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  • Item #: 014262
    ISBN: 9780838828328
    Retail: $86.00
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  • Item #: 044801
    ISBN: 9781426213915
    Retail: $40.00
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    Fitting all of human history into a 384-page book is a Herculean task, but one you might expect the folks at National Geographic to tackle. To bring the task down to size, topics include events in a particular area of the world over a specific time span. Each topic is presented in 2-to-6 page sections, in more or less chronological order. In addition to the very readable text, these sections include colorful photographs, maps, and period artwork. Inset in the text are quotes from famous people, related side stories of interest, and key dates and events of the era. The last 50 pages are devoted to the "At a Glance" section, a highlights section describing in one paragraph: Major Wars; Major Religions; Periods and Movements; Human Accomplishments; Leaders; Scientists, Inventors & Philosophers; Explorers; and, Artists. To keep things in perspective, an appendix lists dynasties, time periods, rulers, presidents and prime ministers of the major empires and nations. All in all, a good overview book from a trusted publisher. ~ Bob

  • Item #: 030162
    ISBN: 9781426215438
    Retail: $70.00
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    Did I hear someone say comprehensive? That's a fitting word for this 384-page atlas by the National Geographic Society. Since I'm going to need a lot of space to tell you all about this one, I'm going to get started right away. We'll begin with the usual couple of pages on how to use the atlas, though if you've ever picked an atlas up before, you'll find this one to be as logical and straight-forward as any other. After the "how to" section, we start in on world geography. This section has maps of the physical world and the political world and the hemispheres and poles, and it goes on to cover the structure of the earth, earth's rocky exterior, world landforms, the surface of the earth, world land cover, world climate, world weather, world biosphere, world biodiversity, world population, world languages, world religions, world health and education, conflict and terror around the world, world economy, world trade, world food, world energy, world minerals, environmental stresses, world protected lands, technology and globalization, and the internet. This whole section gives an amazing overview of the world as a whole - ready to launch us into the next seven sections which each look at one of the seven continents in detail. The maps in these sections are in full color, showing towns and cities, roadways, rivers, lakes, mountains, and the like. There are also little fact boxes containing facts like area, population, religion, life expectancy, literacy, flag, and more for each country or state shown on that page. Each continent is introduced with some incredible photography and clear text including brief details of the continent's physical geography, history, culture, and economy. So we get through Antarctica in this way, and there are still a lot of pages left before we reach the back cover. Here's what you'll find: sections on the oceans and space, and an appendix which I'll outline for you a little later. What exactly do these last two sections contain? World oceanography; limits of the oceans and seas; floor maps of the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans; and the ocean around Antarctica are all part of the oceans section; while the space section will introduce you to some things you have probably never come across before. These are maps of both sides of the moon, a map of Mars, a map of the solar system, a look at the planets, and a 3D structure showing the universe and, in four stages, where our galaxy is to be found. There is a space exploration timeline, and then the appendix. The appendix is loaded with good material, including: airline distances in kilometers (major cities only), abbreviations, metric conversions, geographic comparisons, political entities and status, special flags, foreign terms, world time zones, major cities of the world (lists population and country), world temperature and rainfall, glossary of geographic terms, and a 94-page index (which includes an index of Moon locations). This atlas will serve you well in more ways than you probably ever thought you would need. Its large 10.5" x 14" format and quality hardcover binding will stand the test of time and help keep this atlas looking attractive for years to come. 2nd edition. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 008081
    ISBN: 9781426205330
    Retail: $40.00
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    Much more than "just" an atlas, this reference book from National Geographic traces the development of the three civilizations that occupied parallel (sometimes intersecting) but divergent places in the Medieval world (400 – 1500 AD). The history of each century is gloriously traced in 30 page segments of this majestic, colorful, hardcover book. Rich in lyrical and captivating stories with colorful characters, exciting battles and alluring intrigues, voices of the day speak from words of rare manuscripts, landmark documents, and classic works of literature. Within each century the notable occurrences in European Christendom, Eastern European Byzantium, and Middle Eastern Islam are highlighted along with a timeline showing their relationship to each other. In addition to historical description and analysis, side-bar commentary covers beliefs, arts & letters, personae (biographical sketches), innovation, edifices, and locus (writings/books). There is considerable text – surprising in an atlas – but there are the expected maps as well. Within each century, there is a "modern" map showing the boundaries of each civilization during that time frame as well as historical maps reflecting the "at-the-time" perspective. There is also a world overview map that gives a summary of what was happening in the other parts of the world during that same century. Interesting, illustrative material abounds: art reproductions, artifact photos (in color), jewelry, photos of modern-day cities or artistic representations of historic ones, portraits, buildings, etc. There is much more here than a casual skimming of the pages provides. This book is used as a textual reference for some history programs, and it's easy to see why. Although not quite in the category of high school world history text (but close), it provides a detailed secular look at three amazing religion-based civilizations, two of which directly impact later centuries. 384 pgs, hc ~ Janice

  • Item #: 073443
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    This 13”x 13” blankets features a satin backing and a soft, textured plush front with an attached animal at the center.

  • Item #: 069921
    ISBN: 9781426211751
    Retail: $40.00
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     Comprehensive and lavishly illustrated in full-color, this book presents the sweeping tale of the making of the United States, from colonial days to the establishment of a new nation. This volume published by National Geographic, not only informs readers about the leading personalities and events of America’s struggle for independence, but also about how these events continue to influence United States’ direction today. This book is a great place to start for any student who has a desire to learn more about the founding and history of the U.S. The text includes a helpful timeline, numerous high-quality maps, and copies of some of America’s key founding documents. Part of A Well Planned Gal’s A New Nation 9th grade curriculum. 9 1/2” x 11, 340 pgs, hc.” ~ Mike 

  • Item #: 069469
    ISBN: 9781426209703
    Retail: $40.00
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      This full-color illustrated book by National Geographic tells the epic story of history’s greatest conflict: from the rise of Nazi Germany to the fall of imperial Japan. The story of World War 2 is told from the perspective of those who lived, and in many case fought, through it. Readers will not only be given deeply personal accounts drawn from letters, diaries, and oral histories, but also over 525 rare photographs and numerous maps. If you have a keen interest in learning about the Second World War, then this publication is a great addition to your home library or classroom. This resource is included in the Well Planned Gal Modern World and Geography Curriculum. Measures 9 1/2”x 11”. 350 pgs, hc. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 068760
    ISBN: 9781426202810
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      More than just a map to the night sky, this resource is full of colorful illustrations, beautiful photography, and helpful information for the amateur sky watcher. The must-read ‘How to Use This Book’ section explains where to find important information in each chapter. Weblinks take you to online resources; Sidebars tell stories of astronomers, legends and explain the science behind night sky observation; Skyfacts contain facts, histories, and things to spot; Narrative explains aspects; Fast Facts explain objects; Icons show symbols representing objects; Tables chart key information. In Chapter 8, the Star Map highlights the constellations and the Interesting Object Box gives additional information on objects. The each of the ten chapters (divided into topics) include Sky Watching Basics, The Atmosphere, The Sun, The Moon, The Planets, Stars & Constellations, Four Seasons of the Sky, Constellations, Comets & Meteors, and Deep Space. Every topic spans 2 pages: just the right amount to get started. Some good resources at the back of the book include dates for astronomical events and a glossary for new vocabulary. This is a super resource! 288 pgs, pb. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 067750
    ISBN: 9781426217081
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  • Item #: 066633
    ISBN: 9781426214752
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  • Item #: 066632
    ISBN: 9781426217869
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  • Item #: 066631
    ISBN: 9781426217852
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  • Item #: 066630
    ISBN: 9781426216480
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  • Item #: 066629
    ISBN: 9781426210440
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  • Item #: 066628
    ISBN: 9781426214769
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  • Item #: 066627
    ISBN: 9781426216473
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  • Item #: 066626
    ISBN: 9781426212604
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  • Item #: 029438
    ISBN: 9781426212819
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  • Item #: 012857
    ISBN: 9781426212826
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