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National Geographic, Around the World in 125 Years

National Geographic, Around the World in 125 Years

by Reuel Golden

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 1468 PAGES

From early romantic images of the exotic through the golden age of Kodachrome all the way to the digital age, these three splendidly produced volumes trace the evolution of National Geographic, of photography, and of the way we've seen the world since 1888. Produced by the art publisher Taschen, which had complete access to the archives, this is no ordinary book! Organized geographically, it covers the sweep of nature and culture around the world in 1,500 oversized pages, with photographs by Fran Slanting, Steve Curry, David Doubilet, David Alan Harvey and many, many others. (WLD251, $499.00)

Lonely Planet Great Journeys

Lonely Planet Great Journeys

by Lonely Planet Publications

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Cleverly organized by type of travel (rail, overland, walks and pilgrimages), this enticing photo book covers the sweep of ancient trade routes, modern treks and iconic places, each with color photographs, travel tips and, we were pleased to see, armchair reading. (TVL536, $24.99)

100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life, From Your Backyard to the Ends of the Earth

100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life, From Your Backyard to the Ends of the Earth

by Keith Bellows

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 270 PAGES
  • FAMILY

Editor of National Geographic Traveler since 1998, Keith Bellows draws not only on his own travels with his kids but also friends, colleagues and local guides around the world for this engaging roundup of great places from the tree tops of Costa Rica to the Grand Canyon and Loch Ness. Bellows mixes personal interviews with key information, attractions and allure. (TVL561, $18.95)

The Adrenaline Junkie Bucket List

The Adrenaline Junkie Bucket List

by Christopher Van Tilburg

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

An adventurer and wilderness physician, Van Tilburg presents 100 Extreme Outdoor Adventures to Do Before You Die -- and not all of them as formidable as his subtitle suggests. These are adventures that appeal to lovers of the outdoors of all levels, running the gamut from surfing and whitewater rafting to hikes and climbs. (TVL570, $22.99)

A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects

by Neil MacGregor

  • HISTORY
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 707 PAGES

The 2008 Briton of the Year-named British Museum director and BBC radio presenter traces the stories of 100 human innovations to explain their pivotal role in shaping civilization, from weapons and the domestication of cows to currency and music. (SCI330, $30.00)

 

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