The Body: A Complete User's Guide
How Your Body Functions and How to Keep it Healthy and Strong
This comprehensive reference guide uses fact boxes, illustrations, diagrams and medical imaging to introduce the workings of the human body. Each of the building blocks and dynamic systems of the body is explored, including cells; skin and bones; blood circulation; and brain function, and the clearly presented chapters also provide descriptions of significant breakthroughs in medical science and advice on how to maintain health and fitness.
National Geographic Moments
As soon as cars took to the road, people started taking photographs of them. This book from National Geographic’s Moments series presents 80 colour photographs showing motor cars in their many forms and functions – whether parked in drive-in cinemas, road racing in Colorado or as art in Carhenge in Nebraska.
National Geographic: Greatest Portraits
Drawing on the archives of National Geographic, this collection of 280 photographs spans more than a century: from Julia Margaret Cameron's portrait of Alice Liddell, Lewis Carroll's inspiration for Alice in Wonderland, to grieving villagers photographed in Kosovo in 2000, each picture tells its own story and together they show how photographic portraiture has evolved in creative response to new technologies, new eras and new ideas. Accompanying the photographs are essays by five National Geographic photographers.
Geography of Religion
Where God Lives, Where Pilgrims Walk
This sumptuously illustrated volume explores the birthplaces of the world's five great religions - Hinduism and Buddhism in India and the monotheistic faiths in the Middle East - and follows the spread of their monuments and practices around the globe. At a time when the world is divided by faith, the book's focus on the universal principles they share shows that, while they all have both saints and fanatics, our religions bind us together in the quest for a higher truth.
An Illustrated Atlas
What was it like to live when the pyramids were being built? Or when Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor? Or under the Qing Dynasty? This atlas brings to life the epic stories of empires from the Akkadians in 2600 BCE to the Romanov, Ottoman and British empires in the 20th century. It combines maps, reconstruction drawings and photographs of sites and artefacts to illustrate the unique traditions, innovations, art and culture of 30 great imperial powers.
Thomas Jefferson Travels
Selected Writings 1784–1789
As well as their interest as writings from Jefferson's years as a diplomat in Paris and traveller in Europe, culminating in his reports of the French Revolution, this anthology reveals the vast scope of his interests in education, the arts and science.