CATEGORY BUSTER: National Geographic’s redefined almanac for teens and adults combines high-energy design, unparalleled photography, and fascinating infographics.
SERVICE, FACTS, FUN: Includes travel tips, mini field guides, and other service-oriented content as well as basic reference information like world maps, flags, country and continent statistics, and historical time lines.
A NEW TRADITION: This will be National Geographic’s second annual almanac, combining up-to-the-minute trends with evergreen facts. All content will be reviewed and updated; more than 2/3 will be completely new.
DYNAMIC SPOKESPERSON: Cara Santa Maria, an energetic LA-based science journalist, will represent this book in personal appearances and across all media: TV, radio, blogs, social media.
TAILORED TO TRIVIA NIGHT CROWD: Each chapter includes a “Quizmaster” spread with trivia-style questions and page references for where to find the answers.
STRONG PRESS POTENTIAL: The 2019 Almanac was featured as a Jeopardy! category and is inspiring NG-branded Nerd Nites and trivia gaming throughout the U.S., paving the way for repeat collaborations.
CONTINUING CROSS-PLATFORM SUPPORT: Year-round NG coverage begun for the 2019 Almanac will continue through the year, including monthly NGM print features and almanac-centric digital features: www.nationalgeographic.com/quizzes/
FOCUS ON DIVERSITY: This book profiles a diverse collection of scientists, thought leaders, and explorers, placing an emphasis on women and people of color (who tend to be underrepresented in these fields).
“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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