A one-of-a-kind annual featuring surprising facts, stunning color photos, arresting infographics, and illuminating maps that present the world in a whole new way.
An almanac like you've never seen before, this arresting volume features key information on science, nature, history, and geography, spiked with cutting-edge ideas and spectacular visuals. Discover features that only National Geographic can deliver, including exquisite photography, explanatory infographics, illustrated timelines, and maps created by expert cartographers. Chapters include Exploration & Adventure, This Planet & Beyond, Life on Earth, and The Science of Us; featured topics range from the polar jet stream and how chameleons change colors to the world's biggest cities and the science of addiction. It includes top travel trends, new explorations, and recent discoveries, as well as fascinating trivia. Enlightening for young and old, exquisitely designed, each page of this special almanac reveals something new about today's world.
About the Author
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.
“…and what an almanac it is…Each section begins with a quiz which is an innovative method of enticing the reader to explore the content. What stands out most is the excellent quality of the images, no surprise considering the publisher…This outstanding boundary-pushing work belongs in every library collection.” –Booklist, Starred Review
“Celebrate the world with beautiful photographs, infographics and maps, with chapters including Exploration & Adventure, This Planet & Beyond, Life on Earth, The Science of Us and more.” –NY Post “Best Books of the Week”
“National Geographic is doing what it does best—delivering cutting-edge information to help us rekindle a childlike wonder…This book is a must-have—offer it as a gift, spark a conversation, utilize the trivia games as a positive distraction to avoid all the pink elephants in the room this holiday season.” –Southern California Life Magazine
“A lively mix of all the things that National Geographic does best. The well-researched book features information from around the globe on everything from the environment to planetary science and space exploration, culture, and history.” –Publishers Weekly
“National Geographic’s Almanac 2019 is a fun, illustrative guide to the natural world and breakthrough sciences and, with 400 pages of stunning, evocative images, celebrates some of the most amazing places, events, and facts about Earth’s history.” –Boingboing.net
"When I received a copy of National Geographic’s beautiful Almanac 2019, I felt like I was a kid all over again." –Scirens.com
“There is so much excellent and intriguing content as we turn the pages,…” –EDN Network
“National Geographic, unsurprisingly, makes a spectacular one. It's a wondrous book, and the sort of oversized tome encouraging readers to get lost in its pages. That's not such a bad thing; we dawdle on Instagram and on Facebook; this is a better use of time.”–NJ.com
“An almanac like you’ve never seen before, this arresting volume features key information on science, nature, history, and geography, spiked with cutting-edge ideas and spectacular visuals. Discover features that only National Geographic can deliver, including exquisite photography, explanatory infographics, illustrated timelines, and maps created by expert cartographers…Enlightening for young and old, exquisitely designed, each page of this special almanac reveals something new about today’s world.” –City Book Review