Society & Culture
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What big ears you have, my dear. This tiny fox has huge ears that help it to pick out its next meal. What will it be this time - lizard, scorpion, or some tasty bug? But no amount of super-powers can save a potential suitor from the wrath of a domineering father; looks like a little persistence is in order.
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October 28, 2011 — The White Salmon River in Washington state is flowing again as the nearly 100-year-old Condit Dam was disabled with explosives Wednesday. The reservoir draining took about 2 hours. Further demolition is scheduled in 2012. The event is a significant milestone for river restoration and dam removal nationwide.
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National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry describes one of his scariest adventures — swimming at night with hundreds of gigantic Humboldt squid. With his new book from National Geographic, "Ocean Soul," Brian showcases his stunning photography and describes his adventurous life in a gripping portrait of the ocean as a place of beauty and mystery, a place in trouble, and ultimately, a place of hope that will rebound with the proper attention and care. Available at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/books.
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National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry describes a magical but risky experience photographing an enormous right whale off the coast of New Zealand. With his new book from National Geographic, "Ocean Soul," Brian showcases his stunning photography and describes his adventurous life in a gripping portrait of the ocean as a place of beauty and mystery, a place in trouble, and ultimately, a place of hope that will rebound with the proper attention and care. Available at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/books.
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Go behind the scenes with an award-winning artist. This timelapse video puts you right in the driver's seat as famed bird artist Jonathan Alderfer creates a watercolor of two adult male Harlequin Ducks. Visit www.facebook.com/NatGeoBooks to learn how to enter to win the original, signed watercolor of this illustration! It's all part of the Field Guide to Birds of North America, new from National Geographic Books. The latest edition of America's favorite birding guide includes 300 new art figures; unique subspecies maps never before seen in a field guide; extensive migration information overlaid on species maps; field-mark labels on all artwork; text updates to include new species; reorganization reflecting taxonomic changes in the bird community; organization, readability, and increased page count with a fresh new design.
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Watch as a monster unfolds before your very eyes in this incredible stop-motion animation video, narrated by Rosalyn Schanzer, the award-winning author and illustrator of "Witches!", a new young adult book from National Geographic. "Witches!" tells the riveting, true story of the victims, accused witches, crooked officials, and mass hysteria that took over a dozen people's lives and ruined hundreds more. Available at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/books.
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Joe Farris is a successful cartoonist for the New Yorker who has published more than 10,000 cartoons. Also a veteran of the World War II, Joe sent back hundreds of letters and illustrations to his family during his time at war. For the first time ever, Joe's war-time letters and drawings are published together in "Soldier's Sketchbook: From the Front Lines of World War II," revealing one young soldier's experiences. Available at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/books.