture - was both different and similar across the continents.” –A Dream Within a Dream 
       
      “This is nice for comparing what’s happening on a global scale at any given time.” –Home School on the Range
       
      “How did National Geographic fine-tune a history of humanity from the very beginning to today and fit it all within the pages of this one volume, along with stunning pictures? It’s quite the feat, and the undertaking is nothing short of awe-inspiring…This book is everything. EVERYTHING. Just when I think these Nat Geo books can’t top themselves, they do it again. Every single time.” –Jennifer – Tar Heel Reader
       
      “They have managed to make history fun, informative, and must-read. I loved it.” –A Bookish Way of Life
       
      “Have you ever felt like it’s hard to get a grasp on worldwide history from books? We often only get a snippet of what happened in one country or continent, without the context of worldwide events. National Geographic has done a phenomenal job of putting together timelines across history, from prehistoric to modern times, of events on every continent.” –Instagram: @theunreadshelf
       
      “Packed with tons of amazing photographs, essays and timelines, it covers everything from prehistoric sites to modern events and links it all together as only Nat Geo can… It is rather amazing how National Geographic managed to squeeze it all into one book, in a mere 416 pages, in fact. And yet they have, and the result is epic and awe inspiring.” –Jathan & Heather 
       
      “My favorite thing about it is learning what was going on in each part of the world at the same time. For example, did you know that during the time of Jesus’ ministry on earth, Virgil was composing his Aeneid, and Marc Antony and Cleopatra committed suicide? Things like that fascinate me.” –Ben and Me  
       
      “I love, love, love this book. It’s a perfect starting point for reading about any point in history. I mean, seriously, ANY point in history.” –Amy’s Book-et List
       
      “Three words: Beautiful. Educational. Historical.” –Literary Quicksand
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    Women: The National Geographic Image Collection National Geographic, Susan Goldberg
    9781426220654 Hardcover PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes On Sale Date: October 15, 2019
    $59.00 CAD 9.46 x 12.2 x 1.57 in | 512 pages Carton Quantity: 4 National Geographic
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      This powerful photography collection, drawn from the celebrated National Geographic archive, reveals the lives of women from around the globe, accompanied by revelatory new interviews and portraits of contemporary trailblazers including Oprah Winfrey, Jane Goodall, and Christiane Amanpour.

      #MeToo. #GirlBoss. Time’s Up. From Silicon Valley to politics and beyond, women are reshaping our world. Now, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, this bold and inspiring book from National Geographic mines 130 years of photography to showcase their past, their present, and their future. With 400+ stunning images from more than 50 countries, each page of this glorious book offers compelling testimony about what it means to be female, from historic suffragettes to the haunting, green-eyed “Afghan girl.”
      Organized around chapter themes like grit, love, and joy, the book features brand-new commentary from a wide swath of luminaries including Laura Bush, Gloria Allred, Roxane Gay, Melinda Gates, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, and the founders of the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements. Each is accompanied by a bold new portrait, shot by acclaimed NG photographer Erika Larsen. The ultimate coffee table book, this iconic collection provides definitive proof that the future is female.
      Bio
      One of the world’s leading nonfiction publishers, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC has published more than 1,700 titles, featuring such categories as history, travel, nature, photography, space, science, health, biography, and memoir. A portion of its proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.
      Susan Goldberg is editorial director of National Geographic Partners and editor in chief of National Geographic. She is the 10th editor — and the first female editor— of the magazine, which published its first issue in 1888. Under her leadership, National Geographic has been honored with five National Magazine Awards, including the top prize for General Excellence in 2019. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 2019 and for Explanatory Reporting in 2017, and has received numerous other awards for its stories, photos, graphics, maps and design. Before National Geographic, Goldberg was an executive editor at Bloomberg News, and served as the top editor at the San Jose Mercury News and the (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. In 2019 she was named by Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington’s most influential women. Goldberg lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband.


      Author Residence: Washington, DC

      Author Hometown: Michigan
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      “My initial expectation was that I would read through this book and see famous women spanning time and the globe. In reality, I saw the average woman spanning time and the globe. Some images I recognized from National Geographic, mostly they were new to me and drew me in. These images are exquisite and the layout was perfect. The images depict women in different stages of their lives, the compilation of images and interviews comes across as inspiring and powerful. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐” –Instagram: @crystals_library
       
      “…a brilliant look at women around the world, across the ages, in photos taken by the most creative photographers. It’s a book to savor, and each time you open it up, you see something new that captures your attention.” –Bookchickdi
       
      “I’ve never met a National Geographic book I didn’t like, and this one is no different. This collection of stunning photography also includes interviews with many of the influential women pictured. In one word: BEAUTIFUL!” –Literary Quicksand
      “It’s just an amazing collection of images and stories, it’s inspirational from the first to the last page, every step of the way.” –Stranded in Chaos
       
      “It is so special, memorable, and inspiring, and my adjectives don’t express well enough all the feelings this book induces. The photographs are as stunning as you expect from National Geographic. There are also interviews that will take your breath away. Varied cultures are represented, including some of the iconic photos you may have seen before in Nat Geo’s vast collection. I am completely smitten and overwhelmed with and by this book.” –Jennifer – Tar Heel Reader
       
      “This collection provides a unique perspective on history by displaying herstory in raw and vivid detail, in a way only photographs can. You get the privilege of seeing a split second in the lives of these women, but the photos evoke much more than a mere sliver of their stories. The power of these pictures is in the resonating quality. The way they linger inside your brain until you begin to imagine the things that came before and after they were taken.” –Amy’s Book-et List
       
      “There are photographs that made me smile and those that made me catch my breath and made me tear up and feel strong emotion. From the fanciful to the gritty, all aspects of women are captured.” –Kahakai Kitchen
       
      Oh my, gorgeousness!…beyond stunning. I fell in so deep with this beautiful tome chock full of images of women from all over the world. These photographs captured so much emotion, history, and livelihood - they were brilliant.” –A Bookish Way of Life 
       
      “It’s a celebration and a gorgeous book to spend time reading through slowly, well worth checking out.” –Instagram: @sixminutesforme
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    Epic Journeys 245 Life-Changing Adventures National Geographic
    9781426220616 Hardcover TRAVEL / Special Interest On Sale Date: October 22, 2019
    $54.00 CAD 9.51 x 12.12 x 1.28 in | 416 pages Carton Quantity: 7 National Geographic
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      From rafting the Zambezi River’s 23 stomach-flipping rapids to hiking the Inca trail and sailing from island to island in Greece, the travel experts at National Geographic reveal the world’s best adventures in this stunning—and practical—treasury.

      From navigating the class-five rapids of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon to sandboarding the slopes of a volcano in Nicaragua to dogsledding in the Arctic, this beautiful and comprehensive book offers trips of a lifetime for explorers and adrenaline junkies alike. Filled with more than 300 vivid photographs, this inspirational guide reveals over 225 of the planet’s best destinations for hikers, skiers, divers, rafters, and more. You’ll also find everything you need to know for the ultimate epic journey: what to see, when to go, and what to do. Combining adventure with cultural experiences—for example, a safari through Madagascar or visiting the ruins of Buddhist temples after sea kayaking the warm waters of Vietnam—this one-of-a-kind collection, complemented by top ten lists and adventurer essays covering everything from the best hiking trails to the top wildlife parks, will lead you to new heights of exploration.
      Bio
      NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC is one of the world’s leading nonfiction publishers, proudly supporting the work of scientists, explorers, photographers, and authors, as well as publishing a diverse list of books that celebrate the world and all that is in it. National Geographic Books creates and distributes print and digital works that inspire, entertain, teach, and give readers access to a world of discovery and possibility on a wide range of nonfiction subjects from animals to travel, cartography to history, fun facts to moving stories. A portion of all National Geographic proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.

      Author Residence: Washington, D.C.

      Author Hometown: Washington, D.C.
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      Epic Journeys: 245 Life-Changing Adventures is for the people who go beyond their comfort zones to experience the wild beauty of the natural world. The book features adrenaline-fueled forays to all seven continents.” –nationalgeographic.com

      Epic Journeys: 245 Life-Changing Adventures is for the people who go beyond their comfort zones to experience the wild beauty of the natural world. The book features adrenaline-fueled forays to all seven continents.” –nationalgeographic.com
       
      “This is another amazing National Geographic coffee table book. If you have an adventurer in your life this would be a perfect gift for the holidays. Or if you are a hiker, skier, diver, rafter or just plain adrenaline junkie you will like this one!” –Instagram: @Megsbookclub
       
      Epic Journeys is a full-color guide to some of the most stunning, fantastic, and downright drool-worthy trips in the entire world! Lovingly put together by travel connoisseur National Geographic, this is a beautiful guide to some very bucket list worthy trips. This is the perfect book to inspire your next grand adventure!” –A Bookish Affair
       
      “National Geographic is known for their photos, and you’ll find page after page of stunning photos of the most beautiful sights in the world. Some of the photos- like the overhead shot of a woman swimming with sharks off Tahiti, the Kazan Kremlin, and gondoliers gliding by the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in Venice- literally took my breath away as I turned the page to reveal them.” –Bookchickdi
       
      “If you have a bucket list chock full of travel destinations to visit, then this book is for you…And, did I mention the photos. Oh my, they are beyond amazing! Just flipping through this fantastic travel book, you can’t help but get lost in the photos and imagine the adventures you would go on when visiting these places.” –A Bookish Way of Life
       
      “Well this book is perfectly wonderful. Not only is it full of beautiful photographs, but it also contains an amazing amount of information about each destination…My wanderlust is in overdrive right now.” –Amy’s Book-et List
       
      “I really have no idea where to start with this book. First of all, I cannot tell you how many hours I have spent pouring through this book because I lost count over a week. I’m not kidding…If you want to go on amazing trips but are overwhelmed with details and how to arrange it, this book is going to be your #1 resource.” –Stranded in Chaos
       
      “What I loved about this book and the National Geographic brand in general is the curiosity it fosters about our world. We live on such an amazing planet, and between the award-winning photography and helpful tips, I felt like packing my bags.” –The Wayfaring Voyager
       
      “Bottom line, Epic Journeys inspires me to travel, see, and do more. There’s a great big world out there waiting for us!” –Instagram: tarheelreader
       
      “There’s so much incredible and fascinating information about various countries and destinations packed inside the pages. And then there are the photographs. They are nothing short of stunning and I honestly just went through the book and looked at all the photos and read their captions.” –A Dream Within a Dream 
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    Series: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER
    National Geographic Traveler: Arizona, 6th Edition Bill Weir
    9788854415119 Paperback TRAVEL / United States On Sale Date: October 29, 2019
    $25.99 CAD 4.96 x 7.85 x 0.83 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 20 National Geographic
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      The National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are in tune with the growing trend toward experiential travel. Each book provides inspiring photography, insider tips, and expert advice for a more authentic, enriching experience of the destination. These books serve a readership of active, discerning travelers, and supply information, historical context, and cultural interpretation not available online.

      From the Grand Canyon to its desert landscapes, the American Southwest has always held an irresistible appeal for visitors from all over the world who want to experience the fascination of its untamed nature. Its boundless territory makes it perfect for road trip adventures where visitors will discover scenery and nature that make the journey as enjoyable as the destination. So that they can make the best of their time in Arizona, the author, Bill Weir, who has written more than 16 books about the state, offers visitors itineraries that lead to the most significant destinations and reveal the must-see features hidden at every stop. With the advice of authors, photographers and National Geographic experts, the guide provides the curious visitor with an essential, competent view of the aspects of modern life, the history and the culture of the Grand Canyon State as well as walks and guided tours both on and off the beaten path.
      Bio
      BILL WEIR discovered travel while still in school and has never tried very hard to settle down. A bicycle ride across the US with Bikecentennial in 1976 inspired the idea of the ultimate ride: a cycle tour around the world. He got started writing guidebooks on that trip in 1979 by sending suggestions to the author of Moon Handbooks South Pacific while island-hopping there. That led to paid assignments with the publisher to update parts of the Indonesia handbook for five cents a word. When Weir returned to Arizona after four and a half years of travel, he wrote Moon Handbooks Arizona. His bicycle, Bessie, collected dust for a while, but they returned to Asia in 1995 to finish the round-the-world ride via the Middle East and Europe. He continues to explore the world, a good bit of it by bicycle, as well as enjoying Arizona travels and writing.

      Author Residence: Flagstaff, Arizona
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