Society & Culture
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Topics in "An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy" include Courtesies and Greetings, Communication and Correspondence, Dining and Entertaining, Hierarchies and Protocol, Hospitality and Occasions, Amusements and Institutions, Boundaries and Cultural Differences, New Technology and Old Manners. Whether you are planning a trip abroad or just want a fascinating, browsable read, find out what is universal and what is merely a product of one's culture. Available at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/books.
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Learn the untold story of Sallie the bull terrier, one of the brave animal mascots of the Civil War. "The Untold Civil War: The Human Side of War" is a new book from National Geographic, full of overlooked stories and new facets of a seemingly well-known slice of American history, just in time to commemorate its 150th anniversary. Available at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/books.
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In an extraordinary twist on age-old hunting tactics, this group of bottlenose dolphins has honed its ability to make a kill... by taking its hunt to the shore. It's a high-risk maneuver that threatens to strand them with each attempt.
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November 7, 2011 — Watch as biologist Luke Dollar uses a blowgun to subdue and study Madagascar's top predator, the fossa. The catlike creature "will eat pretty much everything in the forest," but to survive, it'll still need help from conservationists like Dollar, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.
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You've probably heard of fishing bats... but what about when the fish does the catching? Belize's fishing bats might snatch and eat up to 30 fish in one night. But they had better watch out — because sometimes, it's the fish that catches the bat!
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Hungry, thirsty, or both? The hostile Namibian desert is one big buffet when you're a Peringuey's adder. First, you can get a drink of water off your own skin. But to net some fast food, an unsuspecting lizard, you'll need some serious patience.
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Our world offers moments of inspiration and awe — and these opportunities are everywhere we look. ""Visions of Earth,"" a new book from National Geographic, raises a curtain on the wonders of the world with amazing photography and facts about our planet in a gallery of stunning landscapes, fascinating people, amazing animals, and unexpected glimpses of the usual and unusual. Available at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/books.